The Hoptown Hoppers return to Ohio Valley League action tonight hosting Madisonville at Colonel Field at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
It’s Edgewood Baptist Church night at the game, and fans are asked to bring non perishable food items for Impact Ministries, with those making donations receiving a ticket for $2.50. Fans are also asked to bring lawn chairs if they like this evening in anticipation of a large crowd.
The Hoppers also announced Monday that the game with Marion on Sunday July 1st has been changed from a day to a night game. The game will start at 7:05 Sunday evening.
Last night in the OVL: Hoptown’s lead over Marion increased to 3 ½ games after the Bobcats lost to Fulton 7-6. Fulton extended its current winning streak to four games. Elsewhere, Madisonville defeated Owensboro by an 11-5 score.
Tonight in the OVL: Owensboro travels to Marion.
Golf: The Pepsi Junior Tour began its western Kentucky swing Monday at Madisonville Golf and Country Club.
Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones won the boys 17-18 division with a four over par 75, Cameron Allen finished tied for second with 76, Jack Gardner finished tied for fourth with 78.
Tadd Switzer won the boys 15-16 division with a one under par 70, TJ Janes finished fourth with 85, Dylan Henderson finished sixth with 93.
Austin Knight finished tied for first in the boys 13-14 division with a two over 73, while Granger Greenwell finished 5th with an 85.
The Pepsi Tour continues its swing in the region today at Paxton Park Golf Course in Paducah.
Kentucky state amateur champion Patrick Newcomb of Murray State won a spot in this week’s United Leasing Championship Nationwide Tour event in Newburgh, Indiana. The Benton native won a six way playoff during qualifying Monday in Boonville IN with an eight under par 63. Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore just missed qualifying after shooting a 65, which included a double eagle on the last hole.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari said during Monday’s Southeastern Conference summer teleconference the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M will make the talent and depth in the SEC even stronger. Calipari also predicted seven teams from the SEC will make next year’s NCAA tournament. Only four, including the national champion Wildcats made this year’s tournament.
Also during the teleconference, Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin and Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings said they would miss the twice yearly guaranteed games with Kentucky. The additions of Missouri and Texas A&M , the league went from a 16 to a 18 game conference schedule. Each team was given a permanent rival that they play home and home each season. Kentucky got Florida, despite the fact Tennessee lobbied to be the permanent opponent.
CNBC reported Monday that projected number one NBA draft pick Anthony Davis has trademarked the phrases “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow”. The former Kentucky player said he doesn’t want anyone else to capitalize off of those phrases.
One of Austin Peay’s basketball returnees has been ruled academically ineligible. Justin Blake will not return for his final season according to a news release from the school. The Dyersburg, TN native played less than 13 minutes a game for the Governors last season.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the world’s largest video boards in an outdoor stadium will be ready to go when the Tennessee Titans meet Arizona in their first home pre season game August 23rd. When completed, the two video boards will be 157 feet long by 54 feet in height. The Dallas Cowboys have the largest screens, with two panels in Cowboys Stadium measuring 160 by 72 feet.