Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers began a three game road trip in Fulton last night, but fell to the Railroaders 10-8.
Matt McGowan and Phillip Menou each had two hits for the Hoppers, with Menou hitting his second home run in as many games. Kyle Barbee went six innings in taking the loss for the Hoppers, who are now 16-8 on the season and still leading Fulton by two and a half games. The Railroaders, who have won nine in a row, stand at 14-11.
Elsewhere in the OVL: Madisonville remains in third place after beating Marion 8-7.
Tonight in the OVL: The Hoppers meet Madisonville at Riverside Park in Dawson Springs. The game begins at 7:05, with fireworks to follow. Other action tonight has Marion at Owensboro.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost to Dayton 3-2, with the finale of the series this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Nashville Sounds defeated Iowa 4-1, with the series finale tonight in Nashville.
Golf: Several local golfers are participating in the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship being played at Lindsey Golf Course at Fort Knox.
Former Christian County golfer Jonathon Grabara is tied for 7th in the Boys 17-18 division with a two over par 74 after Monday’s opening round. Jack Gardner is tied for 20th after a six over par 78,
TJ Ferry is tied for 6th in the overall competition after a one under par 71, with Dayton Jones tied for 29th with a five over par 77. Cameron Allen fired an 83.
Practice rounds began Monday for the US Women’s Open, which begins Thursday at Black Wolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Caldwell County grad and University of Alabama freshman to be Emma Talley is in the field for the second straight year. Talley tees off at 2:09 local time Thursday afternoon.
Former University of Kentucky basketballer Anthony Davis has suffered a left ankle sprain and must await an evaluation before he can be cleared to work out with the US basketball team.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Davis suffered the ankle sprain Saturday at the New Orleans Hornets training facility. Davis is one of several players being considered for the US Olympic basketball team. USA Basketball will announce its 12 man Olympic roster on Saturday.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Monday Mike Bradley is likely headed for his third university in as many months. The Chattanooga native left Connecticut for Western Kentucky and applied for a hardship to play this coming season. However, the NCAA rejected it, with Western appealing the decision.
However, Vincennes University issued a release Saturday night saying Bradley was coming to play for them. Bradley did not play for UConn his freshman season and was held out last year due to injury.
College Football: The Bowling Green Daily News reported Monday Western Kentucky has picked up a preferred walk on cornerback Jolen Briggs is out of Bartram Trail High in Fruit Cove, FL. Briggs had 43 tackles and three interceptions—including one for a touchdown during his senior season.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators are still awaiting word if free agent Ryan Suter will accept their offer to remain with the team. Suter’s agent says the Predators are still “in the mix” along with Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, restricted free agent Shea Weber is waiting to see if Suter returns to the Predators. According to Weber’s agent, Suter and Weber will likely command the same sort of contract whether Weber returns to Nashville or not.