Former University Heights and University of Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson is back in town for a few days after playing professionally in Greece. Hopson—who celebrates his birthday on Wednesday—says he enjoyed his experience.
Hopson says he will be trying out for several NBA teams in the next few weeks, but says if that doesn’t pan out, he will likely return overseas. Hopson was a member of the UHA team that played in the 2008 Boys Sweet 16.
Golf: Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club had its men’s club championship this weekend.
TJ Ferry won the Championship flight with a 135 total, which included a course record 62 on Saturday.
Chip Miles won the 1st flight on the third playoff hole with a birdie after tying JP Blane at 151.
Tyler Perry won the 2nd flight, defeating Mike Stevenson on the second playoff hole with a par after the two finished tied at 163.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry tied for third at the 3M Championship outside of Minneapolis, this week’s Champions Tour stop. Perry finished with a 201 total, tied with Olin Browne. Bernhard Langer was the winner with a 198 score.
High School Football: The season is fast approaching and area teams have scrimmage games scheduled for later this week. The Hopkinsville Tigers are scheduled to play Owensboro Friday night, while Christian County travels to play in the Montgomery County High School Football Jamboree Saturday night at Austin Peay.
The Colonels will play Ravenwood High School at 7:15 Saturday, then face Northeast at 8 pm.
College Football: Austin Peay opened its fall camp Sunday. The Governors return 58 lettermen, including 18 starters from a team which went 3-8 in the 2011 season. Austin Peay was picked 9th in the Ohio Valley Conference pre season poll. The players will go through a series of meetings this morning, then practice for the first time this afternoon.
Western Kentucky begins its fall camp today in Bowling Green. The Hilltoppers, who just missed a bowl game last season, will open their season against Austin Peay September 1st.
Kentucky had day two of its fall camp Sunday. Coach Joker Phillips tells the Courier Journal the Wildcats were much improved with their tempo and execution.
Louisville had its first day of practice Sunday. The Courier Journal reports former Dixie Heights quarterback Zeke Pike, who was dismissed from Auburn’s football team over the summer, will be transferring to the Cardinal program. Coach Charlie Strong says the 6-6 Pike will move from quarterback to tight end.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports they recently received a letter stating that Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart is no advocate of women’s sports. The letter came from former Florida State softball coach JoAnne Graf who says Hart was a bully to women directly and indirectly. Graf was FSU’s softball coach from 1978-2008 and says Hart was threatened by strong, independent women.
NFL: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is scheduled to meet with league officials today in New York. Britt was charged with driving under the influence July 20th as he attempted to pass through a security gate at Fort Campbell. It was Britt’s 8th run in with police since 2009 and could face a suspension for his latest incident. Britt is currently on the physically unable to perform list as recovers from knee surgery.
Meanwhile, the Titans are holding defensive end Dave Ball out of practice because of concussion like symptoms and his condition is being monitored because of a history of concussions.
The Tennessean also reports rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright collided with cornerback Tommie Campbell while running a route in practice Sunday. Wright had his left knee looked at and returned to practice later.
The Titans and Atlanta Falcons will have a joint practice today in Dalton, GA.