High School Football: Several area teams will be playing their pre season scrimmages this evening. The Hopkinsville Tigers meet Owensboro at 7 at Hopkinsville High. The scrimmage occurs after the annual “Meet the Tigers” for all fall teams which begins at 5 at Tiger Gym.
Trigg County travels to Murray for matchups with Murray High and Union County. Fort Campbell hosts its annual jamboree this evening, playing West Creek and Marshall County, Caldwell County is at Butler County.
Christian County participates in the Montgomery County Football Jamboree Saturday night at Governors Stadium against Ravenwood and Northeast. Todd Central holds a jamboree Saturday night and plays Heath and Houston County, TN.
The Courier Journal reports St. X football coach Mike Glaser has announced this will be his last season. The 59-year-old Glaser has led St. X to seven state championships and has compiled a record of 328-73 heading into his final season, which marks the fourth most wins in Kentucky high school football.
High School Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated Madisonville 3 sets to none, Fort Campbell defeated UHA 3-2, Logan County over Warren Central 2-0, Monroe County defeated Russellville 2-0, Hopkins Central defeated Muhlenberg County 3-0.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore finished 10th in the professional standings of the Kentucky Open which concluded Thursday in Hebron. Moore had a final round 71 to finish at 217, which tied him for 15th overall. Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz fired a final round 72 to finish tied for 26th at 220. Keith Ohr of Louisville won the event for the second time with a final round 69 to finish at 208. Ohr had won the Kentucky Open 11 years ago.
Mid Continent University officials have announced the school’s athletic teams will be leaving the Trans South Conference for the American Midwest Conference. The Mayfield school has been in the Trans South Conference for the last seven seasons. Mid Continent will begin competition in the American Midwest Conference in the 2013-14 school year, becoming the 11th member of the AMC.
College Football: University of Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter says former Christian County football standout Malcom McDuffen is competing for one of the linebacker positions on the Wildcat defense. Minter tells the Lexington Herald Leader there are several guys pushing for the starting spot.
College Basketball: The Bowling Green Daily News reports two players are no longer part of Western Kentucky’s Lady Topper basketball program. Junior guard Ellen Sholtes was dismissed from the program Thursday. Sholtes started 11 games last season and averaged 3.5 points per game. No reason was given for Sholtes’ dismissal.
WKU also announced that walk on guard Zoe Sibalich has also left the program. In all, five players have either left or been dismissed since Michelle Clark-Heard took over the program in March.
NFL: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins see action tonight with former Christian County and West Virginia standout Keith Tandy seeing some playing time. Tandy was taken in the 6th round of this year’s NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak has announced Matt Hasselbeck will start the Titans first pre season game against Seattle Saturday night. Munchak says Hasselbeck will take 10-15 snaps, with Jake Locker playing after that until halftime. Rusty Smith and Nick Stephens will see action in the second half.
The Titans have also announced there will be no further punishment of wide receiver Kenny Britt following his Instagram post Wednesday concerning a fine over not showing up for rehab treatment. Coach Mike Munchak did not reveal any of the details which led to the over $9,000 fine Wednesday.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson tells the Tennessean he can run with Olympic champion Usain Bolt. Despite being wowed by Bolt, Johnson says he would be up to the challenge if the two met in a 40 yard dash. Even with his proclamation, Johnson says he has the utmost respect for the world’s fastest man.
NHL: Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the league will lock out the players if the sides can not reach a new collective bargaining agreement by the end of the current deal. The current CBA is set to expire on September 15th, and games will not be played under terms of the current pact. The league and the players association held a negotiating session in New York on Monday. NHL preseason play is tentatively scheduled to begin on September 23rd.