High School Basketball: As of now, Christian County and Trigg County will play their game as scheduled at 7:30 this evening, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and whopam.com.
Hopkinsville’s boys’ game with Crittenden County at Tiger Gym this evening will go on as scheduled. As far as we know, Christian County’s girls will play at Caldwell County this evening. Check our websites under local sports for the complete list of area games this evening.
The Paducah Sun reports a plea deal is close to approval in the case of suspended Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson. Jackson faces two charges of second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment in connection with an incident last September in the Walmart parking lot in Murray.
Calloway Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says Circuit Judge Craig Clymer has worked out details of the plea deal and all parties have signed off on it. The deal includes a felony conviction and jail time. Blakenship says he expects the case to be resolved during Jackson’s next pre trial hearing set for February 4th in Calloway Circuit Court.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports a couple of four star high school recruits are expected to visit the Kentucky campus this weekend. One is Tallahassee, Florida linebacker James Hearns, who decommitted from Florida Thursday. Kentucky Sports Radio reports on its website Hearns may commit to UK this weekend.
The other is current Nebraska commitment, Marcus McWilson, a safety from Youngstown, Ohio who played his high school football at the same school as Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and Wildcat tight ends coach Vince Marrow.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods will have their third manager in five years when the new season begins in April. The Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays announced Thursday Jared Sandberg will be the new field boss. Sandberg is the nephew of Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.