High School Basketball-Friday’s scores
2nd region at Hopkinsville: Jordan Majors connected on 1 of 2 free throws with 2.8 seconds left as Hopkinsville held on to defeat Madisonville 63-62. Majors led the Tigers in scoring with 18, Jaqualis Matlock added 17 and Trey Edwards had 11 for the 30-4 Tigers. Madisonville was led by 23 points from Jaiveon Eaves as the Maroons finish the season 18-13.
Henderson County took the second game over Trigg County 70-60. Kaleb Duckworth had 22 points and 11 rebounds in leading the Colonels to their 26th win of the season to go with five losses. Trigg County was led by Deonquez Nance with 21 as the Wildcats finish the season 20-9.
4th region at WKU: Russell County edged Russellville 72-69 and Warren Central got by Barren County. Russell County plays Barren County for the 4th region title Sunday afternoon.
1st region at Murray State: Calloway County slid by St. Mary 39-37 and Graves County over Lone Oak 61-43. Calloway County plays Graves County for the championship Sunday afternoon.
3rd region at Owensboro Sports Center: Owensboro Catholic edged Breckinridge County 70-69 in double overtime and Ohio County defeated Owensboro 60-57.
Tonight’s Boys games
2nd region: Hopkinsville entertains Henderson County in the title game at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM-1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
3rd region: Owensboro Catholic faces Ohio County at 8 pm at the Owensboro Sports Center.
Today’s Girls games
3rd region semifinals at the Owensboro Sports Center: Owensboro Catholic meets Muhlenberg County at 2 pm and Meade County plays Ohio County at 3:45.
College Basketball: Manhattan edged Fairfield in a low scoring affair 34-31. Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 2 points, both from the free throw line. Manhattan improved to 12-16 on the season with the win.
Today’s games: 10th ranked Louisville is in action against 12th ranked Syracuse, with pre game coverage at 10:45 this morning on Newstalk WHOP.
Kentucky looks for its fourth consecutive win this afternoon at Arkansas. The Razorbacks are 12-0 in Bud Walton Arena since losing to 12th ranked Syracuse earlier this season. Pre game coverage begins at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere in the SEC: Tennessee takes on Georgia, LSU meets Missouri and Vanderbilt takes on Auburn.
In the OVC: Murray State takes on Southeast Missouri in both men’s and women’s play. Austin Peay takes on UT-Martin in a men’s-women’s twin bill.
Western Kentucky meets Middle Tennessee in a men’s-women’s doubleheader in Bowling Green and 15th ranked Oklahoma State takes on Texas.
College Football: Even though he’s been Florida’s wide receivers coach since early December, details of former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips contract were not released until Friday.
Kentucky Sports Radio.com—citing an report from ESPN.com’s Gator Nation—says Phillips will make $265,000 per year for the next two years at Florida, in addition to receiving $1.7 million from Kentucky next year and $850,000 in 2014 as his buyout of the Kentucky contract.
NFL: The Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to a new contract. ESPN reports the deal is for six years and worth $120.6 million, making Flacco the highest paid player in the NFL. The deal will reportedly be signed by the Super Bowl MVP on Monday. Flacco threw for nearly four-thousand yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, helping the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl 47.
Major League Baseball: Grapefruit League action saw St. Louis and Houston play to an 8 all tie, Washington defeated Atlanta 6-5. In the Cactus League, Kansas City defeated Cincinnati 3-2 and Arizona defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-2.
Today’s games include Cincinnati playing the Chicago White Sox out in Arizona, with coverage beginning at 1:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM-1230 AM WHOP. The Chicago Cubs are also in Cactus League action today against the San Francisco Giants. Grapefruit League action has Atlanta meeting Houston and the St. Louis Cardinals go against Washington.
NHL: After losing at Anaheim Thursday night, the Nashville Predators return to action tonight at San Jose. Coverage of the game begins at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM-1230 AM WHOP.
NASCAR: Mark Martin is now the oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at age 54. Martin ran a lap at 138.074 miles-per-hour during Friday's qualifier for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix international Raceway. He also won the pole for this race last season, finishing ninth. This is his 56th career pole, which moves him into seventh on the all-time list. The Phoenix race is set for Sunday.
Golf: Defending champion Rory McIlroy withdrew after 7 holes in the second round of the Honda Classic. McIlroy cited pain in a wisdom tooth for pulling out of the event. Luke Guthrie is the leader at 9 under par, with Michael Thompson one stroke back.