High School Baseball-Thursday scores: Hopkinsville defeated Livingston Central 6-4, Fort Campbell defeated Todd Central 7-5, Trigg County edged Russellville 5-3, Henderson County rolled over Madisonville 11-2, Union County slid by Webster County 4-3, Graves County over Marshall County 9-6, Calloway County edged Ballard Memorial 3-2.
Today’s games(WEATHER PERMITTING): Hopkinsville hosts Hopkins Central, University Heights entertains Paducah Tilghman, Fort Campbell hosts Russellville, Todd Central hosts Livingston Central, Trigg County hosts Webster County, Logan County entertains Glasgow, Caldwell County goes to Madisonville, Dawson Springs welcomes Whitesville Trinity for a doubleheader, Muhlenberg County entertains Henderson County, Union County goes to Owensboro Catholic, Marshall County hosts Franklin Simpson, Mayfield is at St. Mary, Ballard Memorial plays at Heath.
High School Softball- Thursday scores: Hopkinsville defeated Trigg County 9-5, Henderson County defeated Christian County 5-1, Warren East rolled over Russellville 24-0, Edmonson County over Logan County 9-0, Webster County defeated Lyon County 7-1, Marshall County blanked Calloway County 4-0, Bowling Green over Muhlenberg County 13-0, Lone Oak shut out Paducah Tilghman 7-0.
Today’s games(WEATHER PERMITTING): Russellville travels to Barren County, Todd Central at Whitesville Trinity, Caldwell County at Webster County, Hopkins Central hosts Calloway County at the Raincatcher Invitational—where Calloway County also plays Assumption, Lone Oak also plays Assumption and Meade County in the event, Lyon County at Ballard Memorial, Union County goes to Livingston Central, Graves County hosts Heath, St. Mary at Hickman County, Mayfield hosts Carlisle County, Paducah Tilghman entertains Reidland.
High School Tennis: University Heights won the school’s first 2nd region boys tennis championship Thursday at Henderson County High School. 2nd singles seed Vivek Shah lost in a tie breaker in his match in the semi finals, with the Blazers doubles teams of Hendley Traughber and Dawson McDonald losing in the semi finals, as did Blake Edmondson and Trey LaChance. The Blazers advance to team section play Saturday in Owensboro. The state tennis tournament begins next Wednesday in Lexington.
High School Basketball: Trigg County High School named Payton Croft as its new boys basketball coach Thursday afternoon. Croft replaces long time head coach Mike Wright and says he’s looking forward to taking over the Wildcats program. Croft inherits a team that went 20-9 last season which won the 5th district championship and lost to Henderson County in the 2nd region semi finals.
Croft has spent the last two years as an assistant coach for Hopkinsville’s boys team and and was also an assistant for the girls program at Christian County. Croft comes from a coaching background as his father Jimmy was the long time coach at Crittenden County and Livingston Central.
Golf: Former Hopkinsville High golfer Dayton Jones fired an 81 in a US Open local qualifier Thursday at the Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Indiana. Jones had just 25 putts in his round, but was not able to move on to the sectional qualifier.
Princeton’s Emma Talley shares the lead after the first round of the NCAA East regional at Auburn University Club in Alabama. The University of Alabama freshman fired a five under par 67, the lowest round in her collegiate career Thursday. Talley shares the lead with two others individually.
Alabama fired the program’s lowest total in NCAA tournament play with an 11 under par 267. The Crimson Tide leads Arkansas and Tulane by six strokes heading into today;s second round.
College Football: Conner High’s Drew Barker makes his decision today where he will play college football next season. The quarterback reportedly has Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina as his three finalists.
The Leaf Chronicle reports Austin Peay has started phone interviews with candidates for the athletic directors position. The school is hopeful of having on campus interviews by the end of this month. Dave Loos recently announced he was stepping down from the job, but will remain as men’s basketball coach. Loos has served as both AD and basketball coach since 1997. The school is hopeful of naming a new AD by July 1st.