High School Baseball: Lone Oak shut out Christian County 10-0.
Today’s games: Christian County at Henderson County, University Heights at Trigg County, Hopkinsville welcomes Russellville, Fort Campbell hosts Dawson Springs, Todd Central at Edmonson County, Logan County is at Warren Central, Graves County at Marshall County, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, Muhlenberg County hosts Grayson County, Murray hosts Fulton City.
High School Softball: University Heights defeated Todd Central 7-3.
Today’s games: University Heights host Murray, Christian County at Marshall County, Fort Campbell welcomes Henderson County, Trigg County hosts Caldwell County, Logan County goes to Warren Central, Madisonville at Muhlenberg County, Union County hosts Daviess County, Graves County at Livingston Central, Lone Oak hosts Ballard Memorial, Calloway County at Heath.
Pairings for the 8th district baseball and softball tournament were announced Wednesday at Fort Campbell High School.
Baseball: Semi final games Monday May 20th have Christian County meeting Fort Campbell at 5:30, followed by University Heights and Hopkinsville at 7:30. The championship game will be held Tuesday May 21st at 7:30 pm.
Softball: University Heights meets Hopkinsville Monday May 20th at 5:30, followed by Christian County and Fort Campbell at 7 pm. The championship game will be played Tuesday May 21st at 6:00 pm.
Fans who plan to attend the games are asked to enter Fort Campbell at Gate 3 and show your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance.
High School Basketball: The Madisonville Messenger reported Wednesday Webster County girls basketball coach Parker McAllister and assistant Josh Steele have resigned this week. Steele announced his resignation after six seasons Tuesday to spend more time with his family. McAllister resigned Monday also to spend more time with his family. McAllister led Webster County to a 23-6 record, a 2nd region All A championship and was named 2nd region coach of the year in his only season as a head coach.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari had a summer news conference with media members Wednesday in Lexington. Calipari says the pending arrival of eight heralded newcomers has him able to quickly move on from a 21-12 season that saw the Wildcats lose to Robert Morris in the opening round of the NIT.
Calipari acknowledged the challenge of meshing the skills of the freshman class, which has six McDonald’s All Americans. Kentucky’s recruiting class is the best in school history and many experts have Kentucky as pre season number one next season. Calipari believes the returning veterans, junior Kyle Wiltjer and sophomores Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein will provide experience and leadership for the rookies.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the University of Tennessee and Memphis will continue its basketball series. UT athletics director Dave Hart Wednesday said the two schools have agreed in principle to a four game home and home series. When the teams played January 4th in Knoxville, the game was deemed to be the last between the two for the foreseeable future. The teams will not play this coming season, however, the series will likely resume in the 2014-15 season.
Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby winner Orb has drawn the rail in Saturday's Preakness and has been installed an overwhelming even-money favorite in the nine-horse race. Mylute is the second choice at 5-1, with Departing the number three choice at 6-1.
Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby as the betting favorite.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans announced the signing of two players Wednesday. Linebacker Greg Jones was a 6th round draft pick in 2011 of the NY Giants and spent 2011 and part of 2012 with the G-Men before ending the season with Jacksonville.
Running back Alvester Alexander was part of the practice squads for the Titans and the Indianapolis Colts last season.
PGA Tour: Jason Dufner defends his title at the Byron Nelson Championship, which begins today in Irving Texas. Franklin’s Kenny Perry is coming over from the Champions Tour to play in this week’s event.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost at Fort Wayne 3-0, with the Hot Rods opening a series this evening at West Michigan.
The Nashville Sounds begin a four game series at Salt Lake City this evening, following an off day on Wednesday.