High School Baseball-Monday’s games
8th district at Fort Campbell: Christian County advanced to the championship game with a 10-0 five inning win over Fort Campbell. Chance Carner threw a no hitter, striking out nine in the game. The Colonels were led at the plate by Sam Blane, who had two hits. Christian County improved to 23-14 with the win, Fort Campbell finishes the season 8-22.
Hopkinsville won the nightcap, defeating University Heights 10-2. The Tigers scored two runs in the first, added 2 in the third to take a 4-0 lead before UHA scored twice in the 5th inning to pull to within 4-2. Hopkinsville then scored six runs in the 5th and 6th inning to blow the game open.
The Tigers were led by Taylor Saltsman who went 2-3 with two rbi. University Heights was led by Austin Byrum’s two hits. Easton McGee got the pitching win for Hopkinsville, now 15-15 on the season, while Jacob Stevens took the loss for University Heights who finishes the season 11-12.
5th district at Trigg County: Trigg County edged Livingston Central 7-6, while Crittenden County run ruled Lyon County 15-5 in 5 innings.
6th district at Henderson County: Union County slid by Webster County 2-1.
7th district at Caldwell County: Madisonville run ruled Dawson Springs 10-0 in 5 innings.
13th district at Franklin Simpson: Logan County shut out Russellville 7-0, with Franklin Simpson winning 21-1 over Todd Central.
8th district final at Fort Campbell: Christian County meets Hopkinsville for the third time this season at 6 pm, with the Heritage Bank pre game at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
5th district final at Trigg County: Trigg County hosts Crittenden County.
7th district at Caldwell County: Caldwell County meets Hopkins Central
13th district final at Franklin Simpson: Logan County meets Franklin Simpson.
High School Softball-Monday’s games
8th district at Fort Campbell: University Heights improved to 23-9 on the season with a 13-2, 6 inning win over Hopkinsville. The Lady Tigers finish the season 3-25.
Christian County run ruled Fort Campbell 15-0 in three innings to improve to 23-12 on the season, with Fort Campbell finishing the season 0-12.
5th district at Trigg County: Livingston Central blanked Trigg County 15-0 in 4 innings, with no score reported on the Lyon County-Crittenden County game.
7th district at Dawson Springs: Madisonville shut out Caldwell County 8-0.
13th district at Russellville: Both games went five innings with Franklin Simpson blanking Russellville 12-0 and Todd Central defeating Logan County 12-2.
8th district final at Fort Campbell: Christian County meets University Heights at 5:30 pm.
5th district final at Trigg County: Livingston Central meets the Lyon County-Crittenden County winner.
7th district at Dawson Springs: Dawson Springs hosts Hopkins Central.
Two local high school basketball players signed collegiate letters on Monday. Heritage Christian Academy’s Alex Walker will play his college hoops for Mid Continent University, while Christian County’s Jamesha Mosley is headed to play for Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee.
Former Hopkinsville High player Jarod Perry has led Kaskaskia College to the Region 24 NJCAA championship. Kaskaskia will now face South Suburban in the NJCAA Northern District tournament on Friday, with the other matchup featuring Iowa Western meeting Wabash Valley. The double elimination tournament will go through Sunday.
The Southeastern Conference tournament begins today in Hoover, AL. Kentucky will be in one of the play in games, meeting Ole Miss at 9:30 this morning. If Kentucky wins, they will face Arkansas at 9:30 am Wednesday.
Western Kentucky is the fifth seed for the upcoming Sun Belt Conference tournament at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette, LA. The Hilltoppers will face fourth seed Florida Atlantic in its first game at 9 am Wednesday. The tournament will play with a double elimination format. The Hilltoppers would play again Thursday at 9 am in an elimination game or at 4 pm in a winner’s game.
College Softball: Kentucky’s opening game in NCAA super regional play at Arizona State will take place at 9 pm Saturday evening, with the second and third game if needed to be played Sunday in Tempe, AZ.
College Basketball: Murray State coach Steve Prohm told ESPN during an NBA pre draft combine he has found Isaiah Cannan’s replacement at point guard. It’s Zay Jackson, who was suspended last season after serving 49 days in jail after hitting a man in his vehicle in a parking lot last September.
Prohm says the school’s athletic department made the decision to allow Jackson to return. Jackson has a 2.75 grade point average and has not been an issue since returning to the team.
The Leaf Chronicle reports the first of the five candidates for Austin Peay’s athletic director’s position was on campus Monday. Matt Pope is senior associate athletics director at Chattanooga. He said he sees potential on Austin Peay’s athletic department and says the school is on the cusp of greatness.
Pope added Austin Peay is a sleeping giant with so many opportunities that have not been tapped into yet. Another of the candidates, University of Memphis associate athletics director Bill Lansden, is scheduled to interview later this week.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators have fired assistant coach Peter Horachek. Horachek has been with the team since the 2002-03 season. The club has not offered any official comment.