Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers home game with DuBois County was rained out last night. The game will be made up Monday night at 7:05 at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field. The two teams will play this evening at DuBois County.
Also last night, the Madisonville-Marion and Fulton-Owensboro games were rained out.
Tonight in the OVL: Owensboro at Fulton and Madisonville goes to Marion.
Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball: Thursday’s quarterfinal games saw Pleasure Ridge Park edge St. X 3-2 and Central Hardin defeated Harrison County 6-1.
Today’s semi finals: Henderson County meets Mercer County and Pleasure Ridge Park goes against Central Hardin.
Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball: 2nd region representative Livingston Central lost to 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic 14-2 in 6 innings. Top ranked and undefeated Greenwood improved to 40-0 on the season with a 7-1 win over South Laurel, 1st region winner Lone Oak defeated Central Hardin 4-0.
Today’s first games have Livingston Central meeting Magoffin County in an elimination game at 11 am.
Winner’s games have Greenwood meeting Notre Dame, Lone Oak against Scott County and Owensboro Catholic playing Ashland, all at 9 am.
High School Basketball: The Kentucky Junior All Star boys and girls meet their Indiana counterparts this evening in the first of a two game series. The games this evening are played at Greenfield, IN, with the Kentucky games tomorrow evening at St. X High School in Louisville. Hopkinsville’s Tra Edwards is a member of the Kentucky junior all stars.
The Kentucky-Indiana senior all star series is set for next weekend.
College Baseball: Vanderbilt and Louisville will go through final workouts today before opening Super Regional play tomorrow evening at Hawkins Field in Nashville. First pitch is at 6 pm.
Super Regional play begins today with South Carolina at North Carolina, Rice at NC State, LSU hosts Oklahoma and UCLA is at Cal State Fullerton.
College Football: Athlon Sports has released its pre season top 25 poll. Defending national champion Alabama is ranked number one to start the season, followed by Ohio State, Oregon, Georgia and South Carolina. The rest of the top 10 are: Clemson, Stanford, Texas A&M, Louisville and Notre Dame.
In all, 6 Southeastern Conference schools are in the top 25, with LSU 12th and Florida 13th.
Four members of Kentucky’s football team all announced plans to leave the program Thursday. Receivers DeMarcus Sweat and Bookie Cobbins, along with redshirt safety Sterling Wright and cornerback Shawn Blaylock all announced exit plans. A UK spokesman gave no reason for the players departures.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday they have waived veteran center Eugene Amano. Amano spent nine seasons and played 124 games for the Titans. The Titans also announced they have reached terms with third round draft pick, linebacker Zaviar Gooden from Missouri. Terms were not disclosed.
PGA Tour: Davis Love III, Stuart Appleby and Martin Flores are among six golfers tied for the lead at 4 under par 66 heading into today’s second round of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Former UK golfer Steve Flesch is tied for 27th at 1 under 69, while Nashville native Brandt Snedeker is at even par 70.
The Champions Tour began its second major of the season Thursday with the Regions Tradition in Birmingham. Jeff Sluman fired a 7 under 65 to lead Fred Couples by one stroke, with Duffy Waldorf and Peter Senior two shots back.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry is tied for 9th at 3 under 69 and Senior PGA winner, Paducah’s Russ Cochran is at one under par 71. Round 2 is scheduled for today.