High School Basketball
University Heights lost its opening round game in the Touchstone Energy All A Girls State Tournament Wednesday to Magoffin County 75-67. The Lady Blazers trailed by as many as 22 in the game, before mounting a comeback. DeNayia Holmes led UHA in scoring with 22 points, followed Dannika Prater with 17. UHA is now 17-2 on the season and returns to action Monday night hosting Christian County.
In other games: 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic nipped 1st region winner Murray 41-40 and 4th region winner Monroe County defeated Somerset 58-48.
Boys: Christian County and Hopkinsville play for the second time this season at Christian County’s Colonel Gym. The Tigers bring an 18-2 record into the game, while the Colonels are 5-14. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Caldwell County travels to Livingston Central. In the Boys Touchstone Energy All A Classic: Webster County meets West Carter, Heath goes against Betsy Layne and Glasgow faces McLean County.
Girls: Hopkinsville travels to Grayson County, Christian County is at Fort Campbell, Crittenden County at Caldwell County.
High School Soccer
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control passed a new alignment measure for soccer Wednesday. It make some changes in this area, with Todd Central moving from Region 2 District 3 to Region 4, District 13. The local schools—Christian County, Hopkinsville, University Heights and Fort Campbell will play in Region 2, District 8.
High School Volleyball
The KHSAA Board of Control has adopted a best of five format for post season volleyball matches beginning with the 2012 season. For regular season matches, the format defaults to a best of five, but schools can mutually agree to play a best of three match.
Anthony Hickey Jr. had 16 points, but it wasn’t enough as LSU lost to Mississippi State 76-71. LSU is back in action Saturday hosting Kentucky, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Peyton Siva had 16 points as Louisville defeated Villanova 84-74. Former Bowling Green High standout Chane Behanan added 14 in the victory for the Cards.
Western Kentucky’s Lady Toppers fell to Florida Atlantic 60-58 after coming back from an 11 point halftime deficit. The Lady Toppers are back in action Saturday at Florida International.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic, Austin Peay is at Southeast Missouri.
Women’s games: Number six Kentucky is at Auburn, Murray State at Southern Illinois, number 15 Georgia meets Vanderbilt and ninth ranked Tennessee plays Alabama.
The University of Kentucky will wear a gray uniform when they play Tennessee next Tuesday. Kentucky is one of nine men’s and women’s programs that will wear what Nike calls a “platinium” uniform. The jerseys and shorts are grey, trimmed in Kentucky blue and white.
Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville will air in an abbreviated form this afternoon following the UHA Lady Blazer game in the Touchstone Energy All A State Tournament on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Basketball
Boys: Hopkinsville improved to 18-2 on the season with a 66-51 win over Todd Central. The Tigers had only one player in double figures as Jordan Majors scored 17 points. Todd Central was led by C.J.Broderick with 21 points in falling to 6-16 on the season.
Other games: Fort Campbell defeated Community Christian in overtime 79-73, Hopkins Central over Dawson Springs 50-38, Madisonville over Owensboro 70-64, Marshall County over Lyon County 62-40, Graves County over Crittenden County 62-38, Evansville North over Henderson County 65-39, Bowling Green slid by Muhlenberg County 65-63, Lone Oak over Murray 70-59, Mayfield over Fulton City 54-48, Warren Central over South Warren 69-44 and Warren East beat Edmonson County 50-41.
Girls: Hopkinsville got by Todd Central 48-44. Christy Soldo led the 17-3 Tigers in scoring with 18 points, followed by Ashlee Cole with 11. Todd Central was led by Claire Hart with 12 points and Ariel Johnson had 11 for the Lady Rebels who fall to 14-6 on the season.
Other games: Marshall County edged Christian County 47-45, Community Christian over Fort Campbell 53-36, Heritage Christian Academy defeated Victory Christian 46-18, Calloway County over Caldwell County 71-49, Dawson Springs over Hopkins Central 48-40, Madisonville edged Owensboro 40-39, Edmonson County defeated Warren East 52-40, Warren Central over South Warren 45-28, Mayfield over Fulton City 56-30, Paducah Tilghman over Reidland 88-39.
Today’s games: University Heights Academy’s Lady Blazers make their first appearance in the Touchstone Energy All A State tournament against Magoffin County in Frankfort. Tip off scheduled for 4, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 3:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com
1st region representative Murray plays 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic at 5:30 today, with 4th region winner Monroe County playing Somerset at 8:30 this evening.
Top ranked Kentucky got 19 points off the bench from Darius Miller in defeating Georgia 57-44 in Athens. Kentucky improves to 20-1 on the season and 6-0 in the SEC with the win and is back in action Saturday at LSU.
A programming reminder, Coach John Calipari’s call in show airs at 5 this evening, followed by Sports Nightly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Vanderbilt won for the ninth time in the last 10 games in defeating Tennessee 65-47.
Tonight’s games: Louisville takes on Villanova, LSU plays Mississippi State and in women’s action Western Kentucky meets Florida Atlantic.
The Nashville Predators played their last game before the NHL All Star break last night and defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1. The Predators have now won 12 of their last 14 games.
High School Basketball
Girls: Fort Campbell entertains Todd Central, Logan County welcomes Barren County, Trigg County at Reidland, Muhlenberg County travels to Ohio County, Mayfield hosts Heath.
Boys: Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central, Logan County entertains Barren County, Russellville hosts Warren Central, Caldwell County at Calloway County, Lyon County entertains Hopkins Central, Union County hosts Owensboro Catholic.
University Heights Lady Blazers will make their first appearance in the Touchstone Energy All A Classic Wednesday afternoon at 4 against Magoffin County in Frankfort. Advance tickets are on sale at UHA today and through the midday hours Tuesday. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. If you can’t make it to Frankfort, we’ll have the broadcast on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Manhattan defeated Niagara 71-64. Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists in the victory.
Women’s scores: Sixth ranked Kentucky defeated Florida 57-52, South Carolina upset number 22 Vanderbilt 65-60 and Arkansas Little Rock beat Western Kentucky 61-50.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has Murray State meeting Longwood, Austin Peay plays SIU Edwardsville and Tennessee takes on Notre Dame.
A programming reminder because of Kentucky travelling to Georgia today, Coach John Calipari’s call in show and Sports Nightly will be heard on Wednesday night beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Look for Kentucky to move to number one when the major college basketball polls come out later today, with Murray State still the only unbeaten team in the nation. Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night at Georgia, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports Paducah Tilghman wide receiver JD Harmon has decided to walk on and play football for the University of Kentucky. Harmon made the announcement Sunday after a visit to Lexington. Harmon was given the promise of a scholarship in January, 2013. Harmon caught 52 passes for 846 yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior year.
Fresh from a Saturday night win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the Nashville Predators entertain Columbus this evening. The Predators are 3-1-1 against the Blue Jackets this season. The game begins at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker finished tied for 8th at the Humana Challenge which concluded Sunday. Snedeker’s 19 under par 269 was five shots back of winner Mark Wilson, who won for the first time this season.
Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished at seven under 209, which was good for a 15th place tie at the Champions Tour’s opening event of the season, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii. Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished at two under 214, which placed Perry in a tie for 31st. Dan Forsman won the event with a three day total of 15 under 201.
High School Basketball
Girls 2nd region All A scores: University Heights advanced to the championship game with a 80-49 win over Crittenden County. Three Lady Blazers were in double figures led by Dannika Prater with 25, Denayia Holmes added 21 and Cache Richardson scored 17. The Lady Blazers improved to 16-1 on the season with the victory and will face Webster County, who defeated Livingston Central 56-48. The game will tip off at 6 Saturday night in Dawson Springs.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville defeated Hopkins Central 68-23, 1st region All A Classic semifinal play saw Murray defeat Mayfield 45-33 and St. Mary edge Ballard Memorial 55-54, Owensboro Catholic wins the 3rd region All A title 57-45 over McLean County.
Boys: Hopkinsville rolled over Fort Campbell 101-41, Christian County lost to New Rochelle, NY 67-52 at the Toyota Classic at Scott County, Russellville defeated Monroe County 61-54 at the 4th region All A Classic, South Fulton, TN defeated Graves County 63-52.
Boys 2nd region All A at Dawson Springs: University Heights meets Trigg County in the first game at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com. The second semifinal has Livingston Central meeting Webster County.
Elsewhere: Christian County continues play in the Toyota Classic at Scott County, Russellville meets Glasgow in the 4th region All A final, Madisonville plays Ohio County at Marshall County, where the host Marshals play Arnold, FL, Logan County hosts Franklin Simpson, Muhlenberg County travels to Grayson County, Greenwood hosts Warren Central, Warren East hosts Bowling Green, South Warren at Butler County, Paducah Tilghman meets Massac County, IL and Calloway County meets Madison, IL at the Superman Classic.
Girls: Fort Campbell hosts Dawson Springs, Logan County welcomes Franklin Simpson, Madisonville hosts Union County, Greenwood welcomes Warren Central, Bowling Green is at Warren East, South Warren at Butler County, Muhlenberg County at Grayson County, Calloway County hosts Lone Oak, Marshall County entertains Arnold, FL.
Former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley had 13 points and 15 rebounds as Austin Peay defeated SIU Edwardsville 80-67. Former UHA standout Tyshwan Edmondson scored eight in the win for the Governors. Austin Peay returns to OVC action Saturday night at Eastern Illinois.
In the SEC: Vanderbilt defeated Alabama 69-59.
Women’s scores: Kentucky edged Georgia 69-64, Tennessee defeated LSU 65-56, Arkansas upset Vanderbilt 69-47.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan meet Marist.
Second ranked Kentucky returns to action Saturday meeting Alabama in SEC action, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
The Tennessean reports construction work is underway on the Tennessee State University campus as part of the refurbishment of Hale Stadium. TSU plans to play one football game there this season, with the possibility of two others. Officials say the one million dollar renovation will be complete a couple of weeks before the first home game, scheduled for September 15th against Austin Peay.
Former University of Kentucky defensive coordinator Steve Brown has landed a new job. Brown will serve on the Tennessee Titans staff as assistant secondary coach. Brown—who once played with the Houston Oilers—worked on the St. Louis Rams staff from 1995-2000 before joining the UK staff.
The Nashville Predators finished a three game Eastern road trip with a 3-0 shutout at Columbus. Pekka Rinne had 38 saves in goal for Nashville, who hosts Chicago tomorrow night at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
Kentucky Sports Radio reports former University of Kentucky football defensive coordinator Steve Brown has found a new job. Brown--who spent nine seasons at UK--will become the assistant defensive backs coach with the Tennessee Titans. Brown played professionally for the Houston Oilers and spent six seasons as a cornerbacks and secondary coach with the St. Louis Rams from 1995-2000.