High School Baseball: Hopkinsville wrapped up the top seed for the 8th district tournament to be held next month after a 13-1 win over University Heights. The Tigers got a one run, four hit pitching performance from Gus Sholar to get the win.
Jack Gardner and Rashad Lewis each had three hits for the Tigers, now 12-9 overall and 5-1 in district play. University Heights was led by Darian McCombs with two hits in falling to 6-8 and 2-2 in district play.
Christian County defeated Fort Campbell for the second straight game 3-1 at Colonel Field. Joey Deck fired a four hitter for the Colonels and struck out seven batters. Christian County is 9-14 overall/2-2 in district play, while Fort Campbell is 8-11 and 1-5 in district play.
Elsewhere: Hopkins Central over Dawson Springs 17-7 in 6 innings, Franklin Simpson edged Russellville 5-4 in 8 innings, Henderson County shutout Webster County 10-0 in 5 innings, Calloway County over Marshall County 2-1 in 8 innings.
Today’s game: Hopkinsville hosts Henderson County.
High School Softball: Sixth ranked Christian County improved to 15-3/3-0 in 8th district play with a 8-0 win over University Heights. The Lady Blazers are now 11-10 and 4-1 in district action.
Elsewhere: Todd Central defeated Franklin Simpson 4-2, Lyon County swept Trigg County in a doubleheader 5-3 and 14-4, Logan County over Russellville 15-5 in 5 innings, Hopkins Central over Caldwell County 10-2, Livingston Central over Graves County 10-1.
High School Tennis: UHA’s boys and girls won matches over Hopkins Central Tuesday. The Blazers won 9-0, while the Lady Blazers won 7-2.
Christian County softball coach Jim Perrin is one of this year’s inductees into the Dawhares/KHSAA Hall of Fame. Perrin will be one of several inductees including former Warren Central football coach Joe Hood, former Allen County basketball standout Jim McDaniels, and former Paducah Tilghman football and track standout Randy Wyatt. The ceremonies will take place Saturday night in Lexington.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports D.G. Sherrill has been named Bowling Green High School’s athletic director. Sherrill, who will remain as boys basketball coach, is replacing the retiring Monroe Joiner. Sherrill once served as girls basketball coach at Hopkinsville High School and was at Allen County Scottsville before going to Bowling Green High.
College Basketball: Former University of Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt is going to write a memoir. Summitt will collaborate with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins and tell her life story, including her battle with early onset dementia-Alzheimer’s type. The book will be out in the spring of 2013.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Tuesday rising sophomore forward Tyisha Amos is leaving Western Kentucky’s women’s basketball program. Amos is the second player in as many days to announce her intentions to leave, joining Summer Fife who made her decision Monday.
NHL: As play continues in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Nashville Predators await to find out when their series in the Western Conference semifinals begins with the Phoenix Coyotes. According to a story on the Predators website, the series could start as early as Friday.
Meanwhile, Predators general manager David Poile has been nominated for NHL General Manager of the Year for the third straight year. This year’s other nominees are: Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues and Dale Tallon of the Florida Panthers.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods wrapped up a series with Quad Cities winning 3-2. The Hot Rods open a series this evening at the Beloit Snappers.
The Nashville Sounds losing skid hits nine as they fall at Omaha 5-3. Following an off day today, the Sounds open a series at the Iowa Cubs Thursday night.
The University of Arkansas will hold a news conference this afternoon to introduce John L. Smith as its new football coach. Smith replaces Bobby Petrino who was recently fired. Smith had been Arkansas special teams coach the last three years before becoming the head coach at his alma mater, Weber State last December.
Former University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt is working on her memoir. Summitt will collaborate with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins on the book, which will cover Summitt’s “full life journey” including her battle with onset early dementia-Alzheimer’s type. The book is expected to be out in spring 2013.
Major League Baseball: The national champion Kentucky Wildcats basketball team will be honored prior to the first pitch of tonight’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants at Great American Ballpark. Coach John Calipari and many of the players will be on hand for the event.
Other games this evening include the St. Louis Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves at the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nashville Predators general manager David Poile has been nominated for NHL General Manager of the Year. It marks the third straight year Poile has been nominated for the award. This year's other nominees are Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues and Dale Tallon of the Florida Panthers.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville downed University Heights 14-4 in 5 innings. Keaton Scruggs went five innings and allowed four runs and four hits, along with striking out five to get the win. Wade Willen took the loss for UHA. Clayton Smithson was 4-4 for Hopkinsville, while Jacob Stevens hit a grand slam for the Blazers.
Christian County scored four times in the 7th inning to defeat Fort Campbell 7-2. David Smith and Clayton Baker each had two hits for the Colonels. Dixon Craft got the pitching win firing a complete game.
Elsewhere: Logan County over Warren Central 20-2 in 5 innings, Madisonville defeated Hopkins Central 4-2, Union County shutout Crittenden County 4-0.
Today’s games: 8th district action has University Heights hosting Hopkinsville, while Christian County plays Fort Campbell at Colonel Field. Todd Central hosts Logan County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Trigg County goes to Lyon County, Caldwell County welcomes Hancock County and Henderson County hosts Webster County
High School Softball: No report on the KHSAA website for University Heights-Fort Campbell game, Hopkinsville over Logan County 11-5, Hopkins Central got by Muhlenberg County 3-1, Edmonson County over Russellville 13-0 in 5 innings, Dawson Springs over Lyon County 12-2 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts University Heights in 8th district action, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Logan County welcomes Russellville, Dawson Springs hosts Madisonville, Hopkins Central entertains Caldwell County, Trigg County is at Lyon County.
High School Football: Hopkinsville High will conclude spring practice with a Spring Practice Expo Thursday from 5-7 pm at Hopkinsville High’s practice field.
Hopkinsville native and manager of stadium tours and museum outreach event services for the St. Louis Cardinals Brian Finch was the featured speaker at Monday’s Rotary Auction kick off luncheon. Finch talked about the Cardinals run from 10 ½ games back in August last year to win the World Series and on how the players are responding to new manager Mike Metheny, saying the players have a great deal of respect for the new Redbirds manager.
The Jerry Claiborne award winners were also announced. The recipients play at least two sports and are given $1,000 scholarships to their chosen college. The recipients were Gant Unfried of Hopkinsville High and Kim Hyde of Christian County.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper offered a scholarship Monday night to Sheldon Clark sophomore Justin Johnson, one of the state’s top players. Johnson got the offer following an unofficial visit to Western.
Members of Kentucky’s national championship basketball team received a surprise visitor at the Joe Craft Center Monday. Former President Bill Clinton posed for pictures with the team and the national championship trophy. Clinton was in Lexington to speak at a youth conference held in Rupp Arena.
College Baseball: Thanks to taking two games in an SEC weekend series against LSU, Kentucky is number one in the Collegiate Baseball poll this week, number two in the Baseball America poll and number three in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. The 35-6 Wildcats meet Louisville this evening.
Austin Peay takes on Tennessee this evening, with Western Kentucky hosting Lipscomb this evening.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will face the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Coyotes won their series over Chicago Monday night. The best of seven series will begin later this week, with game dates and times to be announced sometime today.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Quad Cities 10-2, with the series finale tonight in Bowling Green. The Nashville Sounds lost their 8th straight game to Omaha 6-3, with the finale of the series later this morning.
Christian County is ranked 6th in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25. The poll has defending state champ Allen County-Scottsville first, Greenwood 7th, Owensboro Catholic 8th, Reidland 11th, Bowling Green 14th, Heath 19th, Hopkins Central 22nd, Muhlenberg County 23rd and Livingston Central 24th.
Bowling Green is ranked 4th in the latest Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, which has Louisville Male first. Glasgow is tied for 25th this week.
Major League Baseball action tonight includes the St. Louis Cardinals in Chicago to meet the Cubs, while the Atlanta Braves continue their west coast swing at the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Tennessee Titans have announced quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and left tackle Michael Roos will be in Hopkinsville as part of the Titans Caravan stop next Monday, April 30th at 5:45 at O’Charley’s on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Hasselbeck and Roos will be joined by the Voice of the Titans Mike Keith and mascot T-Rac.
Brian Dawkins has decided to call it a career after 16 seasons as a safety in the NFL. Dawkins, who spent 13 years with the Philadelphia Eagles and played his last three seasons with the Denver Broncos, made the announcement on Twitter.
Dawkins was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and played in one Super Bowl with Philadelphia after the 2004 season. The 38-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Broncos last season, but was bothered by a neck injury that forced him to miss Denver's two playoff games.
High School Baseball: 8th district action today has Hopkinsville hosting University Heights and Christian County travels to Fort Campbell.
Other games: Heritage Christian hosts Aaron Academy, Trigg County entertains Livingston Central, Russellville at Allen County Scottsville, Logan County hosts Warren Central, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Madisonville at Hopkins Central.
High School Softball: 8th district action has University Heights hosting Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville travels to Logan County, Todd Central goes to Butler County, Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Caldwell County hosts Crittenden County, Russellville welcomes Edmonson County, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Henderson County at Webster County.
Hopkinsville High golfer Dayton Jones finished tied for 15th at this week’s Golfweek Junior Tour stop in Columbus Ohio. Jones fired a two day total of 161.
College Football: Kentucky concluded spring practice with the Blue-White game Saturday. Coach Joker Phillips said following the game he found a few players during the spring who can make plays and that they need to keep working this summer to become better. Kentucky opens the football season September 2nd against Louisville.
NHL: Two days after defeating the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Predators were in practice Sunday at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators now await to see if they will play Chicago or Phoenix in the second round.
The Coyotes have a 3-2 series lead heading into tonight’s game 6. If Phoenix wins the series, they receive home ice. If the Blackhawks pull out the series, the Predators retain home ice.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost their 7th game in a row to Omaha Sunday 2-1. The teams play again this evening in Omaha.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Quad Cities 4-3 in the first of a three game set, with game two this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
College Baseball: West Kentucky Star.com reports Paducah’s Brooks Stadium has been named as one of the nine sites to host opening round play in the NAIA baseball tournament. This marks the second straight year Paducah will host the NAIA tournament.
Champions Tour: Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished tied for 13th at the Legends of Golf in Savannah, Georgia. The duo finished at 22 under 194, seven shots behind winners David Frost and Michael Allen.