Kentucky High School Athletics Association Commissioner Julian Tackett cancelled all girls regional semi final games across the Commonwealth just after 3 Central time this afternoon. All regional semi finals and in one region locally the final will be played tomorrow. The adjusted schedules are as follows:
2nd region at Christian County: Livingston Central plays Henderson County at 6 pm, followed by Hopkinsville and Henderson County. The final will be played at 3 pm Sunday afternoon.
Coverage of the semi finals airs at 5:45 Saturday evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
4th region at WKU: Todd Central meets Glasgow at 4 pm, with Bowling Green playing Monroe County at 6pm. The final will be played at 3 pm Sunday.
1st region at Murray State: Lone Oak meets Marshall County at 6 pm to be followed by Murray High and Paducah Tilghman. The final will be played at 2 pm Sunday.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Hancock County meets Grayson County at 1pm, with Daviess County and Muhlenberg County at 3 pm. The final will be Saturday evening at 8 pm.
Because of the impending severe weather, the semi final games for the Girls 2nd region tournament at Christian County High School's Colonel Gym have been postponed for this evening.
The games will be played at 6:00 and 7:30 Saturday evening, with the championship game set for 3 pm Sunday.
The matchups are Livingston Central-Webster County and Hopkinsville-Henderson County in the semis. Coverage of both games tomorrow night at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
We have also learned the 3rd region semi finals for tonight at the Owensboro Sportscenter have been postponed, with no word yet on the 1st or 4th region semifinals. We will pass along that information as we receive it.
Heritage Christian Academy's boys were scheduled to play in the KCAA State Tournament today in Georgetown against Community Christian. However, because of severe weather in the Georgetown area, the game has been cancelled for today. Athletic Director David Taylor says the game will be played sometime tomorrow, with a time to be determined.
The Lady Warriors are also scheduled to play in the semi finals Saturday against Lakeside Christian.
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Boys 2nd region: The Hopkinsville Tigers picked up their 30th win of the season in dispatching Caldwell County 79-48. Hopkinsville had three players in double figures, led by Jordan Majors with 20, Tre Edwards and TJ Elam each added 13. Caldwell County was led in scoring by Elijah Sindelar with 11. Hopkinsville is now 30-2 on the season, while Caldwell County finishes 4-25.
Hopkinsville will face Henderson County in the second semi final game Monday night. The Colonels routed Livingston Central 69-42 in the first game of the evening.
4th region: Warren Central defeated Russellville 59-44 and Glasgow went to overtime to down Clinton County 68-57.
1st region: Paducah Tilghman got by Calloway County 79-72 and St. Mary defeated Carlisle County 71-49.
3rd region: Apollo edged Ohio County 52-51 and Meade County rolled over Butler County 87-57.
Girls regional play has reached the semi final round.
2nd region: Livingston Central faces Webster County at 6, followed by Hopkinsville and Henderson County. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show from Colonel Gym at Christian County at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
4th region: Todd Central meets Glasgow and Bowling Green battles Monroe County.
1st region: Murray meets Paducah Tilghman and Marshall County goes against Lone Oak.
3rd region: Hancock County plays Grayson County and Daviess County meets Muhlenberg County.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Lady Warriors have made the semi final round of the KCAA State Tournament in Georgetown. HCA edged North Hardin Christian 30-29 Thursday night. The Lady Warriors play Lakeside in semi final action Saturday morning.
Top ranked Kentucky sent out seniors Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas with a 79-49 win over Georgia.
Miller hit five of Kentucky’s 15 three pointers in the game and led the Wildcats in scoring with 17, Doron Lamb added 13 and Michael Kidd Gilchrist had 12. The 29-1 Wildcats close out the regular season at Florida Sunday, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
OVC Tournament: Murray State will face Tennessee Tech in a semi final game tonight at Municipal Auditorium. Tech eliminated Southeast Missouri 77-73. Former Christian County player Corey Wilford had 16 in the loss for the Redhawks. Morehead State will meet Tennessee State in the other semi final after a 68-54 win over Jacksonville State.
Murray State’s Lady Racers are also in the semifinals today after defeating Austin Peay 90-73. The Lady Racers face top seed UT Martin.
SEC Women’s Tournament: Kentucky faces Florida today after the Gators eliminated Auburn 70-60. Tennessee goes against Vanderbilt after the Commodores defeated Mississippi State 67-51.
The Courier Journal reports Louisville coach Rick Pitino may shake up his lineup for Saturday’s game with second ranked Syracuse. Pitino is apparently unhappy with the play of guard Peyton Siva and Kyle Kuric.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has no intentions of retiring. The 51 year old Stallings is in his 13th season at Vanderbilt and says he plans to stay until 2019, when the youngest of his three children graduates from high school. Vanderbilt vice chancellor of athletics David Williams says he is certainly happy to have Stallings as coach and says he has “years” on his contract.
The Courier Journal reports Kentucky has received an in state football commitment. Clay County offensive lineman Jacob Hyde, one of the top lineman prospects for the 2013 class, is the first commitment for the Wildcats.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry and former UK golfer JB Holmes both stand at even par after the first round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach, Gardens Florida. Davis Love the Third is the leader at six under par, with eight golfers including Rory McElroy two shots back heading into today’s second round.
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2nd region at Madisonville: Christian County got five three point baskets, four from Jarvis Irby in the first period as the Colonels defeated Webster County 73-61. Irby led Christian County with 24 points, followed by CJ Cotton with 16 and Korey Mosley added 14. Webster County was led by Jacob Scott’s 23 points. The Colonels move to the semifinals with a 9-21 mark, while Webster County finishes the season 20-11.
Madisonville won the opening game of the tournament over Lyon County 52-34. Daylyn Jones was the only double figure scorer for the Maroons with 17. Lyon County was led by Warren Sutton’s 20 points. Madisonville moves to 22-8 on the season, while Lyon County finishes 15-17.
4th region at WKU: Bowling Green won over Logan County 75-59, Russell County defeated Barren County 68-54.
1st region at Murray State: Fulton City defeated Lone Oak 58-45, Marshall County over Graves County 59-36.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Muhlenberg County edged Grayson County 47-45, Daviess County over Breckinridge County 67-56.
2nd region: Livingston Central faces Henderson County at 6, with Hopkinsville meeting Caldwell County in the nightcap. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
4th region: Russellville meets Warren Central and Glasgow plays Clinton County.
1st region: St. Mary meets Carlisle County and Paducah Tilghman goes against Calloway County.
3rd region: Meade County plays Butler County and Apollo goes against Ohio County.
OVC Tournament: Austin Peay saw its season come to an end with a 75-70 loss to Jacksonville State. Former UHA standout Tyshwan Edmondson had 22 points, while former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley added 10 for the Governors who finish 12-20 on the season.
Southeast Missouri won the other first round game over Eastern Kentucky 75-65. Former Christian County standout Corey Wilford had six points and five rebounds for the Redhawks who face Tennessee Tech today.
Austin Peay’s Lady Governors are still alive in the tourney, after an 84-83 double overtime win over Morehead State. The Lady Governors face Murray State at noon today in Nashville.
Elsewhere: Tennessee never led until overtime and held off LSU 74-69. Anthony Hickey had 12 points for LSU. South Florida upsets 17th ranked Louisville on its senior night 58-51.
Tonight’s games: Top ranked Kentucky celebrates Senior Night hosting Georgia, with Eloy Vargas getting his first career start alongside Darius Miller. Pre game coverage at 6:30 this evening on Lite 98.7.
CBS Sports.com reports the nation’s top basketball recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, is being investigated by the NCAA. Colleges recruiting Muhammad, including Kentucky, have been contacted by the NCAA and made aware of financial dealings which could compromise his amateur status. Kentucky is one of six schools Muhammad is considering to play collegiately.
The SEC women’s basketball tournament begins play in Nashville today, with Kentucky and Tennessee among four teams with byes and will play on Friday.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry and former UK golfer JB Holmes are in the field for the Honda Classic which begins today in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.