Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP. Previews of the 8th district championship games will be among the topics this evening.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Girls 8th district: University Heights and Christian County will meet for the 8th district title Thursday night after wins in semifinal action last night.
UHA cruised to a 73-39 win over Fort Campbell behind 19 points from LeLe Grubbs, Denayia Holmes added 14 and Gabrielle Kaye added 13 for the Lady Blazers now 22-3 on the season. Fort Campbell was led by Angie Rangel who had 12 points.
Christian County defeated Hopkinsville 58-48 in the nightcap. The Lady Colonels had a quartet of players in double figures led by Oshaquala Davis with 16, Ge’Nashia Robinson added 13, Jaquasha Nicholas added 12 and Dannika Prater had 11 as Christian County improves to 12-12 on the season. Hopkinsville was led by Haley Cook’s 17 points, followed by J’Lynn Majors with 16 and Jakiera Majors with 10 in finishing the season 13-14.
Other girls scores: 7th district action saw Caldwell County defeat Hopkins Central 66-58, 13th district play saw Logan County defeat Todd Central 49-41 and 14th district games saw South Warren defeat Warren Central 67-52 and Bowling Green roll Greenwood 96-58.
Boys scores: 5th district action saw Crittenden County nip Livingston Central 50-48 and Trigg County rolled over Lyon County 67-45, in the 6th district Union County defeated Webster County 53-47, 7th district play saw Caldwell County defeat Hopkins Central 60-36, 13th district action saw Russellville defeat Todd Central 83-67.
Tonight’s games: 14th district boys action has South Warren facing Warren Central.
College Basketball: Top ranked Florida escaped Memorial Gym with a 57-54 win over Vanderbilt.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has LSU hosting Texas A&M and Tennessee is at Mississippi State. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Texas State.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle received more honors for his play last week on Tuesday. Randle was named the US Basketball Writers player of the week, the CBS Sports-Waymon Tisdale National Freshman of the Week and the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week. The Wildcats return to action tomorrow night hosting Arkansas, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: Austin Peay has announced it will play its spring game at Fort Campbell’s Fryar Stadium on April 26th. The game is being partnered by Fort Campbell’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division.
The Governors have also released their 2014 football schedule. Austin Peay will open its second season under Kirby Cannon at Memphis on August 30th. The first home game at the newly renovated Governors Stadium will take place September 13th against Chattanooga.
Austin Peay will have four OVC home dates with Eastern Kentucky October 4th, Murray State October 18th, Tennessee State November 8th and Tennessee Tech November 22nd.
College Baseball: Western Kentucky upset 4th ranked Vanderbilt 3-2, with Murray State falling to Mid Continent 6-2. Former UHA standout Matt McGowan went 0-4 in the game. Austin Peay split a doubleheader with Eastern Michigan, winning the opener 8-3 but falling in the nightcap 9-8.
College Basketball: Top 25 action has 2nd ranked Wichita State at Bradley, 7th ranked Duke hosts Virginia Tech, 13th ranked San Diego State hosts San Jose State, 14th ranked Wisconsin welcomes Indiana and 19th ranked Iowa travels to Minnesota.
Kentucky’s Julius Randle has received more honors for his play in wins over Ole Miss and LSU last week. Randle has been named the US Basketball Writers National Player of the Week and the CBS Sports-Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week. Randle was named the SEC player of the week on Monday.
As we reported this morning, high school junior five star recruit Charles Matthews of Chicago will announce where he will play collegiately tomorrow morning. Kentucky is one of five finalists for Matthews’ services, with multiple reports indicating the Wildcats are the front runner.
College Football: Western Kentucky University has announced it will replace the turf on Feix Field at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium following spring practice. Fans can vote online at wkusports.com through Sunday on one of three designs for the field, with the top vote getter to be announced next Monday.
MLB: Grapefruit League action begins today as the New York Yankees take on Florida State and the Detroit Tigers meet Florida Southern.
The Reds Hot Stove League program comes your way at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP. Cincinnati opens Cactus League play tomorrow in Goodyear, AZ against Cleveland, with right hander Alfredo Simon going to the hill against Indians right hander Trevor Bauer.
The Atlanta Braves have announced veteran right hander Freddy Garcia will get the ball in their Grapefruit League opener tomorrow against the Detroit Tigers. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals open Grapefruit League play Friday against the Miami Marlins.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports former St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith and Budweiser are teaming together to try and make baseball’s opening day a national holiday. The petition—which can be seen on whitehouse.gov—has to be signed by 100,000 people in 30 days to be reviewed by the White House.
Budweiser indicates in a survey 22.2 million Americans over the age of 21 have skipped work or other obligations to attend a game on Opening Day.
High School Basketball-Monday’s scores
Boys 8th district: Number one ranked Hopkinsville and University Heights will meet in the championship game Thursday evening after victories in the semi finals.
The Tigers rolled Fort Campbell 97-40 to improve to 26-2 on the season. Jaqualis Matlock led Hopkinsville with 25 points, followed by Quan Poindexter’s 18 points and Tra Edwards added 16.
The nightcap saw University Heights nip Christian County 64-62. The Blazers had four players in double figures led by Dashjon Brown with 15, Tray Hollowell added 13 and Jordan Gary and LeDonald Gray each added 12 as UHA improved to 15-10 on the season.
Christian County had a trio of double figure scorers led by Deveckeyon Poindexter’s 15 points, AJ Tyler added 12 and Isaiah Pollard chipped in 11 as the Colonels finish the season 8-18.
Other boys games last night saw Madisonville rout Dawson Springs 79-26 in 7th district play, Franklin Simpson nipped Logan County 71-70 in 13th district action, South Warren defeated Warren East 64-56 in 14th district action.
Girls scores saw Livingston Central defeat Crittenden County 60-43 and Lyon County defeated Trigg County 64-38 in 5th district play, Union County defeated Webster County 59-49 in 6th district action, Madisonville rolled Dawson Springs 62-20 in the 7th district, Franklin Simpson over Russellville 71-31 in the 13th district and Greenwood over Warren East 60-32 in 14th district action.
8th district girls: Top seed University Heights meets Fort Campbell at 6 in Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Gym, followed by Hopkinsville and Christian County in the nightcap. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other girls action this evening has Caldwell County meeting Hopkins Central in 7th district action, Todd Central at Logan County in district 13 play and Greenwood meets Bowling Green and South Warren faces Warren Central in district 14.
Boys games tonight include Trigg County meeting Lyon County and Crittenden County hosting Livingston Central in 5th district action, Union County goes to Webster County in 6th district play, Caldwell County faces Hopkins Central in 7th district action and Russellville meets Todd Central in 13th district play.
Hopkinsville is the top ranked team in the Boys Associated Press poll this week, with Warren Central ranked 11th and Graves County ranked 12th. Louisville Butler tops the girls poll, with Henderson County ranked 9th this week.
College Basketball: Women’s Ohio Valley Conference action saw Murray State edge by Morehead State 84-81.
Tonight’s action in the SEC has top ranked Florida playing at Vanderbilt.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle was named the SEC player of the week Monday. Randle averaged 16.5 points and 14 rebounds in wins over Ole Miss and LSU. The Wildcats return to action Thursday night hosting Arkansas, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell was named the American Athletic Conference player of the week Monday. Harrell had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the 7th ranked Cardinals 58-57 win over Cincinnati. Louisville returns to action Thursday night facing Temple.
Murray State’s Cameron Payne earned another OVC freshman of the week award Monday. The rookie from Bartlett, TN won the award for the ninth time this season after scoring a game high 23 points in last Saturday’s win over Morehead State.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports 2015 prospect Charles Matthews of Chicago is apparently set to announce where he will play collegiately Wednesday. The 6-5 guard has narrowed his list to five schools with Kentucky being one of the five finalists.
College Football: The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the league’s championship game will be played in Charlotte, NC through the 2019 season. This year’s game will be held December 6th at Bank of America Stadium. Louisville joins the ACC in football this coming season.
College Baseball: Today’s games include Murray State hosting Mid Continent, Austin Peay hosting Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky travels to Vanderbilt.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has been cleared to raise his level of physical activity. Rinne has not played since he was diagnosed with a hip infection in October and had a second surgery on the hip.
Coach Barry Trotz says the trainers, doctors and Rinne will come up with a schedule for the goalie. The Predators return to action Thursday night hosting Tampa Bay with Coach Trotz saying Rinne will not play in the game.
College Basketball: For the first time since 2007, Florida is ranked first in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Gators are followed by Wichita State, Arizona, Syracuse and Kansas in the top five. Louisville is ranked 7th this week, with Kentucky moving up one spot to 17th in this week’s poll.
Florida is also ranked first in the USA Today Coaches poll, with Louisville ranked 4th and Kentucky is 15th this week.
Two ranked teams are in action this evening as 4th ranked Syracuse is at Maryland and 5th ranked Kansas goes to Oklahoma.
Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell has been named the American Athletic Conference player of the week. Harrell averaged 17.5 points and went 15 of 25 from the field in two wins last week.
MLB: The Cincinnati Inquirer reports Reds pitcher Mat Latos worked out with the club for the first time Sunday since surgery February 14th on his left knee. Latos said he felt great and has not scheduled a time to begin throwing again.
Latos says he wants to take things day by day and see how he feels. The Reds play their first preseason game Wednesday in Goodyear, AZ against the Cleveland Indians.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tells the St. Louis Post Dispatch he will limit catcher Yadier Molina’s work early in the preseason in order to preserve him for the season. The Cardinals will begin Grapefruit League games beginning on Friday.
High School Basketball: Teams across the state begin their journeys that could end up in Lexington or Bowling Green as district tournaments begin this evening.
Boys: 8th district action at Hopkinsville High has Hopkinsville meeting host Fort Campbell at 6, followed by Christian County and University Heights. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
7th district play has Madisonville hosting Dawson Springs, 13th district action has host Logan County meeting Franklin Simpson and 14th district play has South Warren at Warren East.
Girls: 5th district games at Crittenden County have Lyon County meeting Trigg County and Livingston Central against Crittenden County, 6th district action sees Webster County hosting Union County , 7th district play has Madisonville hosting Dawson Springs, 13th district action has Franklin Simpson meeting Russellville and 14th district play has Greenwood at Warren East.
Hopkinsville is 4th in this week’s Cantrall Top 25 boys poll in today’s Lexington Herald Leader. Ballard is first, Warren Central is 12th this week. Elizabethtown is top the Cantrall Girls Top 25 poll which has Henderson County 7th and Bowling Green 8th this week.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw Kentucky collect its fifth 20 win season in a row with a 83-74 win over Texas A&M, 10th ranked Tennessee defeated Missouri 56-50, Alabama edged by Vanderbilt 66-62 and 3rd ranked Louisville defeated 25th ranked Rutgers 73-58.
Tonight’s women’s OVC action has Murray State hosting Morehead State.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action Thursday night hosting Arkansas, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Softball: After losing to Kent State and Michigan Saturday, 5th ranked Kentucky came back with a 8-1 win over Penn State Sunday at the FAU Invitational. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner was 1-4 in the game as the Wildcats improved to 13-2 on the season.
Murray State lost its final game at the Blues City Classic in Memphis 7-2 to Lipscomb. Former Christian County standout Maggie Glass went 0-3 in the game as Murray State fell to 7-5 on the season.
College Baseball: Murray State wrapped up its series with Bowling Green Sunday with a 6-3 win as former UHA standout Matt McGowan went 0-4. Austin Peay lost a 12-1 seven inning decision to Baylor in the series finale and Western Kentucky swept UNC Asheville with a 13-2 win.