High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: University Heights lost in its opening game of the Boys Touchstone Energy All A state tournament to Louisville Holy Cross by the score of 68-55. The Blazers were led in scoring by Boo Johnson, who was the only double figure scorer with 15 points. UHA is now 12-8 on the season.
Other scores from the All A tournament included Newport Central Catholic rolling 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic 60-39, Betsy Layne defeated 4th region winner Glasgow 56-47 and 1st region winner St. Mary nipped Bishop Brossart 38-36.
Elsewhere, Daviess County over Logan County 68-30 and Caldwell County routed Lyon County 72-36.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 59-19, Logan County got by Daviess County 37-32, Muhlenberg County over South Warren 49-39, Warren East edged Butler County 40-38 and Graves County over Lyon County 64-52.
Boys: Trigg County at Union County, Henderson County welcomes Webster County, Muhlenberg County at Apollo, Mayfield hosts Cairo, IL.
Girls: University Heights meets Glasgow in the quarterfinals of the All A State tournament, with air time at 7:20 am on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games this evening: Christian County welcomes Caldwell County, Fort Campbell hosts Crittenden County, Henderson County hosts Union County.
Boy-Girl doubleheaders: Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Bowling Green goes to Warren Central, Warren East at Greenwood, Russellville at South Warren, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Calloway County at Murray, Paducah Tilghman at Marshall County, Livingston Central at Ballard Memorial and Community Christian at Carlisle County.
College Basketball: TJ Price scored 12 of his 21 points in the last five minutes of the game as Western Kentucky held off Texas Arlington 77-72. 13th ranked Cincinnati edged 12th ranked Louisville 69-66.
Women’s action saw Austin Peay cruise by Murray State 86-71, Georgia nipped 13th ranked Kentucky 58-56, 10th ranked Tennessee over Arkansas 70-60 and Missouri upset 14th ranked Vanderbilt 59-54.
Tonight’s games have Austin Peay hosting Murray State and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan are at Iona.
Kentucky is back in action tomorrow at Missouri, with pre game coverage at 10:30 am on Lite 98.7.
College Football: John Hardin standout Matt Elam is the newest member of the 2014 Kentucky Wildcats recruiting class. Elam made his announcement in a Thursday news conference. Elam is the first five star recruit in Kentucky history.
NHL: The Nashville Predators return to action tonight hosting the New Jersey Devils. Predators captain Shea Weber did not skate with the team Thursday after suffering an upper body injury in Tuesday night’s game with Winnipeg and may not play this evening. You can hear the game at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Basketball: University Heights lost in its opening game of the Boys Touchstone Energy All A state tournament in Frankfort to Louisville Holy Cross by the score of 68-55. The Blazers were led in scoring by Boo Johnson, who was the only double figure scorer with 15 points. UHA is now 12-8 on the season.
3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic faces Newport Central Catholic early this afternoon, with 4th region winner Glasgow meeting Betsy Layne and 1st region winner St. Mary going against Bishop Brossart later today.
There’s been a schedule change for tonight’s Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell girls game. It was to be played at Tiger Gym, but due to a schedule conflict it will instead be played at Fort Campbell.
The teams will play a JV/Varsity girls doubleheader Saturday at Hopkinsville, with the JV game at 3 pm and the varsity game at 4:30.
College Football: John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam has chosen to play his collegiate football at the University of Kentucky. The 6-5 372 pounder had narrowed his choices to Kentucky and Alabama.
During his news conference at John Hardin High School, Elam said his heart was at Kentucky and says he chose UK because he wanted to help his home state’s program. Elam, the 28th commitment in the 2014 class, is the first five star recruit in the history of UK football.
College Basketball: Top 25 games this evening include 3rd ranked Florida against Mississippi State and 10th ranked Michigan meets Purdue.
Golf: Rory McIlroy fired a nine under 63 and has a two shot lead after the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Tiger Woods is five shots back at four under par 68.
Meanwhile, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is underway today, where Phil Mickelson is back defending his championship.
High School Basketball
University Heights won its opening game in the Girls All A state tournament Wednesday, defeating Harlan 65-58. The 17-1 Lady Blazers were led by LeLe Grubbs 18 points as four players were in double figures. UHA next meets Glasgow in the quarterfinals Friday morning at 7:30.
The Lady Scotties rolled over Holy Cross 58-39. Other action saw 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic rout Louisville Collegiate 58-30 and Murray lost to Trimble County 68-66 in double overtime.
UHA’s boys take to the floor today to face Louisville Holy Cross in a 9 am game, with coverage on Lite 98.7. Other games include 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic facing Newport Central Catholic, 4th region winner Glasgow meets Betsy Layne and 1st region winner St. Mary goes against Bishop Brossart.
Boys: Caldwell County travels to Lyon County
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell, South Warren hosts Muhlenberg County, Warren East at Butler County and Graves County welcomes Lyon County.
Boy/Girl doubleheader action has Logan County hosting Daviess County
The finalists have been named for Kentucky Mr. and Miss Basketball. The Mr. Basketball finalists are Quentin Snider and Kelan Martin of Ballard, Jackson Davis of Lafayette, Trent Gilbert of Scott County, Shane Hall of Johnson Central, Brandon Hatton of Dixie Heights and Justin Johnson of Perry County Central.
The Miss Basketball finalists are Javonna Layfield of Ballard, DiaJia Ruffin of Sacred Heart, Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee of Anderson County, Ivy Brown of Larue County, Nicole Kiernan of Newport Central Catholic and Kayla Rankin of Perry County Central.
The awards will be presented by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation later this spring.
It was also announced during last night’s Bluegrass Sports Commission awards dinner in Lexington that the commission will run the Kentucky portion of the Kentucky-Indiana All Star basketball games for the next three years.
The 2014-16 All Star games will be played in Lexington at Transylvania University, with the Kentucky games June 13th and the Indiana games June 14th in Indianapolis.
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was named the Lexington Herald Leader-2013 Kentucky Sportsman of the year during last night’s Bluegrass Sports Commission dinner in Lexington. The Tom Hammond award, named in honor of the Lexington sportscaster, was presented to longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman with the Kentucky Hammond award going to Lexington broadcaster Dick Gabriel.
College Basketball: Despite 26 points from Marshall Henderson, Tennessee defeated Ole Miss 86-70. The Vols also got 26 points from their sharp shooting guard Jordan McRae.
Elsewhere in the SEC, Vanderbilt defeated Georgia 59-54.
Women’s action saw Western Kentucky defeat Texas Arlington 59-46.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts Texas-Arlington with pre game coverage from Diddle Arena at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP. Also this evening, 13th ranked Louisville hosts 12th ranked Cincinnati.
Women’s action has Austin Peay hosting Murray State, 13th ranked Kentucky at Georgia, 10th ranked Tennessee welcomes Arkansas and 16th ranked Vanderbilt goes to Missouri.
College Football: John Hardin High School defensive standout Matt Elam will decide at 11 am Hopkinsville time whether he will play collegiately for Kentucky or Alabama. Elam had a final visit with Kentucky coaches Wednesday and will visit with Alabama coaches this morning according to Kentucky Sports Radio.
NFL: New Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Jason Michael and defensive coordinator Ray Horton met with the media Wednesday. Both have been studying film on their players and learning their personnel. Coach Ken Wisenhunt says two players who they are concerned about are running back Chris Johnson and quarterback Jake Locker.
Locker is returning following a Lisfranc injury which ended his 2013 season. Wisenhunt says Johnson is a player he respects and who deserves more than two weeks of study to determine how he will fit in to the Titans offensive scheme.
Meanwhile, Titans tight end Delanie Walker said in an interview Wednesday on a Nashville radio station there were six or seven players who were “cancer” in the Titans locker room last season. Walker said he spoke to former coach Mike Munchak about the issue during the season and has already spoken with the new coaching staff.
Walker said he dealt with the same issue while with the San Francisco 49ers and the landscape changed when Jim Harbaugh became coach as he got rid of those players.
High School Basketball: The University Heights Lady Blazers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Touchstone Energy All A State Tournament, defeating Harlan 65-58.
The 17-1 Lady Blazers had four players in double figures led by LeLe Grubbs with 18, Denayia Holmes added 15, Meg Starling had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Demetria Snorton added 12 points.
University Heights will face Glasgow at 7:30 Friday morning. The Lady Scotties rolled over Louisville Holy Cross 58-39. WKU signee Shalika Smith had 22 points and 17 rebounds in the win for Glasgow.
3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic is playing Louisville Collegiate early this afternoon with 1st region winner Murray facing Trimble County at 5:30 Hopkinsville time.
High School Football: WPSD reports Paducah Tilghman plans to have a new coach in place by the end of February. A seven person committee will meet February 3rd to begin the search process, with applicants to be pared down on February 11th and interviews to begin the week of February 18th. Paducah Tilghman is seeking a replacement for Randy Wyatt, who resigned as coach after six seasons in December.
College Basketball: One game in the SEC has been cancelled for this evening due to winter conditions as Alabama was to play Auburn. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow.
Top 25 games this evening have top ranked Arizona at Stanford, 2nd ranked Syracuse at Wake Forest, 7th ranked Kansas hosts 16th ranked Iowa State, 13th rated Wisconsin welcomes Northwestern, 19th ranked UMass at St. Bonaventure, 21st ranked St. Louis hosts Richmond, 22nd ranked Memphis is at Central Florida, 23rd ranked Ohio State hosts Penn State and 24th ranked Gonzaga goes to Santa Clara.
Golf: It appears Tiger Woods will skip one of the biggest tournaments of the PGA Tour season. Though it’s not official, ESPN says indications are Woods will skip the WGC-Acenture Match Play championship next month in Tuscon, AR. Woods has not played in the event since it moved to Dove Mountain Golf Club in 2009.
In his last four times playing in the tournament, Woods has not advanced the second round. Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson have both announced they will not play in the event.
There’s plenty of sports talk this evening on the WHOP family of stations. Todd Hamilton has Sports Tonight at 5:06 on News/Talk WHOP which will feature a report on UHA’s Lady Blazer game against Hazard in the All A State tournament. Then at 7:00, UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has his call in show, followed by the Cats Pause show at 7:30.
Coach John Calipari has his call in show at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Boys: 2nd ranked Hopkinsville cruised to its 18th win of the season, defeating Caldwell County 88-70. Four Tigers were in double figures led by Dee Henry with 21 points. Hopkinsville is now 18-2 on the season while Caldwell County, led by Dee Cain’s game high 24 points is now 11-7 on the season.
Other games saw Apollo defeat Christian County 64-49, Hopkins Central over Fort Campbell 64-45, Union County crushes Dawson Springs 86-36, Bowling Green wins at Muhlenberg County 65-52, Warren Central nips South Warren 58-57, Franklin Simpson over Ohio County 72-59, Edmonson County squeezes by Warren East 56-54, Owensboro got by Madisonville 62-56, Murray defeated Crittenden County 74-52, Mayfield squeezes by Paducah Tilghman 63-58, Marshall County over Lyon County 49-42, McCracken County cruises by Carlisle County 85-63, Calloway County over Henry County, TN 60-43.
Girls: Marshall County defeated Christian County 48-40, Henderson County over Hopkinsville 60-50, Franklin Simpson routs Fort Campbell 55-21, Logan County over Barren County 60-32, Caldwell County defeated Trigg County 58-41, South Warren rolled Warren Central 62-44, Allen County Scottsville over Bowling Green 58-48, Edmonson County defeats Warren East 86-48, Owensboro over Madisonville 59-49, Paducah Tilghman over Mayfield 58-42, Union County over Crittenden County 67-32, Webster County defeated McCracken County 55-38
Today’s games: University Heights faces Hazard in the opening round of the Girls All A state tournament in Frankfort. Tip off at 9 am, with pre game coverage at 8:45 on Lite 98.7. If UHA wins, they will play either Glasgow or Louisville Holy Cross on Friday.
Elsewhere in the opening round today, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic meets Louisville Collegiate at noon, with 1st region winner Murray taking on Trimble County at 5:30.
UHA’s boys begin play tomorrow in the All A, facing Louisville Holy Cross at 9 am, with pre game coverage at 8:45 on Lite 98.7.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey had 11 points and six assists in leading LSU to a 87-82 win over 11th ranked Kentucky. The Wildcats were led in scoring by 23 points from James Young, while Julius Randle was held to a season low six points.
Women’s action saw 5th ranked Louisville defeat Rutgers 80-71.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has Vanderbilt at Georgia and Tennessee hosting Ole Miss. Women’s action has Western Kentucky hosting Texas-Arlington.
NHL: Mike Fisher scored on a power play goal 42 seconds into the third period that broke a tie and gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over Winnipeg.