Monday’s High School Results
Volleyball: University Heights defeated Russellville 2-1, Hopkins Central defeated McLean County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville at Trigg County and University Heights against Fort Campbell were cancelled.
Girls Soccer: University Heights and Fort Campbell was cancelled, Madisonville defeated Union County 8-1.
Volleyball: Christian County hosts Apollo, Hopkinsville welcomes Muhlenberg County, University Heights at Crittenden County, Fort Campbell goes to Trigg County, Todd Central at Warren East, Caldwell County at Henderson County.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Graves County, Caldwell County hosts Community Christian, Dawson Springs welcomes Union County, Hopkins Central hosts Apollo, Madisonville at Ohio County,
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville welcomes Graves County, Caldwell County at Calloway County, Trigg County hosts Muhlenberg County, Hopkins Central hosts Webster County, Dawson Springs hosts Union County.
Golf: The Leachman Buick KHSAA Girls State Tournament is to begin today at Bowling Green Country Club.
High School Football: The Associated Press has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green remains number one, Warren Central is 3rd, Christian County moves up to 5th and Greenwood is 9th.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central remains first, Fort Campbell 6th and Paducah Tilghman 9th.
Class 2-A: Owensboro Catholic still number one, Murray High is 4th and Caldwell County 10th.
Class A: Mayfield remains first, with Russellville 8th.
Class 4-A: Highlands still first, Warren East 7th and Lone Oak 9th.
Class 6-A: Trinity remains first with Henderson County 8th.
College Football: Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith is out indefinitely with a torn left ankle ligament which will require surgery. Smith injured the ankle in the first quarter of Kentucky’s loss to South Carolina last Saturday. Coach Joker Phillips said Monday he will seek a medical hardship for Smith if he cannot return this season.
Phillips also said he would rotate freshmen quarterbacks Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles when the Wildcats host Mississippi State Saturday. Countdown to Kickoff for the game airs at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky defensive lineman Quanterus Smith was named the Sun Belt Conference defensive player of the week Monday. Smith had a career high 3.5 sacks in the Hilltoppers 26-13 win at Arkansas State last Saturday.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says he’s madder than he’s ever been about defensive breakdowns in last week’s 51-44 loss to Georgia, but says he’s encouraged by the play of the Vols offensive line and running attack. The Vols are off this week.
College Basketball: West Kentucky Star.com reported Monday Calloway Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship said he plans to intensify efforts to reach a plea bargain for Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson. Blankenship says his plea offer to Jackson will include conditions of jail time, restitution to the victims and anger management courses.
Blankenship says he is concerned a Calloway County jury pool could be affected by comments in the case through social media. Jackson is charged with second degree assault after striking two people with his vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Murray September 9th. Jackson is scheduled for arraignment October 12th.
NFL: Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker suffered no structural damage to his left shoulder which he reinjured in the first quarter of Sunday’s game at Houston. Coach Mike Munchak says the team will be cautious before making a decision on whether Locker will play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Here are this week’s Max Fuel Express College Football Pick the Winners Contest Winners:
1st place $30: Lee Young of Hopkinsville
2nd place $15: Wesley Ricks of Hopkinsville
3rd place $10: Sandy Bell of Hopkinsville
Contest cards for this week’s game are free and available at all Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations.
Cancellations: Hopkinsville's boys soccer game at Trigg County scheduled for this evening has been cancelled, along with the UHA boys soccer game against Fort Campbell has been cancelled for this evening.
Western Kentucky defensive lineman Quanterus Smith has been named the Sun Belt Conference defensive player of the week. Smith had a career high 3.5 sacks in the Hilltoppers 26-13 win at Arkansas State last Saturday.
West Kentucky Star.com reports Calloway Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says he plans to intensify efforts to reach a plea bargain for Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson. Blankenship says his plea offer to Jackson will include conditions of jail time, restitution to the victims and anger management courses.
Blankenship says he is concerned a Calloway County jury pool could be affected by comments in the case through social media. Jackson is charged with second degree assault after striking two people with his vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Murray September 9th. Jackson is scheduled for arraignment October 12th
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is to undergo an MRI today after injuring his non throwing left shoulder again in Sunday’s 38-14 loss to Houston. Locker suffered the injury in the first quarter and was relieved by Matt Hasselbeck.
The Chicago Bears meet the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football tonight at Cowboys Stadium. It’s not known if Bears running back Matt Forte will play this evening as he continues to nurse a sprained right ankle. Coverage of the game begins at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Indianapolis Colts will be without coach Chuck Pagano for as long as six weeks. ESPN.com reports Pagano is being treated for leukemia and is expected to return to the team later this season. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will run the team as interim coach.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis hosting Cincinnati, Chicago Cubs host Houston and Atlanta at Pittsburgh.
Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville hosts Trigg County, University Heights at Russellville, Hopkins Central hosts McLean County.
Boys Soccer: University Heights hosts Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville at Trigg County, Caldwell County at Calloway County, Hopkins Central hosts Owensboro Catholic, Muhlenberg County at Butler County.
Girls Soccer: Christian County hosts Franklin Simpson, Todd Central at Warren Central, Madisonville hosts Union County, Henderson County entertains Apollo.
8th district volleyball/soccer tournament
Pairings for the 8th district volleyball and soccer tournaments were announced Sunday at University Heights Academy.
The volleyball tournament will begin October 8th with Christian County meeting Fort Campbell at 6 pm, with Hopkinsville meeting host UHA at 7:30. The championship game will be held October 9th at 7 pm.
The girls soccer tournament will begin October 8th with Hopkinsville meeting Fort Campbell at 5:30, with Christian County and University Heights at approximately 7:15. The championship game is scheduled for October 10th at 6 pm.
The boys soccer tournament is slated to begin October 9th with Hopkinsville meeting Christian County at 5:30, with University Heights and Fort Campbell at 7:15. The championship game is scheduled for October 10th at 8 pm.
High School Football: Highlands and Bowling Green remain numbers one and two in the Cantrall rankings from Kentucky.com. Warren Central is 5th this week, with Mayfield 10th, Henderson County 14th and Christian County ranked 16th.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Following a 38-17 loss to South Carolina Saturday, Kentucky returns to action this week hosting Mississippi State. Kickoff is just after 11 Saturday morning, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports Kentucky has received another football commitment for 2013. Tight end Darren Dowdell of Grady High School in Atlanta made his decision following an unofficial visit to Lexington this weekend. Dowdell is the 13th commitment for the 2013 class.
Murray State running back Jammal Berry was named the Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week following the Racers 70-35 win over Tennessee Tech Saturday. The former Ohio State running back ran for 142 yards in 13 carries and scored a touchdown. It was the second time Berry had been named newcomer of the week this season.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans lost at Houston Sunday 38-14 and also lost quarterback Jake Locker as he reinjured his non throwing shoulder in the first quarter. The Titans play at the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday at noon.
Monday Night Football has the Chicago Bears at Dallas, with coverage at 7 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Two local high school athletes have made verbal commitments to continue their athletic careers collegiately. WHOP Sports has learned University Heights senior wrestler Wade Willen has made a verbal commitment to wrestle for SIU Edwardsville and Christian County High golfer TJ Ferry has made a verbal commitment to play golf collegiately at Murray State University. Both plan to sign national letters in the November signing period.
Major League Baseball action this evening has St. Louis hosting Washington, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Atlanta hosts the NY Mets and Chicago at Arizona.
Another round of labor talks between the National Hockey League and its players' union is set for today.It will be the first bargaining session since the lockout began earlier this month.On Thursday, the NHL announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2012
High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville both return to district action this evening.
The Colonels bring a 5-1/1-0 district record into a home game with Ohio County, who brings a 3-2 record into the game and is playing its first district contest. Kickoff at 7 in the Stadium of Champions, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Meanwhile, Hopkinsville takes its 1-4/0-1 district record to Apollo to face an Eagle team that is also 1-4/0-1 in district competition. Kickoff from Owensboro at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and worldwide at lite987whop.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell hosts Paducah Tilghman, Trigg County at Webster County, Todd Central goes to Owensboro Catholic, Caldwell County hosts Reidland, Russellville travels to Fulton County and Logan County at Bowling Green.
Regional action has Hopkins Central hosting Calloway County, Crittenden County is at Marshall County, Murray welcomes Ballard Memorial, Lone Oak goes to Owensboro, Greenwood hosts Barren County, Warren Central entertains Ballard, Franklin Simpson at Warren East, Graves County at Muhlenberg County, Mayfield at Fulton City.
Find out the winners of these and other games around the state on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show following the Christian County game this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: Christian County defeated University Heights 3 sets to none, Caldwell County over Murray 2-0, Hopkins Central over Webster County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: University Heights over Caldwell County 7-3, Trigg County shut out Christian County 4-0, Henderson County edged Apollo 3-2.
Girls Soccer: Madisonville defeated Hopkinsville 6-2, Todd Central slid by Christian County 1-0, Caldwell County defeated University Heights 4-3, Trigg County shut out Hopkins Central 7-0.
College Football: Kentucky looks for its first Southeastern Conference win as they host South Carolina tomorrow. Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith has been cleared to play in the game, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC games have Tennessee at Georgia and Vanderbilt travels to Missouri.
Western Kentucky opens Sun Belt Conference action tomorrow at Arkansas State, Louisville plays at Southern Miss and in the Ohio Valley Conference, Austin Peay is at Eastern Illinois, while Murray State hosts Tennessee Tech.
Also tomorrow, a Big 10 matchup has Ohio State taking on Michigan State in a game you can hear at 2 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Tennesseean reports former University of Tennessee women’s basketball media relations director Debby Jennings has sued the school and athletics director Dave Hart. The suit claims age and sex discrimination forced her to retire from the job she held for 35 years. The suit also alleges Hart forced former women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt to step down after last season. Summitt indicated in an April news conference the decision to retire was her own.