Hopkinsville High's football game at Warren Central Friday night will take place at 7 pm, with ticket price $7 across the board. You can hear the game at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Meanwhile, Christian County's game with Greenwood at the Stadium of Champions will play at 7 pm, but a ticket price has not been set. The game will be heard on Lite 98.7.
University Heights golfer Cameron Allen will sign a letter of intent next week to play golf collegiately for Brescia University. The ceremony will take place at 9:45 am Wednesday, November 7th at University Heights Academy.
West Kentucky Star.com reports McCracken County High School will announce its coaches for fall sports, including football this afternoon. McCracken County, which opens next year, will play football in Class 6-A.
College Football: Western Kentucky defensive lineman Quanterus Smith has been named the Sun Belt Conference defensive player of the week. The senior had a career best five quarterback sacks in the Hilltoppers 14-6 win at Florida International Saturday. Smith leads the nation in sacks with 11 ½. It’s the second time this season Smith has been honored by the league as its defensive player of the week.
10th ranked Louisville boasts the Big East offensive and defensive players of the week. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for a career high 416 yards in the Cards 34-31 overtime win over Cincinnati. Bridgewater also tossed two fourth quarter touchdowns in the contest. Cardinals linebacker Preston Brown earned defensive honors after a game high 13 tackles in helping the Cardinals improve to 8-0 on the season.
College Basketball: Murray State senior Isaiah Cannan has been named to the first team Associated Press pre season All American team. Cannan averaged 19 points last season in leading Murray State to a 31-2 record and a third round appearance in the NCAA tournament. Others on the first team include Cody Zeller of pre season number 1 Indiana, Doug McDermott of Creighton, Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State, CJ McCollum of Lehigh and Trey Burke of Michigan.
NFL: Monday Night Football has the NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers playing at division rival Arizona. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the Cardinals will provide a tough test:
Tonight’s game airs at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Football
The field is set for the first round of the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.
Class 5-A: Hopkinsville travels to Warren Central for a 7:00 game Friday night, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, while Christian County hosts Greenwood, with game time yet to be determined. The game will be heard on Lite 98.7.
Other 5-A games have Graves County hosting Logan County and Bowling Green entertaining Apollo.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell hosts Hart County at 7:00, Trigg County travels to South Warren for a 7:30 game, Paducah Tilghman hosts Adair County, with Heath going to Monroe County.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County hosts Butler County, Ballard Memorial travels to Hancock County, Union County goes to Murray and Owensboro Catholic hosts Crittenden County.
Class A: Caverna goes to Mayfield, with Russellville hosting Bethlehem.
Class 4-A: Madisonville goes to Allen County Scottsville, Franklin Simpson travels to Lone Oak, Owensboro hosts Breckinridge County, Calloway County at Warren East.
Class 6-A: Muhlenberg County travels to Ballard, Marshall County goes to Eastern, Henderson County hosts Fern Creek and Daviess County hosts Oldham County.
High School Volleyball
Heritage Christian Academy lost in the championship match of the KCAA State Tournament Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College. After defeating Holy Angels 3 sets to none Friday night, the Lady Warriors defeated Cornerstone Christian 3 sets to one in the semi finals Saturday morning, then lost to Somerset Christian 3 sets to none in the finals.
Grace Waldron and Ashley Jent were named to the All Tournament team, with Waldron and Haley Lisembee named to the KCAA All State team.
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.
Louisville has moved to number 10 in this week’s USA Today coaches poll, with Western Kentucky receiving four votes this week. The Cardinals moved to 12th in this week’s Associated Press poll, with Alabama remaining number one in both polls.
Western Kentucky became the second Kentucky school to become bowl eligible following its win at Florida International Saturday. The 6-2 Hilltoppers host Middle Tennessee Thursday night.
NFL: Andrew Luck found Vick Ballard on a 16-yard touchdown pass in overtime as the Indianapolis Colts clipped the Tennessee Titans 19-13 at LP Field. Luck finished 26-of-38 for 297 yards with the TD and an interception for the Colts, who snapped a 10-game road losing streak.
Titans coach Mike Munchak says his team let one slip away:
Matt Hasselbeck was 22-of-29 for 236 yards and a score for the 3-and-5 Titans whose two game winning streak ended. Chris Johnson ran for 99 yards on 21 carries in the loss. The Titans host the Chicago Bears next Sunday at noon at LP Field.
Monday Night Football has the San Francisco 49ers playing at the Arizona Cardinals, with coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
MLB: The San Francisco Giants captured their second World Series title in three years by beating the Detroit Tigers in 10 innings, 4-3. Marco Scutaro's RBI single in the 10th helped the Giants complete a four-game sweep.
Pablo Sandoval was named series MVP. Detroit manager Jim Leyland said in defeat, give the credit to the Giants:
High School Football
Hopkinsville closed out the regular season on Friday Night against Ft. Campbell. Jeff Sisk has the wrap-up:
Christian County closed out the regular season at Pulaski County. Todd Hamilton has more:
Other high school football scores:
Madisonville 27 Crittenden County 7
Mayfield 48 Caldwell County 7
Union County 48 Hopkins County Central 13
South Warren 30 Todd Central 6
Russellville 35 Logan County 7
College Football: Kentucky meets Missouri, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7. Also today, Florida meets Georgia in Jacksonville, with pre game coverage at 2 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
16th ranked Louisville stayed undefeated with a 34-31 overtime win over Cincinnati.
College Basketball: Indiana is ranked number one in the Associated Press pre season poll. The Hoosiers are followed by Louisville, defending national champion Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan in the top 5. North Carolina State, Kansas, Duke, Syracuse and Florida round out the top 10.
NHL: The National Hockey League announced Friday all games for the month of November have been cancelled. The league and the players union are at a stalemate in trying to end the current strike, which has had players locked out since early September.
Christian County High’s softball program is having a fund raising golf tournament tomorrow afternoon at 1 at Western Hills Golf Course, with lunch to be served at noon. Contact the pro shop for more information about playing in the event. A brief ceremony honoring coach Jim Perrin will be held before the event and you can make donations to the Jim Perrin Scholarship fund at the tournament.
College Basketball: NBC Sports.com reports Andrew Wiggins has reclassified himself to graduate high school in the class of 2013. The Huntington(WV) Prep standout is now considered the top recruit in the nation. Kentucky is one of the top schools on the list for Wiggins’ services, along with Florida State where his dad Mitchell played.
MLB: It’s a travel day in the World Series as the scene shifts from San Francisco to Detroit for game 3 Saturday night. The Giants lead the Tigers 2-0.
Meanwhile, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has faith in the Detroit Tigers' ability to win the World Series, even though they've lost the first two games to San Francisco. He says all that's changed is that the process of winning the World Series will take a little longer than he thought.
The mayor says he gives credit to San Francisco, but quote, "it's time for our guys to wake up." Mayor Bing has a bet with the mayor of San Francisco. The mayor of the losing city has to perform a day of community service in the opponent's city.
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia had surgery Thursday to remove a small bone spur from his throwing elbow. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure and says Sabathia is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2013 season. Sabathia went on the disabled list on August after experiencing soreness in the elbow, but came back to pitch 10 times before the end of the season, including three post season appearances.
NFL: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is sinking his financial teeth into the Denver marketplace. Papa John's announced today that the veteran quarterback will own 21 restaurants in the Denver area. Manning said investing in Papa John's is quote, "a smart investment now and will be long after I'm done playing football." Papa John's is the official pizza sponsor of the NFL and is the official pizza for 15 NFL teams.
High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville both close out the regular season this evening.
Following an off week, the 7-2 Colonels travel to Pulaski County to meet the Maroons in the second game of the Don Franklin Bowl. Pulaski County is also 7-2 and has won its last six games. Coach Steve Lovelace on the Maroons:
Kickoff around 8:30 Hopkinsville time, with the Heritage Bank pre game show around 8 on Lite 98.7 and lite987whop.com.
Hopkinsville closes out the regular season hosting Fort Campbell. The Tigers are 3-5 coming into the contest, while Fort Campbell, ranked in the top 10 in Class 3-A brings a 7-2 record into the game. Coach Marc Adam Clark talks about the Falcons:
Kickoff from the Stadium of Champions at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Trigg County hosts Calloway County, Todd Central welcomes South Warren, Logan County hosts Russellville, Caldwell County goes to Mayfield, Crittenden County at Madisonville, Hopkins Central hosts Union County, Henderson County entertains Owensboro, Heath at Lone Oak, Webster County hosts Ballard Memorial, Bowling Green entertains Lexington Catholic, Warren Central goes to Southwestern, Muhlenberg County hosts Barren County.
Last night’s games: Graves County defeated Marshall County 42-14 and Greenwood edged Central Hardin 35-34.
High School Volleyball: Heritage Christian Academy is the top seed for the KCAA State Tournament which begins later today at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Coach Eldridge Rogers comments:
The 22-5 Lady Warriors play the late match against Holy Angels. The semifinals and finals will be held tomorrow.
The KHSAA State Tournament also takes place this weekend at Valley High School in Louisville. 2nd region winner Henderson County plays top ranked Assumption, 4th region winner Greenwood takes on Allen Central, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic meets Campbell County and 1st region winner Lone Oak takes on Corbin. The tournament continues through tomorrow.
Former Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Billy Wise died Thursday. Wise began his career with the KHSAA in 1969 and spent 25 years with the organization, including three years as commissioner from 1991-94.
College Football: The Kentucky Wildcats play at Missouri tomorrow against a Tiger team that is winless in four SEC games this season. Coach Joker Phillips says a healthier Wildcat team will play tomorrow including quarterback Patrick Towles. Pre game coverage begins at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere tomorrow: Georgia plays at Florida in Jacksonville, with coverage at 2:00 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Other games have Tennessee at South Carolina, Vanderbilt hosts UMass, Western Kentucky at Florida International.
In the OVC: Austin Peay celebrates homecoming against Southeast Missouri and Murray State at Jacksonville State.
Louisville plays this evening, as the Cardinals host Cincinnati.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari used his time Thursday at the SEC Media Days in Birmingham to say the Wildcats are not very good right now. Calipari also voiced confidence his team could be a national contender by March.