Sports Tonight comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. A tribute to former Christian County softball/wrestling coach Jim Perrin will be part of the program along with interviews with Christian County football coach Steve Lovelace, Hopkinsville coach Marc Adam Clark and Christian County volleyball coach Rick Erickson.
College Basketball: USA Today has released its pre season poll with Tom Crean's Indiana Hoosiers sitting at number one, Louisville is second, Kentucky third with Ohio State and Michigan rounding out the top five. North Carolina State, Kansas, Duke, Syracuse and Florida comprise the remainder of the top 10.
6-9 forward Marcus Lee of California will make his decision sometime this afternoon whether he’ll play for Kentucky or California. If Lee comes to Kentucky, he’ll join recruits Derek Willis of Bullitt East, twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison of Texas and James Young of Michigan for the Class of 2013.
Louisville has been picked by the Big East media to win the basketball race this season. Syracuse is second, Notre Dame third, Cincinnati fourth and Georgetown fifth. Peyton Siva of the Cards was named Big East pre season of the year and was named on the Big East first team along with teammate Gorgui Deng.
MLB: The National League Championship Series continues this afternoon in St. Louis, with the Cardinals and Giants knotted at a game each. Kyle Loshe gets the start for the Redbirds, while Matt Cain goes for San Francisco.
Detroit can wrap up the American League Championship Series with a win over New York this evening. The Tigers lead the best of seven 3-0 and send Max Scherzer to the mound against CC Sabathia who has won two games in the post season for the Yankees.
NFL: The Seattle Seahawks, fresh from their win Sunday over New England, travel to San Francisco to face a 49er team coming off a drubbing from the New York Giants tomorrow night. Coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Sports Tonight comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Jeff Sisk will be sitting in for Todd Hamilton. The program will feature a piece on former Christian County softball/wrestling coach Jim Perrin, a visit with Christian County football coach Steve Lovelace, also comments from Hopkinsville football coach Marc Adam Clark and Christian County volleyball coach Rick Erickson.
Funeral arrangements are complete for former Christian County softball/wrestling coach Jim Perrin. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4-8 pm at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with funeral services Friday morning at 11 am at the church. Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville in charge of arrangements.
Friends and colleagues alike are remembering Jim Perrin. Former Christian County basketball coach Lyle Dunbar recalls Perrin:
Also making comments was longtime Colonel football coach Dan Goble:
One of the more interesting stories came from one of Perrin’s former softball players Ellen Boyd Harrison:
Former Colonel wrestler Andy Lee remembered Perrin as a father figure:
More comments will come your way during the segment on Coach Perrin this evening on Sports Tonight.
A scholarship fund honoring Coach Jim Perrin has also been established. You may send your donations to Ray Diuguid at 4235 Fort Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville or to Pennyroyal Hospice at 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results
2nd region volleyball at Caldwell County: University Heights lost to Caldwell County 3 sets to one, while Henderson County defeated Crittenden County 3-0.
2nd region Boys Soccer at Henderson County: Madisonville edged University Heights 2-1 and Trigg County defeated Union County 6-0.
4th region Boys Soccer at Bowling Green: Todd Central lost to Bowling Green 10-0.
2nd region Girls Soccer at Lyon County: Hopkinsville shut out Trigg County 10-0 and Henderson County defeated Caldwell County 4-2.
Boys 2nd region soccer at Henderson County: Hopkinsville meets host Henderson County in one semifinal, with Madisonville playing Trigg County.
Girls 2nd region soccer at Lyon County: Semifinal action has Hopkinsville meeting Henderson County, with host Lyon County playing Madisonville.
College Basketball: The San Jose Mercury News says highly touted basketball recruit Marcus Lee will announce his collegiate decision today. Kentucky and California are the two finalists for Lee’s services. The 6-9 forward is ranked as the 9th best high school senior in the nation according to one recruiting website.
Funeral arrangements for former Christian County softball coach Jim Perrin have been announced. Visitiation will be held from 4-8 pm Thursday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with funeral services to be held Friday morning at 11 am. Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements. Perrin died Monday at the age of 65 following a battle with cancer.
Friends and colleagues are remembering the life of longtime Christian County softball coach and former athletics director Jim Perrin. The 65-year-old Perrin died at his home Monday. Among those paying tribute to Perrin, former Christian County basketball coach Lyle Dunbar:
Also remembering Perrin was long time Colonel broadcaster Hal King:
Funeral arrangements for Jim Perrin are incomplete, but under the direction of Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville.
College Football: The Southeastern Conference has announced Kentucky’s game at Missouri October 27th will kickoff at 11 am Hopkinsville time. Also kicking off at that hour is Tennessee at South Carolina. Vanderbilt’s game with UMass will kick from Nashville at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.
NFL: Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will make his third straight start Sunday when the Titans play at Buffalo. Coach Mike Munchak said Monday injured quarterback Jake Locker could be healthy enough to return in a week. Doctor’s checked Locker’s injured left shoulder Monday, but coach Munchak did not have the results. However, Munchak did say Locker could start throwing later this week.
The Philadelphia Eagles today fired Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator and replaced him with secondary coach Todd Bowles. Castillo’s firing comes after the Eagles blew a 10 point lead against Detroit Sunday. Head Coach Andy Reid was to explain the firing in a news conference this afternoon.
MLB: Game three of the American League championship series takes place tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit, with the Tigers leading the Yankees two games to none. Detroit sends its ace Justin Verlander to the hill, while the Yankees counter with Phil Hughes.
It’s an off day in the National League, where the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants are tied at a game each in their championship series. Game three is tomorrow afternoon in St. Louis.
Legendary Christian County softball coach and former athletic director Jim Perrin died at his home Monday afternoon.
Perrin spent 34 years coaching and in administration at the high school level at Christian County and Trigg County High Schools, along with several years as head softball coach at Austin Peay.
Perrin led Christian County to four softball state championships, including three slow pitch titles in the early 1990’s. Two years ago, Perrin returned to Christian County as softball coach and led the Lady Colonels to the 2012 2nd region title and an appearance in the KHSAA State tournament. Perrin also coached wrestling in his early years at Christian County, leading the Colonels to a state championship and two runner ups.
Perrin was also inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame this spring and was inducted in the first class of the Christian County High School athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Jim Perrin, with Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville in charge of arrangements.
Monday’s High School Scoreboard
2nd region volleyball at Caldwell County: Christian County defeated Union County 3 sets to none to improve to 20-17 on the season, with Hopkins Central also a 3 sets to none winner over Trigg County.
2nd region Boys soccer at Henderson County: Hopkinsville shut out Caldwell County 10-0 to improve to 19-4 on the season and moves into the semi finals Wednesday to face host Henderson County who also defeated Lyon County by a 10-0 score.
2nd region Girls soccer at Lyon County: Christian County saw its season end with a 3-0 shutout by Lyon County. The Lady Colonels finish the season 6-12-3. Madisonville defeated Union County 11-0.
4th region Girls Soccer: Greenwood shut out Todd Central 4-0.
2nd region volleyball: Henderson County meets Crittenden County and University Heights faces Caldwell County.
2nd region Boys Soccer: Trigg County faces Union County and University Heights meets Madisonville.
4th region Boys Soccer at Bowling Green: Todd Central goes against Bowling Green.
2nd region Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville meets Trigg County and Henderson County takes on Caldwell County.
High School Football
The Associated Press weekly polls have been released.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central drops to 4th, Christian County 6th with Greenwood ranked 7th.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central is still first, Fort Campbell is 6th and Paducah Tilghman is ranked 9th.
Class 2-A: Owensboro Catholic remains number one, Caldwell County moves to 5th, while Murray High falls to 7th.
Class A: After picking up its 800th win, Mayfield remains number one, with Russellville ranked 7th.
Class 4-A: Highlands remains first, with Warren East still ranked 7th and Lone Oak 10th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is first, with Henderson County 6th. The Colonels, Simon Kenton and Scott County are the only three schools in the top 10 that are from out in the state.
The Leaf Chronicle reports Fort Campbell’s football program is going to be featured on the Sports Illustrated Underdogs video series. The series focuses on underdog teams in high school football. S-I followed Fort Campbell for three days last week leading up to their 62-14 win over Webster County. The video will premiere on Sports Illustrated’s website this afternoon.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will coach Saturday’s game against Alabama in the coaches booth again. Dooley is recovering from hip surgery last week and coached against Mississippi State from the coaches booth.
Meanwhile, Dooley says the Vols will likely be without tailback Raijon Neal after he injured an ankle in the Vols loss at Mississippi State last week.
NHL: Labor talks between the NHL and its players association resume today in Toronto. Today is day 30 of the strike and players also missed their first scheduled pay checks on Monday.