High School Baseball: Fresh from two 8th district wins over Christian County this weekend, the Hopkinsville Tigers meet Southern in their first game of the Derby City Classic in Louisville. University Heights hosts Hopkins Central, Fort Campbell travels to Russellville, Webster County is at Crittenden County, Union County hosts Daviess County.
High School Softball: Todd Central hosts Harrison County, Logan County at Grayson County, Dawson Springs hosts Union County, Webster County hosts Livingston Central, Henderson County at Muhlenberg County.
Christian County’s softball team finished runner up in the Play It Again Sports tournament this past weekend in Clarksville. The Lady Colonels lost to Beech High School 4-2 in the championship game.
College Basketball: Trent Johnson resigned Sunday as LSU’s basketball coach after four seasons. It’s been widely speculated Johnson will become the new head coach at TCU. TCU issued a statement Sunday saying it will hold a news conference today to make a major announcement concerning its men’s basketball program. Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey Jr. plays for LSU.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee Lady Vols assistant coach Dean Lockwood has denied a report he is a candidate for the head coaching position at the University of Michigan. Another Lady Vols assistant, Mickie DeMoss, recently left the school to join the coaching staff of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, fueling speculation head coach Pat Summitt may be stepping down after 38 seasons due to being diagnosed with early onset dementia last fall.
College Football: Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews scored four touchdowns in Western Kentucky University’s scrimmage on Saturday. Andrews rushed for 154 yards on 13 carries in the game. The Hilltoppers will conclude spring practice with the annual Red-White game on Saturday at 6 in Bowling Green.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will face arch rival Detroit in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The first two games will take place in Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds got their first win of the season Sunday, downing the New Orleans Zephyrs 1-0. The Sounds continue their season opening road trip tonight at Oklahoma City.
After being off on Sunday, the Bowling Green Hot Rods take to the road for the first time this season, opening a series at West Michigan.
High School Baseball: Logan County took a pair of games from Graves County 8-3 and 6-4.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville and Christian County begin a two game 8th district series at Tiger Stadium. First pitch at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show from the O’Charley’s broadcast booth at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: University Heights is at Madisonville, Trigg County goes to Caldwell County, Logan County welcomes Allen County Scottsville, Webster County hosts Marshall County in a doubleheader, Paducah Tilghman hosts Mayfield.
High School Softball: Hopkins Central run ruled Caldwell County 14-0 in 5 innings, Madisonville over Dawson Springs 8-1.
Today’s games: Christian County and Todd Central are participating in the Play It Again Sports Classic in Clarksville, Russellville meets Cumberland County in the 4th region All A Classic at Metcalfe County.
Christian County High soccer player Vontrae Lewis became the 11th student-athlete to sign a collegiate letter Thursday. Lewis will be playing his college soccer for Mid Continent University.
Franklin Simpson High School is beginning its search for a new football coach. The Bowling Green Daily News reports Tim Schlosser is resigning the position to become the new principal for Franklin Simpson High. Schlosser was 108-59 in 14 seasons including a 13-2 record in 2011. The Wildcats lost to Highlands in the Class 4-A finals. Schlosser also serves as the school’s athletic director.
College Basketball: Murray State University released a statement Thursday saying Isaiah Cannan will return for his senior year. Cannan led the Racers in scoring with 19 points per game and 45 percent from behind the 3 point line. Cannan led the Racers to a 31-2 record and an NCAA tournament appearance.
Western Kentucky announced Thursday freshman point guard Derrick Gordon is transferring to be closer to his family in New Jersey. Gordon was the Hilltoppers leading scorer at almost 12 points a game this past season and was also the team’s leading rebounder at almost 7 board per game.
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will honor University of Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt. Summitt—who was inducted into the Hall in 2003—will become the first two time winner of the Tennessean of the Year Award. Summitt will be honored during a banquet to be held in Nashville May 19th.
College Football: Austin Peay concluded spring practice with its Red-White game Thursday night at Governors Stadium. The White held off the Red 14-7, with former Christian County defensive back Ricky Tinnin recording seven tackles in the game.
NHL: The Nashville Predators moved back into fourth place and clinched no worse than a 5th place spot in the NHL Western Conference playoffs after a 2-0 win over Dallas at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators close out the regular season Saturday night at Colorado, a game you can hear at 8 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened their Midwest League season at Bowling Green Ballpark with a 3-0 win over South Bend. The two teams play again this evening.
The Nashville Sounds opened their season with a 6-2 loss at New Orleans. The two teams play again tonight in the Big Easy.
High School Baseball: Hart County run ruled Dawson Springs 11-1 in 5 innings, Russellville over Metcalfe County 10-3.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Calloway County, Fort Campbell at Houston County, TN, Caldwell County goes to Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Lyon County.
High School Softball: Christian County hosts Calloway County, Hopkinsville entertains Todd Central, University Heights welcomes Murray High, Caldwell County hosts Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Lyon County, Madisonville welcomes Dawson Springs.
Two members of Christian County’s 2011 football team signed collegiate letters during ceremonies at the high school Wednesday. Lucas Crawley signed with Olivet Nazarene University, an NAIA school outside of Chicago. Four year player Dayshawn Matlock signed to play his collegiate football for Murray State University.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari took to the social media Wednesday to dispel any rumors he is leaving the Wildcat program to coach the NBA’s New York Knicks. Calipari said he would continue to watch NBA games involving friends who are coaches and former players, but says he is not going anywhere. Calipari said he had the best job in the country and his goal is to pass UCLA in national championships.
Meanwhile, Calipari says he wants to help negotiate a new NCAA rule concerning the one and done rule. Currently, the NBA says a player must be at least 19 or have completed his freshman year to enter the NBA draft. Calipari tells the Lexington Herald Leader he is willing to do what he can to see the rule is changed and players stay in college longer.
Western Kentucky University coach Ray Harper announced Wednesday former Hilltopper David Boyden will rejoin the program as an assistant coach. This will be Boyden’s second stint at Western as a coach. Boyden was an assistant from 2008-10 before going to Tennessee Tech. Boyden also played on the Hill from 2000-03.
College Football: Austin Peay will conclude its spring practice with the Red/White game at 7 this evening in Governors Stadium. Former Christian County offensive lineman Jacob Langston will play center this evening.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have learned their preseason schedule for the 2012 season. The games include a primetime contest between the Titans and the Arizona Cardinals August 23rd on ESPN. Other games include a home date with the New Orleans Saints August 29-31, at Seattle August 9-13 and at Tampa Bay August 16-20. Dates for those three games will be finalized over the next month.
The NFL will release the regular season schedule later this month.
The Titans also signed veteran defensive end Leger Douzable to a contract Wednesday. Douzable played the last two seasons for Jacksonville.
NHL: The Nashville Predators play their final home game of the regular season tonight against the Dallas Stars. Coverage from Bridgestone Arena begins at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Baseball: University Heights won its second game in as many days in defeating Fort Campbell 11-7. Darian McCombs was 3-5 for the Blazers and winning pitcher Wade Willen struck out nine and walked only one in getting the win. Cyle Jay was 3-4 for the Falcons, with pitcher JD Swails took the loss. UHA is now 2-9/2-0 in 8th district action, while Fort Campbell is 4-4/0-2 in district play.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville defeated Marshall County 7-1, with Gus Sholar getting the pitching win and Josh Denton had two hits for the Tigers. Christian County edged Trigg County 2-1. Heritage Christian Academy defeated Grace Baptist 17-1.
Russellville slid by Butler County 5-4, Clarksville High over Logan County 4-0,Webster County split a doubleheader with Paducah Tilghman—winning 10-4 and losing 8-3, Calloway County run ruled Murray 11-1 in 6 innings.
Today’s games: Dawson Springs at Hart County, Russellville hosts Metcalfe County and Marshall County plays at Livingston Central.
High School Softball: Butler County defeated University Heights 8-2, Trigg County run ruled Fort Campbell 21-3 in 4 innings, South Warren run ruled Russellville 19-0 in 3 innings, Jo Byrns, TN edged Todd Central 3-2 in 8 innings, Hopkins Central run ruled Dawson Springs 13-1 in 6 innings, McLean County edged Logan County 11-10.
Hopkinsville High basketballer Darius White signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play for Mid Continent University. White averaged almost six points a game during his senior season, which saw the Tigers win the 2nd region championship and play in the Boys Sweet 16.
Two Christian County High student athletes will sign letters today. Lucas Crawley and Dayshawn Matlock will sign during ceremonies at 2:30 at the high school.
Hopkinsville High senior basketball player Christy Soldo has received an invitation to play for the Kentucky All Star team that will face the Ohio All Star team this weekend at Thomas More College.
Soldo averaged almost 19 points and almost 10 rebounds this season in leading Hopkinsville to its first Girls Sweet 16 appearance. The Murray State commitment has also been invited to try out for the Kentucky All Star team that will face Indiana this summer.
Golf: Bill BeLiles shot his age Tuesday at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. BeLiles fired an 82. Don Henderson and Ty Watts were the witnesses.
College Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcats returned to Lexington to a full house at Rupp Arena Tuesday afternoon to congratulate them on winning their 8th national championship. The 2012 national championship banner was unfurled in the rafters at Rupp.
Baylor capped off a perfect season at 40-0 in defeating Notre Dame in the Women’s National Championship 80-61. Brittney Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in the game.
Kentucky was ranked first in the final USA Today/ESPN coaches poll released Tuesday, with Louisville ranked 4th and Murray State was ranked 16th.
College Baseball: Louisville defeated Western Kentucky 9-2, Austin Peay saw its seven game win streak end to Belmont 6-2 and Murray State lost to Southern Illinois 13-10.
NFL: Nike on Tuesday released all 32 NFL teams new uniforms and there will be some subtle changes for the Tennessee Titans. The Tennessean reports the new uniforms will have new material which will produce lighter jerseys and pants for better range of movement.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are back in fourth place in the Western Conference thanks to stellar play from backup goalie Anders Lindback in a 2-1 shootout over the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators play their final home game Thursday night against Dallas, a game you can hear at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Softball: University Heights scored three runs in four different innings in defeating Hopkinsville 12-0 in 6 innings Monday. Chelsea Cansler was 3-5, with a home run, double and 3 rbi. Hopkinsville only had three hits in the game from Mallory Smithson, Skyler Grant—who also took the pitching loss—and Christy Soldo.
Makenzi Hamby was the winning pitcher for UHA. UHA improved to 6-4/2-0 in district play, while Hopkinsville fell to 3-6/0-3 in the district.
Elsewhere: Livingston Central run ruled Trigg County 15-0 in 4 innings, Union County run ruled Caldwell County 12-0 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: University Heights at Butler County, Fort Campbell hosts Trigg County, Todd Central travels to Jo Byrns, TN, Logan County is at McLean County, Russellville entertains South Warren, Caldwell County hosts Madisonville, Dawson Springs hosts Hopkins Central.
High School Baseball: University Heights defeated Fort Campbell 9-1, Livingston Central edged Trigg County 6-5, Logan County over South Warren 10-7, Russellville run ruled Dawson Springs 16-2 in 5 innings, Henderson County over Hopkins Central 13-4.
Today’s games: University Heights hosts Fort Campbell in 8th district play at 5:30. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games: Hopkinsville hosts Marshall County, Christian County travels to Trigg County, Caldwell County hosts Lyon County, Webster County plays at Paducah Tilghman, Russellville hosts Butler County.
Hopkinsville High basketball player Darius White will sign a collegiate letter with Mid Continent University today. The signing will take place at Hopkinsville High School at 2 pm.
College Basketball: Eight is great for the Kentucky Wildcats as the school won its 8th national championship last night in New Orleans defeating Kansas 67-59. Doron Lamb led the Wildcats with 22 points, followed by Marquis Teague with 14 and Michael Kidd Gilchrist had 11 as Kentucky finishes the season 38-2. Anthony Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player, despite only scoring 6 points. Davis had 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
Coach John Calipari has his final talk show of the basketball season tonight at 5, followed by Big Blue Insider at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Baylor guns for a perfect 40-0 season as they meet Notre Dame in the Women’s National Championship tonight in Denver. The teams played in November with Baylor winning 94-81. Tip off is at 7:30, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
University of Tennessee women’s assistant coach Mickie DeMoss is leaving the program to accept a job in the WNBA. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports DeMoss—who was once head coach at Kentucky—is joining the staff of the Indiana Fever.
The big question is whether DeMoss’ departure is the start of changes in the Lady Vols program. Head Coach Pat Summitt was diagnosed with onset dementia last fall and there has been speculation she may step down.
College Football: University of Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers says his comments on leaving the Vols program over the weekend were misinterpreted. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Rogers shot down suggestions Monday he would leave Tennessee after two seasons and that he was not trying to be a distraction to the program.
College Baseball: The Kentucky Wildcats are the top ranked team in the nation according to Collegiate Baseball. The number one ranking is the first in school history. The 27-2 Wildcats—who are 19-0 at home—host Dayton Wednesday. Kentucky is ranked 4th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Today’s games include: Murray State hosting Southern Illinois and Austin Peay hosts Belmont.
NHL: The Nashville Predators continue their march toward the NHL playoffs hosting the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena this evening. First puck drops at 7 pm.