High School Basketball: There are a number of games on the schedule this evening.
Boys: Logan County goes to Bowling Green, Greenwood at Owensboro Catholic, Warren Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Caldwell County at Dawson Springs, Henderson County at Union County, Webster County hosts Lyon County and Paducah Tilghman at Graves County.
Girls: Christian County entertains Ohio County, Fort Campbell hosts Russellville, Trigg County at Christian Fellowship, Warren East goes to Caverna, Webster County at Union County, Muhlenberg County welcomes Apollo and Henderson County hosts Lyon County.
Boy/Girl Doubleheaders: Hopkins Central at Livingston Central, Murray hosts Mayfield and McCracken County at St. Mary.
The Hopkinsville Tigers remain 5th this week in the Boys Cantrall Top 20 poll from the Lexington Herald Leader. Ballard is number one, Warren Central 11th and Henderson County is 22nd.
Henderson County is 7th in this week’s Girls Cantrall Top 20 poll which has Elizabethtown first. Bowling Green is 17th and Murray is ranked 21st.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had three points as Manhattan held off Niagara 78-77.
Women’s action saw Florida defeat 15th ranked Kentucky 86-80 and top ranked Connecticut defeated 4th ranked Louisville 81-64.
Tonight’s games: After a dramatic win over Arkansas Little Rock Saturday, Western Kentucky concludes its two game Arkansas swing at Arkansas State this evening, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Women’s action tonight has 8th ranked Tennessee hosting 18th ranked Vanderbilt. In the OVC-Austin Peay goes to Belmont and Murray State is at Tennessee State.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action Wednesday night at Auburn, with pre game at 5:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports two members of the University of Tennessee team were arrested when police broke up a party at a Knoxville apartment complex early Sunday morning. 20-year-old defensive lineman Danny O’ Brien was charged with underage consumption of alcohol, resisting arrest and false impersonation.
Meanwhile, 22 year old linebacker AJ Johnson, who was supposedly one of the party’s hosts, was charged with providing alcohol to minors and resisting arrest. Seven other team members were cited at the party. An arrest warrant also indicates numerous individuals were provided with alcohol and marijuana at the party, but no drug arrests were made.
Golf: Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran tied for 25th at the Champions Tour’s Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, FL won by Michael Allen. Allen defeated Duffy Waldorf on the second hole of a playoff.
High School Basketball: There weren’t many games played across the region last night, however University Heights did meet Fort Campbell in an 8th district doubleheader. The Lady Blazers defeated the Lady Falcons 60-47, while the Blazers won over the Falcons 93-43.
Other Boys action saw Logan County over Russellville 76-64, Greenwood edged South Warren 66-60, Warren Central rolled Warren East 73-29, Graves County over Marshall County 55-50, Mayfield routed Ballard Memorial 73-48, McCracken County rolls Community Christian 96-39 and Paducah Tilghman edged St. Mary 64-59.
Girls games saw Logan County defeat Russellville 67-48, South Warren cruised by Greenwood 60-43, Warren Central rolled Warren East 73-42, Graves County over Marshall County in overtime 50-45, McCracken County over Community Christian 55-37, Ballard Memorial over Mayfield 56-40 and Paducah Tilghman over St. Mary 61-39.
Games that are cancelled today include: Hopkinsville’s girls game with Madisonville and Christian County’s girls matchup with McCracken County.
Hopkinsville’s boys game at Trigg County is cancelled and the second ranked Tigers will not participate in the Joe B. Hall Classic Sunday at Montgomery County.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates did not score in Manhattan’s 84-73 win against Canisius.
Today’s action includes Kentucky at Mississippi State, with pre game coverage at 11 am on Lite 98.7. Other SEC games have Tennessee hosting South Carolina, Vanderbilt welcoming Arkansas and LSU hosting Auburn.
Western Kentucky is at Arkansas Little Rock, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on News/Talk WHOP. In the OVC, Murray State is at Tennessee State and Austin Peay is at Belmont.
Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Arkansas Little Rock and Austin Peay is at Tennessee State.
College Baseball: The Ohio Valley Conference released its pre season poll on Friday. Tennessee Tech was picked to win the league, Austin Peay was second and Murray State was 10th. Neither the Governors nor Racers had any players selected to the All OVC pre season team. Both Austin Peay and Murray State open their seasons next weekend.
College Softball: Kentucky defeated 2nd ranked Oklahoma 5-4 in 10 innings Friday, with former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner going 1-4. The Wildcats defeated Loyola Marymount earlier in the day 7-1. Kentucky meets George Washington in its final game in Long Beach, CA today.
Murray State opened play Friday in the LSU Tiger Classic. The Racers defeated Central Arkansas 8-4 with former Christian County standouts Casey Castille and Maggie Glass both going 0-3. In the nightcap, Murray State lost to Minnesota 8-2, with Castille going 0-4 and Glass 0-3. The Racers face Oklahoma State and LSU today.
NHL: The Nashville Predators play their final game before the Olympic break this evening hosting the Anaheim Ducks.
The Tennessean reports Predators general manager David Poile had surgeries Friday to repair injuries sustained Thursday when hit in the face by a puck in the morning skate before that night’s game with the Minnesota Wild. Poile is recovering in a Minnesota hospital, with his return to Nashville yet to be determined.
Golf: Franklin’s Kenny Perry is in a tie for 13th place following the first round of the Allianz Championship, this week’s Champions Tour stop in Boca Raton, FL. Perry fired an opening round four under par 68, trailing leader Michael Allen by eight strokes. Allen recorded a 12 under par 60. Paducah’s Russ Cochran had a two under par 70.
Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth are tied for the lead heading into today’s third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am. Both are at nine under par, with Hunter Mahan one stroke back.
High School Basketball: Christian County’s boys contest at Henderson County is one of a number of cancellations in the area this evening. University Heights is scheduled to host Fort Campbell in an 8th district boy-girl doubleheader this evening. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Also, it’s been announced Madisonville’s girls game at Hopkinsville scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled, along with Hopkinsville’s boys game at Trigg County. No word on if either will be made up. Hopkinsville’s boys will also not be travelling Sunday to play in the Joe B. Hall Classic at Montgomery County.
College Basketball: Top 25 games this evening have 6th ranked Villanova hosting Seton Hall and 12th ranked Creighton welcomes DePaul.
College Football: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says he plans to play two more years for the Seminoles. The redshirt freshman, who also is the Seminole baseball team’s closer out of the bullpen, led FSU to its first national championship since 1999 this past season.
College Baseball: The Ohio Valley Conference has announced its pre season selections. Tennessee Tech is picked to win the league, with Austin Peay second and Murray State 10th. Neither the Governors nor Racers had any players selected on the All OVC pre season team.
Austin Peay opens its season next Friday hosting Iowa, while Murray State opens its season next Friday hosting Illinois State.
High School Basketball: Another night saw almost every game cancelled in the region, with the exception of Hopkinsville’s boys playing at Fort Campbell. The 2nd ranked Tigers rolled to a 103-57 win over the Falcons. Jaqualis Matlock led the Tigers with 27 points, Tra Edwards added 16 as four Tigers were in double figures. Hopkinsville is now 20-2 on the season/5-0 in district play, while Fort Campbell is 2-11/0-4 in district action.
There’s a full slate of games this evening, but with schools closed again today, it’s unlikely they will be played. Christian County is scheduled to go to Henderson County for a boys game. If they play it, coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Basketball: In the OVC last night, Belmont held off a late rally by Murray State and defeated the Racers 99-96. Cameron Payne had a game high 29 points for Murray State, with Jarvis Williams scoring another double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Austin Peay defeated Tennessee State 75-65. Travis Betran had 21 points and Ed Dyson pitched in 20 to lead the Governors.
LSU got nine points and four assists from Anthony Hickey, Jr. but it wasn’t enough as Georgia defeated the Tigers 91-78.
Women’s action saw 8th ranked Tennessee defeat Ole Miss 77-65.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan play at Canisus.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow at Mississippi State, with pre game coverage at 11 am on Lite 98.7. Western Kentucky begins a two game Arkansas road swing at Arkansas-Little Rock, with pre game at 4:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Football: The University of Tennessee will open the 2015 season at Nashville’s LP Field. The Volunteers will face Alabama Birmingham. It will mark the second time Tennessee has opened its season at LP Field. Wyoming was the opponent in the 2002 opener.
College Softball: 12th ranked Kentucky opened its season at the Mizuno Invitational Thursday in Long Beach, CA with a pair of wins. The Wildcats beat Santa Clara 6-0, with former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner going two for two with two home runs and three rbi. Kentucky took the second game over Long Beach State 10-0. Joiner was one for two with an rbi.
Kentucky plays today against Loyola Marymount and 2nd ranked Oklahoma in games at Cal State Fullerton.
Murray State opens its season today at the LSU Tiger Classic. The Racers face Central Arkansas this morning and meet Minnesota this afternoon. Austin Peay opens its season at the Mardi Gras Invitational at South Alabama, playing the host Jaguars, McNeese State and Syracuse.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost to the Minnesota Wild in overtime 3-2, but two members of the Predators ended up hospitalized Thursday. General Manager David Poile was struck by a puck in the face during the morning skate and television broadcaster Pete Weber suffered a heart attack. Both were hospitalized in Minneapolis according to the Tennessean.
Golf: The Champions Tour’s Allianz Championship begins today in Boca Raton, FL. Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran are both in the field.
First round play at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am was suspended Thursday following a weather delay. However, rookie Andrew Loupe fired an eight under 63 and has a two stroke lead. 40 players will finish their first round this morning including Phil Mickelson who is five under through 15 holes.
Lexington native Josh Teater fired a three under 69, while Nashville native and defending champion Brandt Snedeker had an even par 72.
The Hopkinsville Tigers will play their 8th district game as scheduled with Fort Campbell. It will be a varsity ONLY game on post beginning at 6 pm.
However, the Hopkinsville-Christian County girls game scheduled for 7:30 this evening has been cancelled, with a make up date to be determined.