Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
This evening’s guests include Allen County Scottsville football coach Brad Hood, who will preview the matchup with Hopkinsville Friday night. Jeff Sisk will visit with Hoptown football coach Marc Adam Clark on the game with ACS, Coach Steve Lovelace will preview Christian County’s game with Fort Campbell.
ESPN reports Notre Dame is leaving the Big East to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports except football and hockey. However, part of the deal includes the Irish will play five members of the ACC in football each season. When the transition will take place remains uncertain, as the Big East requires a 27 month notice to leave the conference.
Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews, now at Western Kentucky, ranks 8th nationally in all purpose yards with 180 yards per game and ranks 11th in punt return average with 18.2 yards per return. Andrews—who has become a versatile back for the Hilltoppers—will lead his team against Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington, with Countdown to Kickoff on the air at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Meanwhile, Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter denies reports from Kentucky Sports Radio.com that he and head coach Joker Phillips had a verbal confrontation during the Louisville game which spilled over into last week’s preparations for the Kent State game. Addressing the media on the matter following practice Tuesday, Minter said quote “Didn’t happen”.
Week 2 of the NFL season gets underway tomorrow night as two old NFC rivals meet as Chicago travels to Green Bay. You can hear coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Major League Baseball includes St. Louis playing a late afternoon game at San Diego, with Cincinnati hosting Pittsburgh, Atlanta at Milwaukee and Chicago meeting Houston this evening.
News Channel 5-Nashville reports the Milwaukee Brewers have extended their deal to have the Nashville Sounds as their Triple A affiliate through the 2014 season.
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Previews of Hopkinsville’s football game with Allen County Scottsville and Christian County’s game with Fort Campbell along with a visit with Hopkinsville boys soccer coach Tyler Stallons will be part of this evening’s show.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results:
Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated University Heights 3 sets to none, Warren East defeated Todd Central 2-1, Caldwell County over Paducah Tilghman 2-0.
Boys Soccer: Christian County and Caldwell County played to a 2-2 tie, University Heights over Hopkins Central 10-0, Calloway County over Fort Campbell 3-0, Henderson County defeated Madisonville 3-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville over Ohio County 8-2, Fort Campbell shut out Todd Central 4-0, Trigg County slid by Crittenden County 1-0, Caldwell County over Dawson Springs 3-0, Muhlenberg County edged Webster County 2-1.
Golf: University Heights played Muhlenberg County in a boys match Tuesday. The Mustangs won 170-176. UHA was led by Tadd Switzer with 40.
The Lady Blazers played at Madisonville and lost 83-100. Anna Moore led UHA with a 39.
High School Football: Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green is number one, Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 7th and Graves County 9th.
Class 3-A: Central is first, Paducah Tilghman 4th, Fort Campbell 6th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is number one this week, with Lone Oak 6th.
Class 2-A: Somerset is on top, with Owensboro Catholic 2nd and Murray High 6th.
Class A: Mayfield is number one, with Russellville 6th.
Class 6-A: Trinity first and Henderson County 10th.
College Golf: Former Caldwell County standout Emma Talley led top ranked Alabama to an 8th place finish Tuesday at the Cougar Classic golf tournament in Charleston SC. Talley had three level par rounds of 72 for a 216 total. Talley who finished 14th individually, was the top finisher for Alabama.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have waived two players so wide receiver Kenny Britt can return to the roster following his one game suspension by the NFL. Britt is expected to play Sunday at San Diego. Meanwhile, quarterback Jake Locker is expected to play Sunday after suffering a slight injury to his non throwing left shoulder. Locker and Matt Hasselbeck are expected to split work when the team practices today.
Kentucky Sports Radio.com reports sources have told them there have been heated conversations over the last 10 days between Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips and defensive coordinator Rick Minter.
Sources say the two men had a verbal confrontation on the sidelines during the Louisville game in which Phillips told Minter to make defensive changes and Minter did not. The disagreement reportedly spilled over into practice and pre game meetings last week leading up to the Kent State game.
Kentucky returns to action Saturday hosting Western Kentucky at 6 pm, with pre game coverage beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Southeastern Conference has announced Kentucky’s game with Florida September 22nd will kickoff at 11:21 am Hopkinsville time in Gainesville.
Meanwhile, Kentucky’s opponent this week, Western Kentucky has recruited a kicker. The Courier Journal says Joseph Occhipinti from Nashville’s Hillsboro High School has become the 12th commitment for 2013 for the Hilltoppers, who have struggled with field goal kicking. In the 2011 season, place kickers missed 15 of 20 field goals and so far this season are 0-3 all coming against Austin Peay.
Texas Tech’s returning leading scorer Jordan Tolbert tells ESPN he will not play for the Red Raiders if Billy Gillispie returns as basketball coach. Gillispie has been placed on indefinite sick leave after being recently hospitalized. An investigation is going on into allegations the former Kentucky coach mistreated players.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak is confident quarterback Jake Locker will play Sunday against San Diego. Locker hurt his left—non throwing shoulder in Sunday’s loss to New England. An MRI was performed Monday. The Titans return to practice Wednesday, with coach Munchak saying Locker may split work with back up Matt Hasselbeck.
Major League Baseball this evening has St. Louis at San Diego, Atlanta at Milwaukee, Chicago at Houston and Cincinnati entertaining Pittsburgh.
Monday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated Crittenden County 2 sets to none, Fort Campbell over Todd Central 2-0, Trigg County edged University Heights 3-2, Madisonville over Union County 3-0, Russellville over Allen County Scottsville 2-1.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville shutout Lyon County 10-0, Fort Campbell over Todd Central 4-0, Logan County over Muhlenberg County 5-2, Trigg County defeated Mayfield 4-1, Ohio County shutout Hopkins Central 10-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville drilled Paducah Tilghman 8-0, University Heights over Hopkins Central 8-1, Caldwell County over Ballard Memorial 4-1, Madisonville over Ohio County 5-1, Henderson County defeated Webster County 11-1, Muhlenberg County edged Owensboro 1-0.
Golf: Hopkinsville and Christian County played Hopkins Central at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. Hopkinsville won with 155, Christian County had 170 and Hopkins Central 173. Dylan Henderson led Hopkinsville with 36, followed by Wade Perry with 37. Christian County was led by TJ Ferry with 36.
Today’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: University Heights at Hopkinsville, Christian County travels to Henderson County, Todd Central hosts Warren East, Logan County goes to Warren Central, Russellville welcomes Franklin Simpson, Caldwell County at Paducah Tilghman, Trigg County at Madisonville.
Boys Soccer: University Heights hosts Hopkins Central, Christian County hosts Caldwell County, Madisonville welcomes Henderson County, Fort Campbell goes to Calloway County.
Girls Soccer: Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central, Caldwell County welcomes Dawson Springs, Trigg County at Crittenden County, Logan County hosts Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central at Union County, Webster County welcomes Muhlenberg County.
High School Football: The Associated Press has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green is number one, Warren Central is 3rd, Christian County 6th and Greenwood 7th.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central remains number one, Paducah Tilghman 7th and Fort Campbell 8th.
Class 4-A: Highlands first, Owensboro 8th and Lone Oak 10th.
Class 2-A: Somerset number one, Owensboro Catholic 2nd and Murray High 6th.
Class A: Mayfield is first, Russellville 9th
Class 6-A: Trinity is number one this week, with Henderson County 9th.
Funeral arrangements have been released for former Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Louis Stout. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Hopkinsville time Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.
Services will be held at 11 am Hopkinsville time Saturday at Consolidated Baptist Church on Russell Cave Road in Lexington. Stout died Sunday following a brief illness.
College Football: Kentucky offensive lineman Larry Warford was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week Monday for his performance against Kent State. Kentucky hosts Western Kentucky Saturday, with air time for Countdown to Kickoff at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Meanwhile, Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart has apologized for remarks made about WKU students on Twitter. During a news conference Monday, Taggart said that students who wear UK apparel on campus are ones who quote “probably couldn’t get in to UK”.
Taggart in his apology said his comments were intended to suggest that WKU students who wear UK apparel this week are not showing allegiance to WKU’s athletics program and football team who need everyone’s support this week. Taggart apologized to students who thought he meant otherwise.
Murray State linebacker Qua Huzzie has received a national honor. Huzzie was named the College Football Performance Awards National Linebacker of the Week. Huzzie had a team high nine tackles, with four for loss and his first career interception against Central Arkansas last week. The Racers are in action Saturday at Missouri State.
College Basketball: Arraignment was held Monday for Murray State’s Zay Jackson who was arrested Sunday after hitting two people in the Walmart parking lot in Murray. The judge reduced the charges from first to second degree assault and lowered bond from $20,000 to $15,000.
The incident reportedly took place after a dispute over a shopping cart.
Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Max Fuel Express Pick the Winners Contest.
$30 1st place prize goes to Wymond Baker of Hopkinsville
$15 2nd place prize goes to Frankie Rogers of Hopkinsville
$10 3rd place prize goes to Landon Boyd also of Hopkinsville.
This week’s cards are now available at Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations. Get your cards and maybe you’ll be our next winner.
Funeral arrangements have been released for former Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Louis Stout. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Hopkinsville time at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, with funeral services Saturday at 11 am Hopkinsville time at Consolidated Baptist Church at 1625 Russell Cave Road in Lexington. Stout died Sunday following a brief illness.
Arraignment took place this morning in a Calloway County courtroom for Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson. Jackson was arrested and charged with first degree assault Sunday afternoon after hitting two people with his car in the parking lot of Walmart in Murray. WPSD reports the judge in the case reduced the charges to second degree assault and lowered the bond from $20,000 to $15,000. Jackson remains lodged in the Calloway County Jail and will appear for a preliminary hearing September 26th.
Kentucky offensive lineman Larry Warford was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the Kent State game Saturday. Kentucky meets Western Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington. Coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Week one of the NFL season concludes tonight with a Monday Night doubleheader. Cincinnati is at Baltimore in a game you can hear at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, with the late game featuring San Diego and Oakland.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis at San Diego, Cincinnati host Pittsburgh, Atlanta takes on Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs are in Houston.