Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville meets Christian County, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Trigg County hosts Reidland, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Caldwell County travels to Calloway County, Lyon County at Union County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights goes to Ohio County, Hopkinsville is at Rossview, Christian County hosts Caldwell County, Trigg County at Calloway County, Todd Central at Dawson Springs, Hopkins Central hosts Crittenden County, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Lyon County at Union County.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville is at Fort Campbell, University Heights at Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Todd Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County entertains Franklin Simpson.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky is simplifying its defense following mistake after mistake against Louisville on Sunday. The Cardinals racked up 466 yards of offense in the contest. Kentucky hosts Kent State Saturday night in Lexington, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky has spent a lot of time this week watching film of top ranked Alabama’s defense. Quarterback Kawan Jakes tells the Associated Press the Tide is fast, big and physical and the Hilltoppers will have to be on their A game in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:39 pm.
College Basketball: Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie, now at Texas Tech, was reprimanded earlier this year for exceeding NCAA practice time limits. Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt says the school reported the secondary violations to the NCAA, who approved the penalty the school had decided upon according to an Associated Press story.
The school is now investigating that the 52-year-old Gillispie mistreated players. CBS Sports.com reported earlier this week some 15 players had left the program since Gillispie took over last year and that some 30 people including staffers have left the program in the last 18 months.
Twenty of the 31 games the University of Louisville will play this season involve teams that participated in the post season last year. The Cards will open the season November 11th hosting Manhattan, who features former Christian County standout Donovan Kates.
Louisville will play Western Kentucky December 22nd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and face Kentucky December 29th at the Yum! Center, along with playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving. The Cards will face Notre Dame, Syracuse, South Florida and Seton Hall twice during Big East Conference play.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are hopeful of getting more pressure to New England quarterback Tom Brady when the teams open the season Sunday at LP Field. Defensive tackle Sen’Merrick Marks tells the Tennessean the Titans have noticed a couple of weaknesses in pre season game films and hope to exploit them on Sunday.
Sunday’s game will also see identical twins meet each other as Devin and Jason McCourty play for the Pats and Titans respectively. It will be the first time the brothers have squared off in football and the record shows that Devin is 27 minutes older. Kickoff is at noon Sunday.
It appears there’s more trouble for former Kentucky and current Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie. CBS Sports.com reported last night since Gillispie’s arrival, 15 players have left the program and during his 18 months in Lubbock more than 30 members of the program, including staffers have departed.
One player was required to practice with stress fractures in both legs, and players had to go for more than 20 hours a week(the NCAA limit) and at times had practices of over four hours in a row. Gillispie reportedly remains hospitalized in a Lubbock hospital, where he has been since Friday.
Forty years ago today, tragedy struck the 1972 Munich Olympic games. Palestinian terrorists took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and ended up killing them at a German airport. These were the days before 24 hours news networks, ESPN and the internet. It was the late broadcaster Jim McKay who told the world in these words “They’re all gone.”
Major League Baseball this afternoon has Cincinnati hosting Philadelphia and St. Louis hosting the NY Mets. Tonight’s action includes Chicago at Washington and Atlanta hosting Colorado.
Sports Tonight comes your way this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Hear previews of this week’s football games for Christian County and Hopkinsville, along with Rick Shaw of the Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: University Heights defeated Crittenden County 3 sets to none, Trigg County over Hopkinsville 3-0, Madisonville over Fort Campbell 2-0, Livingston Central over Union County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Todd Central 5-1, Murray slid by University Heights 2-0, Christian County defeated Muhlenberg County 3-1, Trigg County shut out Lyon County 10-0, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 8-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville edged Marshall County 2-1, Murray shut out University Heights 10-0, Todd Central defeated Logan County 3-2 on penalty kicks, Madisonville over Caldwell County 8-1, Trigg County over Lyon County 5-1, Henderson County and South Warren tied at 1,
Golf: The Links at Novadell was the host for a couple of matches.
Boys: University Heights defeated Crittenden County 163 to 165. Blazer Cameron Allen was co medalist with a 39, Austin Knight 40, Tadd Switzer 41, Hendley Traughber 43, Adam Stone 57.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Ohio County in a full team match 192 to 236 and in a two player match defeated University Heights 92 to 93.
Hopkinsville was led by Dacie Bolton with 45, however UHA’s Anna Moore was medalist with a 36.
Football: The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville has lost its second quarterback of the 2012 season. Darrel Oates suffered a high ankle sprain in the second half of last week’s loss to Greenwood. The junior will not play Friday night when the Tigers go to Madisonville. Coach Marc Adam Clark says freshman Tyler Graham will get the start this week. Coverage of Friday’s game airs with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Christian County is 8th this week, with Bowling Green 1st, Warren Central 3rd, Graves County 9th and Greenwood 10th.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell is 8th, Louisville Central 1st, with Paducah Tilghman 4th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is number one, with Lone Oak 6th.
Class 2-A: Somerset is first, Owensboro Catholic 2nd, Murray 5th.
Class A: Mayfield is at the head of the class, with Russellville 5th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is first, with Henderson County 9th.
College Football: Former Fort Campbell and current Western Kentucky University standout Antonio Andrews has received a national honor. A news release from Western says Andrews was named one of seven National Punt Returner Performers of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
Andrews had a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown in WKU’s win over Austin Peay last week and finished with 228 all purpose yards. The Hilltoppers play at top ranked Alabama Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals have made moves up in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches polls this week. The Cards are ranked 23rd in the AP Poll, and 24th in the USA Today poll. Both polls have Alabama number one this week.
NFL: The regular season begins this evening as the defending champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Ryder Cup: Nashvile native Brandt Snedeker was one of four captain’s picks for the United States team announced Tuesday by captain Davis Love III. The other selections were Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson. The Americans will meet Europe later this month at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators players are returning to the Music City for informal workouts, but whether or not the season begins on time remains to be seen. Training camp is scheduled to open September 21st, however, the current collective bargaining agreement ends September 15th.
Talks between the players and the league broke off without a resolution or further scheduled discussions. The last lockout wiped out the 2004-05 season.
ESPN reports Texas Tech and former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie remains hospitalized in Lubbock after being admitted Friday after he thought he was having a heart attack or stroke.
The hospital admission came at the same time as Tech players were meeting with school administrators to air complaints about treatment of players and Gillispie’s practice habits.
Kentucky Sports Radio.com reports former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells has selected Maryland as his new school. Wells visited Kentucky, Memphis and Oregon before making his decision. Wells will sit out this season and be eligible for the 2013-14 season. Wells was recently expelled from Xavier after being arrested on sexual assault charges.
Kentucky is picked as an early seven point favorite in its home football opener against Kent State Saturday night in Lexington. Kickoff is set for 6:30, with Countdown to Kickoff at 5 on Lite 98.7.
The NFL season begins tomorrow night at MetLife Stadium as the defending champion NY Giants host the Dallas Cowboys. Coverage of the game airs at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP where you can also hear Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton beginning at 5:08 tomorrow evening.
American Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has named his four captains picks for matches against Europe later this month at Medinah Country Club in Chicago. The picks are: Nashville native Brandt Snedeker, Jin Furyk—who has been on every Ryder and President’s Cup team since 1997, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson.
Major League Baseball tonight includes St. Louis hosting the NY Mets, Cincinnati entertains Philadelphia, Atlanta hosts Colorado and the Chicago Cubs at Washington.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville plays at Trigg County, University Heights hosts Crittenden County, Fort Campbell at Madisonville, Henderson County at Owensboro, Livingston Central at Union County.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville goes to Todd Central, Christian County travels to Muhlenberg County, University Heights at Murray, Logan County goes to Ohio County, Trigg County at Lyon County, Madisonville at Hopkins Central, Henderson County hosts Owensboro Catholic.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Marshall County, Christian County at Muhlenberg County, University Heights at Murray, Todd Central at Logan County, Caldwell County at Madisonville, Trigg County hosts Lyon County, Henderson County at South Warren.
High School Football: The Associated Press has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 8th and Greenwood is 9th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is number one, Lone Oak 8th, Owensboro 10th.
Class 3-A: Central is first this week, Paducah Tilghman 5th, Fort Campbell 8th.
Class 2-A: Owensboro Catholic is number one, with Murray High 5th.
Class A: Mayfield first, Russellville 9th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is in the top spot, with Henderson County ranked 10th.
The Courier Journal reports a news conference will be held in Louisville tomorrow to announce a new coach for St. X High School beginning in 2013. St. X grad and former NFL offensive lineman Will Wolford will be named to replace Mike Glaser, who announced before this season he would be stepping down.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips acknowledged after Sunday’s 32-14 loss to Louisville the Wildcats have much work to do. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Phillips used the phrase “We’re better than that” 12 times in his 11 minute post game meeting with the media. Kent State provides the opposition for the Wildcats home opener Saturday night at 6:30, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: As the Tennessee Titans prepare to open the season Sunday hosting the New England Patriots, some are reminded of the last meeting which resulted in a 59-0 win for the Patriots in 2009. However, the Tennessean reports when cornerback Jason McCourty was asked about the game Monday, he feigned amnesia and said he had no memories of the game and it was totally erased from their minds. Kickoff for the game is at noon Sunday at LP Field.