It was the easiest card of the season in the Max Fuel Express Pick the Winners College Football Contest. A perfect card got players in the running for the money. Very few contestants missed more than two games.
1st prize $30: Janice Hightower, Hopkinsville
2nd prize $15: Dallas Gates, Hopkinsville
3rd prize $10: James H. Saddler, Hopkinsville
Contest cards for this week’s games are available at Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations.
High School Football: The weekly Cantrall rankings are out from Kentucky.com. Trinity remains number one this week, with Bowling Green 2nd, Warren Central 8th, Mayfield 16th and Henderson County 18th. Christian County has dropped out of the top 25.
High School Soccer: The opening round of the KHSAA girls state tournament begins this evening. Games include Murray High at Madisonville and Daviess County at Bowling Green.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Nightly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
College Basketball: WPSD reports on its website the judge in the case of Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson has recused himself. Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust said this morning he wants everyone to have “confidence in the court system” in this case. A chief regional judge will now preside over the case set to resume November 13th. Jackson was arrested after hitting two people with his car in the Walmart parking lot in Murray back in September.
Former Tennessee coach and ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl tells Larry Vaught of the Danville Advocate Messenger the Wildcats are for sure the best team in the SEC this year. However, Pearl says Kentucky will likely lose a home game this season.
Pearl says Missouri, Florida and Tennessee could all be good enough to beat the Wildcats this season, with all three teams meeting Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Coach John Calipari has not lost a home game in three seasons as Kentucky’s coach.
Louisville forward Chane Behanan will sit out the first exhibition basketball game November 1st and is banned from talking to the media in the fall semester. Coach Rick Pitino said following Sunday’s Red-White game Behanan was involved in some unspecified “incidents” over the summer and was warned another would lead to him missing a game.
Behanan played 34 minutes for the White team in Sunday’s scrimmage scoring 13 points, adding 11 rebounds and four blocks. Louisville opens the regular season November 11th against Manhattan and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates.
Minnesota assistant basketball coach Saul Smith is on indefinite unpaid leave by the university following his arrest on suspicion of DUI early Saturday morning. Smith is to make a court appearance December 3rd. Smith—who played at Kentucky—is in his 6th season on his father Tubby’s staff.
MLB: Game 7 of the National League Championship Series takes place tonight in San Francisco, with the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals knotted at three games each. Kyle Lohse gets the ball for the Redbirds while Matt Cain starts for the Giants. The winner meets Detroit in the World Series which begins Wednesday night.
NFL: Monday Night Football has the Detroit Lions playing at the Chicago Bears, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Weekend Recap: Hopkinsville’s Lady Tiger soccer team saw their chances to make the state tournament end Saturday night with a 3-2 loss to Madisonville in the 2nd region soccer final. Hoptown finishes the season 19-4, while Madisonville improves to 21-1-1 and play Murray in the first round of the state tournament this evening.
Henderson County won the Boys 2nd region title with a 4-0 win over Trigg County Satruday night, handing Trigg County its first loss of the season. Henderson County meets Marshall County Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament.
Christian County’s volleyball team lost to Henderson County 3 sets to 2 in the 2nd region final Saturday night in Princeton. Christian County finished the season 21-18, while Henderson County heads to the state tournament 34-5 and will meet top ranked Assumption Friday at Valley High School, Louisville.
Heritage Christian Academy’s JV Volleyball team finished third at the KCAA State JV Volleyball tournament in Lexington. Amelia Little was named to the all tournament team. The Lady Warriors finished the season 16-3.
HCA’s varsity volleyball team will play Glasgow Christian Academy tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 in the KCAA Region 1 championship game. The winner will get the top seed in the KCAA state tournament to be held at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, October 26th and 27th.
Proceeds from tomorrow’s game at Warrior Gym will be given to the Jim Perrin Scholarship Fund.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips will have his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action Saturday at Missouri, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Alabama remains number one in both major college football polls, with Oregon, Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame the remainder of the top 5 in both the AP and USA Today coaches polls. Louisville is 14th in the USA Today poll and 16th in the AP poll. Western Kentucky received votes in the USA Today poll.
Austin Peay’s will face two Southeastern Conference schools in the 2013 season. The school announced late last week that the Governors will open the season at Tennessee August 31st, then face Vanderbilt September 7th in Nashville.
Meanwhile, the Leaf Chronicle reported Saturday that Austin Peay athletics director Dave Loos said late last week he remains in support of the football program, despite the fact the Governors have lost nine straight games by 20 points or more including seven Ohio Valley Conference games. Following an off week, the Governors return to action Saturday celebrating Homecoming against Southeast Missouri.
College Basketball: The University of Louisville had its Red-White Scrimmage on Sunday with the Red team winning 85-74. Luke Hancock—a transfer from George Mason—scored 29 points to lead the Red team. Hancock entered the game seven minutes into the first half after Big East pre season player of the year Peyton Siva went down with a left ankle sprain, which was not thought to be serious.
Kentucky has its Blue-White scrimmage Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. You can hear the game beginning at 6 on Lite 98.7.
College Golf: Austin Peay hosts the F&M Bank-APSU intercollegiate today and tomorrow at the Links at Novadell. This is the 8th year the event has been played at Novadell and Austin Peay comes in as the defending champion. 14 teams, including a team from the University of South Dakota, Missouri State, Tennessee and four OVC teams are in the event.
NFL: Matt Hasselbeck found Nate Washington for a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown catch on fourth down with 1:03 left in the game, as the Titans rallied to beat the Bills 35-34. Hasselbeck finished 22-of-33 for 205 yards, while Chris Johnson ran for 195 yards and two scores for the Titans, who have won two in a row to improve to 3-and-4. Tennessee hosts Indianapolis at noon next Sunday at LP Field.
The Detroit Lions head outdoors to take on the Chicago Bears on "Monday Night Football" at Soldier Field. The Lions are last in the NFC North at 2-and-3, while the Bears sit atop the division at 4-and-1. Chicago has allowed an NFL-low 71 points this season. The Bears have won seven of the last eight meetings. Coverage of the game at 7 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: More regular-season games have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing labor stalemate. The league announced Friday it has called off games through November 1st. The NHL rejected three union counter-proposals late last week to its offer of a 50-50 revenue split as owners and players remain without a collective bargaining agreement. The players have been locked out since the previous CBA expired September 15th.
Georgia 29 Kentucky 24
High School Football
North Bullitt 18 Trigg County 15
2nd Region Boys Soccer Championship
Henderson County 4 Trigg County 0
2nd Region Girls Soccer Championship
Madisonville-North Hopkins 3 Hopkinsville 2
2nd Region Volleyball Championship
Henderson County 3 Christian County 2
Sports Headliners 10/20/12
The Graves County Eagles defeated The Hopkinsville Tigers on Friday Night 79 to 40. Here's a re-cap of the game with Jeff Sisk..
Graves County will have the #1 seed heading into the playoffs, while Christian County will be the #2 seed and Hopkinsville the #3 seed. Apollo will be the 4th seed.
other high school games from Friday:
Apollo 58 Ohio County 14
Cadwell County 49 Crittenden County 0
Henderson County 55 Muhlanberg County 0
Lone Oak 27 Madisonville-North Hopkins 10
Owensboro 55 Hopkins County Central 7
Union County 55 Todd County Central 27
Saturday Trigg County will be at North Bullitt
College Football Saturday
Georgia @ Kentucky... Airtime 4:30pm on Lite 98.7 WHOP-FM
Alabama @ Tennessee....Airtime 6pm on News/Talk 95.3 FM and 1230 AM WHOP
Louisiana-Monroe @ Western Kentucky
The Hopkinsville Tigers host The Graves County Eagles in high school action tonight at the Stadium of Champions. Both the Tigers and Eagles enter tonight's game after big district wins last week. Graves County defeated Christian County 42 to 37 and Hopkinsville beat Ohio County 65 to 47. Here's Tiger Head Coach Marc Adam Clark on the win.....
The Eagles are 6 and 2 on the season and 3 and 0 in the district. Coach Clark scouts the Eagles..
Our Pre-game coverage begins at 6:35pm on News/Talk 95.3 FM and 1230 AM WHOP.
Other games in the area Tonight:
Ft. Campbell host Heath
Muhlenberg County @ Henderson County
Lone Oak @ Madisonville-North
Todd County Central @ Union County
Trigg County will travel to North Bullitt on Saturday
The Christian County Colonels have the week off.
2nd Region Volleyball Tournament at Caldwell County
Christian County 3 Hopkins County Central 0
Henderson County 3 Caldwell County 2
Championship game Saturday at 7pm
Christian County vs. Henderson County
2nd Region Girls Soccer Tournament at Lyon County
Hopkinsville 6 Henderson County 4
Championship game Saturday at 5pm
Hopkinsville vs. Madisonville-North Hopkins
2nd Region Boys Soccer Tournament at Henderson County
Trigg County 3 Masdisonville-North Hopkins 2
Championship game Saturday at 10:00am
Henderson County vs. Trigg County
College Football Saturday
Georgia @ Kentucky...Airtime 4:30pm om Lite 98.7 WHOP-FM
Alabama @ Tennessee..Airtime 6:0pm on News/Talk 95.3 FM and 1230 AM WHOP