Jim Perrin, who built Christian County into a softball power in the 1990's, died Monday afternoon at his home after a battle with cancer. Perrin spent 34 years coaching at the high school level at Christian and Trigg County High Schools, and also spent several years as softball coach at Austin Peay.
Perrin led Christian County to three slow pitch softball championships including back to back titles in 1990 and 91. His teams won four state championships including a fast pitch title in 1996 and finished runner up four times. Just two years ago, Perrin returned to Christian County after working as softball coach and athletic director at Trigg County. He coached the softball program for the last two years, leading Christian County to a regional title and a trip to the 2012 State Fast Pitch tournament.
Perrin also coached wrestling in his early years at Christian County and won a state title, along with two runner up finishes. Perrin was also athletics director during his tenure at Christian County. Perrin was inducted this spring into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Jim Perrin, with Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville in charge of arrangements.
Long time Christian County softball coach and former athletic director Jim Perrin has lost his battle with cancer. Perrin died at his home Monday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be under the direction of Hughart and Beard Funeral Home. More on this story will come your way on WHOP Sports tomorrow morning.
It was ladies week in the Max Fuel Express Pick the Winners College Football contest last week. There was one perfect card and many with just one miss, with the commonly missed game Texas Tech’s win over West Virginia.
1st place $30: Marie Gann of Hopkinsville
2nd place $15: Kristen Ezell of Hopkinsville
3rd place $10: Mystic Jade Wallace of Hopkinsville
Pick up a free contest card for this week’s games at Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations and submit them by noon Saturday. You may be our next winner!
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader says Kentucky is next to last in FBS in 3rd down defense. The Wildcats at number 119 are allowing opponents to convert at over 55%. The new stats also point out Kentucky is 113th in total offense at over 306 yards a game and allowing opponents 415 yards per game which is 77th ranked in the nation.
A reminder Coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this afternoon, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
MLB: Game two of the National League Championship Series between St. Louis and San Francisco takes place tonight at AT&T Park. The Cardinals will send Chris Carpenter to the mound, while the Giants counter with Tim Voglesong. First pitch occurs just after 7 this evening.
Meanwhile, the American League Championship Series has the day off as Detroit leads New York 2-0. Game three of the series is set for tomorrow.
NFL: Monday Night Football has an AFC west showdown as San Diego hosts Denver. You can hear the game beginning at 7 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: Labor talks between the league and its players union will resume tomorrow. The sides met for two days last week with progress made on some small issues. The league has games cancelled currently through October 24th.
Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
Regional tournament action for volleyball and soccer begins today.
2nd region volleyball at Caldwell County: Christian County meets Union County at 6, with Trigg County playing Hopkins Central at 7:30.
2nd region Boys soccer at Henderson County: Henderson County meets Lyon County at 5:30, with Hopkinsville playing Caldwell County at 7 pm.
2nd region Girls soccer at Lyon County: Christian County meets Lyon County at 5:30, with Madisonville going against Union County at 7:30.
High School Football
The weekly Cantrall rankings are out from Kentucky.com. Trinity is number one again this week, with Bowling Green 4th, Warren Central 7th, Mayfield 14th, Henderson County 15th and Christian County knocked out of the top 25th following their loss to Graves County.
Christian County is idle this week, while Hopkinsville hosts Graves County Friday night at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Golf
The Kentucky All State teams have been announced with Lydia Gumm of North Hardin named Miss Golf, with Billy Tom Sargent of Scott County named Mr. Golf. Calloway County’s Anna Hack—who won the individual girls state title was selected All State along with Jackie Van Meter of South Warren. No boys from west of I-65 were on the team.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Louisville Cardinals have moved up in both major college football polls. The Cards are ranked 14th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and ranked 16th in the Associated Press poll. Alabama remains number one in both polls this week. Western Kentucky received six votes this week in the USA Today poll.
NFL: Monday Night Football has Denver meeting San Diego, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Football
Christian County lost for the first time in district action Friday night at the Stadium of Champions 42-37 to Graves County. Todd Hamilton has more:
The Hopkinsville Tigers Defeated The Ohio County Eagles in a shootout on Friday night 65 to 47 in Hartford. Jeff Sisk has more
Elsewhere: Caldwell County upset Murray 24-21, Fort Campbell over Webster County 62-13, Trigg County over Heath 48-27, Hancock County defeated Todd Central 58-26, Madisonville rolled over Calloway County 50-17, Lone Oak routed Hopkins Central 62-0, Logan County edged Barren County 21-20, Bowling Green over Warren Central 24-0.
One game today has Russellville taking on Fulton City.
College Football: Kentucky travels to Arkansas this evening, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7. LSU hosts South Carolina this evening with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.