As of right now, play in both the 2nd region baseball and softball tournaments will take place today as scheduled.
Softball at Webster County: Henderson County meets Hopkins Central at 6, followed by Christian County and Livingston Central at 8. Coverage of the Lady Colonels game with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Baseball at Henderson County: Henderson County meets Madisonville at 5:30, followed by Union County and Caldwell County at 7:30.
WBKO.com reports former Western Kentucky University football player Bobby Sippio was arrested last Friday in Osceola County, Florida on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery and kidnapping.
The victim told Osceola County sheriff’s deputies he got into a vehicle with Sippio and another acquaintance and was told he was going to help move furniture. Instead, Sippio and the other man took him to a back road in Kissimmee, Florida where he was assaulted.
After the assault, the victim was driven to his home and was threatened at gunpoint. Sippio played for the Hilltoppers from 1999-2001 and is the school’s all time leader in interceptions.
College Basketball: Three of Kentucky’s basketball signees have been named Parade High School All Americans. Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress make the number of Parade All Americans who have signed with Kentucky at 76.
Poythress, who played at Clarksville Northeast, also received Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball award, along with being named Tennessee’s Gatorade Player of the Year and was named a McDonald’s All American.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports former University of Tennessee women’s assistant coach Daedra Charles-Furlow was not told her job was being cut. Charles-Furlow was not retained after Pat Summitt stepped down as head coach April 20th.
Charles-Furlow’s duties were largely absorbed by Summitt being named head coach emeritus. Charles-Furlow had been with Tennessee’s program the last two years. She has since been named girls basketball coach at West High School.
Speaking of Pat Summitt, she is being presented today at the White House with a Presidential Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be obtained by a civilian. Other awardees include former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, astronaut and former US Senator John Glenn and musician Bob Dylan.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators and the agent for all star defenseman Ryan Suter will meet this week to discuss a new contract. Suter can become an unrestricted free agent if a new deal is not in place by July 1st.
On the ice, the Stanley Cup Finals begin tomorrow night as the Los Angeles Kings meet the New Jersey Devils.
MLB: One afternoon game today has Chicago hosting San Diego. Tonight’s games include St. Louis at Atlanta and Cincinnati at Pittsburgh.
NBA: Game two of the Western Conference between San Antonio and Oklahoma City takes place this evening with the Spurs leading the series 1-0.
2nd region Baseball Tournament: The 8th district teams were both eliminated in Monday’s opening round action.
Henderson County held Christian County to just three hits in a 7-0 win. Avery Pitt and Daniel Steiner combined on a three hit shutout to give the northern Colonels their 24th win on the season to go with 13 losses.
Logan Patterson took the loss for Christian County who finished the season 19-20.
Hopkinsville committed three errors in the top of the 4th inning which led to six Union County runs, five of which were unearned in their 6-1 victory over the Tigers. The defending 2nd region champions are now 28-10 on the season while Hopkinsville finished the year 17-15.
Other games saw Madisonville defeat Crittenden County 6-1 and Caldwell County defeated Livingston Central 15-1 in 5 innings.
Tonight’s semi finals have host Henderson County meeting Madisonville at 5:30, followed by Union County and Caldwell County at 7:30.
2nd region Softball Tournament: 8th district teams went 1-1 in Monday’s opening round action. Christian County took the nightcap from Union County by the score of 6-1 to improve to 30-7 on the season. University Heights saw its season end at the hands of defending region champ Hopkins Central 11-1 in 6 innings. The Lady Blazers finish the season 21-14.
Other games saw Henderson County run rule Lyon County 11-0 in 5 innings and Livingston Central rallied from a two run deficit to beat Madisonville 3-2.
Tonight’s semi finals at Webster County have Henderson County hosting Hopkins Central at 6, followed by Christian County and Livingston Central at 8, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports later this year a new task force will study the lack of regulation of middle school sports and offer recommendations to the 2013 General Assembly.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association oversees high school sports, but there is no governing body for middle school sports. The 2012 General Assembly passed a resolution that requires a Legislative Research Commission task force to discuss best practice guidelines for middle school sports and to take into consideration non profit organizations that oversee some middle school teams.
College Baseball: Kentucky, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Austin Peay all made the NCAA tournament field announced Monday.
Second seeded Kentucky meets third seed Kent State in its first game at the Gary regional Friday afternoon at 3 pm Hopkinsville time.
Vanderbilt is also a two seed and will meet third seeded UNC Wilimington in the Raleigh regional at 1 pm Friday afternoon.
Austin Peay is a four seed in the Eugene regional and will meet top seed Oregon at 4 pm Friday afternoon.
Louisville is a third seed in the Tucson regional and will meet second seed New Mexico State Friday night at 6 Hopkinsville time.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones fired a final round 81 for a three day total of 234 and a 26th place finish in the boys 16-19 division at the Golfweek Junior Tour’s Midwest Region Tour Championship which concluded Monday at University Club in Lexington.
Christian County golfer TJ Ferry finished tied for 20th at the AJGA Pre Season Junior at Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, GA over the weekend. Ferry fired 74-75 for a two day total of 149.
Jones and Ferry will be part of an outstanding field for the Commanding General Golf Classic this weekend at Cole Park Golf Course at Fort Campbell.
Play begins today in the 2nd region baseball and softball tournaments.
BASEBALL AT HENDERSON COUNTY
10 am Christian County vs. Henderson County
1pm Crittenden County vs. Madisonville
4pm Hopkinsville vs. Union County
7 pm Caldwell County vs. Livingston Central
Tuesday May 29th
Semi finals at 5:30 and 7:30 pm
Wednesday May 30th
Final at 7 pm
SOFTBALL AT WEBSTER COUNTY
11 am Henderson County vs. Lyon County
1 pm University Heights vs. Hopkins Central
3 pm Livingston Central vs. Madisonville
5 pm Christian County vs. Union County
Tuesday May 29th
Semi finals at 6 pm and 8 pm
Wednesday May 30th
Final at 6 pm
Admission at both tournaments will be $6.
Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM will broadcast the two first round baseball games involving Christian County and Hopkinsville today, with the Heritage Bank pre game shows for the two games at 9:45 am and approximately 3:45 pm.
Other games will be determined upon today's action.
College Baseball: Austin Peay won the Ohio Valley Conference championship Sunday with a 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois. The 38-22 Governors now head to the NCAA tournament which begins Friday.
Mississippi State held Vanderbilt to six hits in shutting out the Commodores 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference tournament final Sunday. The Commodores are 33-26 on the season and hope to receive an at large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Louisiana Monroe won the Sun Belt Conference tournament Sunday in Bowling Green 4-2 over Arkansas State.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky will not be one of the 16 sites for the NCAA regionals. LSU, South Carolina, Florida and soon to be SEC member Texas A & M were among the 16 sites announced. The NCAA pairings will be announced today at 11 am on ESPN U.
College Softball: Tennessee’s Lady Vols have advanced to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City following a 2-1 win over Georgia. The 7th seeded Lady Vols, 52-12 on the season now face SEC champion and second seeded Alabama 55-7 at 6 pm Thursday in Oklahoma City.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones rebounded with a 71 Sunday at the second round of the Golfweek Junior Tour Midwest Region Spring Tour Championship at University Club in Lexington. Jones two day total of 154 is 13 shots behind the lead heading into today’s final round.
Senior PGA Championship: Franklin’s Kenny Perry fired a tournament record 62 in the final round Sunday at Benton Harbor, Michigan. Perry finished in ninth place, five shots behind first time winner Roger Chapman, who led wire to wire. Chapman claimed a two shot victory. Paducah’s Russ Cochran shot a final round 65 and finished tied for 29th at one under par.
Minor League Baseball: Round Rock hammered the Nashville Sounds 19-3 Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium. The finale of the series is this afternoon in Nashville.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost Sunday at Fort Wayne 3-2, with game three of the series this afternoon.
College Baseball: Austin Peay won a pair of games at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament Saturday, defeating Southeast Missouri 10-6 and Eastern Illinois 7-0. The top seeded Governors meet Eastern Illinois in the championship today in Jackson, TN.
Kentucky was eliminated from the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 2-1 loss to Mississippi State. The Bulldogs meet Vanderbilt in the championship game this afternoon. The Commodores elimininated Florida in Saturday's second semi final .
Western Kentucky concluded its season with a 7-4 win over Louisiana Monroe in its final pool play game in the Sun Belt Conference tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hilltoppers finish the season 25-33. The Sun Belt championship game will be played this afternoon with Louisiana Monroe taking on Arkansas State.
College Softball: Tennessee defeated Georgia 3-1 in Super Regional play Saturday in Athens. A win for the Lady Vols today sends them to the College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds won their fourth straight game 7-3 over the Round Rock Express. Game three of the four game series is this afternoon at 2:05 at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods beat Fort Wayne in the first of a four game series 11-2, with game two of the series set for tonight.
Golf: Hopkinsville's Dayton Jones fired an 83 in the first round of the Golfweek Junior Tour Midwest Region Tour Championship Saturday at University Club in Lexington. Jones is 13 shots off the lead in the boys 16-19 division heading into today's second round of the three day event which concludes Monday.
Franklin's Kenny Perry fired a 69 and stands tied for 29th at 214 heading into the final round of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Paducah's Russ Cochran shot a 71 today and is tied for 52nd with a 218 total. Roger Chapman at 14 under par takes a five shot lead into today's final round over John Cook.
Pairings for the 2nd region baseball and softball tournaments were announced Friday afternoon.
Baseball will be played at Henderson County High School, with first round games Monday including host Henderson County meeting Christian County at 10 am Monday, with a rematch of last year's regional final taking place at 4 pm with Hopkinsville meeting Union County. Both baseball games will be heard on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com beginning with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 9:45 for the County game, and approximately 3:45 for the Hopkinsville game.
Softball will be played at Webster County High School, with University Heights meeting defending regional champ Hopkins Central at 1 pm Monday, with Christian County meeting Union County at 5 pm.
College Baseball: Austin Peay defeated Jacksonville State 7-6 in 11 innings. The Governors will face Southeast Missouri at noon today, with the winner to play Eastern Illinois for the Ohio Valley Conference championship at 3:30 this afternoon.
Kentucky meets Mississippi State in one of the semi final games at the SEC tournament in Hoover, AL today. Vanderbilt meets Florida in the other semifinal game with the winners to play for the championship Sunday.
Western Kentucky plays its final game of the season this evening in the Sun Belt Conference tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hilltoppers meet Louisiana Monroe at 7 pm.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the University of Tennessee has dismissed tight end Cameron Clear from the football team. Clear was arrested earlier this week on theft charges. Clear played in 12 games, starting twice for the Vols last season. He caught just one pass on the season.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds defeated Round Rock 7-6, with game two of the series this evening at Greer Stadium. The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost the finale of their series at Great Lakes 9-8. The Hot Rods open a series tonight at Fort Wayne.