High School Softball: Christian County scored in every inning and thanks to stellar pitching by Jasmine Matchen and Lauren Hobson, defeated Hopkinsville 13-0 in five innings.
Matchen and Hobson combined to throw a no hitter and allowed only two Hopkinsville base runners, one on a walk and the other on an error. Christian County is now 15-2/4-0 in district play while Hopkinsville falls to 5-10/2-4 in district play.
Elsewhere: Paducah Tilghman defeated University Heights 7-4, Trigg County split a pair of games defeating Fort Campbell 15-5 and losing to Crittenden County 8-5, Todd Central defeated Russellville 8-2, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 5-1, Webster County over Dawson Springs 14-5 and Union County slid by Henderson County 4-3.
High School Baseball: Muhlenberg County scores six times in its last two at bats in defeating Christian County 8-6, Northwest over Fort Campbell 12-1, Trigg County over Murray 10-3, Union County run rules Hopkins Central 18-0 in 5 innings, Crittenden County rolls over Lyon County 12-2 in 5 innings and Webster County defeats McLean County 6-4.
High School Basketball: Hopkinsville will begin the search for a new girls basketball coach. Tonya Wells announced her resignation earlier this week, saying she wanted to spend more time with her family.
Wells has been the head coach since 2005 and in seven seasons had a record of 123-76. Hopkinsville finished 32-5 this past season in winning its first 2nd region championship and made it to the quarterfinals of the Girls Sweet 16.
High School Soccer: Heritage Christian Academy player Joe Alvarado became the first player from the school to sign a scholarship Tuesday. The Kentucky New Era reports Alvarado signed to play for Lindsey Wilson College.
Former Christian County softball player Casey Castille has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week. The freshman outfielder hit .600 in seven games for Murray State last week, including hitting three home runs, driving in nine runs and scoring eight times.
College Basketball: Kentucky’s national championship basketball team is headed to Washington. The Wildcats will meet with President Barack Obama Friday afternoon at the White House. The ceremony will recognize the school’s eighth national championship.
Horse racing: Grace Hall was installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for a field of 14 fillies for the 138th Kentucky Oaks, which will run Friday at Churchill Downs.
Hopkinsville native Larry Jones says Mark Valenski will not run in the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Jones told the Courier Journal Tuesday he did not feel like the horse was training to win the Run for the Roses.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will face four teams in New England, San Diego, Detroit and Houston who all made the playoffs last season in the first four weeks of the 2012 season. During the Titans Caravan stop here earlier this week, three time Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said the Titans were up to the task.
Also, after last season’s lockout and distractions without running back Chris Johnson in camp, offensive lineman Michael Roos said it’s been nice to have a normal off season this year.
The Tennessean reports the Titans bolstered their linebacking corps on Tuesday by signing Zac Diles to a contract. Diles split time last season between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. Also, the Titans added a fullback, signing Collin Mooney, who last played for Army in 2008.
NHL: When the Nashville Predators take the ice this evening against Phoenix at Bridgestone Arena, they will do so without Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov, who were suspended for tonight’s game for violation of team rules. The Predators trail in the series 2-0. Coverage of the game begins at 8 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds win their third straight game, beating Omaha 8-5. The Sounds and Storm Chasers play a matinee at noon today at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods open a three game series this evening at South Bend.
The Courier Journal reports the national champion Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is headed to Washington, DC. The Wildcats will be recognized for their national championshp season at the White House Friday afternoon and have a chance to meet President Barack Obama. Coach John Calipari says he is excited for his players to have a chance to meet the President.
Henderson County High School has organized a selection committee in its search for a new boys basketball coach. The Henderson Gleaner reports the committee has its first meeting today. There is also an online survey that asks the public what qualities it would like to see in a new coach.
Henderson County is seeking a replacement for Mark Starns whose contract was not renewed after five seasons. The school is hoping to begin interviews May 7th, with a new coach to hopefully be in place by May 21st.
The Georgetown News-Graphic reported Monday Georgetown College’s board of trustees has voted unanimously to apply to become a member of NCAA Division Two. Georgetown has been a long time member of NAIA in all sports and recently toyed with the idea of going Division Three before voting against the move. Application is to be made by June 1st to the NCAA with a decision to be made by July 15th.
Hopkinsville native Larry Jones says his horse Mark Valeski will not run in the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Jones tells the Courier Journal he felt the horse was not training like he was ready to win the Run for the Roses. It was also announced Optimizer, trained by D Wayne Lukas will run on Saturday.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports the Godaddy.com Bowl, the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid American conference have agreed the bowl game will continue to match a team from the Sun Belt and the MAC through the 2017 season. The contract was to have expired following the 2013 game. The game will be played January 6th in Mobile, Alabama.
Major League Baseball: There’s a full slate of game in both the American and National Leagues this evening. The Chicago Cubs are at Cincinnati, Atlanta hosts Philadelphia and St. Louis entertains Pittsburgh.
NBA: Three games are on the playoff schedule for this evening including Boston at Atlanta where the Hawks lead 1-0. Philadelphia is at Chicago where the Bulls lead 1-0 and Denver is at the LA Lakers, where the Lakers lead 1-0.
NHL: One game tonight has Philadelphia hosting New Jersey, with the Flyers holding a 1-0 lead in the series.
As the Nashville Predators prepare for game three of their Western Conference series Wednesday night against Phoenix, one area which needs improvement is defensive play.
The Predators have allowed nine goals to the Coyotes in the first two games of the series, after allowing nine in the entire first round series against Detroit. Coverage of tomorrow night’s game from Bridgestone Arena at 8 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Baseball: Madisonville defeated Christian County 5-1, Fort Campbell defeated Hopkins Central 6-2 in a rain shortened 6 inning game.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Muhlenberg County, Fort Campbell at Northwest, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Caldwell County at Madisonville, Trigg County welcomes Murray and Union County hosts Hopkins Central.
High School Softball: Caldwell County edged University Heights 6-5 in 9 innings.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Hopkinsville in 8th district action at Lady Colonel Field. First pitch at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games have University Heights at Paducah Tilghman, Fort Campbell at Trigg County, Todd Central hosting Russellville, Logan County at Franklin Simpson, Madisonville at Hopkins Central, Dawson Springs hosts Webster County, Murray at Calloway County.
College Baseball: Former Christian County player and University of Memphis senior pitcher Chase Joiner has been named the Conference USA pitcher of the week. Joiner threw his second complete game of the season in defeating Central Florida 1-0 Sunday.
Joiner allowed 5 hits, struck out 4 and walked 2 in getting his second complete game of the season. It’s also the second time Joiner has been named CUSA pitcher of the week.
College Basketball: Louisville coach Rick Pitino introduced Kareem Richardson and Doug Davenport as new assistant coaches Monday.
Pitino also announced player Luke Hancock, who sat out this season after transferring from George Mason, injured his right shoulder in a pickup game last week. The Courier Journal reports Hancock had an MRI and will undergo surgery. Pitino says Hancock will be ready to go by fall practice.
Southern Mississippi introduced its new basketball coach Monday as former Morehead State head coach Donnie Tyndall will replace Larry Eustachy, who recently became the head coach at Colorado State.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans brought the Titans Caravan to Hopkinsville Monday afternoon, where a large crowd greeted quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and offensive lineman Michael Roos at O’Charley’s.
Hasselbeck says after just missing the playoffs last season, the Titans are optimistic to make it back to the playoffs this season. Roos says adding wide receiver Kendall Wright as the number one draft pick adds an extra threat to the Titans offense and those drafted on defense will be of great help to the team.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds won their second straight game, defeating Omaha 4-3. Game two of the series is set for this evening. The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost the series finale at Wisconsin 7-2. The Hot Rods have an off day today.
Hopkinsville High's softball game at Trigg County has been cancelled due to the rain in the area this afternoon.
Only one player west of Interstate 65 has been selected for the Kentucky Boys All Star basketball team that will meet Indiana’s best in early June. The Courier Journal reports Twin Lancaster of Logan County is the only player from western Kentucky selected to the roster. Kentucky will meet Indiana June 8th in Louisville’s Freedom Hall and June 9th at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
As WHOP Sports reported this morning, Hopkinsville High’s Christy Soldo has been selected for the Kentucky girls all star team.
The Courier Journal reports University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will officially introduce Kareem Richardson as the Cards new assistant coach at an afternoon news conference. Richardson comes to Louisville from Xavier University and replaces Richard Pitino, who was recently named head coach at Florida International.
The Tennessee Titans have signed 15 undrafted free agents today, including offensive guard Chandler Burden of Kentucky and tight end Brandon Barden of Vanderbilt. The Titans have also signed undrafted punter/kicker Will Baston of North Alabama.
Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher is among three finalists for the NHL's Foundation Player Award. The award is presented annually to the player who applies the core values of hockey to further enrich his community. The winner will be announced during the 2012 NHL Awards to be held June 20th in Las Vegas.
Major League Baseball has 12 games, six in each league on the schedule for this Monday. Games include the Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia and Atlanta hosts Pittsburgh.
Three games highlight the NBA playoff schedule this evening: New York is at Miami where the Heat lead 1-0, Orlando at Indiana where the Magic lead 1-0 and Dallas is at Oklahoma City where the Thunder lead 1-0.
Two games in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs this evening have the New York Rangers hosting Washington leading the series 1-0 and Los Angeles at St. Louis with the Kings holding a 1-0 in the series.