Tonight's(7/14) Hoptown Hoppers games at Madisonville have been cancelled. No make-up has been be announced.
The Hoppers next game will be Sunday night at 7:00pm at Fulton.
The Hoptown Hoppers are back in action this evening at Colonel Field, hosting Madisonville on Christian County Animal Shelter night. Bring dog or cat food or cat litter and receive a $2.50 ticket. Pre game coverage for the 7:05 first pitch begins at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other action in the Ohio Valley League tonight has Owensboro at Marion.
Major League Baseball tonight includes St. Louis opening a series with Miami at Busch Stadium, Atlanta at Philadelphia, Chicago Cubs at New York and Cincinnati at San Diego.
Princeton’s Emma Talley is playing her second round at the US Women’s Open at Black Wolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Talley began the day one over par following an opening round 73 Thursday.
West Kentucky Star.com reports Graves County High School will not host the Touchstone Energy All A 1st region boys and girls basketball tournaments next year. Graves County athletic director Doug Gloyd says the tournament causes conflicts for both the basketball and wrestling teams. Paducah Tilghman has reportedly expressed an interest in taking over hosting the tournament.
Pre season accolades are beginning for Murray State senior quarterback Casey Brockman. Lindy’s College Football pre season magazine has Brockman as a pre season All American in FCS. Brockman could break a number of school records in his upcoming senior year. Murray State is also ranked pre season number 18 in Lindy’s FCS poll. The Racers open the 2012 season September 1st at Florida State.
Hoppers Baseball: Phillip Menou pitched a complete game, one hit shutout as the Hoptown Hoppers downed Marion 6-0 Thursday night. Marion’s lone hit came on a single by Tyler Hannahs in the top of the 3rd inning.
Jake Sandlin had three hits and drove in four runs for the Hoppers, with former UHA standout Matt McGowan going 1-3. The Hoppers improved to 18-8 with the win and will face the Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates tonight at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The Fulton Railroaders saw their win streak improve to 10 games with an 8-5 win over Owensboro. However, Fulton remains three games behind the Hoppers in the Ohio Valley League standings.
Elsewhere tonight in the OVL: Owensboro travels to Marion.
US Women’s Open golf: Princeton’s Emma Talley fired a one over par 73 at Black Wolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin Thursday. Talley trails co leaders Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and rookie Lizette Salas by four shots. The trio all shot three under 69. Second round action takes place today.
PGA Tour: Franklin’s Kenny Perry and former UK golfer Steve Flesch stand at even par after the first round of The Greenbrier Classic. Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker is at one over par, with JB Holmes tied for 5th at five under, two strokes behind leader Vijay Singh.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky University’s Michael Bradley is on his way to Vincennes University after the NCAA denied Western’s appeal of an earlier decision to allow him to play this season.
Bradley transferred from Connecticut, where he had not played the last two seasons, to Western to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Chattanooga, TN. The NCAA first declined Bradley’s request to receive a hardship, which Western appealed.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Thursday Hilltopper walk on Spence Sheldon was arrested Thursday morning on public intoxication charges. Sheldon played only three minutes in seven games last season. The school had no comment on Sheldon’s arrest.
The University of Kentucky will play Transylvania University in an exhibition game November 5th at Rupp Arena. The two teams played last season for the first time in 100 years, with UK getting a 97-53 win.
College Baseball: Middle Tennessee will be searching for a new coach. The Tennessean reports Steve Peterson has retired after 25 seasons as the leader of the Blue Raiders. The 60 year Peterson had 791 wins as coach, including nine appearances in the NCAA tournament.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators restricted free agent Shea Weber has declined arbitration with the team. This means any team can sign Weber to an offer sheet. Predators officials have said they would match any other team’s offer to keep Weber.
Meanwhile, Predators forward Sergei Kostitsyn has filed for arbitration. He signed a one year $2.5 million deal last summer.
OVL Baseball: Following a rainout in Marion last night, the Hoptown Hoppers will face Marion this evening at Colonel Field at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Fans are asked to bring non perishable food items for Branch Outreach Food Bank, with those bringing items to receive a $2.50 ticket for the game.
Elsewhere in the OVL this evening—Owensboro plays at second place Fulton.
Major League Baseball this evening has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting Colorado again, Chicago at Atlanta, Cincinnati is at San Diego.
The Courier Journal reports a federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Karen Sypher, who was found guilty of trying to extort Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Sypher’s attorneys advanced no arguments of merit on appeal. Sypher is serving a seven year prison term in Florida.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports Western Kentucky has picked up its fourth football commitment for 2013. Justin Martinez is an 6-3, 235 pound offensive lineman from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie, FL.
First round play is underway at the US Women’s Open Golf Championship at Black Wolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Princeton’s Emma Talley is playing today and will tee off just after 2 Hopkinsville time.
At Wimbledon today, sixth seeded Serena Williams won in straight sets over second seed Victoria Azarenka, while Agnieszka Radwinska also won her match in straight sets. The two will play in the women’s final Saturday.