High School Basketball
Boys: University Heights used a 15-6 run in the third quarter to knock off Union County 68-54. The Blazers had a trio in double figures led by Quadre White and Jake Hopper who each scored 14, with Dayshaun Brown adding 12. UHA improves to 2-0 on the season, while Union County goes to 1-1.
Elsewhere: Todd Central edged Edmonson County 52-51, Crittenden County defeated Dawson Springs 62-32, Warren Central defeated an Australian travel team 62-48, Glasgow slid by Greenwood 53-50.
Girls: Jamesha Mosley had a game high 16 points in leading Christian County to a 66-58 win over Warren Central. Two other Lady Colonels were in double figures, Desherrica Edwards scored 14 and Kimberly Hyde added 10.
Elsewhere: Henderson County defeated Evansville Memorial 61-55, Graves County over Fulton County 77-40.
Hopkinsville hosts a boy/girl doubleheader, with the Lady Tigers hosting Murray at 6, followed by the Tigers hosting Webster County. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Boys games: Trigg County goes to Crittenden County, Caldwell County hosts Madisonville, Logan County welcomes Warren East, Lyon County travels to Livingston Central, South Warren hosts Barren County.
Girls games: University Heights opens district play at Fort Campbell, Todd Central welcomes Greenwood, Caldwell County hosts Madisonville, Russellville hosts McLean County, Dawson Springs hosts Webster County, Trigg County goes to Crittenden County, Lyon County travels to Livingston Central, Muhlenberg County at Hancock County, Henderson County goes to Daviess County.
High school swimming
Hopkinsville won boys and girls matches over Madisonville Thursday night. The Kentucky New Era reports the Lady Tigers won 142-95, while the Tigers edged the Maroons 118-117 to win the match 260-212.
High school football
The Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl begins today with three games at L-T Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University.
The Class A game at 11 am has Mayfield against Hazard, Glasgow meets Covington Holy Cross in the 2-A game at 3 pm, with Trinity and Scott County meeting in the 6-A game at 7 this evening.
Fort Thomas Highlands senior quarterback Patrick Towles has been named Kentucky’s Gatorade football player of the year. The University of Kentucky commitment has thrown for over 36-hundred yards, 41 touchdowns and one interception this season. Highlands will play Franklin Simpson in the 4-A title game Saturday.
Kentucky set a school record in blocking 18 shots in defeating St. John’s 81-59 in the SEC-Big East challenge at Rupp Arena. Freshman Anthony Davis just missed a triple double, scoring 15 points, getting 15 rebounds and blocking 8 shots in the win. Terrence Jones led 7-0 Kentucky with 26 points. The number one Wildcats meet North Carolina tomorrow, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Murray State improved to 8-0 on the season with a 70-59 win at Western Kentucky. Great Alaska Shootout MVP Isaiah Cannan scored 18 points in leading the Racers. Jamal Crook led 2-6 Western Kentucky with 20 points. The Racers host Dayton Sunday at 1 at the CFSB Center.
Austin Peay received some good news yesterday. The Kentucky New Era reports former Heritage Christian standout John Fraley has been cleared to rejoin team workouts and practice on a limited basis. Fraley hit his head on the floor in the waning minutes of the Governors season opener at Middle Tennessee and has been sidelined since.
The Louisville Cardinals return to action tonight in the SEC-Big East challenge as Vanderbilt comes to the KFC Yum center this evening.
Texas A and M fired coach Mike Sherman Thursday, with a story in the Austin American Statesman indicating one coach they are targeting as Sherman’s replacement is Louisville’s Charlie Strong.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt coach James Franklin will stay in Nashville. Franklin’s name had been linked to several jobs, but a news conference is to be held today to announce Franklin will stay at Vandy. Franklin led the Commodores to a 6-6 mark in his first season and bowl eligibility.
Mike Fisher scored a goal late in the third period as Nashville won at Vancouver 6-5 Thursday night. The Preds return to the Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night to host Buffalo, a game you can hear at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball
Three sites have been chosen as potential new homes for the Nashville Sounds ballpark. The Tennessean reports the sites are the East Bank of the Cumberland River, a site north of the state capitol where Sulphur Dell once stood, or an area west of a railyard on Charlotte Avenue. Nashville mayor Karl Dean says building a new stadium is more of a luxury in these economic times. The Sounds have played at Greer Stadium since 1978.