High School Basketball
All games in the area were cancelled last night due to the winter weather.
Tonight’s games (WEATHER PERMITTING)
Boys: University Heights is scheduled to Fort Campbell at Blazer Gym, with tipoff at 7:30. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Russellville welcomes Franklin Simpson, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Trigg County entertains Livingston Central, Graves County at Marshall County, Lyon County at Crittenden County, Muhlenberg County at Henderson County.
Girls: Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Todd Central welcomes Logan County, Russellville hosts Franklin Simpson, Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Lyon County at Crittenden County, Calloway County hosts Murray, Muhlenberg County hosts South Warren, Graves County at Marshall County.
High school games tomorrow include Hopkinsville travelling to Union County for a boy-girl doubleheader, with the Heritage Bank pre game show for the boys game at 1:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, then later in the afternoon, 8th district girls basketball action has Christian County hosting University Heights, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5 pm also on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
14th ranked Murray State remains undefeated after a 66-55 win over Jacksonville State. Racer Dante Poole led all scorers with 21 points. The 17-0 start for Murray State is the best in school history, with the Racers also improving to 5-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Tennessee Tech is next for Murray State tomorrow night at the CFSB Center.
Austin Peay got its first OVC win defeating Eastern Kentucky 80-65. Former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley matched his career high with 25 points in the win for the Governors. Austin Peay is now 4-13 on the season and 1-3 in the OVC and hosts Jacksonville State Saturday night.
Mississippi State defeated Tennessee 62-58, North Texas routed Western Kentucky 84-67 and Manhattan defeated Iona 75-72—former Christian County star Donovan Kates did not score in the contest.
Women’s scores: Seventh ranked Tennessee saw its 36 game SEC winning streak come to an end as 8th ranked Kentucky upset the Lady Vols 61-60. Number 24 Vanderbilt defeated Auburn 66-58.
Second ranked Kentucky returns to SEC action tomorrow at Tennessee. Tip off from Knoxville at 11 am, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida January 21st. Rainey rushed for a school record 16-hundred 95 yards in the 2011 season, leading the Hilltoppers to a 7-5 finish. Rainey finished his four years at Western as the school’s career leading rusher with 45-hundred 42 yards. Rainey is also a two time Sun Belt Conference offensive player of the year.
The Tennessean reports Tennessee State University’s Hale Stadium will get a one million dollar facelift to host home football games. The project calls for installation of a temporary sound system and digital scoreboard. The project will also bring in bleachers to increase seating from 12 to 16 thousand. The first game to be played at the refurbished stadium is set for September 15th against Austin Peay. TSU has played at LP Field since 1999.
It took an extra frame, but the Nashville Predators got a 3-2 win over Colorado at Bridgestone Arena. David Legwand scored the game winner early in overtime. The Predators host Philadelphia Saturday night at 7 at Bridgestone Arena.
Three members of the Nashville Predators have been selected for the NHL All Star Game to be played January 28th-29th at Ottawa. Defensemen Ryan Suter and Shea Weber will play in the game, while rookie forward Craig Smith will take part in the NHL Skills Competition.