Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton’s guests include Graves County High athletic director Doug Gloyd, who will tell about an upcoming visit by Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and an update on the possibility of Ohio Valley League baseball coming to Hopkinsville this summer.
High School Basketball
Boys: Hopkinsville improved to 21-2 with a 92-52 win over Caldwell County. Hopkinsville had four players in double figures led by freshman Jaqualis Matlock and Jordan Majors who each had 16 points, Keon Wheeler added 12 and Darius White had 11. Caldwell County had three players in double figures with freshman Elijah Sindelar leading the way with 18.
Elsewhere: University Heights Academy rolled over Todd Central 91-60, Christian County lost at Warren Central 95-54, Heritage Christian Academy defeated Aaron Academy 67-61, Lyon County over Fort Campbell 89-46, Russellville defeated Franklin Simpson 56-38, Community Christian over Dawson Springs 55-37.
Hopkins Central over Crittenden County 63-45, Marshall County routed Heath 93-51, Graves County over Paducah Tilghman 61-53, Fulton City edged Livingston Central 58-54, Greenwood slid by Barren County 48-47, Bowling Green defeated South Warren 66-51, Calloway County over Lone Oak 68-61, Webster County over Owensboro Catholic 54-36.
Girls: Lone Oak defeated Christian County 69-53, Webster County routs Hopkins Central 70-41, Caldwell County defeated St. Mary 65-59, Lyon County over Community Christian 49-41, McLean County beat Madisonville 60-50, Marshall County over Marion, IL 66-39, Paducah Tilghman defeated Graves County 59-41, Barren County defeated Greenwood 51-46, Bowling Green rolls over South Warren 74-24.
High School Wrestling
Christian County is the city champion after defeating both Hopkinsville and UHA in matches Tuesday at University Heights. Nine Colonel wrestlers went undefeated in the match, according to coach Robert Burnham.
Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as the top ranked Wildcats rout Tennessee 69-44 at Rupp Arena, extending the nation’s longest home winning streak to 48 games. Kentucky improved to 22-1 and will play at South Carolina Saturday, with pre game coverage at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere in the SEC: Arkansas downed number 25 Vanderbilt 82-74.
Tonight’s games: Women’s OVC action has Austin Peay hosting UT Martin and Murray State plays Morehead State.
The planning committee concerning Rupp Arena recommended renovations to the facility in a report issued Tuesday. The two year project—which would cost 250-300 million dollars—would keep Rupp Arena’s official capacity around 23-thousand, and add luxury boxes, party suites, chair back seating, a modern eight sided scoreboard and LED ribbon boards. The renovations would begin in 2015.
Today is the first day of the national signing period, with area schools all expecting a number of signees today. Kentucky has 24 verbal commitments, Louisville 23 and Western Kentucky has 12, with Vanderbilt having 22 and Tennessee 19.
The University of Tennessee lost a commitment Tuesday. GoVols247.com reports Covington Louisiana High School linebacker Otha Peters—who commited to the Vols last summer—has changed his mind and will sign with Arkansas.
The Nashville Predators lit the lamp four times in the third period in defeating the Minnesota Wild 5-4. Mike Fisher had two goals in the third, including the game winner with 20.8 seconds to play.
The Tennessean reports Predators general manager David Poile met with Ryan Suter’s agent Tuesday in Minneapolis and said negotiations are ongoing. During the NHL All Star game over the weekend, Suter had said it was likely he would not sign a contract extension before the February 27th trade deadline. If the two sides do not strike a deal by July 1st, Suter will become an unrestricted free agent.