|SPORTS HEADLINES 8/8/12|
High School Volleyball: Hopkinsville opened the season with a two sets to none win over Russellville, Trigg County defeated Webster County three sets to none.
High School Golf: Christian County, Hopkinsville and University Heights had a match Tuesday at the Links at Novadell. Hopkinsville had a 156 team score, with UHA at 157 and Christian County 170. UHA’s Cameron Allen was medalist with 35, TJ Ferry led Christian County with 37 and TJ Janes led Hopkinsville with 38.
High School Football: Tickets are on sale at Christian County High School for $5 each for Christian County’s football games in the Montgomery County Jamboree Saturday night in Clarksville. The Colonels meet Ravenwood High School at 7:15 and Northeast at 8 pm at Governors Stadium at Austin Peay.
Hopkinsville High will scrimmage Owensboro at 7 pm Friday at the school’s practice field. Also Friday evening, the “Meet the Tigers” event for all fall sports will take place at 5 pm at Tiger Gym.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports the University of Kentucky has returned more than 2,000 of its allotted tickets for its season opening football game at Louisville on September 2nd. A news release sent out by Louisville says those tickets will be on sale for Cardinals season ticket holders beginning this morning. The tickets will be $50 each with a maximum of four tickets sold per account.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips tells the Lexington Herald Leader freshmen wide receivers Demarcus Sweat and AJ Legree are catching on quickly and says they will have to contribute this season. Kentucky will need help catching the football, as they averaged only 135 yards a game last season.
College Basketball: Austin Peay is back on the court as a team, more than two months ahead of schedule. The Governors are preparing to play in Canada next week. The Governors leave August 17th to begin a three game exhibition series in Toronto at Seneca College.
Golf: Louisville’s John Bachman is the leader after a four under par 68 at the Kentucky Open which began in Hebron Tuesday. Former Murray State golfer Cameron Carrico is tied for second at 69, while Murray State senior to be Patrick Newcomb is tied for 15th with a level par 72.
Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore is tied for 25th with a one over 73, Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz shot a six over 78, Russellville’s Paul Sansom withdrew from the event.
University of Alabama freshman to be Emma Talley of Princeton failed to make the match play portion of the US Women’s Amateur being played at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
Talley fired her second consecutive 75 in the stroke play portion Tuesday for a two day total of 150, missing the cut by one stroke. The top 64 are playing the match play portion beginning today.