High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville travels to Madisonville, University Heights at Todd Central, Trigg County welcomes Hopkins Central, Dawson Springs hosts Reidland.
Girls Soccer: Christian County meets Hopkinsville, University Heights hosts Rossview, Trigg County goes to Fort Campbell, Caldwell County is at Crittenden County, Dawson Springs hosts Reidland, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central welcomes McLean County, Logan County welcomes Muhlenberg County.
Volleyball: Christian County welcomes Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville hosts Hopkins Central, UHA travels to Livingston Central, Trigg County goes to Webster County, Caldwell County entertains Madisonville, Russellville at Franklin Simpson.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s girls host Daviess County and UHA plays in the All A Mini Tournament at Boots Randolph Golf Course.
Football: Area teams will be going through the final preparations today before the season opens Friday night. Hopkinsville travels to Lancaster Christian Academy for a 7 pm scrimmage, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on News/Talk 95.3 FM and 1230 WHOP.
Christian County plays its home opener against Madisonville in the Stadium of Champions at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 WHOP-FM.
Other games include Fort Campbell at Clarksville, Caldwell County hosts Calloway County and Trigg County goes to Russellville.
College Football: Murray State football coach Chris Hatcher says defensive back/linebacker Darrell Smith has joined the Racer program. Smith spent the last two seasons at the University of Arkansas where he played in eight games last season and made six tackles. Smith joins former Ohio State running back Jammal Berry and South Carolina cornerback Cadarius Sanders in coming to the Racers this week.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports current Georgia State and former UK football coach Bill Curry will retire at the end of the upcoming season. Curry, who turns 70 in October, has a 92-118-4 mark heading into this season. Curry says his health and spending time with his family led to his retirement decision. Georgia State will join the Sun Belt Conference in the 2013 season.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley was satisfied enough with his team’s work in practices this week at Milligan College that he brought the team back to Knoxville a day earlier than planned. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Dooley decided to cut the practices short because players and coaches alike were both getting a little edgy. Dooley adds the time at Milligan was good for team camaraderie.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports a Fayette County grand jury this week indicted a former University of Kentucky basketball player of sodomy and sexual abuse charges. 25-year-old Michael Porter was arrested in May after a Lexington police sting operation. Porter is accused of having interaction with an underage girl in 2009 and 2010 when the girl was 14 and 15 years old. Porter previously pleaded not guilty to the charges. Arraignment is set for August 24th.
The Houston Chronicle reports former University of Kentucky standout Josh Harrellson was waived by the NBA’s Houston Rockets Wednesday. Harrellson was acquired in a trade from the New York Knicks July 11th.
US Am Golf: Murray State senior to be Patrick Newcomb won his way into the match play portion after a 17 player playoff Wednesday morning, then won his first round match over Richard Lamb of the University of Tennessee 2 up.
Newcomb plays Auburn senior Michael Hebert at 11 this morning at Cherry Hills Country Club outside of Denver and if he wins this morning, Newcomb would play in the round of 16 this afternoon.