|SPORTS HEADLINES 9/5/12|
Sports Tonight comes your way this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Hear previews of this week’s football games for Christian County and Hopkinsville, along with Rick Shaw of the Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: University Heights defeated Crittenden County 3 sets to none, Trigg County over Hopkinsville 3-0, Madisonville over Fort Campbell 2-0, Livingston Central over Union County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Todd Central 5-1, Murray slid by University Heights 2-0, Christian County defeated Muhlenberg County 3-1, Trigg County shut out Lyon County 10-0, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 8-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville edged Marshall County 2-1, Murray shut out University Heights 10-0, Todd Central defeated Logan County 3-2 on penalty kicks, Madisonville over Caldwell County 8-1, Trigg County over Lyon County 5-1, Henderson County and South Warren tied at 1,
Golf: The Links at Novadell was the host for a couple of matches.
Boys: University Heights defeated Crittenden County 163 to 165. Blazer Cameron Allen was co medalist with a 39, Austin Knight 40, Tadd Switzer 41, Hendley Traughber 43, Adam Stone 57.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Ohio County in a full team match 192 to 236 and in a two player match defeated University Heights 92 to 93.
Hopkinsville was led by Dacie Bolton with 45, however UHA’s Anna Moore was medalist with a 36.
Football: The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville has lost its second quarterback of the 2012 season. Darrel Oates suffered a high ankle sprain in the second half of last week’s loss to Greenwood. The junior will not play Friday night when the Tigers go to Madisonville. Coach Marc Adam Clark says freshman Tyler Graham will get the start this week. Coverage of Friday’s game airs with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Christian County is 8th this week, with Bowling Green 1st, Warren Central 3rd, Graves County 9th and Greenwood 10th.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell is 8th, Louisville Central 1st, with Paducah Tilghman 4th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is number one, with Lone Oak 6th.
Class 2-A: Somerset is first, Owensboro Catholic 2nd, Murray 5th.
Class A: Mayfield is at the head of the class, with Russellville 5th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is first, with Henderson County 9th.
College Football: Former Fort Campbell and current Western Kentucky University standout Antonio Andrews has received a national honor. A news release from Western says Andrews was named one of seven National Punt Returner Performers of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
Andrews had a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown in WKU’s win over Austin Peay last week and finished with 228 all purpose yards. The Hilltoppers play at top ranked Alabama Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals have made moves up in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches polls this week. The Cards are ranked 23rd in the AP Poll, and 24th in the USA Today poll. Both polls have Alabama number one this week.
NFL: The regular season begins this evening as the defending champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Ryder Cup: Nashvile native Brandt Snedeker was one of four captain’s picks for the United States team announced Tuesday by captain Davis Love III. The other selections were Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson. The Americans will meet Europe later this month at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators players are returning to the Music City for informal workouts, but whether or not the season begins on time remains to be seen. Training camp is scheduled to open September 21st, however, the current collective bargaining agreement ends September 15th.
Talks between the players and the league broke off without a resolution or further scheduled discussions. The last lockout wiped out the 2004-05 season.