|SPORTS HEADLINES 9/19/12|
Sports Tonight comes your way this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Todd Hamilton’s guest will include Fort Campbell football coach Shawn Berner who spoke to the Hopkinsville Rotary Club Tuesday, along with a preview of the Christian County-Hopkinsville football game Friday night.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results
Golf: Caldwell County swept a pair of matches between they, Hopkinsville and University Heights at the Links at Novadell.
Boys: Caldwell County won with 157, UHA had 158 and Hopkinsville 159. Daniel Taylor of Caldwell County was medalist with two under par 34. University Heights was led by Cameron Allen and Tadd Switzer who both fired one over 37 and Hopkinsville was led by Wade Perry and TJ Janes who each had three over 39.
Girls: Caldwell County had an 83, Hopkinsville 105 and UHA 106. Mary Grace Sullinger of Caldwell County was medalist with 39, Anna Moore led UHA with 43 and Hopkinsville was led by Dacie Bolton with 50.
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Fort Campbell three sets to none, Trigg County defeated University Heights 3-1, Hopkinsville over Todd Central 2-0, Russellville over Barren County 2-0, Logan County over Greenwood 3-0, Hopkins Central over Madisonville 3-2, Union County over Webster County 3-0.
Girls Soccer: Henderson County over University Heights 7-4, Todd Central defeated Webster County 5-3, Trigg County over Lyon County 2-0, Dawson Springs over Crittenden County 4-1.
Boys Soccer: Bowling Green over Hopkinsville 10-2, Marshall County defeated Fort Campbell 3-1, Logan County over Warren East 6-2, Trigg County shut out Lyon County 10-0, Caldwell County shut out Hopkins Central 8-0.
College Football: A University of Kentucky spokesman tells the Courier Journal coach Joker Phillips is not in danger of losing his job. The spokesman says athletics director Mitch Barnhart was unavailable to comment, but did send the message that his thoughts have not changed and that as with every team, they will go through the season then have an evaluation.
An organization promoting separation of church and state wants the University of Tennessee to stop prayer over the public address system at Neyland Stadium before football games. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent letters to UT chancellor Jimmy Cheek asking the school to stop prayers at school functions and sporting events. A UT spokesman says the school will issue an official response later this week.
College Basketball: A sculpture of former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall was dedicated Tuesday at the Wildcat Coal Lodge. The bronze statue is located outside the facility honoring Coach Hall for his years as Kentucky coach. Hall was coach from 1972-1985 and had a record of 297-100 and one NCAA championship in 1978.
Kentucky is on the short list for a player who is leaving Rice University. 6-7 forward Arsalan Kazemi is the first Iranian born player to play Division One basketball. He averaged 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds last season, one of only 21 players in D-1 to accomplish the feat.
Kazemi is a senior to be, but would likely not be eligible to play until the 2013-14 season. CBS Sports.com reports that along with UK, Texas, Oregon, Ohio State, Florida and Cincinnati are on Kazemi’s list of schools.