|SPORTS HEADLINES 9/24/11|
Sunday’s High School Scoreboard
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville took the championship of the Colonel Showcase at the Stadium of Champions, defeating Fort Campbell 5-1. Christian County lost to Central Hardin 2-0.
Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville entertains Russellville, Trigg County hosts Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Union County at McLean County, Graves County at Mayfield, Muhlenberg County hosts Crittenden County.
Boys Soccer: University Heights at Warren Central, Trigg County hosts St. Mary, Dawson Springs goes to Hopkins Central.
Girls Soccer: University Heights entertains Hopkinsville, Christian County hosts Trigg County, Dawson Springs at Hopkins Central, Madisonville at Marshall County, Muhlenberg County at Union County, Lyon County at Webster County.
High School Football: The Cantrall Rankings are out today in the Lexington Herald Leader. Highlands remains number one this week after getting its 25th straight win last week, Bowling Green is number two, Warren Central is 6th, Mayfield 10th, Henderson County 13th and Christian County is 18th.
Christian County entertains Ohio County Friday night at 7, while Hopkinsville goes to Apollo. Both games begin with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35, with the Christian County game on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and the Hopkinsville game on Lite 98.7.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. The Wildcats—who lost at Florida 38-0 Saturday—meet South Carolina this week in Lexington, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports the father of Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles says his son is frustrated and wants to play now. When asked if his son wishes to transfer, Terry Towles said they are not looking into anything like that at this point at all.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said before the season he planned to play Towles right away, but then said he planned to redshirt him after the second game of the season. Terry Towles also says he doesn’t believe his son got the legitimate chance to earn playing time and added if the program is headed in the right direction, his son wants to be a part of it.
Murray State place kicker Jordan Benton was named the Co Ohio Valley Conference specialist of the week. The sophomore from Murray tied the record for field goals made in a game with 5 in the Racers 50-49 overtime loss at Eastern Illinois. The Racers host Tennessee Tech Saturday at 6 pm.
Austin Peay will face Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon in Charleston, IL. The Governors lost 31-6 to UT Martin Saturday night.
Western Kentucky begins Sun Belt Conference play this week at Arkansas State following a 42-17 drubbing of Southern Miss Saturday night in front of a sell out crowd in Bowling Green.
Alabama remains number one in both major college football polls this week, however, Oregon moved LSU out of the number two spot in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls. Louisville is ranked 17th in the USA Today Coaches poll and 19th in the AP poll. Western Kentucky received five votes in the USA Today poll.
NFL: 46 points were scored in the 4th quarter Sunday as the Tennessee Titans had to go to overtime to defeat the Detroit Lions 44-41 in overtime at LP Field. Rob Bironas’ 26 yard field goal in the extra period for the Titans who got win number one of the season. Jake Locker threw for 378 yards and two scores for Tennessee, who play at Houston next Sunday.
Monday Night Football has Green Bay at Seattle this evening, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were scheduled to open the pre season tomorrow night, however no progress has been made in talks between the players and the league on a new collective bargaing agreement and no new talks are scheduled at this point.
PGA Tour: Nashville native Brandt Snedeker is 11 million dollars richer after winning the Tour Championship Sunday in Atlanta. Snedeker finished the event at 10 under par and was a three shot winner over Justin Rose. Tiger Woods tied for 8th in the season ending event, while Rory McIlroy finished 10th.
Later this week, the Ryder Cup matches begin at Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago.