|SPORTS HEADLINES 9/27/12|
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: University Heights at Christian County, Trigg County travels to Crittenden County, Fort Campbell hosts Madisonville, Russellville hosts Todd Central, Caldwell County at Murray.
Boys Soccer: Christian County goes to Trigg County, University Heights at Caldwell County, Hopkinsville at Madisonville, Dawson Springs hosts Lyon County, Logan County at Hopkins Central.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Madisonville, Christian County at Todd Central, Fort Campbell hosts Crittenden County, University Heights at Caldwell County, Trigg County hosts Hopkins Central, Dawson Springs goes to Lyon County.
Christian County and Hopkinsville are making final preparations for their football games Friday night. The Colonels entertain Ohio County at 7 in the Stadium of Champions, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Hopkinsville travels to Apollo, with kickoff at 7 and the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and worldwide at lite987whop.com.
High School Basketball: The Lexington Herald Leader reports several players Kentucky is trying to recruit will play in the Marshall County Hoopfest scheduled for November 30th and December 1st. The lone 2013 commitment—Derek Willis of Bullitt East—will face Hopkinsville on December 1st at 2:30 pm. The games will be played at Reed Condon Gymnasium at Marshall County High.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips says Maxwell Smith is on track to return to the lineup against South Carolina Saturday. Smith did not throw in practice Wednesday, but did takes some reps with the first team offense.
Smith’s backup—freshman Jalen Whitlow—did all of the throwing and was not impressive according to coach Phillips. Smith—who injured his shoulder against Western Kentucky two weeks ago—is scheduled to throw in practice today. You can hear Saturday’s game between the Cats and Gamecocks at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Tennessee Vols hit the strength of their SEC schedule as they play against 5th ranked Georgia Saturday. As a matter of fact, the Vols next four opponents are all ranked in the top 25. Those games include 21st rated Mississippi State, top ranked Alabama and 6th ranked South Carolina. Since 2008, the Vols have gone 1-18 against teams ranked in the top 25.
NFL: There will be real officials working NFL games this weekend after the league and its referees association has reached a new eight year collective bargaining agreement. As a matter of fact, the real officials will work tonight’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, which you can hear at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Ryder Cup: Nashville native and Ryder Cup rookie Brandt Snedeker tells the Tennessean he can’t wait to get on the first tee for the matches against Europe which begin tomorrow at Medinah Country Club in Chicago. Snedeker comes into the Ryder Cup as the hottest golfer in the world, having won last week’s Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.