|SPORTS HEADLINES 10/4/12|
Wednesday’s High School Results
Golf: Sacred Heart won the KHSAA girls state title for the second straight year Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club. Sacred Heart’s 636 team score was 22 strokes better than second place Calloway County. Owensboro Catholic finished 6th at 693 and Marshall County finished 10th with 709.
For the fourth time in the last five years, the individual champion is from the 1st region as Calloway County’s Anna Hack won the title. Hack’s two day score was 142 and she joins former Caldwell County golfer Emma Talley in keeping the individual trophy in the 1st region. Talley had won the event three times in the last four years.
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville travels to Hopkins Central, University Heights at Madisonville, Todd Central at Muhlenberg County, Trigg County goes to Calloway County, Caldwell County hosts Marshall County.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Graves County, Christian County welcomes Dawson Springs, Fort Campbell entertains Paducah Tilghman, Caldwell County at Mayfield, Trigg County goes to Community Christian, Hopkins Central at Lyon County, Todd Central at Apollo.
Girls Soccer: University Heights hosts Madisonville, Christian County entertains Dawson Springs, Hopkinsville goes to Murray, Todd Central at Warren Central, Caldwell County at Mayfield, Hopkins Central at Lyon County.
Golf: Practice rounds for the KHSAA Boys State Tournament take place today at Bowling Green Country Club. Hopkinsville and Henderson County represent region 2, with Tadd Switzer of University Heights and Trigg County’s Nick Choate playing as individuals.
College Football: The career of Kentucky running back Coshik Williams is over. Coach Joker Phillips revealed following practice Wednesday that Williams has a torn labrum in his hip and will have surgery as soon as possible.
Williams played two games for the Wildcats this season. Williams had a career high 148 yards against Jacksonville State last season and scored what proved to be the game winning touchdown in the upset win over Tennessee.
University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong said to the Courier Journal Wednesday he’s nipping in the bud rumors he plans to leave the Cardinals program. During an appearance on the nationally syndicated Jim Rome radio show Wednesday, Strong said he doesn’t walk away from a job while building a program, even though the grass might be greener on the other side. Strong also intimated he is loyal to Louisville for giving him his first head coaching job after spending 27 years as an assistant.
College Basketball: Kentucky fans are anxious to learn today where high school recruits Aaron and Andrew Harrison will announce where they plan to play college basketball. The twins from Houston will make their announcement at 4 this afternoon on ESPN U. Kentucky, Maryland and SMU are reportedly the schools on the twins shortlist.
The Tennessean reported Wednesday Belmont University basketball coach Rick Byrd has been selected as one of the 2013 inductees to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Byrd is currently eighth among active NCAA Division One coaches with 637 wins. The Bruins will begin play in the Ohio Valley Conference this season.
Other inductees in the 2013 class include former Tennessee Titan Frank Wycheck, and former University of Memphis and NBA standout Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. The induction ceremony will be held next May.
NHL: The Tennessean, citing a report from a Finnish hockey website Wednesday, reports Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith has signed a contract to play with a Finnish professional team until Christmas. Smith is the fourth Predators player to sign a contract with an European team, joining teammates Roman Josi, Patric Hornqvist and Pekka Rinne.
NFL: Tenneseee Titans coach Mike Munchak announced Wednesday Matt Hasselbeck will start at quarterback against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Hasselbeck replaces the injured Jake Locker, who went down with a shoulder injury in the first quarter of the Titans loss at Houston last Sunday. Rusty Smith will be Hasselbeck’s backup.