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High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville are both in district action this evening.
The Colonels close out district play and the home portion of the regular season hosting Graves County. Coach Steve Lovelace talks about the importance of this game:
Christian County brings a 7-1/3-0 district record into the contest, while Graves County is 5-2/2-0 in district competition. Kickoff from the Stadium of Champions at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Following an off week, Hopkinsville travels to Ohio County. Coach Mark Adam Clark says ball control will be a key for the Tigers:
The Tigers are 2-4/1-1 in district play, while Ohio County is 3-4/0-2 in the district. A Tiger win helps solidify their chances to make the playoffs. Kickoff at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and worldwide at lite987whop.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell goes to Webster County, Trigg County at Heath, Todd Central at Hancock County, Caldwell County at Murray, Logan County at Barren County, Madisonville at Calloway County, Hopkins Central at Lone Oak, Crittenden County hosts Ballard Memorial, Henderson County at Marshall County.
Paducah Tilghman hosts Clarksville Northeast, Mayfield hosts Fulton County, Union County welcomes Owensboro Catholic, Bowling Green at Warren Central, Warren East at Allen County Scottsville, South Warren hosts Hart County, Greenwood hosts Apollo.
Find out tonight's winners of these games and all the contests across the state on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show, as WHOP Sports Director Todd Hamilton joins host Bill Whitaker in the second hour on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
7th district soccer finals at Caldwell County: Madisonville claimed both championships, defeating Caldwell County 6-2 in the boys championship and 11-2 in the girls championship.
College Football: Kawaun Jakes threw for three touchdown passes as Western Kentucky defeated Troy 31-26 Thursday night. Former Fort Campbell star Antonio Andrews rushed for 113 yards for the 5-1 Hilltoppers now 2-0 in Sun Belt play. Western has won four straight games since losing at number one Alabama and has now won 12 of its last 14 games.
Kentucky will dress 23 freshmen and sophomores on the defensive side of the ball when they play at Arkansas tomorrow. Kickoff at 6 pm, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Also in the SEC tomorrow: Vanderbilt meets 4th ranked Florida in Nashville and Tennessee meets 19th rated Mississippi State. LSU entertains South Carolina in a game you can hear at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Ohio Valley Conference action has Austin Peay at Eastern Kentucky and Murray State hosting UT Martin. Louisville meets Pittsburgh in Big East action.
The Tennessean reports Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby met in Nashville earlier this week to talk about the Champions Bowl. The new bowl would be played following the 2014 season and the two commissioners say a site for the game would likely be announced by the end of this month. Nashville did not bid on the game, but Atlanta, Arlington, Houston, New Orleans and San Antonio did submit bids.
College Basketball: Kentucky is on the way to having a historic recruiting class for 2013 after James Young announced Thursday he will play for the Wildcats next season. He is the third player to commit for 2013, joining twins Allen and Aaron Harrison.
Meanwhile as Kentucky begins practice tonight with its annual Big Blue Madness, coach John Calipari says he is looking for leaders on the team. With five newcomers, Calipari is asking Kyle Wiltjer and Ryan Harrow to step up and become the leaders.
Louisville held its tip off luncheon Thursday and coach Rick Pitino said the topic of this year’s team is humility. With a core of veterans returning, the Cardinals are ranked in several pre season publications as the number 1 or 2 team in the nation. Pitino also told the audience he had a feeling the Cards and Kentucky could meet somewhere again in the 2013 NCAA tournament. Louisville lost to the eventual national champions in last year’s Final Four.
NFL: Rob Bironas kicked four field goals, including the game winner from 40 yards as time expired as the Tennessee Titans defeated Pittsburgh 26-23 to snap a two game losing streak. Following an off week, the Titans return to action at Buffalo October 21st.