|SPORTS HEADLINES 10/16/12|
Legendary Christian County softball coach and former athletic director Jim Perrin died at his home Monday afternoon.
Perrin spent 34 years coaching and in administration at the high school level at Christian County and Trigg County High Schools, along with several years as head softball coach at Austin Peay.
Perrin led Christian County to four softball state championships, including three slow pitch titles in the early 1990’s. Two years ago, Perrin returned to Christian County as softball coach and led the Lady Colonels to the 2012 2nd region title and an appearance in the KHSAA State tournament. Perrin also coached wrestling in his early years at Christian County, leading the Colonels to a state championship and two runner ups.
Perrin was also inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame this spring and was inducted in the first class of the Christian County High School athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Jim Perrin, with Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville in charge of arrangements.
Monday’s High School Scoreboard
2nd region volleyball at Caldwell County: Christian County defeated Union County 3 sets to none to improve to 20-17 on the season, with Hopkins Central also a 3 sets to none winner over Trigg County.
2nd region Boys soccer at Henderson County: Hopkinsville shut out Caldwell County 10-0 to improve to 19-4 on the season and moves into the semi finals Wednesday to face host Henderson County who also defeated Lyon County by a 10-0 score.
2nd region Girls soccer at Lyon County: Christian County saw its season end with a 3-0 shutout by Lyon County. The Lady Colonels finish the season 6-12-3. Madisonville defeated Union County 11-0.
4th region Girls Soccer: Greenwood shut out Todd Central 4-0.
2nd region volleyball: Henderson County meets Crittenden County and University Heights faces Caldwell County.
2nd region Boys Soccer: Trigg County faces Union County and University Heights meets Madisonville.
4th region Boys Soccer at Bowling Green: Todd Central goes against Bowling Green.
2nd region Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville meets Trigg County and Henderson County takes on Caldwell County.
High School Football
The Associated Press weekly polls have been released.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central drops to 4th, Christian County 6th with Greenwood ranked 7th.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central is still first, Fort Campbell is 6th and Paducah Tilghman is ranked 9th.
Class 2-A: Owensboro Catholic remains number one, Caldwell County moves to 5th, while Murray High falls to 7th.
Class A: After picking up its 800th win, Mayfield remains number one, with Russellville ranked 7th.
Class 4-A: Highlands remains first, with Warren East still ranked 7th and Lone Oak 10th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is first, with Henderson County 6th. The Colonels, Simon Kenton and Scott County are the only three schools in the top 10 that are from out in the state.
The Leaf Chronicle reports Fort Campbell’s football program is going to be featured on the Sports Illustrated Underdogs video series. The series focuses on underdog teams in high school football. S-I followed Fort Campbell for three days last week leading up to their 62-14 win over Webster County. The video will premiere on Sports Illustrated’s website this afternoon.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will coach Saturday’s game against Alabama in the coaches booth again. Dooley is recovering from hip surgery last week and coached against Mississippi State from the coaches booth.
Meanwhile, Dooley says the Vols will likely be without tailback Raijon Neal after he injured an ankle in the Vols loss at Mississippi State last week.
NHL: Labor talks between the NHL and its players association resume today in Toronto. Today is day 30 of the strike and players also missed their first scheduled pay checks on Monday.