|SPORTS HEADLINES 10/22/12|
Weekend Recap: Hopkinsville’s Lady Tiger soccer team saw their chances to make the state tournament end Saturday night with a 3-2 loss to Madisonville in the 2nd region soccer final. Hoptown finishes the season 19-4, while Madisonville improves to 21-1-1 and play Murray in the first round of the state tournament this evening.
Henderson County won the Boys 2nd region title with a 4-0 win over Trigg County Satruday night, handing Trigg County its first loss of the season. Henderson County meets Marshall County Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament.
Christian County’s volleyball team lost to Henderson County 3 sets to 2 in the 2nd region final Saturday night in Princeton. Christian County finished the season 21-18, while Henderson County heads to the state tournament 34-5 and will meet top ranked Assumption Friday at Valley High School, Louisville.
Heritage Christian Academy’s JV Volleyball team finished third at the KCAA State JV Volleyball tournament in Lexington. Amelia Little was named to the all tournament team. The Lady Warriors finished the season 16-3.
HCA’s varsity volleyball team will play Glasgow Christian Academy tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 in the KCAA Region 1 championship game. The winner will get the top seed in the KCAA state tournament to be held at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, October 26th and 27th.
Proceeds from tomorrow’s game at Warrior Gym will be given to the Jim Perrin Scholarship Fund.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips will have his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action Saturday at Missouri, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Alabama remains number one in both major college football polls, with Oregon, Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame the remainder of the top 5 in both the AP and USA Today coaches polls. Louisville is 14th in the USA Today poll and 16th in the AP poll. Western Kentucky received votes in the USA Today poll.
Austin Peay’s will face two Southeastern Conference schools in the 2013 season. The school announced late last week that the Governors will open the season at Tennessee August 31st, then face Vanderbilt September 7th in Nashville.
Meanwhile, the Leaf Chronicle reported Saturday that Austin Peay athletics director Dave Loos said late last week he remains in support of the football program, despite the fact the Governors have lost nine straight games by 20 points or more including seven Ohio Valley Conference games. Following an off week, the Governors return to action Saturday celebrating Homecoming against Southeast Missouri.
College Basketball: The University of Louisville had its Red-White Scrimmage on Sunday with the Red team winning 85-74. Luke Hancock—a transfer from George Mason—scored 29 points to lead the Red team. Hancock entered the game seven minutes into the first half after Big East pre season player of the year Peyton Siva went down with a left ankle sprain, which was not thought to be serious.
Kentucky has its Blue-White scrimmage Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. You can hear the game beginning at 6 on Lite 98.7.
College Golf: Austin Peay hosts the F&M Bank-APSU intercollegiate today and tomorrow at the Links at Novadell. This is the 8th year the event has been played at Novadell and Austin Peay comes in as the defending champion. 14 teams, including a team from the University of South Dakota, Missouri State, Tennessee and four OVC teams are in the event.
NFL: Matt Hasselbeck found Nate Washington for a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown catch on fourth down with 1:03 left in the game, as the Titans rallied to beat the Bills 35-34. Hasselbeck finished 22-of-33 for 205 yards, while Chris Johnson ran for 195 yards and two scores for the Titans, who have won two in a row to improve to 3-and-4. Tennessee hosts Indianapolis at noon next Sunday at LP Field.
The Detroit Lions head outdoors to take on the Chicago Bears on "Monday Night Football" at Soldier Field. The Lions are last in the NFC North at 2-and-3, while the Bears sit atop the division at 4-and-1. Chicago has allowed an NFL-low 71 points this season. The Bears have won seven of the last eight meetings. Coverage of the game at 7 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: More regular-season games have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing labor stalemate. The league announced Friday it has called off games through November 1st. The NHL rejected three union counter-proposals late last week to its offer of a 50-50 revenue split as owners and players remain without a collective bargaining agreement. The players have been locked out since the previous CBA expired September 15th.