Sports Tonight airs at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. Join Todd Hamilton as he visits with Heritage Christian Academy volleyball coach Eldridge Rogers, Hoptown Hoppers baseball coach Grayson Crawford, along with previews of this week’s high school football games.
Tuesday’s High School Results
Volleyball: Heritage Christian Academy won its 8th consecutive regional championship with a three sets to none win over Glasgow Christian Academy. The Lady Warriors will be the top seed for the KCAA State Tournament which begins Friday at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. HCA enters the tournament with a 22-5 record.
1st round games—Boys State Soccer Tournament: Henderson County defeated Marshall County 2-0 and Bowling Green over Owensboro 7-1. Both Henderson County and Bowling Green move to the quarterfinals to be played Saturday at Henry Clay High School, Lexington.
High School Football
Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Christian County is 7th this week, with Bowling Green first, Warren Central 3rd and Graves County 8th.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell is 5th, with Louisville Central first and Paducah Tilghman 6th.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County is 7th and Murray High is 8th, with Owensboro Catholic first this week.
Class A: Mayfield remains number one, with Russellville 7th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is still number one, with Lone Oak 10th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is number one, with Henderson County 7th.
College Basketball: Defending national champion Kentucky takes to the floor for the first time this evening with the Blue-White scrimmage at Rupp Arena. Coverage of the game begins at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Ohio Valley Conference hosted its basketball media day Tuesday in Nashville. Murray State was picked to win the West division, while newcomer Belmont was picked in the East division.
Austin Peay was picked to finish third in the West division. Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan was named as the pre season OVC player of the year. Cannan was named to the OVC pre season team along with fellow Racer Ed Daniel.
On the women's side, UT Martin was picked to win the West division, with Murray State 4th and Austin Peay 5th. Tennessee Tech was picked to win the East division. Murray State's Erica Burgess was selected to the preseason All OVC team.
Kentucky’s women’s basketball team was picked to win the SEC by the league’s media Tuesday, with A’dia Mathies named as the pre season player of the year. Mathies was also named first team pre season All SEC, with teammate Samarie Walker named to the second team.
The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky has received a 2013 commitment from 6-10 forward-center Alassane Kah, who plays for Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia. Kah is a native of the Senegal and is the first commitment for coach Ray Harper.
College Football: If Tennessee chooses to let Derek Dooley and his staff go at the end of this season, it would cost the university $9.3 million over a four year period. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Dooley alone would receive a $5 millon buyout. Tennessee plays at South Carolina this week.
College Golf: Austin Peay repeated as champions of the F&M Bank—APSU Intercollegiate Golf tournament which concluded Tuesday at the Links at Novadell. The Governors 860 team total was seven shots better than Lipscomb. OVC member Belmont was third at 872, Murray State fourth with 874 and SIU-Edwardsville was 5th with 875.