|SPORTS HEADLINES 10/26/12|
High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville both close out the regular season this evening.
Following an off week, the 7-2 Colonels travel to Pulaski County to meet the Maroons in the second game of the Don Franklin Bowl. Pulaski County is also 7-2 and has won its last six games. Coach Steve Lovelace on the Maroons:
Kickoff around 8:30 Hopkinsville time, with the Heritage Bank pre game show around 8 on Lite 98.7 and lite987whop.com.
Hopkinsville closes out the regular season hosting Fort Campbell. The Tigers are 3-5 coming into the contest, while Fort Campbell, ranked in the top 10 in Class 3-A brings a 7-2 record into the game. Coach Marc Adam Clark talks about the Falcons:
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 whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Trigg County hosts Calloway County, Todd Central welcomes South Warren, Logan County hosts Russellville, Caldwell County goes to Mayfield, Crittenden County at Madisonville, Hopkins Central hosts Union County, Henderson County entertains Owensboro, Heath at Lone Oak, Webster County hosts Ballard Memorial, Bowling Green entertains Lexington Catholic, Warren Central goes to Southwestern, Muhlenberg County hosts Barren County.
Last night’s games: Graves County defeated Marshall County 42-14 and Greenwood edged Central Hardin 35-34.
High School Volleyball: Heritage Christian Academy is the top seed for the KCAA State Tournament which begins later today at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Coach Eldridge Rogers comments:
The 22-5 Lady Warriors play the late match against Holy Angels. The semifinals and finals will be held tomorrow.
The KHSAA State Tournament also takes place this weekend at Valley High School in Louisville. 2nd region winner Henderson County plays top ranked Assumption, 4th region winner Greenwood takes on Allen Central, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic meets Campbell County and 1st region winner Lone Oak takes on Corbin. The tournament continues through tomorrow.
Former Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Billy Wise died Thursday. Wise began his career with the KHSAA in 1969 and spent 25 years with the organization, including three years as commissioner from 1991-94.
College Football: The Kentucky Wildcats play at Missouri tomorrow against a Tiger team that is winless in four SEC games this season. Coach Joker Phillips says a healthier Wildcat team will play tomorrow including quarterback Patrick Towles. Pre game coverage begins at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere tomorrow: Georgia plays at Florida in Jacksonville, with coverage at 2:00 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Other games have Tennessee at South Carolina, Vanderbilt hosts UMass, Western Kentucky at Florida International.
In the OVC: Austin Peay celebrates homecoming against Southeast Missouri and Murray State at Jacksonville State.
Louisville plays this evening, as the Cardinals host Cincinnati.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari used his time Thursday at the SEC Media Days in Birmingham to say the Wildcats are not very good right now. Calipari also voiced confidence his team could be a national contender by March.