|SPORTS HEADLINES 12/1/12|
High School Basketball
Boys Scores: Christian County opened the season with a 70-56 loss at Montgomery Bell Academy, Warren East defeated Logan County 83-68, Owensboro defeated Webster County 54-36, Ohio County over Hopkins Central 91-77, Lyon County over Livingston Central 76-65.
Girls Scores: Murray defeated Hopkinsville 59-44, Webster County rolled over Dawson Springs 70-26, Muhlenberg County edged Hancock County 41-38, Owensboro over Warren East 72-30, Henderson County routed Daviess County 68-16, Glasgow defeated Greenwood 68-47.
Boys: Hopkinsville meets Bullitt East in the Marshall County Hoopfest in Draffenville. Coverage of the game begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 2:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Other games at the Marshall County Hoopfest have Calloway County meeting Harrisburg, IL, Graves County goes against Warren Central and host Marshall County meets Wilson Central, TN.
Bowling Green plays Apollo, South Warren meets Muhlenberg County, Ohio County goes against Russell County and Greenwood meets Owensboro at the State Farm Shootout at South Warren.
Russellville hosts Butler County, Todd Central at Hopkins Central, Logan County meets Meade County and Union County plays Breckinridge County at the 11th District Tip Off Classic.
Girls: Christian County hosts Clarksville Northeast, Logan County hosts Greenwood, Todd Central at Hopkins Central, Lyon County hosts Mayfield, Marshall County hosts Mt. Caramel, IL.
High School Football
Friday scores from the Russell Athletics/Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl:
Class A: Mayfield rolled over Fairview 55-8. Both teams finished the season 14-1.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central won in overtime over Belfry 12-6.
Class 4-A: Highlands wins its 22nd state title with a 47-0 win over Collins High.
Today’s games: Caldwell County meets Newport Central Catholic at 11 am, followed by Bowling Green and Cooper High at 3 pm, with Pleasure Ridge Park and Trinity meeting in the 6-A title game at 7 this evening at Western Kentucky University.
College Basketball: 8th ranked Kentucky looks to avenge Thursday night’s loss at Notre Dame as they meet Baylor in Rupp Arena today. Pre game coverage for the 11:30 am tip off begins at 10 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere today: Western Kentucky continues a two game Sun Belt Conference road trip at Troy, Austin Peay hosts Fairfield and Louisville entertains Illinois State.
Women’s games: Western Kentucky at Troy, Austin Peay hosts Ball State and Murray State takes on Southern Illinois.
College Football: Number 2 Alabama and number 3 Georgia play in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta later today. The winner meets number 1 Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game January 7th in Miami. You can hear coverage of the game in progress following the Hopkinsville-Bullitt East basketball game on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden withdrew his name from consideration for the coaching position at the University of Tennessee Friday. WVLT-TV in Knoxville reported Gruden made his decision after discussing the job opportunity with his family.