Friday’s High School Basketball Scores
Christian County and University Heights met in an 8th district showdown at UHA’s Blazer Gym last night. Sports Director Todd Hamilton called the 81-74 win for Christian County and has more in this report:
Other boys games: Lyon County defeated Trigg County 72-61, Crittenden County over Livingston Central 56-39, Lone Oak over Reidland 64-56, Henderson County over Ohio County 66-48, Webster County edged Union County 52-45, Graves County edged Mayfield 40-37, St. Mary defeated Ballard Memorial 72-49, Bowling Green over Greenwood 45-36, Franklin Simpson nipped Barren County 51-49.
Girls: Henderson County routed Christian County 72-22, University Heights nipped Madisonville 47-43, Todd Central edged South Warren 49-48, Lyon County over Trigg County 60-37, Caldwell County over Dawson Springs 64-45, Webster County over Union County 45-32, Marshall County over Calloway County 65-54, Mayfield beat Graves County 54-40, Murray High routed Community Christian 85-28, Franklin Simpson over Barren County 46-40, Bowling Green routed Greenwood 73-38.
Boys: Hopkinsville entertains Louisville Seneca at Tiger Gym, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Todd Central hosting Stewart County, TN, Hopkins Central meeting Webster County, Dawson Springs welcomes Frederick Fraize, Madisonville at Pleasure Ridge Park, Logan County hosts Muhlenberg County, Paducah Tilghman entertains Reidland, Calloway County goes to Lone Oak.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Daviess County, Todd Central welcomes Stewart County, TN, Fort Campbell entertains Hopkins Central, Caldwell County hosts Livingston Central, Dawson Springs hosts Frederick Fraize, Logan County goes to Warren East, Russellville hosts Warren Central, Marshall County at Community Christian, Paducah Tilghman hosts Lone Oak.
Last night’s scores: Former Christian County player Donovan Kates did not score, but Manhattan held off St. Peter’s 55-53.
In Knoxville, the Memphis Tigers defeated Tennessee 85-80. It was the Vols first home loss of the season as Tennessee drops to 8-4. Jordan McRae came off the bench to lead Tennessee with 26 points, while Josh Richardson added 20 in the loss.
Today’s games: Ohio Valley Conference action has Murray State at Southeast Missouri, Austin Peay meets UT Martin. Western Kentucky continues a two game Sun Belt Conference road trip at Arkansas State. Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey will be back on the floor as LSU takes on Bethune Cookman. Hickey missed the Tigers last game as part of a suspension.
Women’s action: In the OVC: Murray State at UT Martin, Austin Peay meets Southeast Missouri.
College Football: LSU junior safety Eric Reid announced Friday he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Reid was a first-team All-America
selection in 2012. Over his three-year areer in Baton Rouge, Reid compiled 194 tackles and six interceptions in 39 games and helped the Tigers to at least 10 wins in all three seasons.
Georgia All-American outside linebacker Jarvis Jones announced Friday that he
will forego his senior season and enter the upcoming NFL Draft. Jones, a
finalist for every major national defensive award this past season, is
expected to be one of the top overall prospects of this year's class and
helped lead the Bulldogs to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the SEC
Championship Game with a brilliant junior campaign.
Jones led the FBS ranks in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles in addition to registering 85 overall stops and one interception. Jones also set a Georgia season record for sacks after racking up a pair in the Bulldogs' 45-31 victory over Nebraska in Tuesday's Capital One Bowl.
NFL: Wild Card Weekend begins today with two playoff games. In the NFC, the Minnesota Vikings meet the Green Bay Packers while in the AFC, Cincinnati meets Houston.
Sunday’s games have Indianapolis meeting Baltimore in the AFC, with the NFC game featuring Seattle and Washington. Coverage of the Sunday games begin at 11:30 am on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Andy Reid wasn't out of a job for long. Not even five days to be exact.
On Friday night, the Chiefs posted a picture on their Twitter account of Reid
and chairman and CEO Clark Hunt signing documents. Reid's new deal is
reportedly for five years. Kansas City will hold a press conference on Monday afternoon to introduce Reid.
The Chiefs, who went 2-14 this season, paved the way for Reid on Friday when general manager Scott Pioli agreed with the club to part ways. Pioli had been the GM since January, 2009 and his departure will allow Reid to take over the football operations in Kansas City.
MLB: The Cleveland Indians officially added a veteran presence to their starting
rotation on Friday, signing pitcher Brett Myers to a one-year deal. The pact,
which includes a club option for a second year, became official after the 32-
year-old right-hander passed a physical. Myers spent the entire 2012 season in
the bullpen for the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox. He registered 19
saves and a 3.52 earned-run average as Houston's closer before being shipped
to Chicago at the trade deadline.
NHL: The National Hockey League appears to be ready to scrap the current season next week if the league and the players can't come to a labor agreement. The "Winnipeg Free Press" reports the drop dead date is next Thursday. The two sides have been holding extensive meetings in the last few days in hopes of salvaging a shortened season.
Commissioner Gary Bettman had said January 11th was the deadline for a deal to get done, putting the players on the ice January 19th. That would mean a 48-game season. The players have been locked out for months while the two sides try to hammer out how to divide up league revenue.
PGA Tour: With rain and high winds wreaking havoc on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii, the first round of theHyundai Tournament of Champions was canceled on Friday after a lengthy weather delay.
Webb Simpson had reached 3-under par after seven holes, but that score, like
all others, will be wiped out and the round will start fresh on Saturday. Tour officials hope to play 36 holes on Saturday, but gusty winds remain in the forecast.
In an attempt to get 36 holes in Saturday, the field of 30 players will go off in split tees starting at 11:30 am Hopkinsville time.