|SPORTS HEADLINES 1/8/13|
Monday’s High School Basketball Scores
Boys: Caldwell County slid by Fort Campbell 65-62, Hopkins Central drilled Dawson Springs 66-32, Murray edged Fulton City 56-53 and Bowling Green got by Monroe County 58-55.
Girls: Hopkinsville drilled Calloway County 71-31, Webster County rolled over Christian County 76-49, Dawson Springs defeated Crittenden County 32-24, Muhlenberg County defeated McLean County 72-53, Mayfield got by Hickman County 42-38, Lone Oak over Carlisle County 54-37, Monroe County drubbed Bowling Green 73-58.
Boys: Christian County and Henderson County renew their longtime rivalry at Colonel Gym. Henderson County brings an impressive 12-2 record into the game, while Christian County is 8-5. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other in town games have Hopkinsville hosting Fort Campbell in 8th district action and we will have reports on that game during the Christian County broadcast this evening. University Heights hosts Hopkins Central.
Elsewhere: Dawson Springs at Union County, Caldwell County goes to Webster County, Lyon County at Livingston Central, Trigg County at Crittenden County, Russellville at Greenwood, Logan County at Butler County, Graves County hosts St. Mary, Muhlenberg County hosts McLean County, Murray welcomes Hickman County, Paducah Tilghman goes to Marshall County, Mayfield is home to Ballard Memorial, South Warren hosts Edmonson County, Warren Central entertains Glasgow and Bowling Green meets Allen County Scottsville.
Girls: Caldwell County hosts Union County, Russellville at Greenwood, Logan County hosts Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Crittenden County, Livingston Central hosts Lyon County, Webster County plays Daviess County, Lone Oak at Community Christian, Paducah Tilghman at Marshall County, Mayfield welcomes Ballard Memorial, Graves County hosts St. Mary, Warren East at Barren County, Bowling Green goes to Allen County Scottsville.
Hopkinsville is ranked 10th in the first Associated Press Boys High School Basketball poll of the season, which has Ballard ranked first. Bowling Green is 5th and Henderson County is 6th in the first AP Girls poll of the season, which has Marion County first.
Women’s OVC scores: Southeast Missouri defeated Murray State 70-58, with former Hopkinsville Lady Tiger Christy Soldo seeing three minutes playing time and grabbing two rebounds. Austin Peay lost at UT Martin 84-57.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Monday former Western Kentucky Lady Topper coach Mary Taylor Cowles will join the 2013 staff of Kentucky Premier, an AAU program.
Austin Peay’s Travis Betran was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Monday. The junior from Harlem, NY averaged 26 points in two games for the Governors last week. Austin Peay returns to action Wednesday night hosting Morehead State.
College Football: Following last night’s win in the BCS title game, Alabama was ranked first in both major college football polls. The USA Today coaches poll had Louisville ranked 13th and Vanderbilt ranked 20th. The Associated Press poll had the Cardinals ranked 13th and the Commodores 23rd.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky freshman lineman TJ Jones was arrested on a weapons charge December 18th in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC. Jones is being investigated for possibly bringing a weapon on the campus of Myrtle Beach High School. A UK spokesman says Coach Mark Stoops is aware of the situation and will speak with Jones and gather information before addressing the issue.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports former Tennessee player Terry Fair has joined the Volunteers coaching staff. Fair will be a defensive quality control assistant. Fair was a four year starter at defensive back for Tennessee and was named SEC freshman of the year in 1994 and all SEC in 1996 and 97.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were back on the ice at their regular practice facility on Monday, one day after plans were announced for a shortened season. The Predators had not practiced at Centennial Sportsplex since September according to the Tennessean. Coaches are not yet allowed to be at practices, with a training camp opening date yet to be determined, even though it appears there will be a 48 game schedule beginning January 19th, once the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified.
PGA Tour: The season opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions finally began Monday on Maui after several days of delays. Dustin Johnson fired rounds of 69-66 for a two round score of 11 under par 135, three strokes better than Steve Stricker. Bubba Watson stands at 139, good for third place and Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker is tied for fourth place at 140, five shots behind the leader. The final round will take place today.