High School Basketball
Boys: Christian County defeated Hopkins Central 80-71, Caldwell County over Community Christian 66-44, Ohio County defeated an Australian Travel Team 92-51, Mayfield edged St. Mary 47-46.
Girls: Muhlenberg County over Hopkinsville 72-44, Christian County rolled over Fort Campbell 68-46, Ohio County defeated an Australian Travel Team 78-41, Grayson County over South Warren 56-41.
Boys: Christian County entertains Hopkinsville in an 8th district showdown at Colonel Gym. The game will also feature a ceremony honoring legendary coach Lyle Dunbar. Dunbar says he has fond memories of all of his players and coaches during his time at Christian County:
The ceremony begins at approximately 7:15 during the Heritage Bank pre game show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and worldwide at whopam.com.
Other games tonight have University Heights HOSTING Fort Campbell in 8th district action, Todd Central meets Logan County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Trigg County at Livingston Central, Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Crittenden County at Lyon County, Union County at Henderson County, Calloway County at Murray, Paducah Tilghman welcomes Ballard Memorial, Marshall County at Graves County, Warren East at Greenwood, Bowling Green at Warren Central.
Girls: Todd Central at Logan County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Caldwell County at Hopkins Central, Trigg County at Livingston Central, Henderson County entertains Webster County, Dawson Springs hosts Madisonville, Crittenden County at Lyon County, Calloway County at Murray, Muhlenberg County at Meade County, Heath at Lone Oak, Warren East at Greenwood, Bowling Green at Warren Central.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association announced Thursday the start times for the Boys Sweet 16 semifinals and finals. The semifinals will begin March 9th at 6:30 pm Hopkinsville time in Rupp Arena, with the final set for March 10th at 1 pm.
The rearranging of the semi final and final games is due to a scheduling conflict with Kentucky’s game with Florida March 9th. The Boys Sweet 16 will begin March 6th. The pairings for the Boys and Girls Sweet 16 will be announced later this month.
College Basketball: It looked like Kentucky was going to breeze to its first SEC win in the first half, but Vanderbilt made a rally before the Wildcats hung on to win 60-58. Guard Ryan Harrow led the Wildcats with 16 points, Nerlens Noel had 13 and Archie Goodwin added 12. Kentucky returns to action tomorrow hosting Texas A&M, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had three points in Manhattan’s 69-60 loss to Rider.
Women’s scores: 6th ranked Kentucky edged 20th ranked Texas A&M 65-62, 18th ranked South Carolina defeated Vanderbilt 64-48, 9th ranked Tennessee rolled over Missouri 84-39.
College Football: Kentucky governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday the approval of a $110 million measure that will allow for the renovation and upgrade to Commonwealth Stadium and the Nutter Football training facility on the University of Kentucky campus.
The renovation will include luxury suites, club seating, a multi purpose recruiting room and renovation of the press facilities. The renovation has a targeted completion date of July, 2015.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans linebackers coach Frank Bush was fired Thursday. Bush is the third assistant fired since the end of the season joining tight ends coach Jim Zerhelt and running backs coach Jim Skipper who were let go last week.
PGA Tour: Paducah’s Russ Cochran is tied for 27th after the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Cochran fired a two under par 68 and trails leader Scott Langley by six shots. Langley fired a 62 in his first round on the PGA Tour. The rookie takes a one stroke lead into today’s second round.