High School Basketball
Boys: University Heights rolled into the Class A 2nd region tournament semifinals with a 74-40 win over Dawson Springs. Other quarter final games saw Webster County defeat Trigg County 82-71, Crittenden County over Livingston Central 57-53 and Caldwell County nipped Lyon County 50-49.
4th region All A semifinal action saw Russellville nip Cumberland County 82-77.
Girls: South Warren edged Warren Central 47-46.
Girls: University Heights meets Livingston Central in the first semi final game of the 2nd region All A girls tournament at Crittenden County at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com. The other semi final game has tournament favorite Webster County meeting Caldwell County.
Other games: Hopkinsville hosts Hopkins Central, Henderson County welcomes Madisonville, Dawson Springs at Whitesville Trinity, Murray High goes to St. Mary.
Boys: Hopkinsville travels to Graves County for a 7:30 game, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey had 18 points, but LSU lost to South Carolina 82-73 in overtime.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns, Manhattan meets Canisus, and in the OVC, Austin Peay hosts SIU Edwardsville and Murray State welcomes Eastern Illinois.
Women’s action has 5th ranked Kentucky going against Mississippi State, 9th ranked Tennessee meets Auburn.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops announced Wednesday the date and time for his first Blue/White spring game. It will be held April 13 at 6 pm Hopkinsville time. The game is also the same day of the Bluegrass Stakes horse race according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
Last year’s race went off just after 5 Hopkinsville time. If the same holds true this year, it will give fans little time who wish to view both the chance to get from the race to the game.
Kentucky received a commitment Wednesday from a junior college cornerback. Nate Willis played last season at Arizona Western Community College and says he will make his commitment personally to coach Mark Stoops when he makes his official visit Friday. The Florida native is the 20th commitment in the 2013 class.
Hoppers Baseball: The Christian County Board of Education is scheduled to make a decision this evening on where the defending Ohio Valley League champion Hoptown Hoppers will play their games this season during their scheduled board meeting.
The inaugural season was played at Christian County High’s Colonel Field, however there has been an interest expressed to see the games played this season at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Stadium. Another question that has been brought up is whether the Tiger Stadium facilities would meet the OVL and Hoppers standards to be used this season.
College Softball: Murray State was picked third and Austin Peay 6th in the West Division of the Ohio Valley Conference pre season poll Wednesday. UT Martin was picked to win the West, with Jacksonville State predicted to take top honors in the East Division. The season for both schools will begin next month.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the attorney for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt as saying he is not a suspect in a pair of weekend incidents in New Jersey. Attorney Robert Lane and his client met with Jersey City police late Tuesday night. Authorities say Britt dropped off a man with a stab would at the Jersey City Medical Center Sunday morning and reportedly was at the scene or had left the scene at an apartment where a gunshot had been fired.