High School Basketball-Wednesday’s scores
At the Touchstone Energy All A Girls State tournament in Frankfort: 2nd region winner Webster County advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals with a 51-26 win over Louisville Collegiate, Bishop Brossart defeated Murray 61-49, Owensboro Catholic over Green County 65-49 and Monroe County defeated Magoffin County 54-43.
Boys: University Heights makes its 18th appearance in the Touchstone Energy All A State tournament meeting Model of the 11th region. Coverage of the game at around 9 this morning on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the All A: Carlisle County of the 1st region has the leadoff game this morning at 7:30 Hopkinsville time against Bardstown of the 5th region, 3rd region winner Butler County meets Russell at 10:30 this morning and 4th region winner Clinton County takes on Knott County Central at 7 this evening.
Other games this evening have Livingston Central hosting Webster County and Henderson County at Daviess County.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Grayson County, Christian County travels to Caldwell County,Trigg County hosts Dawson Springs, Ohio County hosts Butler County and Fulton County hosts Lone Oak.
Wednesday’s scores: LSU defeated Texas A&M 58-54, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey scoring eight points and having nine assists in the game. Vanderbilt defeated Auburn 73-61.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky has a Sun Belt contest at South Alabama, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
In the OVC: Austin Peay travels to Jacksonville State, Murray State goes to Tennessee Tech
In the SEC: Tennessee goes to 23rd ranked Ole Miss. Women’s action has 5th ranked Kentucky meeting 18th ranked South Carolina and 9th ranked Tennessee goes against Vanderbilt.
College Football: University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong is now the 7th highest paid coach in the nation. Strong will receive $3.7 million per year over eight years which will keep him as Cards coach through 2020. If Strong were to leave, he would owe Louisville five million dollars this year, with each year that he stays seeing the buyout decrease by $625,000. Strong led Louisville to a share of the Big East championship and a win over Florida in the Gator Bowl this past season.
The Leaf Chronicle reports Rick Christophel met with his now former players at Austin Peay Wednesday afternoon to tell them of his departure to coach with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Defensive coordinator Granville Eastman will serve as the team’s interim coach and athletics director Dave Loos said Wednesday he will honor all of the assistant coaches contracts through 2013, and a search for Christophel’s replacement will begin immediately.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will play the second game of their seven game road trip this evening in St. Louis against a Blues team who beat them in a shootout Monday in Nashville.
PGA Tour: Nashville native Brandt Snedeker is part of the field of the Farmers Insurance Open which begins today at Torrey Pines near San Diego.