High School Basketball-Friday scores
Boys: Trigg County won in Colonel Gym for the first time since 1998, defeating Christian County 82-77, Hopkinsville rolled over Crittenden County 62-31, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 66-26, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 71-60, Marshall County defeated Paducah Tilghman 64-54, Mayfield over St. Mary 52-40, Graves County routed Ballard Memorial 66-40, Calloway County edged Murray 66-65 in overtime, Warren Central over Bowling Green 68-49, Warren East over Greenwood 82-57.
Girls: Caldwell County over Christian County 59-49, Fort Campbell defeated Crittenden County 53-36, Russellville edged South Warren 52-50, Henderson County over Union County 79-49, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 59-50, Madisonville squeezed by Hopkins Central 45-44, Mayfield over St. Mary 55-44, Murray rolled over Calloway County 61-43, Graves County over Ballard Memorial 47-29, Paducah Tilghman defeated Marshall County 61-49,Greenwood over Warren East 59-47.
At the Touchstone Energy Girls All A Classic: Newport Catholic defeated Webster County 55-35 and Owensboro Catholic over Monroe County 53-36.
Boys: Hopkinsville hosts Christian County this evening at Tiger Gym, looking to sweep the regular season series between the schools. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Caldwell County at Crittenden County, Dawson Springs hosts Fulton County, Lyon County at Reidland, Calloway County at Community Christian, Graves County at Lone Oak, St. Mary at Livingston Central, Heath at Ballard Memorial and Greenwood at Cumberland County.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell at 2:30 this afternoon, University Heights travels to Union County, Todd Central welcomes Glasgow, Trigg County at Madisonville, Logan County at Owensboro, Caldwell County at Crittenden County, Lyon County at Reidland, Graves County at Lone Oak, Henderson County at Apollo, St. Mary at Livingston Central and Greenwood at Cumberland County.
Heritage Christian Academy will host Bluegrass Christian today in a boy-girl varsity and junior varsity quadruple header beginning at 12 noon.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Friday the opening round pairings for the 2013 Boys and Girls Sweet 16 basketball tournaments.
The Boys tournament will be played March 6-10 at Lexington's Rupp Arena. Regions 1 and 3 will play the first game of the evening session on Wednesday March 6th at 5:30 Hopkinsville time, followed by the 2nd region winner facing the 8th region representative at 8 pm. Region 4 will play the 10th region winner on Thursday March 7th at 11 am Hopkinsville time.
Quarterfinals are March 8, with the semi finals the evening of March 9 and the final March 10.
The Girls tournament will be played March 13-16 at EA Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. The 2nd region winner will face the region 8 winner at 6:30 Wednesday March 13, with the 4th region winner meeting the 5th region winner at noon that day.
The 3rd region winner will play the 12th region winner at 12 noon March 14th, with the 1st region winner playing the 14th region winner at 6:30 that evening. The quarterfinals are March 15, with the semi finals and finals March 16.
High School Football: Fort Campbell will have a new football coach in the 2013 season. Shawn Berner announced his resignation Friday. Berner led the Falcons to three Class 2A state championships from 2007-09. Berner had been head coach at Fort Campbell since 2002. The Falcons were 9-3 last season as a member of Class 3A and lost in the second round of the playoffs
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had seven points in Manhattan’s 52-41 loss to Loyola-Maryland. The Jaspers are now 5-14 on the season.
Today’s games: Kentucky looks to get back on the winning ways today as they face the nation’s leader in steals, former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey and the LSU Tigers at Rupp Arena. Pre game coverage begins at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
There’s a pair of games on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP today. Top ranked Duke meets Maryland, with air time at 11:45 this morning, then later today Western Kentucky is at Middle Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 2:30.
Other games today have 5th ranked Louisville at Georgetown, Tennessee takes on Alabama, Vanderbilt meets 22nd ranked Missouri and Oklahoma State meets West Virginia.
In the OVC: Austin Peay goes to Tennessee Tech and Murray State is at Jacksonville State, with both being men’s and women’s doubleheaders.
The Paducah Sun reported Friday a plea deal is close to approval in the case of suspended Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson. Jackson faces two charges of second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment in connection with an incident last September in the Walmart parking lot in Murray.
Calloway Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says Circuit Judge Craig Clymer has worked out details of the plea deal and all parties have signed off on it. The deal includes a felony conviction and jail time. Blankenship says he expects the case to be resolved during Jackson’s next pre trial hearing set for February 4th in Calloway Circuit Court.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to bounce back from Thursday night’s loss at St. Louis as their seven game road trip continues tonight in Anaheim. Coverage of the game begins at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Tiger Woods has a two shot lead heading into the third round of the Farmers Insurance Classic at Torrey Pines. Woods shot a blistering seven under par 65 on Friday to move to 11 under for the tournament. Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker—who led after the first round—fired a three over 74 and is seven shots off the lead.