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High School Basketball-Friday’s scores
Christian County hosted Owensboro in a boy-girl doubleheader Friday night at Colonel Gym. The Lady Colonels lost to Owensboro 69-37, while the Colonels also lost to the Red Devils 78-67.
Other boys scores: University Heights defeated Fort Campbell 75-61,Logan County edged Russellville 75-71, Todd Central over Franklin Simpson 47-42 in overtime, Trigg County over Community Christian 81-48, Madisonville defeated Caldwell County 60-49, Lyon County rolled over Christian Fellowship 64-24, Webster County got by Union County 52-49, Hickman County over Murray 68-45, Bowling Green over Glasgow 76-49, South Warren defeated Greenwood 70-52, Warren East defeated Warren Central 65-58.
Girls: University Heights over Fort Campbell 66-38, Todd Central slid by Franklin Simpson 49-44, Russellville nipped Logan County 40-39, Webster County over Union County 65-45, Marshall County got by Graves County 56-52, South Warren defeated Greenwood 65-58,
Boys: Todd Central goes to Allen County Scottsville, Madisonville hosts Evansville Day School, Livingston Central at Christian Fellowship, Henderson County hosts Evansville Memorial, Lyon County at St. Mary, Crittenden County at Reidland, Lone Oak welcomes Mayfield, Murray entertains Marshall County, Community Christian hosts Carlisle County, Greenwood at Bowling Green.
Girls: University Heights hosts Lyon County, Hopkinsville travels to Livingston Central, Dawson Springs meets Fort Campbell, Russellville travels to Edmonson County, Hopkins Central welcomes McLean County, Crittenden County hosts Reidland.
Murray hosts Marshall County, Henderson County at Calloway County, Muhlenberg County at Breckinridge County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Massac County, IL, Greenwood at Bowling Green.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had three points and three rebounds as the Manhattan Jaspers lost to Siena 66-63.
Today’s games: The Kentucky Wildcats meet Texas A&M in College Station, seeking revenge from a loss earlier this season in Lexington. Pre game coverage begins at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC games have Vanderbilt taking on Alabama, Tennessee is at Arkansas and LSU is at Mississippi State..
In the OVC: Austin Peay entertains Murray State in a men’s-women’s doubleheader beginning at noon in the Dunn Center.
The Atlantic Coast Conference men's postseason basketball tournament is looking for a new home starting in 2016. The Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden did not submit a bid before the September deadline, but according to ESPN, the ACC will continue to look for venues for the 2016-21 tourneys. The next three tournaments, including this year's, will be in Greensboro, North Carolina.
NFL: Super Bowl 47 on Sunday will mark the first-ever meeting between head coaching brothers. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh both know that only one of them will win. For the losing side, John says it will be a bitter pill to swallow.
Player safety took the forefront Friday in the commissioner's annual pre-Super Bowl press conference. In his state of the NFL address in New Orleans, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is leading the charge in dealing with the significance of head injuries.
Goodell says the NFL has taken great steps with rules changes and discipline enforcement to try and protect players from dangerous hits. He adds he's disappointed to hear 78-percent of players don't trust their team doctors, but the league will add independent neurologists to the sidelines of NFL games to help teams make decisions on players with potential concussions.
Goodell also says the league's popularity continues to grow internationally, a possible 18-game schedule is still on the table and that HGH testing will likely be implemented before the start of next season.
PGA Tour: Phil Mickelson followed up his opening round 60 with a 65 on Friday and has a four shot lead heading into today’s third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Bill Haas is in second place, with Nashville native Brandt Snedeker tied for third with Keegan Bradley five shots off the lead. Former University of Kentucky golfer JB Holmes and Danville native Josh Teater did not make the cut.
NHL: The Nashville Predators play the 6th game of their seven game road trip this evening in San Jose against the Sharks, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.