|SPORTS HEADLINES 2/9/13|
High School Basketball- Friday’s scores
Boys: Hopkinsville defeated Lyon County 74-42, Madisonville routed Fort Campbell 100-67, Russellville won over Todd Central 63-54, Trigg County rolled over Caldwell County 83-60, Henderson County over Webster County 56-43, St. Mary over Crittenden County 64-48, Daviess County over Muhlenberg County 49-40.
Heath defeated Reidland 53-43, Mayfield got by Graves County 59-53 in double overtime, Franklin Simpson over Allen County Scottsville 61-51, Warren Central over Greenwood 85-61, Bowling Green over Warren East 76-50.
Girls Scores: Christian County won over Hopkins Central 70-43, Hopkinsville over Lyon County 53-41, Madisonville defeated Fort Campbell 71-40, Todd Central defeated Russellville 50-32, Caldwell County ove Trigg County 56-20, Muhlenberg County over Daviess County 57-40, Murray over Livingston Central 61-43, Graves County won over cross town rival Mayfield 52-43.
Marshall County over Calloway County 51-37, Owensboro defeated Webster County 76-53, Paducah Tilghman over Lone Oak 67-55, Allen County Scottsville over Franklin Simpson 49-31, Warren Central defeated Greenwood 65-56.
Boys: Hopkinsville travels to Hopkins Central, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Other action has University Heights hosting South Warren, Dawson Springs at Fulton County, Warren Central hosts Elizabethtown, Marshall County at St. Mary, Union County at Heath.
Girls: University Heights hosts Madisonville, Fort Campbell at Logan County, Dawson Springs at Fulton County, Russellville hosts Springfield, TN, Warren Central hosts Apollo, Trigg County at Mayfield, Marshall County at St. Mary, Murray hosts Lone Oak, Lyon County hosts Graves County, Union County at Heath, Henderson County meets top ranked Marion County.
Pairings for the upcoming 8th district basketball tournaments were announced on Friday at Hopkinsville High School.
Girls: University Heights is the #1 seed and will play #4 seed Fort Campbell at 6 pm February 18th, with #2 seed Hopkinsville to meet #3 seed Christian County at approximately 7:30. The championship game will be February 21st at 6pm.
Boys: Top seed Hopkinsville meets #4 seed Fort Campbell at 6 pm February 19th, with #2 seed Christian County to meet #3 seed University Heights at around 7:30. The championship game will be played February 21st at 8 pm.
The athletic directors of the 8th district schools also voted during the meeting to seed both the boys and girls tournament next year.
Admission for the tournament is $5 per ticket. All games will be heard on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The Kentucky Wildcats are back in action this afternoon at Rupp Arena, hosting the Auburn Tigers. Countdown to Tipoff begins pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other games today in the SEC include LSU at Alabama and Vanderbilt hosts Arkansas.
In the OVC: Austin Peay hosts Belmont and Murray State hosts Tennessee State.
Western Kentucky hosts Arkansas State for a men’s-women’s doubleheader, the 11th ranked Louisville Cardinals are at Notre Dame, Manhattan meets Fairfield and 22nd ranked Oklahoma State plays at Texas.
OVC women’s action has Austin Peay hosting Tennessee State.
College Baseball: Austin Peay was picked Friday by the Ohio Valley Conference coaches and sports information directors to win the league this season, with newcomer Belmont picked second. Murray State is picked to finish 10th.
Austin Peay second baseman Jordan Hankins was selected as the pre season Co Player of the Year, with the middle infield tandem of Hankins and shortstop Reed Harper selected to the OVC first team, along with outfielder Cody Hudson. Murray State also had a first team selection in designated hitter Brandon Eggenschwiler.
College Softball: The University of Kentucky opened its season Friday with a pair of games at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. UK defeated 3rd ranked Cal 3-2 in nine innings with former Christian County catcher Griffin Joiner going 0-2. Joiner also went 0-2 with an RBI in Kentucky’s second game, a 5 inning 12-1 win over Western Michigan. Kentucky plays against Oregon State and host Arizona State today.
Major League Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese have reached agreement on a one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration. Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. The third baseman hit .283 with 20 home runs and 79 RBI last season and earned his first All-Star appearance.
NHL: The Nashville Predators put their four game win streak on the line this evening as they are at the Minnesota Wild. First puck drops at 7. The Predators will then be at home Sunday night against Chicago, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker and Ted Potter Jr. are tied for the lead at 8 under par heading into the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am. Frederick Jacobsen and Hunter Mahan head a quartet of golfers one shot back. Former UK golfer JB Holmes is at 2 under par, with Danville native Josh Teater at even par and another former UK golfer Steve Flesch at 2 over par.
Champions Tour: Tom Pernice Junior and Bernhard Langer share the lead at 6 under par heading into the second round of the Allianz Championship. Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran are four strokes off the lead at 2 under par.