Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM. Todd will preview the 8th district basketball championship games and visit with the Director of Golf at The Links at Novadell Barry Payne. Then at 7, Pete Weber and Paul McCann have another edition of Slap Shot Radio.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Boys: 8th district semi final action saw Hopkinsville and Christian County come away with victories.
Hopkinsville got 27 points from Jordan Majors and 22 points from Jaqualis Matlock in defeating Fort Campbell 95-56. Fort Campbell was led in scoring by Kyle Bryant with 18 points in finishing the season 6-17 while Hopkinsville improved to 27-4.
Christian County got a game high 30 points from Jarvis Irby in defeating University Heights 68-61. LeDonald Gray led the Blazers with 18 points as University Heights finishes the season 13-13. Christian County improved to 15-13 as they will face Hopkinsville in the championship game Thursday night at 8.
Elsewhere: 5th district action saw Trigg County nip Crittenden County 60-57 and Lyon County over Livingston Central 55-44. In the 6th district, Webster County edged Union County 38-37. 7th district Caldwell County defeated Hopkins Central 63-56.
Girls: 7th district play saw Madisonville defeat Dawson Springs 56-34 and in 13th district action, Todd Central defeated Russellville 34-25.
Tonight’s games: 6th district girls championship has Webster County meeting Henderson County.
7th district at Hopkins Central has Hopkins Central hosting Caldwell County in girls action at 6, with Madisonville meeting Dawson Springs in boys action at 8 pm.
The latest Associated Press Boys Top 10 poll has Hopkinsville ranked fourth, with Bullitt East number one. Henderson County is ranked 3rd in the Girls Top 10, with undefeated Marion County still at the top. Bowling Green is ranked 7th this week.
College Basketball: Anthony Hickey had 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as LSU lost at Tennessee 82-72. Jordan McRae had 34 points for the Volunteers, who have won four games in a row.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky hosts Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 5:30 on Lite 98.7.
In the OVC: Murray State is at Morehead State, while Austin Peay is at Eastern Kentucky.
Women’s action has Western Kentucky hosting Louisiana Monroe.
College Football: The Leaf Chronicle reports renovations for Governors Stadium will proceed as scheduled. School representatives had to return to the Tennessee state building commission after changes in the $16.9 million dollar project were announced in January.
Demolition of the west end of the stadium is set following the last football game this coming season. A new structure featuring general seating, club level seating, 13 skyboxes along with new field turf, home locker rooms and a game day training facility are to be completed by August, 2014.
College Baseball: Austin Peay defeated Middle Tennessee 5-2, Murray State won its home opener 19-2 over Mid Continent and 2nd ranked Vanderbilt defeated Belmont 9-3.
NHL: Shea Weber scored the game winning goal 44 seconds into overtime as Nashville defeated Detroit 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are back in action Friday night hosting Vancouver, with coverage at 7 on Newstalk WHOP.
NFL: The Tennessean reports two Tennessee Titans have earned pay raises for the 2013 season. Receiver Damian Williams and defensive back Alterraun Verner will each earn $1.3 million this season. The two were scheduled to make $575 thousand as part of their rookie contracts.