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Quarterfinal action saw top ranked Marion County move to 37-0 with a 71-32 win over Montgomery County, Anderson County routed Shelby Valley 65-23, Manual defeated Owensboro Catholic 78-69 and Notre Dame defeated Marshall County 48-39.
This morning’s semi final games will have Marion County and Shelby Valley at 10 am with Manual and Notre Dame to follow. The winners this morning will play in the championship game just after 8 this evening. Pre game coverage of the championship game airs at 7:55 on News/ Talk WHOP.
Bluegrass Preps.com earlier this week announced its top 10 boys basketball players in Kentucky for the just completed season. Hopkinsville’s Jordan Majors was among those selected, with Madison Central’s Dominque Hawkins named as player of the year.
High School Baseball- Friday scores: No local scores were reported to the KHSAA website.
Today’s games: University Heights entertains Webster County, Christian County plays a doubleheader against Henderson County and Lone Oak, Logan County hosts Ohio County, Russellville meets Glasgow in the 4th region All A Classic.
Caldwell County entertains Paducah Tilghman, Madisonville hosts Apollo, Henderson County plays Lone Oak, Murray welcomes Livingston Central, Calloway County hosts Daviess County and Mayfield at Heath.
High School Softball-Friday scores: No local scores were reported to the KHSAA website.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Webster County, Russellville entertains McLean County in a doubleheader, Union County is at Apollo.
High School Football: Christian County has released its 2013 schedule. The Colonels will open the season at Caldwell County August 23rd, and return to the Stadium of Champions the following Saturday August 31st to play Hillsboro High School in the Toyota of Hopkinsville/Jerry Claiborne Bowl.
Other road games have the Colonels at Henderson County September 6th, McCracken County September 13th, Ohio County October 4th, Apollo October 11th and Graves County October 18th.
Home games include Fort Campbell September 20th, Hopkinsville September 27th and Knott County Central November 1st.
SEC Tournament: Kentucky saw its NCAA tournament chances take a big hit after losing to Vanderbilt 64-48. Archie Goodwin led the Wildcats with 12 points, with Kyle Wiltjer scoring 10 off the bench. Vanderbilt moves on to the semi finals to face Ole Miss, who defeated Missouri on a last second shot 64-62.
13th ranked Florida defeated LSU 80-58, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey scoring 5 points and adding 5 rebounds in the loss for the Tigers.
Florida will meet Alabama in the semi finals after the Crimson Tide won over Tennessee 58-48. You can hear both semi final games beginning at 11:45 this morning from Nashville on News/Talk WHOP.
Big East Tournament: Louisville is headed to the championship game for the fourth time in the last five years after beating Notre Dame in semi final action 69-57. The 4th ranked Cardinals were led in scoring by Russ Smith with 20 points. Louisville faces Syracuse in the championship game tonight in New York. The Orange defeated Georgetown 58-55 in overtime to reach the title game.
College Baseball: Murray State opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 5-4 win over UT Martin. The two teams play a doubleheader beginning at 11 am in Murray.
Austin Peay won its OVC opener 11-3 at Eastern Illinois, with game two this afternoon. Western Kentucky opened Sun Belt Conference play with a 6-5 victory over Middle Tennessee. The teams will play a doubleheader this afternoon in Bowling Green.
College Softball: Murray State meets Southeast Missouri in a three game series beginning with a doubleheader this afternoon in Murray. Austin Peay meets Eastern Illinois in a three game series with a doubleheader in Clarksville this afternoon.
NFL: Wide receiver Greg Jennings has found a new home. The former Green Bay Packer has moved to division rival Minnesota. The Vikings announced Friday that Jennings has signed a five year contract worth a maximum of $47.5 million, with $18 million guaranteed. Jennings was hampered by injuries his last two seasons with the Packers.
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was released by the team Friday. ESPN reports the former University of Louisville standout was cut after paperwork for his new contract was not filed with the NFL league office on time Friday. Dumervil had agreed to take a pay cut, and was supposed to have the deal faxed back to the Broncos by 1 pm Mountain time, but that did not occur.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost for the second time in as many nights, falling at Calgary 6-3. The Predators are back in action tomorrow night at Edmonton.
Major League Baseball: Grapefruit League action saw the New York Mets defeat Atlanta 5-2 and St. Louis over Washington 5-1. Cactus League action saw Cincinnati lose to Colorado 5-1 and the Chicago Cubs lost to the Chicago White Sox 15-3.
Today’s games: Cactus League games have Cincinnati meeting Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs against Kansas City. Grapefruit League games include St. Louis meeting Detroit.
Golf: Shawn Stefani fired a one under par 70 Friday to take a one shot lead into the third round of the Tampa Bay Classic on the PGA Tour. Stefani’s 7 under par score is one shot better than Adam Scott and KJ Choi. Jason Dufner heads a quartet of golfers two shots back at 5 under par.
On the Champions Tour, David Frost shot an 8 under par 63 to take a one shot lead over Fred Couples after the first round of the Toshiba Classic. Paducah’s Russ Cochran fired a one under par 70 and is seven shots off the lead.