High School Basketball: The new McCracken County High School announced its boys and girls basketball coaches Monday. West Kentucky Star.com reports Burlin Brower, who coached at Heath High School has been named boys coach, while Joshua Barnett was named the girls coach. He recently coached at Lone Oak High School.
Hopkins Central will have a new boys coach next season. The Madisonville Messenger reports the school announced Monday Toby Miles will not return next season. Miles went 26-66 in three seasons as head coach, after serving as an assistant for the previous eight seasons.
College Basketball: Three member of Austin Peay program are leaving the program. A news release says Joe Harms is giving up his basketball career to concentrate on academics, while Herdie Lawrence and AJ Lynch are leaving to pursue other basketball opportunities. The departures will give the Governors five scholarships to offer for the 2013-14 season.
WPSD-Paducah reports on its website that Murray State and Southern Illinois are likely to renew their basketball series next season. Racers coach Steve Prohm said Monday he is close to finalizing a deal to play beginning next season after a six year hiatus.
NCAA women’s tournament action continues this evening as Kentucky plays Dayton in a second round game in the Bridgeport regional in Queens, NY. Coverage of the game begins at 6 on Lite 98.7. The Louisville women also host a second round game this evening, as the Cardinals take on Purdue in the KFC Yum Center.
MLB: The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitcher Kyle Lohse on Monday. According to a Milwaukee newspaper, the three-year deal is worth $11 million per season plus
incentives. Lohse had spent the past five seasons with St. Louis and was coming off
the best year of his career in 2012 with a record of 16-3 and a 2.86 ERA in 33 starts.
The Cardinals offered him compensation as a free agent, meaning any team that signed him would have to forfeit a first-round draft pick. The Brewers will have to surrender the 17th pick in the draft.