BREAKING NEWS: Kentucky Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year Dominque Hawkins has selected where he will play his college hoops. At a news conference this morning, Hawkins announced he will play for the University of Kentucky. More on this story comes up later in the day.
High School Softball-Tuesday’s scores: University Heights defeated Hopkinsville 6-0. The Lady Blazers got a complete game from Lexie O’Daniel who allowed just three hits, walked one and struck out 11. UHA improved to 9-3/2-0 in district action, while Hopkinsville fell to 0-13/0-1 in district play.
Other games saw Christian County win over Muhlenberg County 5-1, Webster County defeat Fort Campbell 15-0 in 4 innings, Warren East edged Todd Central 9-8, Franklin Simpson run ruled Logan County 14-0 in 5 innings, Hart County run ruled Russellville 17-0 in 4 innings, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 3-1, Carlisle County over Crittenden County 4-0, Union County over Lyon County 12-0.
High School Baseball-Tuesday’s scores: University Heights defeated Fort Campbell for the second time in as many days, winning 11-2. The win moves the Blazers to 6-2 overall/2-0 in district play-tied at the top with Christian County. Fort Campbell goes to 3-11/0-4 in district action.
Other games saw Christian County defeat West Creek 10-0, Crittenden County got by Hopkinsville 6-5, Logan County over Todd Central 12-1 in 5 innings, Caldwell County defeated Livingston Central 11-3, Trigg County edged Lyon County 13-12, Graves County defeated Webster County 3-1 in 8 innings, Marshall County shutout Mayfield 10-0,
Today’s game: Christian County hosts Bowling Green.
High School Tennis: University Heights met Caldwell County, with the Blazers winning 5-4 in the boys match, while the Lady Blazers won 6-3 at the Ruff Park courts.
College Basketball: Connecticut won its 8th women’s NCAA national championship, drilling the Louisville Cardinals 93-60, in the largest margin of victory ever in a women’s title game. UConn used a 19-0 first half run to blow the game open after Louisville had a 14-10 lead. The 8th national title for the Huskies ties them with Tennessee for the most all time.
The father of University of Louisville guard Russ Smith says his son is leaving for the NBA. Russ Smith, Sr. told the Courier Journal Tuesday his son has nothing left to accomplish athletically by staying in school for his senior year. Coach Rick Pitino has said he would recommend Smith, Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan put their names in for the NBA draft. However, after Monday’s national championship win over Michigan, neither Dieng nor Behanan would offer what they have decided to do.
College Baseball: 13th ranked Kentucky defeated Austin Peay 6-3, while Western Kentucky got a walk off single to defeat 8th ranked Louisville 6-5.
Games today include Austin Peay at Southern Illinois, Murray State hosts Evansville.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Lansing 8-3, with the series finale this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds lost to Oklahoma City 5-3, with game three this evening at Greer Stadium.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are celebrating their 15th year in the Music City, and fans are being asked to vote online for the team’s 15th anniversary logo. Fans can go to the Titans Facebook page to choose one of the four selections, with the winner to be announced April 25th.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were shutout 1-0 by St. Louis last night. The Predators return to action Friday night hosting Dallas at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.