High School Basketball
Girls: Christian County won its third game in a row defeating University Heights 59-45. The Lady Colonels were led in scoring by Jamesha Mosley with 17, Martessia Williams added 11. University Heights was led by Denayia Holmes with 14, Cache Richardson added 13. Both teams are now 3-2 in district play as Christian County improved to 9-11, while UHA fell to 17-3.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville rolled over Warren Central 64-32, Bowling Green over Logan County 62-21, Livingston Central defeated Madisonville 54-36, Calloway County over Murray 61-46, Stewart County, TN over Trigg County 55-26.
Boys: Christian County won its second game in a row, defeating Hopkins Central 88-77, Trigg County edged Stewart County, TN 48-42, Henderson County over Madisonville 56-48.
Girls: Christian County hosts Lone Oak, Hopkins Central entertains Webster County, Madisonville hosts McLean County, Henderson County goes to Union County, Paducah Tilghman at Graves County, Crittenden County hosts Heath.
Boys: Hopkinsville entertains Caldwell County at Tiger Gym, with tipoff at 7:30. Heritage Bank pre game show coverage begins at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: University Heights plays Todd Central at North Drive Middle School, with the JV game beginning at 6. Christian County travels to Warren Central, Fort Campbell at Lyon County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Dawson Springs hosts Community Christian, Hopkins Central at Crittenden County, Muhlenberg County hosts McLean County, Marshall County hosts Heath, Paducah Tilghman at Graves County, Calloway County hosts Lone Oak.
Austin Peay lost to Tennessee State 77-57. Former Heritage Christian star John Fraley led the Governors with 21 points. Austin Peay hosts Tennessee Tech Thursday night.
Women’s scores: Southeast Missouri over Austin Peay 69-60 and Eastern Illinois defeated Murray State 80-63.
Tonight’s games: Top ranked Kentucky meets Tennessee at Rupp Arena at 6, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7. Elsewhere in the SEC: Vanderbilt takes on Arkansas.
Austin Peay and Murray State have learned their opponents in the ESPN BracketBuster games. The ninth ranked Racers will meet St. Mary’s at the CFSB Center on February 18th at 5 pm on ESPN or ESPN 2. Austin Peay will host former OVC member Youngstown State February 18th at 7:30 pm in the Dunn Center.
Tebowmania is coming to Western Kentucky. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will speak at Graves County High School April 20th, with tickets to go on sale February 17th.
Tebow is the featured speaker for the first ever “Night with A Champion Event” to be held at Graves County. Tickets will be $25, $50, $60 or $100 depending upon location. For more information on the event, call 270-856-8269.
The Nashville Predators return from the All Star break tonight at the Minnesota Wild.
Meanwhile, the Tennessean reports Predator players and coaches are shrugging off comments made by defenseman Ryan Suter at the All Star game he may not sign a new contract extension before the February 27th trade deadline. If Suter and the team do not come to terms before July 1st, Suter would become an unrestricted free agent.
Kentucky is number one in both the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll and the Associated Press college basketball polls. Syracuse is ranked second in both polls, followed by Ohio State and Missouri. North Carolina is 5th in the AP poll, while Duke is fifth in the ESPN/USA Today poll. Murray State made the top 10 for the first time in school history in the AP poll at number 10, while the ESPN/USA Today poll has the nation's remaining undefeated team ranked 9th again this week.
Thanks to a top five finish at Abu Dhabi over the weekend, Tiger Woods has moved up to 17th in the World Golf Ranking, where Luke Donald remains number one. Woods is scheduled to make his PGA Tour debut February 9th at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am.
EA Sports is out with its annual Super Bowl simulation and has the New York Giants beating the New England Patriots 27-24 on a last second field goal. The Madden simulation has been correct six of the last eight Super Bowls, except Super Bowl 42 when the Giants ended New England's undefeated season.
High School Basketball
Girls: An 8th district showdown takes place this evening at Blazer Gym as University Heights hosts Christian County. The Lady Blazers already own a victory over the Lady Colonels earlier this month. Tipoff is at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville hosts Warren Central, Trigg County plays at Stewart County, TN, Logan County hosts Bowling Green, Madisonville travels to Livingston Central, Franklin Simpson hosts Ohio County and Calloway County at Murray.
Boys: Christian County hosts Hopkins Central in a makeup game from earlier this month. Tipoff at Colonel Gym is at 7:30.
Elsewhere: Trigg County at Stewart County, TN, Madisonville at Henderson County.
High School Wrestling
Five members of Christian County’s wrestling team earned medals in a second place finish at the Fort Knox Invitational this weekend. According to Coach Robert Burnham, JJ Killebrew won the 113 pound division and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler. The Colonels finished 2nd in the match to Central Hardin.
University Heights had its first wrestling championship in school history this weekend according to a story in the Kentucky New Era. The Blazers had four division champions in taking the Calloway County Laker Invitational. Hopkinsville finished second and had three individual champions.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show tonight at 5, followed by Sports Nightly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky is back in action tomorrow night hosting Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Sunday’s score: Manhattan defeated Niagara 87-70. Former Christian County star Donovan Kates did not score in the game.
Women’s scores: Number six Kentucky defeated Alabama 82-68, Vanderbilt defeated LSU 81-72 and number nine Tennessee defeated number 15 Georgia 67-50.
Tonight’s games: Austin Peay takes on Tennessee State in Ohio Valley Conference action. Women’s OVC games have Murray State meeting Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay going against Southeast Missouri.
High School Basketball
Christian County ended a six game losing streak with an 84-60 win Friday night at Trigg County. CJ Cotton led five Colonels in double figures with 17 points, Quan Poindexter added 15, Jarvis Irby 14, James White had 12 and Isaiah Pollard added 10. Trigg County was led by Deonquez Nance who had a game high 25 points. Christian County improved to 6-16 on the season and hosts Hopkins Central in a makeup game Monday night.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville got its 20th win of the season defeating Crittenden County 65-54, Heritage Christian Academy defeated Majesty 61-56.
Girls scores: Christian County won its second straight game, defeating Caldwell County 60-40 and Heritage Christian Academy defeated Bethel 40-25.
Former Christian County star Anthony Hickey and the LSU Tigers take on top ranked Kentucky this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Countdown to Tipoff airs at 1:30 on Lite 98.7. Also, this afternoon it's a Big East showdown between Georgetown and Pittsburgh, with air time at 2:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Ninth ranked Murray State puts its undefeated record on the line tonight in Ohio Valley Conference action against Eastern Illinois, while Austin Peay hosts UT Martin.
Western Kentucky plays at Florida International, Middle Tennessee is at Vanderbilt and Tennessee hosts Auburn.
High School Basketball
Boys: Hopkinsville swept the regular season series with Christian County following an 80-64 victory at Colonel Gym. Jordan Majors led the 19-2 Tigers in scoring with 29 points, with freshman Jaqualis Matlock scoring 21. Christian County was led by CJ Cotton’s 21, followed by James White with 18 and Jarvis Irby with 14. The Colonels fell to 5-15 with the loss.
Elsewhere: Livingston Central edged Caldwell County 69-65. At the Touchstone Energy Boys All A State Tournament: West Carter defeated Webster County 61-51, Heath edged Betsy Layne 47-45 and Glasgow defeated McLean County 73-40.
Girls: Christian County defeated Fort Campbell 60-40, Grayson County defeated Hopkinsville 59-47, Caldwell County over Crittenden County 59-34.
Boys: Christian County travels to Trigg County, with tipoff at 7:30 from Wildcat Gym. The Heritage Bank pre game show begins at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Hopkinsville travels to Crittenden County, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Fort Campbell travels to Logan County, Russellville at South Warren, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Muhlenberg County at Apollo, Calloway County at Murray, Paducah Tilghman at Marshall County, Bowling Green at Warren Central, Warren East at Greenwood.
Girls: Christian County hosts Caldwell County, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Russellville at South Warren, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Paducah Tilghman at Marshall County, Bowling Green at Warren Central, Warren East at Greenwood.
Austin Peay had its five game winning streak stopped at Southeast Missouri 65-60. Former UHA standout Tyshwan Edmondson had 10 points for the Governors, who also got eight points and nine rebounds from former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley. The Governors return to action Saturday hosting UT Martin.
Western Kentucky let a nine point second half lead slip away in losing at Florida Atlantic 67-66. The Hilltoppers play at Florida International Saturday.
Women’s scores: Number six Kentucky defeated Auburn 66-48, Southern Illinois over Murray State 74-57, Vanderbilt defeated number 15 Georgia 68-48, number nine Tennessee defeated Alabama 86-56.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Canisus.
Top ranked Kentucky is back in action tomorrow against former Christian County star Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU. Countdown to Tipoff from Baton Rouge airs at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Nashville Predators Ryan Suter and Shea Weber will play on different teams in this Sunday’s NHL All Star game in Ottawa. Weber will play for team Alfredsson and Suter will play for team Chara. This is the second year the NHL has let team captains draft players.