High School Basketball: Teams across the state begin their journeys that could end up in Lexington or Bowling Green as district tournaments begin this evening.
Boys: 8th district action at Hopkinsville High has Hopkinsville meeting host Fort Campbell at 6, followed by Christian County and University Heights. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
7th district play has Madisonville hosting Dawson Springs, 13th district action has host Logan County meeting Franklin Simpson and 14th district play has South Warren at Warren East.
Girls: 5th district games at Crittenden County have Lyon County meeting Trigg County and Livingston Central against Crittenden County, 6th district action sees Webster County hosting Union County , 7th district play has Madisonville hosting Dawson Springs, 13th district action has Franklin Simpson meeting Russellville and 14th district play has Greenwood at Warren East.
Hopkinsville is 4th in this week’s Cantrall Top 25 boys poll in today’s Lexington Herald Leader. Ballard is first, Warren Central is 12th this week. Elizabethtown is top the Cantrall Girls Top 25 poll which has Henderson County 7th and Bowling Green 8th this week.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw Kentucky collect its fifth 20 win season in a row with a 83-74 win over Texas A&M, 10th ranked Tennessee defeated Missouri 56-50, Alabama edged by Vanderbilt 66-62 and 3rd ranked Louisville defeated 25th ranked Rutgers 73-58.
Tonight’s women’s OVC action has Murray State hosting Morehead State.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action Thursday night hosting Arkansas, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Softball: After losing to Kent State and Michigan Saturday, 5th ranked Kentucky came back with a 8-1 win over Penn State Sunday at the FAU Invitational. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner was 1-4 in the game as the Wildcats improved to 13-2 on the season.
Murray State lost its final game at the Blues City Classic in Memphis 7-2 to Lipscomb. Former Christian County standout Maggie Glass went 0-3 in the game as Murray State fell to 7-5 on the season.
College Baseball: Murray State wrapped up its series with Bowling Green Sunday with a 6-3 win as former UHA standout Matt McGowan went 0-4. Austin Peay lost a 12-1 seven inning decision to Baylor in the series finale and Western Kentucky swept UNC Asheville with a 13-2 win.
High School Basketball: Christian County and Hopkinsville both celebrated Senior Nights last night.
At Christian County, the Lady Colonels defeated Russellville 81-63, while the Colonels fell to Marshall County 60-44.
Meanwhile, Hopkinsville won both of its contests, with the Lady Tigers defeating Todd Central 56-39 and the Tigers over Taylor County 80-62.
Other scores around the region last night
Boys: Crittenden County slid by Fort Campbell 72-65, Greenwood over Edmonson County 57-47, Monroe County defeated Warren East 68-59, Hopkins Central over Lyon County 76-60, Webster County edged Madisonville 67-65, Caldwell County went to overtime to defeat Livingston Central 64-51, Henderson County over Owensboro 62-51, Graves County defeated Central Hardin 75-67, Hickman County edged Mayfield 45-42 in overtime and Murray rolled Carlisle County 67-41.
Girls: University Heights got by Webster County 67-62, Crittenden County defeated Fort Campbell 53-34, Edmonson County nipped Greenwood 66-63, Monroe County rolled Warren East 70-22, Warren Central over Daviess County 51-42, Caldwell County over Livingston Central 57-41, Lyon County squeezed by Hopkins Central 62-61, Butler defeated Henderson County 62-48, Union County edged McLean County 48-44, Elizabethtown rolled Muhlenberg County 75-23, Calloway County slid by Ballard Memorial 48-45, Murray rolled Carlisle County 62-30, Community Christian over Fulton City 58-42 and Mayfield over Hickman County 64-42.
Boy/Girl doubleheaders: Fort Campbell welcomes Trigg County and Dawson Springs goes to Whitesville Trinity.
High School Football: Multiple reports Friday stated Paducah Tilghman has named Warren Central’s Mike Rogers as its new coach. Rogers was 46-17 in five seasons at Warren Central and before that spent five seasons as Graves County’s head coach, going 34-22. Rogers replaces Randy Wyatt who resigned after six seasons following the 2013 season.
West Kentucky Star.com reports Murray High has named Keith Hodge as its new coach. Hodge comes from Dresden High School in west Tennessee where he was 18-6 the last two seasons. Hodge replaces Steve Duncan who resigned at the end of the 2013 season to become the new coach at Logan County.
College Basketball: Siena edged Manhatan 67-63, with former Christian County standout Donovan Kates not scoring in five minutes of action.
Today’s games: Kentucky entertains former Christian County star Anthony Hickey Jr. and the LSU Tigers, with pre game from Rupp Arena at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere in the SEC: Tennessee is at Texas A&M and Vanderbilt is at Auburn.
In the OVC: Murray State hosts senior night against Morehead State, while the women have an afternoon game at UT Martin. Austin Peay hosts a men’s/women’s doubleheader with Eastern Kentucky.
Western Kentucky has a men’s/women’s doubleheader with Louisiana-Monroe, with coverage of the men’s game at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
11th ranked Louisville travels to 7th ranked Cincinnati.
College Baseball: Western Kentucky scored five runs in the 8th inning to rally by UNC Asheville 8-5. Former Hopkinsville High pitcher Justin Hageman went four innings, allowing five runs, only one earned on six hits with three strikeouts. Hageman did not get a decision. The teams play again this afternoon in Bowling Green.
Murray State lost 5-3 to Bowling Green, with former UHA standout Matt McGowan going 1-4 with a run scored. The teams play again this afternoon.
Austin Peay lost to Baylor 5-2, with game two of the series in Waco, TX this afternoon.
College Softball: Kentucky improved to 12-0 with a pair of wins Friday at the FAU Invitational. The Wildcats defeated Penn State 5-0 with former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner going 0-1 and Florida Atlantic 7-1, with Joiner going 1-4 in the game. The fifth ranked team in the nation faces Kent State and Michigan today.
Murray State split a pair of games at the Blues City Classic in Memphis. The Racers lost to Appalachian State 5-0, with former Christian County standout Maggie Glass going 0-3. Murray State then defeated Evansville 6-0, with Glass also going 0-3 in the game.
Austin Peay split a pair of games at the Frost Classic at Chattanooga, losing 5-2 to Ohio University and defeating Radford 3-1. The Governors face Campbell and Toledo today.
High School Football: Multiple reports indicate Paducah Tilghman has named Warren Central’s Mike Rogers as its new coach. Rogers was 46-17 in five seasons at Warren Central and before that spent five seasons as Graves County’s head coach, going 34-22. WPSD reports a time has not been set to formally introduce Rogers, who replaces Randy Wyatt who resigned after six seasons following the 2013 season.
MLB: St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has named Adam Wainwright as the Opening Day starting pitcher for the second consecutive year. Wainwright went 19-9 last season and posted career highs in innings and strikeouts. St. Louis opens its season in Cincinnati March 31st.
Golf: Three time major champion Padraig Harrington tells during an interview with a radio show in his native Ireland he has been treated for skin cancer. Harrington said he has had several “sun spots” removed from his face. Harrington will play in next week’s Honda Classic in Florida.
High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: Community Christian rolled Dawson Springs 52-30, Bowling Green routed Henderson County 73-49, Logan County edged Greenwood 63-59, Franklin Simpson over Glasgow 57-48, Mayfield nipped Calloway County 70-67 in double overtime.
Girls: Community Christian defeated Dawson Springs 51-34, Logan County over Greenwood 63-59, Glasgow edged Franklin Simpson 47-43, Paducah Tilghman defeated Murray 58-50, Mayfield over McCracken County 55-48 and St. Mary defeated Fulton County 66-41.
Boy/Girl Doubleheaders: Both Christian County and Hopkinsville will have Senior Night twin bills this evening. Christian County hosts Russellville in girls action at 6, followed by Marshall County in boys play. Hopkinsville hosts Todd Central in girls play at 6, followed by the 2nd ranked Tigers hosting Taylor County.
Coverage from both sites can be heard with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other twin bills include Fort Campbell at Crittenden County, Caldwell County hosting Livingston Central, Greenwood at Edmonson County, Union County hosts McLean County and Mayfield goes to Hickman County.
Boys: Henderson County travels to Owensboro, Murray goes to Carlisle County,
Girls: University Heights hosts Webster County, Hopkins Central goes to Lyon County and two Top 10 teams play as 8th ranked Henderson County goes to top ranked Butler.
High School Wrestling: The KHSAA state tournament begins today with matches at Alltech Arena outside of Lexington. Wrestlers from Christian County, Hopkinsville and University Heights are participating in the event.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw 4th ranked South Carolina rout 15th ranked Kentucky 81-58, 10th ranked Tennessee rolled Auburn 93-63 and Vanderbilt squeezed by Arkansas 56-50.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan play at Siena.
18th ranked Kentucky is back in action tomorrow hosting Anthony Hickey, Jr. and the LSU Tigers, with pre game coverage from Rupp Arena at 1:30 on Lite 98.7. Western Kentucky hosts Louisiana Monroe tomorrow night, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner and ranked Kentucky open play at the FAU Invitational today meeting Penn State and host Florida Atlantic.
Murray State, with former Christian County standouts Casey Castile and Maggie Glass, opens play at the Blues City Classic in Memphis today taking on Appalachian State and Evansville.
Austin Peay plays Ohio University and Radford at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga and Western Kentucky plays Canisius in the Hilltopper Spring Fling
College Baseball: Former Hopkinsville High pitcher Justin Hageman gets the start for Western Kentucky today as they open a three game series with UNC Asheville. Murray State opens a three game set with Bowling Green with a 2 pm game at Reagan Field and Austin Peay opens a three game series at Baylor.
There's been a few more cancellations of high school basketball games this evening due to the threat of severe weather.
As we reported earlier, Christian County's boys game with Marshall County has been cancelled until tomorrow night and will be played as a second game of a doubleheader with Christian County's girls. The Lady Colonels face Russellville at 6 pm, with Senior Night activities to be held before the boys game.
Also cancelled this evening is Hopkinsville's girls game at Hopkins Central and Fort Campbell's boy/girl doubleheader with Trigg County.