High School Basketball-Monday’s scores
Boys: South Warren edged University Heights 62-58, Allen County Scottsville defeated Todd Central 78-59, Madisonville squeezed by Caldwell County 58-55, St. Mary rolled Crittenden County 68-38, Livingston Central over Community Christian 66-56, Ballard Memorial over Fulton City 63-55, Graves County rolled Carlisle County 78-56 and McCracken County over Murray 74-60.
Girls: Apollo nipped Christian County 54-51 in overtime, Hopkinsville defeated Lyon County 85-40, Madisonville over Caldwell County 49-43, Hopkins Central got by Russellville 59-51, Henderson County rolled Owensboro Catholic 81-53, Clinton County over Warren East 65-56, Muhlenberg County squeezed by McLean County 60-53, Ballard Memorial routed Fulton City 55-30, Murray rolled McCracken County 72-41 and Marshall County over Webster County 71-49.
Boys: The Hopkinsville Tigers entertain Owensboro this evening. The Tigers will be without starting point guard Tra Edwards and Khale Dodd due to injuries. Tip off in Tiger Gym at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Christian County at Muhlenberg County, Russellville welcomes Bowling Green, Trigg County entertains Todd Central, Madisonville goes to Apollo, Henderson County hosts Hopkins Central and Union County goes to Crittenden County.
Girls: Fort Campbell hosts Madisonville, Logan County hosts South Warren, Greenwood travels to Monroe County, Hopkins Central goes to Crittenden County and Graves County travels to Hickman County.
Boy-Girl Doubleheaders: Caldwell County goes to Webster County, Warren Central hosts Allen County Scottsville, Warren East entertains Franklin Simpson, Dawson Springs at Community Christian, Livingston Central hosts Lyon County, Calloway County welcomes Paducah Tilghman and Marshall County entertains Mayfield.
Hopkinsville remains ranked second behind Ballard in the latest Associated Press Boys Top 10 poll. Warren Central and Graves County were among others receiving votes this week. Butler remains number one in the AP Girls Top 10, with Henderson County 8th, University Heights, Murray and Bowling Green were among others receiving votes this week.
High School Football: Christian County graduating senior Ethan Edwards signed a letter Monday to play collegiately for Georgetown College. In his four year Colonel career, teams Edwards played on went 36-15 including a 5-7 record in the 2013 season. Edwards was a freshman on the 2011 state finalist team and was a four year player for Christian County.
College Basketball: Women’s OVC action from last night saw SIU Edwardsville defeat Murray State 73-61 and Eastern Illinois edged Austin Peay 65-63.
Tonight’s games: 18th ranked Kentucky is at Ole Miss, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7. Other SEC action has Georgia at Tennessee. Elsewhere, 11th ranked Louisville hosts South Florida.
Murray State’s Jarvis Williams and Cameron Payne were honored again Monday for their play by the Ohio Valley Conference. Williams was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week and Payne the Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season in the same week. The Racers host Morehead State on Senior Night this Saturday.
College Baseball: Today’s games include Austin Peay hosting Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky goes to Belmont.
Austin Peay freshman utiltyman Ridge Smith was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week Monday. The Memphis native went 6-10 with four doubles in the Governors season opening series with Iowa over the weekend.
One day after collecting career win 800, Austin Peay coach Gary McClure was given a four year contract extension to run through the 2017-18 season. McClure began his Austin Peay career as interim coach in 1987 and is not only Austin Peay’s all time winningest coach, but also in the OVC.
Austin Peay teams have won six NCAA tournament games in McClure’s tenure and 46 players have signed contracts with major league teams, with five having played in the big leagues.
NFL: The Chicago Bears have announced the signing of former Murray State player Austen Lane. The defensive end played in two games for Detroit last season, after playing the previous two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lane, a fifth round pick by Jacksonville in 2010, signed a one year contract.
College Basketball: Syracuse remains number one in the AP Top 25, followed by Florida, Wichita State, Arizona and Duke in the top five. Louisville is 11th this week, with Kentucky tumbling to number 18.
Syracuse is also number one in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, with Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Louisville in the top five. Kentucky is 16th in this week’s poll.
There’s no Top 25 games this evening, but a couple of conference rivalries highlight the schedule. ACC action has North Carolina at Florida State and Big 12 action has Oklahoma State at Baylor.
College Football: One of Austin Peay’s 2014 opponents has released its schedule. The Governors will travel to face the Moccasins on September 13th. There are two FBS teams on the schedule, Tennessee, which Chattanooga will face in Knoxville October 11th and Central Michigan, which will be the season opener on August 28th.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds and starter Homer Bailey are reportedly close to reaching agreement on a contract extension. The Cincinnati Inquirer reports the two sides are close to reaching a deal on a six year, $100 million deal. Bailey is scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Thursday.
NFL: The Baltimore Ravens have reportedly reached an agreement on a contract extension with veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs. During a news conference, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced a four year extension through 2018. Suggs was heading into the final year of a six year, $62.5 million deal. Suggs has been with the Ravens since being drafted in the first round in 2003.
Golf: The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club is no more. The club announced Sunday the tree was removed over the weekend due to damage from an ice storm last week. Club chairman Billy Payne says the home of the Masters did not receive any other significant damage. Golf’s first major takes place beginning April 10th.
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High School Basketball-Tonight’s games
Boys: University Heights at South Warren, Todd Central welcomes Allen County Scottsville, Warren Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Muhlenberg County at McLean County, Graves County welcomes Carlisle County and St. Mary at Cairo, IL.
Girls: Christian County goes to Apollo, Hopkinsville hosts Lyon County, Russellville goes to Hopkins Central, Warren East hosts Clinton County, Henderson County entertains Owensboro Catholic and Webster County goes to Marshall County,
Boy/Girl Doubleheaders: Heritage Christian Academy hosts Bethel Christian, Madisonville entertains Caldwell County, McCracken County hosts Murray and Livingston Central travels to Community Christian.
The final week of the regular season has Hopkinsville ranked third in the latest Boys Cantrall Top 20 poll from the Lexington Herald Leader. The poll has Ballard first, Warren Central 14th and Henderson County ranked 24th.
Elizabethtown tops the Cantrall Girls Top 20 poll, with Henderson County 8th, Bowling Green 9th and Murray ranked 17th.
High School Football: Christian County offensive lineman Ethan Edwards is slated to sign a collegiate letter today. The ceremony will take place at 2:30 this afternoon at Christian County High School.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 2 points in Manhattan’s 90-72 win over Niagara, 13th ranked Louisville got a career high 25 points from Luke Hancock in defeating Rutgers 102-54.
Women’s action saw 18th ranked Kentucky rally to defeat 8th ranked Tennessee 75-71, Mississippi State nipped 16th ranked Vanderbilt 64-62 and 4th ranked Louisville rolled by Memphis 82-66.
Tonight’s games: Women’s OVC action has Austin Peay hosting Eastern Illinois and Murray State welcomes SIU Edwardsville.
Because of it being a travel day for Kentucky basketball, Coach John Calipari’s call in show and Big Blue Weekly will air Wednesday night beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night at Ole Miss, with pre game coverage at 4:30 also on Lite 98.7.
College Baseball: Austin Peay coach Gary McClure collected career win 800 Sunday as the Governors defeated Iowa 7-4 in the series finale, Murray State defeated Ohio University 7-6, with former UHA standout Matt McGowan going 3-4 with a couple of rbi’s. Western Kentucky swept a doubleheader from Southern Illinois 6-4 and 6-1.
College Softball: 7th ranked Kentucky won the championship of the Texas Classic Sunday, edging the 15th ranked Longhorns 6-5. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner did not have an official at bat, but did score a run in the game as Kentucky improved to 10-0 on the season.
Murray State won the Alabama State Invitational Sunday, defeating the host school 8-0. Former Christian County standouts Maggie Glass and Casey Castile each contributed offensively, Glass going 2-2 and Castile 1-2. Austin Peay lost 10-1 to IUPUI in five innings, Western Kentucky was blanked by Robert Morris 5-0.
Golf: Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 23rd at the ACE Group Classic, this week’s Champions Tour stop in Naples Florida. Perry finished at four under par for the three day event, 12 shots behind winner Kirk Triplett. Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished the event at 12 over par.
Bubba Watson broke an almost two year drought in winning the Northern Trust Open on the PGA Tour Sunday. Watson played bogey free golf on the weekend in getting his first win since taking the 2012 Masters.
High School Basketball/Friday’s scores
Boys: University Heights wrapped up the second seed for the upcoming 8th district tournament following a 81-73 win last night over Christian County. The Blazers got 23 points from Tray Hollowell to pace them in scoring, while Christian County was led by 21 points from Isaiah Pollard. The win moves UHA to 14-9 overall and finishing district play at 4-2. Christian County is now 8-15 and concludes district play 2-4.
Other scores saw Community Christian edge Fort Campbell 85-82, Russellville defeated Todd Central 88-77, Caldwell County rolled over Trigg County 67-50, Warren Central over Greenwood 71-57, Bowling Green defeated Greenwood 80-65.
Girls: Todd Central defeated Russellville 52-35, Caldwell County over Trigg County 51-23, Bowling Green routed Warren East 93-31, Warren Central over Greenwood 59-45, Murray defeated 57-36, Marshall County over Calloway County 69-49.
Boys: Fort Campbell entertains Madisonville, Warren Central goes to Elizabethtown, Henderson County is at Webster County and Calloway County entertains Ohio County.
Girls: University Heights goes to Madisonville, Warren East entertains Hart County, Greenwood travels to Franklin Simpson, Henderson County plays at Elizabethtown, Graves County hosts Paducah Tilghman, Union County goes to Hancock County, Mayfield at Carlisle County and Webster County hosts Owensboro.
Boy/Girl Doubleheaders: Trigg County welcomes Fulton City, Hopkins Central at Dawson Springs and Marshall County hosts St. Mary.
College Basketball: 13th ranked Louisville got a career high 22 points from Montrezl Harrell in defeating Temple 82-58. Russ Smith pitched in 15 points as the Cardinals improved to 20-4 and 9-2 in the American Athletic Conference.
Tonight’s games: 14th ranked Kentucky meets 3rd ranked Florida in Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC games have Vanderbilt hosting Texas A&M, Tennessee at Missouri and LSU at Arkansas.
Western Kentucky hosts South Alabama, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP, with the WKU and South Alabama women’s teams playing at 2 pm.
OVC action has Austin Peay hosting SIU Edwardsville in a men’s/women’s doubleheader and Murray State will host Eastern Illinois in a men’s/women’s twin bill.
College Football: The University of Kentucky announced Friday the Blue-White Spring game will be held Saturday April 26th at 3:30 pm in Commonwealth Stadium. The University of Louisville also announced Friday its spring game will be held April 11th at 6:30 pm Hopkinsville time in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner hit a two run home run in the 5th inning of 7th ranked Kentucky’s 6-4 win over 15th ranked Texas at the Texas Classic in Austin. Joiner has now had hits in all seven of Kentucky’s games. The Wildcats also won over Louisiana Tech 1-0. UK will be in action today taking on Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at 11 am today.
College Baseball: Austin Peay’s season opener with Iowa on Friday was rained out, with the teams playing a doubleheader beginning at 11 am today in Raymond C. Hand Park. Western Kentucky’s game with Southern Illinois was also rained out, with a doubleheader scheduled for today. Murray State is also scheduled to open its season with a doubleheader against Illinois State today.
Major League Baseball: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos had surgery Friday to repair a torn cartilage in his left knee. Latos will miss at least 10 days while his knee heals. He suffered the injury while throwing earlier this week.
College Basketball: One Top 25 game this evening has 13th ranked Louisville at Rutgers in a make up game from last night due to the latest snowstorm in the Northeast.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow facing 3rd ranked Florida in Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7. Western Kentucky hosts South Alabama in Sun Belt action, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
NFL: An investigation into the culture of the Miami Dolphins locker room is concluding three members of the team engaged in a pattern of harassment. Independent investigator Ted Wells released his findings today, saying offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey directed the harassment at fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, another young offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. Martin left the Dolphins in late October and filed a formal complaint against Incognito, who wound up serving a three-month suspension. The NFL issued a statement saying it will fully review the report before commenting.
The father of University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam says he was misquoted in an article in the New York Times earlier this week. Michael Sam, Sr. tells the Galveston Daily News he doesn’t want people to think he has an issue with his son’s sexual orientation.
The younger Sam announced Sunday he was gay and his father was quoted by the New York Times as saying the idea of a gay player in the NFL bothered him, even if it was his son.
MLB: Former infielder and later manager Jim Fregosi died early today at the age of 71. Fregosi was hospitalized in Miami after suffering multiple strokes while on a cruise ship with other MLB alumni in the Cayman Islands earlier this week.
Fregosi played for four different teams and managed the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies-leading them to the 1993 National League pennant and the Toronto Blue Jays.