High School Softball-Tuesday scores: Ninth ranked Christian County secured the top seed in the 8th district tournament later this month at Fort Campbell with an 11-0 win over University Heights.
Hannah Bradshaw had three hits and two rbi to lead the Lady Colonels, while Maggie Glass went the distance allowing just three hits to get the pitching win. Christian County improved to 18-7/3-0 in district play. Two of UHA’s hits came from Makenzi Hamby, while Mackenzie Miles took the pitching loss. UHA is now 16-5/2-1 in district action.
Other games saw Hopkins Central shut out Hopkinsville 2-0, Dawson Springs over Trigg County 12-2 in 6 innings, Todd Central over Russellville 11-1, Franklin Simpson run ruled Logan County 20-0 in 3 innings, Webster County over Caldwell County 7-5, Union County shut out Crittenden County 10-0, Madisonville over Muhlenberg County 6-1, Marshall County shut out Graves County 10-0, Livingston Central run ruled Lyon County 16-0 in 4 innings.
Today’s games: University Heights goes to Ballard Memorial and Henderson County is at Evansville Memorial.
High School Baseball-Tuesday scores: Hopkinsville over Crittenden County 7-4, Hopkins Central edged UHA 2-1, Trigg County run ruled Dawson Springs 21-2 in 5 innings, Caldwell County defeated Madisonville 4-2, Calloway County edged Murray 7-6, Paducah Tilghman defeated Reidland 6-4.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Livingston Central, Muhlenberg County hosts McLean County.
Christian County volleyball player Lacy Walker signed a collegiate letter Tuesday to continue her athletic career at St. Catherine University. Walker was captain of the team her senior year and was an all district player in 2011 and 2012 and earned all region honors in 2012. Walker becomes the fifth player from the CCHS program to sign a collegiate letter.
Two more student/athletes will sign collegiate letters Thursday. A news release from Christian County Public Schools indicated Christian County’s Logan Patterson and Hopkinsville’s Gus Sholar would sign letters to continue their athletic careers in baseball, but as per usual did not indicate the schools they would be signing with. Patterson will sign his letter at 2 pm at CCHS, while Sholar will sign at 2:45 at HHS.
High School Basketball: Two members of Hopkinsville’s 2nd region champion team were named to the Associated Press second team All State Tuesday. Jordan Majors and Jaqualis Matlock were named to the team.
First team members included Kentucky signees Dominque Hawkins of Madison Central and Derek Willis of Bullitt East, with Omar Prewitt of Montgomery County, Darryl Hicks of Trinity and Quenten Snider of Manual also making the first team. Jason Booher of Covington Holmes was named coach of the year, with Dominque Hawkins was named player of the year.
The girls first team consisted of Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers of Marion County, Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic, China Dow of Louisville Christian and Larryn Brooks of Madison Central. Makayla Epps was named player of the year, with Notre Dame’s Nicole Levandusky named coach of the year.
College Basketball: Austin Peay’s women’s program has signed another guard for the 2013-14 season. The school announced Tuesday April Rivers of Las Vegas will join the program. Rivers played at Bishop Gorman High School where she averaged 15.8 points per game during her senior year. Rivers is the fifth signee for Coach Carrie Daniels team for next season.
Pat Summitt will remain as head coach emeritus of the women’s basketball program at the University of Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the university is working on a one year contract after her current deal expired Tuesday.
College Baseball: Louisville defeated Western Kentucky 6-2, Murray State lost at Arkansas Pine Bluff 8-7.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods shut out Peoria 8-0 Tuesday. The Hot Rods begin a six game road trip this evening at Kane County. The Nashville Sounds lost again at Oklahoma City 4-2, with game three this evening at Oklahoma City.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators and forward Patric Hornqvist have agreed to a contract extension. Hornqvist, who was to become a restricted free agent, received a five year deal worth $21.25 million. Injuries held Hornqvist to just 24 games this season, where he scored four goals.
For the first time since 2008, trainer Bob Baffert will not saddle a horse in the Kentucky Derby. Baffert announced Monday Governor Charlie and Code West would not be in the Run for the Roses Saturday. Baffert has trained three Derby winners, the last being in 2002. Baffert will have the fillie Midnight Lucky running in the Kentucky Oaks Friday.
MLB: Cincinnati and St. Louis continue their series this evening at Busch Stadium. Pre game coverage begins at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP. Other National League games this evening have Atlanta taking on Washington and the Chicago Cubs meet Miami.
NBA: Two games in the Western Conference playoffs are on tap this evening. The Golden State Warriors will attempt to close out the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center, where Denver went an NBA-best 38-3 during the regular season. In the nightcap, the Memphis Grizzlies will clash with the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. That series is tied at 2-2.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will have the fourth pick in the NHL Draft on June 30th. The Colorado Avalanche will have the first pick in the draft after winning the draft lottery on Monday.
NFL: Former Paducah Tilghman standout and one of the newest members of the Tennessee Titans, George Wilson, will be in Paducah Friday as part of the Titans Caravan. Wilson recently joined the Titans after eight years with the Buffalo Bills. The Paducah stop will take place at 5:30 at the Shoe Carnival on James Sanders Boulevard.
High School Softball-Monday scores: Todd Central run ruled Fort Campbell 10-0 in 5 innings, Dawson Springs edged Caldwell County 3-2, Livingston Central over Hopkins Central 6-1, Madisonville defeated Webster County 9-4, Union County over Henderson County 3-1, Crittenden County got by Lyon County 3-2, Calloway County over Graves County 1-0.
Today’s games: Christian County travels to University Heights for an 8th district game rescheduled from earlier this month. First pitch is at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other action has Hopkinsville at Hopkins Central, Caldwell County at Webster County, Trigg County goes to Dawson Springs, Logan County at Franklin Simpson, Madisonville welcomes Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central hosts Lyon County, Crittenden County is at Union County and Calloway County goes to Murray.
High School Baseball-Monday scores: Hopkinsville edged Apollo 3-2, University Heights run ruled Madisonville 15-1 in 5 innings, Todd Central defeated Fort Campbell 14-1, Crittenden County slid by Trigg County 6-5, Union County over Hopkins Central 5-2, Marshall County over Livingston Central 20-1, Graves County shut out Mayfield 3-0.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Crittenden County, Christian County at Muhlenberg County, University Heights goes to Hopkins Central, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Trigg County is at Dawson Springs, Russellville welcomes Franklin Simpson, Madisonville at Caldwell County, Webster County entertains Union County, Livingston Central is at Lyon County, Marshall County is at Lone Oak, Murray at Calloway County, Graves County at Mayfield.
High School Tennis: University Heights met Hopkinsville Monday at Ruff Park, with the Blazers winning 8-1, while the Lady Blazers won 5-4.
Christian County High School student/athlete Lacy Walker will sign her collegiate volleyball letter today in a ceremony at 2 pm at the school’s library. A news release sent to WHOP Sports did not indicate the college where Walker would sign her letter.
College Basketball: Several media outlets reported Monday Kentucky coach John Calipari turned down an opportunity to play in the Maui Invitational. Tournament director Dave Odom says Kentucky was offered a spot to return in 2014, but Calipari turned it down saying it’s too long of a trip and he doesn’t see anything compelling by playing there. Missouri will get the spot for 2014, with Arkansas playing in this year’s event.
College Football: Austin Peay’s leading receiver for the last three seasons has signed an NFL contract. Devin Stark has been offered a spot with the Washington Redskins as as free agent signee. The Memphis native caught 67 passes for 774 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2012 season. Stark will be the first Governor to attend an NFL camp since 1996 when Jeff Gooch signed as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay.
College Baseball: Murray State opens a two game series at Arkansas Pine Bluff. Western Kentucky travels to Louisville.
The Tennessean reports University of Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart has received a one year contract extension. A news release from the school Monday said Hart has worked hard to develop a more efficient financial model and put the right people, including coaches in place to help UT reach its aggressive goals. The contract goes through mid September of 2018.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods were a 4-3, 11 inning winner over Peoria, with the series finale this morning at 10:35 at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds blew a six run lead and lost to Oklahoma City 9-8. Game two of the series is this evening in Oklahoma City.
A programming note to start off, the Christian County-University Heights softball game will be played tomorrow, as opposed to today as WHOP Sports had been informed. First pitch at UHA is scheduled for 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
NFL: The New York Jets have severed ties with quarterback Tim Tebow, releasing him today almost a year after he came to the Big Apple. Tebow was told of his release this morning by Jets coach Rex Ryan and team officials. Tebow was 6-8 passing for 39 yards last season and rushed for 102 yards in 32 carries.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds open a series in St. Louis against the Cardinals this evening, with pre game coverage on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP. Other games this evening have Atlanta meeting the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs go against San Diego.
NBA: Three games on the playoff schedule for this evening. Eastern Conference action has Chicago meeting Brooklyn leading 3-1 in the series, with Indiana going against Atlanta leading the series 2-1. Western Conference action has Oklahoma City meeting Houston with a 3-0 in the series.
Golf: Greg Norman tells an Australian newspaper golf’s anti doping procedures are “disgraceful” and that blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible. Norman says any sportsman using an outside agency to improve their skills is cheating in his opinion.
Norman says you have to look at Vijay Singh to know there are drugs in golf. Singh admitted in January to using a deer antler spray, which contains a muscle building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. The only way it can be detected is through a blood test.
High School Softball: Christian County plays at University Heights in an 8th district game that was rained out earlier this month today, with first pitch at 5:30. Coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Fort Campbell at Todd Central, Logan County hosts Butler County, Dawson Springs at Muhlenberg County, Madisonville at Webster County, Hopkins Central at Livingston Central, Henderson County at Union County, Lyon County travels to Crittenden County, Calloway County goes to Graves County.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville hosts Apollo, University Heights at Madisonville, Fort Campbell at Todd Central, Trigg County at Crittenden County, Hopkins Central at Union County, Webster County at Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central hosts Marshall County, Mayfield at Graves County, Lyon County at Christian Fellowship.
The first KHSAA State Bass Fishing tournament wrapped up Saturday at KenLake Marina, with the Calloway County team of Bracken Robertson and Dillon Starks winning the title. The Muhlenberg County team of Zach Warner and Bridge Porter were second, with the Trigg County team of Mason Shelton and Austin Greene finishing fifth.
The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour’s spring event at Henry County Country Club this weekend saw a local golfer finish second in her division. According to the Kentucky Golf Association’s website, Hopkinsville’s Dacie Bolton was second in the Girls 13-15 division with a 191 score for the two round event, seven shots behind the winner Abbie Stivers of Louisville who had a 184.
College Football: Kentucky picked up two more commitments for the 2014 class over the weekend. The Courier Journal reports Ohio prospects, defensive end Tymere Dubose of Youngstown Christian High School and tight end Darryl Long of Westerville South became the fourth and fifth commitments for next year.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber as saying despite going through a rebuilding process, he remains committed to be a Predator. Weber signed a 14 year, $110 million dollar contract last summer and says he was assured by Predators general manager David Poile changes would be made in the off season. Nashville missed the playoffs for the second time in nine seasons.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened a three game series with a 9-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Sunday. Game two of the series is this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds closed out a series with a 2-1 loss to the Memphis Redbirds. The Sounds open an eight game road trip tonight at Oklahoma City.
Golf: Fighting through several weather delays Sunday, Billy Horschel won on the PGA Tour for the first time, winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Horschel’s 8 under 64 gave him a four day total of 20 under, holding off DA Points by one stroke.
On the Champions Tour, Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf event, firing a 23 under par score. Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Gene Sauers were second, tied with Fred Funk and Mike Goodes at 22 under par.