College Basketball: The nation’s top high school prospect Andrew Wiggins has selected Kansas as where he will play collegiately next year. Kentucky had also been on the short list along with Florida State and North Carolina. Wiggins made the announcement during a late morning news conference at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. The Canada native averaged 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds in his senior season at Huntington Prep.
NFL: In an interview with the NFL Network Monday, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker said his left shoulder is back to normal and that he would definitely be cleared for contact when training camp begins in late July. Locker injured his non throwing shoulder during the 2012 season. Locker also said he could improve in a lot of areas and be more consistent in the 2013 season.
Golf: Former Murray State golfer Mitchell Moore of Hopkinsville shot a 1 under par 70 Monday in local qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Open. Moore was one of three golfers, out of a field of 170, to shoot under par at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Moore, who is currently employed at The Links at Novadell as a teaching professional, will be making the trip to Memphis, TN for sectional qualifying on June 3rd at Colonial Country Club. The US Open will be played June 9-12 at Merion Golf Club in Philadelphia.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds open a three game series this evening at the Miami Marlins. Pre game coverage begins at 5:40 on News/Talk WHOP. Other National League action this evening has St. Louis hosting the NY Mets, Atlanta at Arizona and the Chicago Cubs hosting Colorado.
NBA: Two games on the playoff schedule this evening. Eastern Conference action has Indiana meeting New York, where the Pacers lead the series 2-1. Western Conference action has Golden State meeting San Antonio, with the series tied 2-2.
NHL: Two series openers on the playoff schedule this evening. Eastern Conference action has Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Western Conference action has San Jose at the LA Kings.
High School Baseball-Monday’s scores: Christian County edged Russellville 7-6, Hopkinsville got by Hopkins Central 9-7, Livingston Central slid by UHA 1-0, Trigg County run ruled Webster County 12-2 in 5 innings, Lyon County edged Crittenden County 8-7.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville welcomes Madisonville, University Heights goes to Union County, Fort Campbell at Livingston Central, Todd Central hosts Hopkins Central, Logan County meets South Warren, Russellville is at Allen County Scottsville, Dawson Springs hosts Lyon County, Caldwell County at Henderson County, Muhlenberg County welcomes Butler County, Webster County at Crittenden County, Mayfield hosts Carlisle County, Graves County hosts Lone Oak.
High School Softball-Monday’s scores: University Heights over Lyon County 15-5, Hopkins Central swept Todd Central in a doubleheader 14-2 and 4-0, Murray over Caldwell County 11-1, Livingston Central run ruled Dawson Springs 13-0 in 6 innings, Henderson County defeated Castle, IN 4-2, Paducah Tilghman over Mayfield 11-0, the state’s top ranked team Greenwood improved to 30-0 with a 5-1 win over Muhlenberg County, tying the state record for consecutive wins in a season.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Greenwood, Hopkinsville goes to Todd Central, University Heights is at Livingston Central, Trigg County plays a twin bill at Crittenden County, Dawson Springs hosts Webster County, Madisonville hosts Lyon County, Murray welcomes Reidland, Marshall County hosts Heath, Calloway County hosts Hickman County.
The site for the 2nd region Baseball tournament has been changed. The Princeton Times Leader reported in its Saturday edition Madisonville will be the host, with games to be played at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The 2nd region softball tournament will be played at Lyon County High School. Both are expected to begin on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th.
College Basketball: The nation’s top high school prospect, Andrew Wiggins announces later this morning where he will play his college hoops next season. Kentucky is among four schools on the list.
The University of Tennessee is planning to build a statue in honor of legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Monday plans are to unveil the statue this fall as part of the renovated streetscape near the university’s athletic facilities. Summitt stepped down as coach last year and is currently women’s head coach emeritus after announcing she had early onset dementia.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky landed its 7th 2014 commitment last night, in Baltimore area linebacker Kobie Walker. Walker is ranked as the 36th best safety in the nation according to Rivals.com, but will play outside linebacker for UK.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods finished off a series with Lake County Monday with a 6-1 victory. The Hot Rods open a three game series tonight at Fort Wayne.
The Nashville Sounds fell Monday to Sacramento 6-5. The teams conclude their series with an 11:05 game this morning at Greer Stadium.
Major League Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds open a three game series tonight at the Miami Marlins, with pre game coverage at 5:40 on News/Talk WHOP.
The Princeton Times Leader reported in its Saturday edition the site for the 2nd region baseball tournament has been changed. The tournament will now be hosted by Madisonville at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The tournament was to be hosted by Webster County High School. The 2nd region softball tournament will be played at Lyon County. Both tournaments are expected to begin on Memorial Day, May 27th.
College Basketball: When Andrew Wiggins makes his announcement to where he will play his college basketball tomorrow, it will be done with just family, friends and one media person.
A local writer from the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Grant Traylor appeared on Kentucky Sports Radio this morning and said only Wiggins’ parents know which school he will choose. Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina are on the short list. The announcement will be made late tomorrow morning at Huntington Prep in West Virginia.
Horse Racing: Trainer Shug McGaughey said Kentucky Derby winner Orb’s final workout this morning in New York gave him “cold chills”, reminding him of the horse’s final workout before the Kentucky Derby. The colt breezed a half mile in 47.18 this morning. The horse is to ship to Pimlico today for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports the fourth place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, Normandy Invasion, will skip the Preakness on Saturday. The field will likely be 10 horses.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds are off today, but return to action tomorrow night opening a three game series at Miami. Pre game coverage begins at 5:40 pm on News/Talk WHOP.
National League action this evening has St. Louis meeting the NY Mets, Atlanta is at Arizona and the Chicago Cubs take on Colorado.
Afternoon action in the American League has the NY Yankees at Cleveland for a doubleheader.
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a seven-year deal with first baseman Anthony Rizzo. FOX Sports reports the new deal is worth 41-million-dollars and includes a pair of club options at the back end of the contract. The 23-year-old Rizzo is hitting .280 with nine homers and 28 RBI this season.
NBA: Playoff action resumes this evening with the Miami Heat meeting Chicago, leading the Eastern Conference semi final 2-1, while Oklahoma City meets Memphis in Western Conference action, leading the series 2-1.
NHL: Two games that will decide series winners take place this evening, with Eastern Conference action having Toronto at Boston and the NY Rangers meeting Washington. Both series are tied 3-3.
High School Baseball-Today’s games: Christian County travels to Russellville, Hopkinsville hosts Hopkins Central for its Senior Night, University Heights goes to Livingston Central, Trigg County is at Mayfield, Caldwell County hosts Union County, Logan County at Butler County, Todd Central at Muhlenberg County, Dawson Springs at McLean County, Crittenden County at Lyon County.
High School Softball-Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell, University Heights at Lyon County, Todd Central has a doubleheader at Hopkins Central, Caldwell County travels to Murray, Russellville welcomes Warren Central, Union County entertains Owensboro Catholic, Logan County hosts Hart County, Dawson Springs hosts Livingston Central, Madisonville at Apollo, Henderson County welcomes Castle, IN, Webster County goes to Owensboro, Muhlenberg County at Greenwood.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports the nation’s top high school prospect, Andrew Wiggins will finally tell the world tomorrow where he will play his college basketball next year. Kentucky is one of several schools on the list, along with Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina. The announcement will take place at 11:15 am Hopkinsville time at Huntington Prep School in West Virginia.
College Softball: Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky have all been selected for the NCAA tournament.
Kentucky is the 12 seed in the 48 team field and will host Marshall in the Lexington Regional Friday night at 6:30 Hopkinsville time, with the other contest featuring Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. The double elimination tournament will conclude with the championship game Sunday.
Louisville is the 15 seed and will host IPFW Friday night at 6:30 Hopkinsville time, with the other game featuring UCLA and UAB. The championship game is Sunday.
Western Kentucky will be a part of the Tuscaloosa regional, playing South Carolina Upstate on Friday before host Alabama meets Jacksonville State of the OVC. The championship game is Sunday.
College Baseball: Austin Peay completed a three game sweep of UT Martin Sunday, taking the Ohio Valley Conference series with an 8-0 victory. Murray State lost in its OVC series finale 12-1 at Belmont.
Western Kentucky saw Florida Atlantic score 11 runs in the last three innings and win 12-6. Former Hopkinsville High pitcher Justin Hageman had his best start of the season, going 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing one hit, one run which was earned, striking out five and walking 7. He was not credited with a decision.
College Golf: Princeton native Emma Talley helped the University of Alabama win the NCAA East Regional over the weekend in Auburn, AL. The Crimson Tide won the team event with a 20 under par 544 total. Talley finished fourth individually with a five under par 211. Alabama will advance to the NCAA Championship to be held May 21-24 at the University of Georgia golf course in Athens, GA.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost to Sacramento Sunday 6-5, with the teams playing game three of their series tonight at Greer Stadium in Nashville.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Lake County 8-0. The series finale takes place this morning at 10:35 at Bowling Green Ballpark.