High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: Hopkinsville completed a regular season sweep of University Heights with a 73-64 win. The Tigers had three players in double figures led by Jordan Majors with 27 points. University Heights also had three players in double figures led by Boo Johnson with 20. Hopkinsville improved to 21-4/6-0 in district play, while University Heights is 8-11/1-3 in district competition.
Elsewhere: Ohio County defeated Muhlenberg County 81-70, Reidland over Livingston Central 71-47.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Christian County 60-48, Muhlenberg County over Todd Central 76-41, Hopkins Central edged Dawson Springs 47-43, Graves County over Livingston Central 40-29, Lone Oak over Cairo, IL 61-55.
Tonight’s games: Heritage Christian Academy hosts North Hardin Christian in a boy-girl doubleheader, with coverage of the girls game starting with the Heritage Bank pre game show at approximately 6:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Boys: Christian County hosts Owensboro, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Todd Central welcomes Franklin Simpson, Logan County hosts Russellville, Trigg County at Community Christian, Hopkins Central at Muhlenberg County, Madisonville at Caldwell County,.
Lyon County at Christian Fellowship, Union County at Webster County, Paducah Tilghman at St. Mary, Mayfield at Ballard Memorial, Graves County at Marshall County, Murray at Hickman County, Lone Oak at Heath, Bowling Green at Glasgow, Greenwood at South Warren, Warren Central at Warren East.
Girls: Christian County entertains Owensboro, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Todd Central welcomes Franklin Simpson, Logan County hosts Russellville, Trigg County at Community Christian, Dawson Springs hosts Crittenden County, Madisonville at Caldwell County, Union County at Webster County, Graves County at Marshall County, Paducah Tilghman at St. Mary, Greenwood at South Warren, Warren Central at Warren East.
College Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Western Kentucky held off Troy in Diddle Arena 61-55. TJ Price had 17 points for the Hilltoppers, who ended a three game losing streak with the victory.
Women’s action saw 16th ranked Texas A&M defeat Vanderbilt 60-52 and 9th ranked Tennessee rolled over Mississippi State 88-45.
Tonight’s action: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Siena.
Kentucky looks for revenge for an earlier loss as the Wildcats play at Texas A&M tomorrow. The Lexington Herald Leader reported Thursday former UK and A&M head coach Billy Gillispie will be attending the game following an invitation from current A&M coach Billy Kennedy. Coverage from College Station begins at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel was among 12 rookies selected as a midseason candidate for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation’s top freshman. Noel is the only SEC player on the list.
The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that Jack, Jim and John Harbaugh will receive the Blanton Collier Integrity Award later this year. The trio will accept the award in person at the group’s dinner to be held in June.
Former University of Kentucky and current New Orleans Hornet Anthony Davis was named the Lexington Herald Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year Thursday night during the Bluegrass Sports Awards dinner held in Lexington. Also honored was the late Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Louis Stout, who received the Jim Host Youth Sports Award and the Tom Hammond Lifetime Achievement Award went to long time broadcaster Dick Enberg.
NHL: Sergei Kostitsyn beat Jonathan Quick in the eighth round of the shootout as the Predators defeated the Kings, 2-1, at the STAPLES Center. Brandon Yip scored his second goal of the season in the win, while Pekka Rinne stopped 23 shots. Nashville returns to action tomorrow night at San Jose, with coverage at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: The Lexington Herald Leader reports when Kentucky plays at Texas A&M Saturday, a former Wildcat head coach will be in attendance. Billy Gillispie has accepted an invitation from current A&M coach Billy Kennedy to come to the game.
Gillispie coached at Texas A&M before coming to Kentucky. The former Texas Tech coach says he wants to watch the teams play and that he has a great deal of respect for both coaches. Coverage of Saturday afternoon’s game from College Station airs at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
A couple of SEC teams have players with significant injuries. The Clarion-Ledger reports Ole Miss has lost Aaron Jones for the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL suffered in Tuesday night’s loss to Kentucky.
Tennessee’s Trae Golden has a hamstring injury and is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Arkansas according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Top 25 games this evening have 7th ranked Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, 8th ranked Arizona at Washington, 9th ranked Michigan State meets Illinois and 10th ranked Butler is at St. Louis.
College Football: Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has personally apologized to Alabama coach Nick Saban for a comment made about him earlier this week. The Tennessean reports Franklin was the guest speaker Monday evening at the fall sports banquet at Central High School in Macon, Georgia.
During his comments, he referred to Saban as “Nicky Satan”. Franklin says his comment was merely a joke about a coach who has won four national championships.
PGA Tour: Nashville’s Brant Snedeker is in the field for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is underway today at TPC Scottsdale. Vijay Singh withdrew from the tournament this morning, one day after admitting he used deer antler spray which has a banned substance.
High School Basketball
Boys: Hopkinsville and University Heights meet in an 8th district matchup this evening at Blazer Gym. The Tigers at 20-4 lead the district race with a 5-0 mark, while the Blazers bring an 8-10/1-2 district record into the contest. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Muhlenberg County at Ohio County, Lyon County at Union County, Livingston Central at Reidland.
Girls: Christian County meets Hopkinsville for the second time this evening at Colonel Gym. Hopkinsville brings a 12-10/4-0 district record into the game, while Christian County is 4-15/1-3 in district games. Tip off is set for 7:30.
Other games have Todd Central at Muhlenberg County, Dawson Springs hosts Hopkins Central, Lyon County at St. Mary, Graves County at Livingston Central and Lone Oak at Cairo, IL.
College Basketball: LSU upset 17th ranked Missouri 73-70, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey scoring 20 points, 14 of those coming in the second half.
Western Kentucky’s Lady Toppers snapped a two game losing streak in defeating Troy 98-80.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky entertains Troy. Women’s action has Vanderbilt at 16th ranked Texas A&M
NFL: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss says he was blackballed when he played with the Tennessee Titans during a half season in 2010. Moss tells the Tennessean a number of the Titans coaches did not like him, but he did have a good relationship with then head coach Jeff Fisher.
Moss said there were some things that were going on with the Titans internally, but would not discuss them, saying he wouldn’t likely tell anything until he writes his autobiography. Moss caught only six passes during his brief Titans career.
NHL: The Nashville Predators return to the ice this evening against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Coverage of the game from the Staples Center begins at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. A preview of Super Bowl 47 will be part of the program.
Then at 7, it’s Slap Shot Radio with Pete Weber and Paul McCann. This week’s guests include Sportsnet’s host of Hockey Central, Jeff Marek, along with the radio voice of the San Jose Sharks Dan Rusanowski and Tampa Bay Lightning radio voice Rick Peckham.
Two hours of University of Kentucky sports talk takes place on Lite 98.7, with the John Calipari show at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will be without forward Patric Hornqvist for the next 3-4 weeks due to a sprained knee. The Predators continue their seven game road swing in Los Angeles tomorrow night against the Kings. You can hear the game at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Following his win at the Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger Woods has been installed as the 9-2 favorite to win the Masters, according to Golfweek. Woods has not win in Augusta since 2005. Rory McIlroy is second on the odds list at 6-1, Phil Mickelson is 15-1 and Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker is at 30-1.
Join host Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, then at 7 this evening Pete Weber and Paul McCann will have another installment of the Slap Shot radio program.
High School Basketball-Tuesday scores
Boys: Christian County lost its third game in a row and fifth in their last 6 games to Warren Central 66-61. Four Colonels were in double figures scoring lead by Korey Mosley with 16 points, Quan Poindexter added 14, CJ Cotton 11 and Jarvis Irby with 10. The Colonels go to 10-11 on the season.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville defeated Caldwell County 63-54, Trigg County over Stewart County, TN 64-33, Lyon County won over Fort Campbell in overtime 63-58, Russellville over Franklin Simpson 67-59, Community Christian over Dawson Springs 49-38, Henderson County over Union County 59-38, Graves County drilled Paducah Tilghman 81-51, Mayfield over Calloway County 59-48, Bowling Green over South Warren 65-44 and Barren County over Greenwood 87-71.
Girls: Stewart County, TN over Trigg County 49-18, Franklin Simpson edged Russellville 52-49, Community Christian over Dawson Springs 61-47, Paducah Tilghman over Graves County 65-43, Murray over St. Mary 52-45, Calloway County slid by Mayfield 54-51, Greenwood over Barren County 59-41, Bowling Green rolled over South Warren 90-45.
High School Football: Bluegrass Preps.com announced its 2012 All Bluegrass Preps.com teams Tuesday.
Offense: Area players selected include running back Zack Katzman of Graves County, wide receiver Narcarius Fant of Bowling Green and offensive linemen Hunter Bivin of Apollo and Eli Wilson of Graves County, with Owensboro Catholic’s Houston Ray selected as the kicker.
Defense: Defensive lineman Logan Cart of Owenboro Catholic was selected, along with linebacker Lincoln Quick of Bowling Green and defensive back Darrius Spivey-Nunn of Paducah Tilghman.
Athletes selected include Jonathan Jackson of Mayfield. The player of the year was James Quick of Trinity and Randy Borchers of Cooper High School was named coach of the year.
College Basketball-Tuesday scores
Kyle Wiltjer had a career high 26 points in leading Kentucky to a 87-74 win at Ole Miss. Archie Goodwin added 24 and Alex Poythress had 15 points for the Wildcats and Nerlens Noel blocked a school record 12 shots in the game. Kentucky ended a nine game winning streak for Ole Miss in improving to 14-6/5-2 in the SEC. The Wildcats play again Saturday at Texas A&M.
Tennessee held off a late Vanderbilt rally in beating the Commodores 58-57. The Vols got 19 points and 11 rebounds from Jarnell Stokes. Vandy was led in scoring by Kedren Johnson with 14 points.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly talk show at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has LSU taking on 17th ranked Missouri, Oklahoma State meets Iowa State. Women’s action has Western Kentucky taking on Troy.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville got another commitment Tuesday. Offensive lineman Cameron Fraser of Phenix City, Alabama chose the Cardinals over South Florida.
NFL: A story first reported last weekend by ESPN concerning former Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley’s employment by the Dallas Cowboys is incorrect. Dooley told a Knoxville radio station Monday he had not agreed to join the team, which was confirmed by the Cowboys Tuesday according to the Knoxville News Sentinel