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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
High School Basketball: WHOP Sports has learned from Hopkinsville High athletics director Keith Kelley that tonight's Hopkinsville boys basketball game at Caldwell County has a new start time. The game will begin at 6 pm and be a varsity ONLY game.
The Hopkinsville Tigers are tied for 6th with Pleasure Ridge Park in the latest Associated Press boys poll. Trinity is atop this week’s poll, with Henderson County, Graves County and Warren Central among others receiving votes.
On the girls side, Marion County remains number one, Henderson County is 3rd, Bowling Green tied for 7th and Owensboro Catholic is 10th.
Bluegrass Preps.com has its weekly polls out and Hopkinsville is ranked 5th in the Boys Top 20, which has Bullitt East first. Henderson County is 6th and Bowling Green is 13th in the Girls Top 20, which has Marion County number one this week.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control Monday approved new alignments for 1st region basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
District 1 will consist of Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County and Hickman County.
District 2 has Ballard Memorial, Graves County and Mayfield
District 3 has Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman and St. Mary
District 4 will have Calloway County, Murray, Christian Fellowship and Marshall County.
College Basketball: It’s been rumored in the works for a couple of months, but ESPN reports the SEC-Big East Challenge is being replaced next season by the SEC-Big 12 challenge. The Big East will be losing several teams in the next couple of years and the SEC says it does not want to play the remaining members. ESPN also reports the games will be home and home, much like the current ACC-Big 10 Challenge series.
High School Basketball-Monday scores
Girls: University Heights Academy completed the regular season sweep of Christian County with a 50-45 victory. Three Lady Blazers were in double figures, with Cache Richardson leading the way with 16 points, Meg Starling added 14 and Denayia Holmes adding 12.
Christian County was led by Jamesha Mosley with 15 and Dannika Prater added 11. University Heights is now 14-7/3-1 in 8th district play, while Christian County fell to 4-15/1-3 in district competition.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville defeated Warren Central 69-47, Lyon County over Fort Campbell 59-51, McLean County nipped Madisonville 54-53 in overtime and Bowling Green over Logan County 72-29.
Boys: Trigg County nipped Caldwell County 62-61.
Boys: Christian County hosts 4th region power Warren Central at Colonel Gym. 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 University Heights hosting Madisonville, Hopkinsville goes to Caldwell County, Fort Campbell entertains Lyon County, Russellville welcomes Franklin Simpson, Logan County hosts Daviess County, Trigg County hosts Stewart County, TN, Dawson Springs at Community Christian.
Hopkins Central hosts Crittenden County, Webster County entertains Owensboro Catholic, Muhlenberg County goes to McLean County, Henderson County hosts Union County, Livingston Central at Fulton City, Calloway County at Mayfield, Graves County at Paducah Tilghman, Bowling Green hosts South Warren.
Girls: Christian County at Lone Oak, Dawson Springs at Community Christian, Caldwell County at Lyon County, Russellville welcomes Franklin Simpson, Trigg County hosts Stewart County, TN, Hopkins Central at Webster County, Murray at St. Mary, Crittenden County hosts Heath, Calloway County welcomes Mayfield, Livingston Central at Fulton City, Graves County at Paducah Tilghman,
College Basketball- Monday scores
12th ranked Louisville ended a three game losing streak in defeating Pittsburgh 64-61. Russ Smith lead the Cardinals with 20 points, Gorugi Dieng added 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots with former Bowling Green High product Chane Behanan adding 12.
Women’s scores: Ohio Valley Conference action saw Murray State defeat Tennessee Tech 68-52 and Austin Peay over Jacksonville State 78-71.
Second ranked Notre Dame upset the 9th ranked Tennessee Lady Vols 77-67.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky is on the road at Ole Miss, scheduled for an 8 pm tipoff. Pre game coverage begins at 6:30 on Lite 98.7. Elsewhere in the SEC, Vanderbilt squares off with Tennessee.
Kentucky’s series with North Carolina will renew next season, with the game to be played in Chapel Hill. The series returns to Rupp Arena for the 2014-15 season. UK has won three of the last four meetings with the Tar Heels.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops landed two more commitments Monday. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Marcus McWilson, a defensive back who had committed to Nebraska, changed his mind following his official visit to Kentucky over the weekend.
Kentucky also got a pledge from wide receiver Alex Montgomery from Florida. So far, Kentucky has 17 commitments for 2013, including 9 since Stoops replaced Joker Phillips as coach.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong also received a commitment Monday from linebacker Keith Kelsey from Gainesville High in Florida. Kelsey chose U of L over Kentucky and South Florida.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were shut out by Phoenix 4-0 last night, with the Preds West Coast swing continuing Thursday night at Los Angeles, in a game you can hear at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: The Lexington Herald Leader reports one of college basketball’s most tradition laden rivalries will continue in the 2013-14 season. Kentucky and North Carolina will renew their series in Chapel Hill next season, with the 2014-15 game to be played at Rupp Arena. Kentucky has won three of the last four meetings, but North Carolina leads the all time series 22-13.
Big East commissioner Mike Aresco says he wants to add a 12th school in both football and basketball to their league. ESPN reports Aresco made the comments while speaking at a breakfast today in Middletown, Connecticut. Aresco says the league wants to keep its name as it rebrands and add another football and basketball school after Navy comes into the league in the 2015. He also says that conference realignments may be settling down.
NFL: The Baltimore Raves are to arrive in New Orleans today to begin preparations for next Sunday’s Super Bowl 47 game against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers arrived in the Crescent City last night.
Meanwhile, the video game Madden NFL 13 has staged a simulated game between the Ravens and 49ers, with the AFC champs winning 27-24, with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco earning MVP honors.
A new report in USA Today says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s approval rating has taken a hit. 300 players were polled, with 61 percent diapproving Goddell’s job performance. Most of the criticism is around the commissioner’s handling of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and the overall increase in fines for hits on defenseless players.
Golf: The United States Golf Association announced today Winged Foot Golf Club outside New York City will host the 2020 US Open. The last time Winged Foot hosted the Open was 2006, when Phil Mickelson collapsed down the stretch, missing his best chance to win the national championship. The 2020 event will mark the 12th time Winged Foot has hosted the event, making it the 6th course to host that many US Opens.
On the links, Tiger Woods has a six shot lead on Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker as the final round in the weather delayed Farmers Insurance Open concludes this afternoon at Torrey Pines outside San Diego. Woods begins the final round 17 under par, while Snedeker, who rallied from six shots down last year to win, begins at 11 under.
High School Basketball
Girls: University Heights hosts Christian County in an 8th district game this evening. The Lady Blazers won the earlier meeting at Christian County a couple of weeks ago. 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: Hopkinsville hosts Warren Central, Fort Campbell at Lyon County, Henderson County at Muhlenberg County, Logan County at Bowling Green.
Boys: Caldwell County hosts Trigg County.
In the championship games of the Touchstone Energy All A State Tournaments Sunday, Newport Central Catholic won the boys game over Bardstown 75-54 and the girls game saw Owensboro Catholic beat Newport Central Catholic 52-42.
College Basketball: It’s a travel day for Kentucky basketball as they head to Ole Miss for a Tuesday night game. Due to the travel to Oxford, Coach John Calipari’s talk show moves to Wednesday night at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s games: 5th ranked Louisville meets Pittsburgh.
Ohio Valley Conference women’s action has Austin Peay at Jacksonville State and Murray State at Tennessee Tech. Other women’s action has 9th ranked Tennessee meet 2nd ranked Notre Dame.
Sunday’s scores: Manhattan defeated Rider 62-51, with former Christian County standout Donovan Kates scoring six points.
Women’s action saw 5th ranked Kentucky defeat LSU 73-60, Vanderbilt defeated Alabama 67-58 and Middle Tennessee over Western Kentucky 79-57.
NFL: Former University of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley has landed a job with the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys reported on their website over the weekend Dooley will serve as head coach Jason Garrett’s wide receivers coach. Dooley was fired in November after going 15-21 in three seasons in Knoxville. Dooley and Garrett worked together once before, on the Miami Dolphins staff in 2005-06 when Garrett was offensive coordinator and Dooley was tight ends coach.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist returned to Nashville Sunday to be examined for a lower body injury suffered in Saturday night’s game in Anaheim. Hornqvist got involved in a collision midway through the third period and landed awkwardly on his leg.
The Predators return to action this evening in Phoenix with first puck dropping at 8 pm.
PGA Tour: Tiger Woods has the lead as the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open will conclude later this morning in San Diego. Woods is 17 under par through seven holes of his final round, six shots ahead of Nashville native Brandt Snedeker. Last year, Snedeker rallied from a seven shot deficit to defeat Kyle Stanley at this event.