High School Basketball-Thursday scores
Boys: For the first time in 18 appearances, University Heights lost an opening round game in the Touchstone Energy All A State tournament Thursday to Model 68-56. Austin Byrum lead the Blazers with 17 points, Boo Johnson added 10. The Blazers are now 8-10 on the season and return to action Tuesday night hosting Madisonville.
Other games in the All A: 1st region winner Murray lost to Bardstown of the 5th region 61-46, Russell edged 3rd region winner Butler County 69-68, and Knott County Central defeated 4th region representative Clinton County 52-37.
Elsewhere: Webster County over Livingston Central 61-35, Henderson County over Daviess County 55-51.
Girls: Grayson County edged Hopkinsville 61-59, Dawson Springs nipped Trigg County 39-37, Ohio County over Butler County 69-47, Lone Oak over Fulton County 43-20.
Boys: Christian County is to meet Trigg County at 7:30 at Colonel Gym, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Hopkinsville meets Crittenden County, Fort Campbell hosts Logan County, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Russellville hosts South Warren, Dawson Springs hosts Lyon County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Marshall County at Paducah Tilghman, Muhlenberg County hosts Apollo, Union County at McLean County, St. Mary at Mayfield, Graves County welcomes Ballard Memorial, Calloway County hosts Murray, Warren Central at Bowling Green, Greenwood goes to Warren East.
Girls: Christian County at Caldwell County, Fort Campbell at Crittenden County, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Russellville hosts South Warren, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Dawson Springs entertains Lyon County, Marshall County at Paducah Tilghman, Henderson County goes to Union County, St. Mary at Mayfield, Graves County hosts Ballard Memorial, Warren Central at Bowling Green and Greenwood is at Warren East.
At the Touchstone Energy All A State Tournament: Webster County meets Newport Central Catholic and Owensboro Catholic plays Monroe County.
Pairings for the Boys and Girls Sweet 16 tournaments will be announced by the Kentucky High School Athletics Association this afternoon. The Boys Sweet 16 will be played March 6-9 in Rupp Arena, Lexington while the Girls Sweet 16 will be played at EA Diddle Arena, Bowling Green March 13-16.
Isaiah Cannan led Murray State with 15 points and Ed Daniel had a double-double of 10 points and rebounds as the Racers beat Tennessee Tech 47-39. Austin Peay fell at Jacksonville State 81-74.
Western Kentucky dropped its fifth straight road game at South Alabama 65-57. Brandon Harris led the Hilltoppers with 14 points.
Women’s scores: 18th ranked South Carolina upset 5th ranked Kentucky 55-50 and 9th ranked Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt 83-75.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Loyola-Maryland.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey will play close to home tomorrow as LSU comes to Rupp Arena to take on Kentucky, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky is also back in action tomorrow afternoon at Middle Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 2:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, following top ranked Duke and Maryland, with pre game at 11:45 am.
College Football: The Leaf Chronicle reports due to a lack of private funding and higher than anticipated costs, the renovation of Governors Stadium will be scaled back just a bit. Austin Peay Vice President of Finance Mitch Robinson says unforeseen costs related to equipment in the club and suite levels raised the $16.9 million price tag.
The project will still include the demolition and complete reconstruction of the west end of the stadium to include general seating, club level seats and 13 skyboxes. New field turf, home locker rooms and a game day training suite are also part of the renovations, which are still scheduled to take place between the end of the 2013 season and the start of the 2014 season.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were shut out in St. Louis last night 3-0. Game three of the seven game road swing takes place tomorrow night in Anaheim, with coverage at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Defending champion Brandt Snedeker and KJ Choi are tied for the lead at seven under 65 following the first round of the Farmers Insurance Classic in San Diego.
Tiger Woods is three shots off the lead, with Phil Mickelson seven shots back.
High School Basketball: University Heights saw its string of 18 consecutive first round victories in the Touchstone Energy All A Classic come to an end at the hands of Model 68-56. UHA is now 8-10 on the season. 1st region representative Carlisle County also lost this morning to 5th region winner Bardstown 61-46.
College Basketball: Top 25 games tonight have 3rd ranked Michigan hosting Purdue, 6th ranked Arizona welcomes UCLA, 10th rated Gonzaga hosts BYU, 16th rated Virginia Commonwealth meets cross town rival Richmond.
NFL: The New York Times reports Cam Cameron, fired by the Baltimore Ravens as offensive coordinator Dec 10th, said it was a “brilliant move.” Cameron says the move to let him go put the entire team on alert.
Cameron offered no ill will toward the Ravens and has been rooting for them in the post season. At the time of the firing, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said it was the hardest thing he ever had to do as a coach.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kapernick has filed for the trademark “Kapernicking”. ESPN reports the US Patents and Trademark office website shows the registration was filed January 14th.
Kapernick intends to use it on t-shirts, with some of the proceeds from sales going to a group which organizes camps for children with congenial heart failure. “Kapernicking” is when Kapernick kisses his flexed bicep.
MLB: The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com says third baseman Chris Johnson is also going to the Braves.
Heading to Arizona is outfielder Martin Prado, pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill, first baseman Brandon Drury, along with shortstop Nick Ahmed. Prado is expected to start at third base for Arizona. The trade will allow Justin Upton to play with his brother BJ in the outfield for the Braves.
High School Basketball-Wednesday’s scores
At the Touchstone Energy All A Girls State tournament in Frankfort: 2nd region winner Webster County advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals with a 51-26 win over Louisville Collegiate, Bishop Brossart defeated Murray 61-49, Owensboro Catholic over Green County 65-49 and Monroe County defeated Magoffin County 54-43.
Boys: University Heights makes its 18th appearance in the Touchstone Energy All A State tournament meeting Model of the 11th region. Coverage of the game at around 9 this morning on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the All A: Carlisle County of the 1st region has the leadoff game this morning at 7:30 Hopkinsville time against Bardstown of the 5th region, 3rd region winner Butler County meets Russell at 10:30 this morning and 4th region winner Clinton County takes on Knott County Central at 7 this evening.
Other games this evening have Livingston Central hosting Webster County and Henderson County at Daviess County.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Grayson County, Christian County travels to Caldwell County,Trigg County hosts Dawson Springs, Ohio County hosts Butler County and Fulton County hosts Lone Oak.
Wednesday’s scores: LSU defeated Texas A&M 58-54, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey scoring eight points and having nine assists in the game. Vanderbilt defeated Auburn 73-61.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky has a Sun Belt contest at South Alabama, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
In the OVC: Austin Peay travels to Jacksonville State, Murray State goes to Tennessee Tech
In the SEC: Tennessee goes to 23rd ranked Ole Miss. Women’s action has 5th ranked Kentucky meeting 18th ranked South Carolina and 9th ranked Tennessee goes against Vanderbilt.
College Football: University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong is now the 7th highest paid coach in the nation. Strong will receive $3.7 million per year over eight years which will keep him as Cards coach through 2020. If Strong were to leave, he would owe Louisville five million dollars this year, with each year that he stays seeing the buyout decrease by $625,000. Strong led Louisville to a share of the Big East championship and a win over Florida in the Gator Bowl this past season.
The Leaf Chronicle reports Rick Christophel met with his now former players at Austin Peay Wednesday afternoon to tell them of his departure to coach with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Defensive coordinator Granville Eastman will serve as the team’s interim coach and athletics director Dave Loos said Wednesday he will honor all of the assistant coaches contracts through 2013, and a search for Christophel’s replacement will begin immediately.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will play the second game of their seven game road trip this evening in St. Louis against a Blues team who beat them in a shootout Monday in Nashville.
PGA Tour: Nashville native Brandt Snedeker is part of the field of the Farmers Insurance Open which begins today at Torrey Pines near San Diego.
College Football: Though the school has not made an official announcement, the Leaf Chronicle reports Austin Peay will be looking for a new football coach. Rick Christophel is leaving his alma mater to become the tight ends coach of the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.
Christophel spent six seasons in Clarksville and told the Leaf he was not looking to leave when he was offered the position by friend Bruce Arians on Tuesday. Christophel’s six season record at Austin Peay was 20-46.
Kentucky Sports Radio reports on its website Kentucky has lost one of its 2013 commitments. Wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey of Atlanta has reopened the recruitment process after stating a few days ago he was still committed to the Wildcats.
Meanwhile, Trinity High School defensive end Jason Hatcher decommitted from Southern California last night and has reopened his recruiting process. Recruiting gurus say the four star player will likely narrow his choices to either Kentucky or Louisville.
College Basketball: There are several Top 25 games this evening including number one Duke hosting Miami, 7th ranked Florida at Georgia and 8th ranked Indiana hosts Penn State.
NFL: Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is free to pursue new coaching opportunities in the league, despite not yet being reinstated. NFL.com reports Commissioner Roger Goodell will evaluate Williams’ status on reinstatement after landing a job. Williams was suspended indefinitely last March for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
MLB: The St. Louis Cardinals have locked up closer Jason Motte for the next two seasons, covering his remaining two years of arbitration eligibility. Motte tied for the National League with 42 saves last season while posting a 2.75 ERA in 67 games.
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. UHA boys basketball coach Grant Shouse will preview the Blazers All A state tournament game with Richmond Model coming up Thursday. UHA Lady Blazer coach Taylor Sparks will also stop by for a visit.
Then at 7, it’s Slap Shot Radio with Paul McCann and Pete Weber.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Boys: Hopkinsville got 20 points from Jordan Majors and 16 from Jaqualis Matlock in defeating Todd Central 81-40. The 7th ranked Tigers improved to 17-4 on the season with the win. Todd Central was led in scoring by Bryon Stewart with 17 in falling to 6-13 on the season.
Elsewhere: Christian County defeated Fort Campbell 77-43, Webster County over Trigg County 64-53, Barren County over Logan County 76-61, Hopkins Central defeated Dawson Springs 63-47, Owensboro beat Madisonville 64-53, Marshall County rolled over Lyon County 62-26, Mayfield over Fulton City 53-45, St, Mary over Ballard Memorial 66-51, Lone Oak over Murray 59-52, Bowling Green over Muhlenberg County 77-32, Greenwood edged Franklin Simpson 53-50.
Girls: Todd Central defeated Hopkinsville 43-34, University Heights wins over Russellville 72-58, Marshall County over Christian County 64-48, Logan County edged Barren County 65-60, Owensboro defeated Madisonville 57-40, Union County defeated Crittenden County 62-31, Paducah Tilghman over Reidland 69-10, Mayfield over Fulton City 63-24, Warren Central edged South Warren 44-41, Greenwood over Franklin Simpson 63-56.
The Touchstone Energy Girls All A State tournament begins today at the Frankfort Convention Center. 2nd region winner Webster County meets Louisville Collegiate in its first game at 10:30 this morning, 1st region winner Murray plays Bishop Brossart at 9 am, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic meets Green County at 7 this evening, with 4th region winner Monroe County closing out the day against Magoffin County at 8:30 this evening.
University Heights will open play in the Boys All A tournament tomorrow against Richmond Model, with coverage around 9 am on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Alabama overcame a nine point halftime deficit to defeat Kentucky in Tuscaloosa last night 59-55. The Crimson Tide held Kentucky to its lowest scoring total, some 22 points below its season average. Kyle Wiltjer led Kentucky with 14 points. UK is now 12-6/3-2 in SEC play and will return to action Saturday hosting LSU. A programming reminder that Coach John Calipari’s call in show airs at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Fifth ranked Louisville lost on the road last night at Villanova 73-64. The Cardinals were lead in scoring by Wayne Blackshear’s 17 points.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has LSU meeting Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt meets Auburn. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at South Alabama.
Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper announced Tuesday the addition of Butler University transfer Chris Harrison-Docks. Harrison-Docks transferred from Butler before the start of the current season. He will begin play with the Hilltoppers in the 2nd semester next year and have three and a half years of eligibility remaining.
The Tennessean reports on its website Middle Tennessee State University will pay a $700,000 exit fee to leave the Sun Belt Conference to join Conference USA by July 1st of this year. The Blue Raider program had the option of joining the league either this year or next. MTSU is one of four current Sun Belt members joining C-USA.
College Football: Austin Peay may soon be looking for a new football coach. A news release from the school indicates Rick Christophel has been offered a position with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals as tight ends coach. Athletics director Dave Loos says the school is aware Christophel has been offered the job. Christophel owns a 20-46 record as Governors head coach.
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