High School Baseball-Monday results: 2nd region All A tournament action saw University Heights defeat Lyon County 9-4, Trigg County edged Livingston Central 2-1, Crittenden County over Dawson Springs 19-1 in 5 innings, Webster County edged Caldwell County 2-1.
Other games saw Fort Campbell defeat Sycamore, TN 13-3, Logan County defeated Warren East 13-2 in 6 innings, Russellville over Caverna 10-7, Todd Central shut out Ohio County 10-0 in 6 innings, Madisonville drilled Hopkins Central 19-3 in 5 innings, Henderson County over Union County 15-0, Muhlenberg County over Breckinridge County 8-0.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Union County, Hopkinsville hosts Lone Oak, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Russellville at Logan County, Hopkins Central goes to Muhlenberg County, Paducah Tilghman at Graves County, Marshall County at Calloway County.
High School Softball-Monday results: 2nd region All A Tournament action saw University Heights defeat Webster County 12-0 in 5 innings, Dawson Springs defeated Crittenden County 3-1, Livingston Central over Caldwell County 9-1.
Other games saw Warren Central edge Todd Central 5-4, Hopkins Central edged Union County 3-2, Edmonson County shut out Logan County 10-0 in 5 innings, Marshall County over Graves County 9-5, Henderson County edged Gibson Southern, IN 3-2, Muhlenberg County over Daviess County 12-7.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Marshall County, Hopkinsville goes to McLean County, Todd Central at Logan County, Russellville hosts Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central hosts Caldwell County, Dawson Springs hosts Madisonville, Henderson County travels to Union County, Muhlenberg County hosts Apollo, Calloway County goes to Lone Oak.
The KHSAA Board of Control voted Monday to begin playing the Sweet 16 state championship basketball games for boys and girls on Sunday beginning next year. In a news release, Commissioner Julian Tackett said separating the championship game from the semifinals makes an event on Saturday for the final four teams.
Tackett also said the added day gives participants the chance for proper rest and allows coaches to have adequate time for preparation. This year’s Boys Sweet 16 title game was played on Sunday because of a scheduling conflict at Rupp Arena, with more than 17 thousand fans coming to the championship game, the most since 2009.
The board also voted to move the KHSAA State Volleyball championship match to Sunday beginning with the new school year. Volleyball is currently the only sport that plays three complete rounds in the winner’s bracket in the same day at the state tournament.
College Basketball: It wasn’t a total surprise that Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel announced Monday his intentions to leave school and enter the NBA Draft. The 6-10 forward played in 24 games for the Wildcats before his season ended with a torn ACL in his left knee in a game against Florida in February.
In 24 contests, Noel average 10.5 points per game, led the SEC in rebounding at 9.5 per contest and led the nation in blocked shots with just over four per game. Noel is considered one of the top prospects and could be the number one pick in June’s draft.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported on its blog Monday that Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper says the 2013-14 schedule is near completion. It includes the likes of Murray State, national champion Louisville and Ole Miss, which features Marshall Henderson. That game likely to be played in EA Diddle Arena at the end of December. Harper says they need a couple of more games to complete the schedule.
Coach Harper also mentioned he is hopeful of hiring a replacement for assistant Phil Cunningham, who recently accepted the head coaching position at Troy, within the next 10 days.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville has received a commitment from highly touted Atlanta area linebacker Detric Dukes. The 6-2 225 pound Dukes is a three star player and is Louisville’s fifth commitment for the 2014 class. Duke chose U of L over several schools, with Vanderbilt and Auburn being the front runners.
College Baseball-Today’s games: Austin Peay plays at Evansville, Murray State at Memphis, Western Kentucky at Lipscomb and Kentucky meets Louisville.
Minor League Baseball: Following an off day, the Bowling Green Hot Rods open a six game road trip at the Great Lakes Loons this evening.
The Nashville Sounds lost their series finale at Omaha 3-2. The Sounds open a series against the Iowa Cubs tonight in Des Moines.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost their 7th game in a row to Vancouver 5-2 last night. The Predators are back in action Friday night at Chicago.