High School Basketball
8th district boys: Hopkinsville breezed to a 112-54 win over Fort Campbell. The Tigers had five players in double figures led by Tre Edwards with 15, Lawrence Smith had 14, DeMarius Henry and Jordan Majors with 13 each and Jaqualis Matlock added 11. Fort Campbell was led by Chase Hamilton with 12. Hopkinsville is now 28-2 on the season, while Fort Campbell finishes 5-21.
Christian County rallied from a seven point halftime deficit and defeated University Heights 66-60. The Colonels had four in double figures led by CJ Cotton with 18, Korey Mosley added 15, with Quan Poindexter and James White adding 11 each. Quadre White led University Heights and all scorers with 28. Christian County improved to 8-20 with the win, while University Heights finishes 14-12.
5th district boys: Livingston Central over Crittenden County 56-49 and Lyon County edged Trigg County 84-81.
6th district girls: Webster County defeated Union County 59-41.
7th district: Boys: Caldwell County defeated Hopkins Central 83-69 Girls: Madisonville over Hopkins Central 55-41
13th district: Boys: Logan County defeated Todd Central 88-73 Girls: Todd Central over Franklin Simpson 55-35
8th district girls at Christian County: Hopkinsville meets Fort Campbell at 6, followed by Christian County and University Heights. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
5th district girls at Lyon County: Livingston Central meets Crittenden County and Lyon County goes against Trigg County.
6th district boys at Henderson County: Union County meets Webster County.
7th district at Caldwell County: Girls action has Dawson Springs meeting Caldwell County and boys action has Madisonville going against Dawson Springs.
13th district at Russellville: Girls action has Russellville meeting Logan County, with Russellville meeting Franklin Simpson in boys action.
Top ranked Kentucky is back in action tonight at Mississippi State, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7. The Wildcats remain number one in both major college basketball polls, with Murray State 12th in the ESPN/USA Today poll and 14th in the Associated Press poll. Louisville is 17th in both polls.
Western Kentucky introduced Ray Harper as its new basketball coach during a pep rally Monday night at Diddle Arena. Harper had been serving as interim coach following the firing of Ken McDonald January 6th.
Harper is 4-7 since taking over the Hilltopper program. Harper won four Division Two national championships while coaching at Kentucky Wesleyan and three NAIA Division One titles while head coach at Oklahoma City College. Harper will receive a four year contract with a base salary of 375-thousand dollars a year.
Women’s action last night had 8th ranked Kentucky win over 24th ranked Vanderbilt 70-61. Fourth ranked Notre Dame defeated Louisville 68-52.
The Tennessee Titans and the agent for cornerback Cortland Finnegan have finally broken their silence on contract talks, but the Tennessean reports neither have really said anything other than they are a wide ways apart on a new deal.
Finnegan has his Nashville residence on the real estate market, stating he feels like he will not be with the Titans for the 2012 season. Finnegan is scheduled to become a free agent March 13th. The Titans have the option of placing a 10 point six million dollar franchise tag on Finnegan by March 5th, but that is not expected to happen.
The Nashville Predators are back on the ice this evening, hosting the Vancouver Canucks. First puck drops at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
The Tennessean reports the Predators have extended the contract of general manager David Poile through the 2014-15 season. Poile is the only general manager the franchise has had since beginning in the NHL in 1998.