High School Football
There’s a full slate of games on tap this evening in Western Kentucky.
The Christian County Colonels look to get back on the winning ways after losing to Henderson County in double overtime last week as Lone Oak comes to the Stadium of Champions. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The Hopkinsville Tigers seek their first win of the season as they head to Madisonville this evening to meet a Maroon team who is also winless on the 2012 season. Kickoff at 7 from Maroon Stadium, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and worldwide at lite987whop.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell travels to Fort Knox for the Army Bowl, Caldwell County hosts Trigg County, Russellville at South Warren, Logan County at Metcalfe County, Hopkins Central at Ohio County, Murray welcomes Mayfield, Graves County at Paducah Tilghman.
Henderson County hosts Bowling Green, Warren Central entertains Meade County, Muhlenberg County welcomes Grayson County, Union County at Crittenden County, Greenwood at Franklin Simpson, Warren East goes to Daviess County, Calloway County hosts Ballard Memorial, Marshall County travels to Webster County.
Catch up on all the scores from across the state and coaches interviews on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show following Christian County’s game this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Golf: Christian County lost to Trigg County and Caldwell County Thursday at Boots Randolph Golf Course at Lake Barkley. Logan Patterson led Christian County with a 42.
Hopkinsville finished second in a five team match at Central City Thursday. The Tigers 153 score was two strokes behind winner and host Muhlenberg County’s 151. Jack Gardner led Hopkinsville with a 36.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Christian County 1-0 in a weather shortened game, Fort Campbell edged University Heights 3-2 in overtime, Trigg County shut out Reidland 5-0, Todd Central over Logan County 3-1.
Girls Soccer: Caldwell County shutout Christian County 3-0, Rossview defeated Hopkinsville 2-1 in a weather shortened game, University Heights lost at Ohio County 6-0, Calloway County over Trigg County 9-1, Todd Central defeated Dawson Springs 4-2, Madisonville over Webster County 10-1, Hopkins Central over Crittenden County 5-1.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 3-1, University Heights defeated Hopkins Central 3-2, Muhlenberg County defeated Todd Central 2-0, Trigg County defeated Livingston Central 3-0, Logan County over Franklin Simpson 2-0, Apollo over Madisonville 3-0.
Today’s game: Dawson Springs meets Lyon County in boys soccer.
College Football: The Kentucky Wildcats play their home opener against Kent State Saturday night at 6:30, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
23rd ranked Louisville plays Missouri State, Western Kentucky travels to top ranked Alabama, with Tennessee meeting Georgia State in its home opener and Vanderbilt going against Northwestern.
Ohio Valley Conference action tomorrow includes Austin Peay playing its second FBS game in a row at Virginia Tech and Murray State plays its home opener against Central Arkansas.
The LSU Tigers meet Washington tomorrow in a game you can hear on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP with pre game at 5:30.
College Basketball: Texas Tech and former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie was released from the hospital yesterday after being admitted six days ago. Texas Tech officials are investigating allegations that Gillispie mistreated players. School officials nor Gillispie have had comment on the matter.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports former UK basketball standout Darius Miller signed a contract with the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Miller was taken in the second round by the Hornets and will join former UK teammate and top draft pick Anthony Davis.
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips tells the Lexington Herald Leader there will be a number of younger players in the defensive lineup when the Wildcats host Kent State Saturday. Kickoff Saturday night at 6:30 Hopkinsville time, with Countdown to Kickoff at 5 on Lite 98.7
While we’re on UK football, Coach Phillips has instituted a rule that does not allow his players to use Twitter 24 hours before or after a game. The rule was put into place after freshman punter Landon Foster sent out a tweet before Sunday’s game with Louisville calling it a trash dump and freshman running back Dyshawn Mosley following the game commenting on lack of playing time.
The National Football League lost a legendary figure early today, as former
Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell passed away at the age
of 87. Modell purchased the Cleveland Browns in 1961 for $4 million, an unprecedented sum at that time. The Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964.
Three decades later he uprooted the franchise, moving to Baltimore in 1996.
Major League Baseball this afternoon has Atlanta hosting Colorado, with the Chicago Cubs meeting Washington this evening.
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville meets Christian County, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Trigg County hosts Reidland, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Caldwell County travels to Calloway County, Lyon County at Union County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights goes to Ohio County, Hopkinsville is at Rossview, Christian County hosts Caldwell County, Trigg County at Calloway County, Todd Central at Dawson Springs, Hopkins Central hosts Crittenden County, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Lyon County at Union County.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville is at Fort Campbell, University Heights at Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Todd Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County entertains Franklin Simpson.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky is simplifying its defense following mistake after mistake against Louisville on Sunday. The Cardinals racked up 466 yards of offense in the contest. Kentucky hosts Kent State Saturday night in Lexington, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky has spent a lot of time this week watching film of top ranked Alabama’s defense. Quarterback Kawan Jakes tells the Associated Press the Tide is fast, big and physical and the Hilltoppers will have to be on their A game in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:39 pm.
College Basketball: Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie, now at Texas Tech, was reprimanded earlier this year for exceeding NCAA practice time limits. Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt says the school reported the secondary violations to the NCAA, who approved the penalty the school had decided upon according to an Associated Press story.
The school is now investigating that the 52-year-old Gillispie mistreated players. CBS Sports.com reported earlier this week some 15 players had left the program since Gillispie took over last year and that some 30 people including staffers have left the program in the last 18 months.
Twenty of the 31 games the University of Louisville will play this season involve teams that participated in the post season last year. The Cards will open the season November 11th hosting Manhattan, who features former Christian County standout Donovan Kates.
Louisville will play Western Kentucky December 22nd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and face Kentucky December 29th at the Yum! Center, along with playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving. The Cards will face Notre Dame, Syracuse, South Florida and Seton Hall twice during Big East Conference play.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are hopeful of getting more pressure to New England quarterback Tom Brady when the teams open the season Sunday at LP Field. Defensive tackle Sen’Merrick Marks tells the Tennessean the Titans have noticed a couple of weaknesses in pre season game films and hope to exploit them on Sunday.
Sunday’s game will also see identical twins meet each other as Devin and Jason McCourty play for the Pats and Titans respectively. It will be the first time the brothers have squared off in football and the record shows that Devin is 27 minutes older. Kickoff is at noon Sunday.
It appears there’s more trouble for former Kentucky and current Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie. CBS Sports.com reported last night since Gillispie’s arrival, 15 players have left the program and during his 18 months in Lubbock more than 30 members of the program, including staffers have departed.
One player was required to practice with stress fractures in both legs, and players had to go for more than 20 hours a week(the NCAA limit) and at times had practices of over four hours in a row. Gillispie reportedly remains hospitalized in a Lubbock hospital, where he has been since Friday.
Forty years ago today, tragedy struck the 1972 Munich Olympic games. Palestinian terrorists took 11 Israeli athletes hostage and ended up killing them at a German airport. These were the days before 24 hours news networks, ESPN and the internet. It was the late broadcaster Jim McKay who told the world in these words “They’re all gone.”
Major League Baseball this afternoon has Cincinnati hosting Philadelphia and St. Louis hosting the NY Mets. Tonight’s action includes Chicago at Washington and Atlanta hosting Colorado.
Sports Tonight comes your way this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Hear previews of this week’s football games for Christian County and Hopkinsville, along with Rick Shaw of the Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: University Heights defeated Crittenden County 3 sets to none, Trigg County over Hopkinsville 3-0, Madisonville over Fort Campbell 2-0, Livingston Central over Union County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Todd Central 5-1, Murray slid by University Heights 2-0, Christian County defeated Muhlenberg County 3-1, Trigg County shut out Lyon County 10-0, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 8-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville edged Marshall County 2-1, Murray shut out University Heights 10-0, Todd Central defeated Logan County 3-2 on penalty kicks, Madisonville over Caldwell County 8-1, Trigg County over Lyon County 5-1, Henderson County and South Warren tied at 1,
Golf: The Links at Novadell was the host for a couple of matches.
Boys: University Heights defeated Crittenden County 163 to 165. Blazer Cameron Allen was co medalist with a 39, Austin Knight 40, Tadd Switzer 41, Hendley Traughber 43, Adam Stone 57.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Ohio County in a full team match 192 to 236 and in a two player match defeated University Heights 92 to 93.
Hopkinsville was led by Dacie Bolton with 45, however UHA’s Anna Moore was medalist with a 36.
Football: The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville has lost its second quarterback of the 2012 season. Darrel Oates suffered a high ankle sprain in the second half of last week’s loss to Greenwood. The junior will not play Friday night when the Tigers go to Madisonville. Coach Marc Adam Clark says freshman Tyler Graham will get the start this week. Coverage of Friday’s game airs with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Christian County is 8th this week, with Bowling Green 1st, Warren Central 3rd, Graves County 9th and Greenwood 10th.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell is 8th, Louisville Central 1st, with Paducah Tilghman 4th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is number one, with Lone Oak 6th.
Class 2-A: Somerset is first, Owensboro Catholic 2nd, Murray 5th.
Class A: Mayfield is at the head of the class, with Russellville 5th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is first, with Henderson County 9th.
College Football: Former Fort Campbell and current Western Kentucky University standout Antonio Andrews has received a national honor. A news release from Western says Andrews was named one of seven National Punt Returner Performers of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
Andrews had a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown in WKU’s win over Austin Peay last week and finished with 228 all purpose yards. The Hilltoppers play at top ranked Alabama Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals have made moves up in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches polls this week. The Cards are ranked 23rd in the AP Poll, and 24th in the USA Today poll. Both polls have Alabama number one this week.
NFL: The regular season begins this evening as the defending champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Ryder Cup: Nashvile native Brandt Snedeker was one of four captain’s picks for the United States team announced Tuesday by captain Davis Love III. The other selections were Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson. The Americans will meet Europe later this month at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators players are returning to the Music City for informal workouts, but whether or not the season begins on time remains to be seen. Training camp is scheduled to open September 21st, however, the current collective bargaining agreement ends September 15th.
Talks between the players and the league broke off without a resolution or further scheduled discussions. The last lockout wiped out the 2004-05 season.