High School Basketball
Christian County swept a pair of games from Fort Campbell at Colonel Gym Thursday night.
The Lady Colonels got the night started with a 55-29 win over the Lady Falcons. Desherica Edwards led a trio of double figures scorers with 14, Jaquasha Nicholas added 11 and Kimberly Hyde had 10. Fort Campbell was led by Alli Tellez with eight points. Christian County is now 6-6 on the season and 1-0 in 8th district action, while Fort Campbell falls to 1-8 and 0-4 in district play.
In the nightcap, Christian County built an early 9-0 lead and never looked back in a 100-43 win over Fort Campbell. Five Colonels were in double figures led by DeAndre Mosby with 16, Quan Poindexter, TJ Small and Jamarius Taylor each added 12 and Jarvis Irby had 10 points. Fort Campbell was led by Michael Clayton with 11 points. Christian County is now 4-8 on the season, while Fort Campbell goes to 1-7.
Madisonville defeated University Heights 69-62. UHA was led in scoring by K’Quan McNeese with 16 points, Boo Johnson pitched in 14. Madisonville was led by Byron Dulin’s 14 points. Madisonville improved to 8-5 with the win, while UHA is now even on the season at 6-6.
Boys: Christian County and Hopkinsville renew their rivalry at Tiger Gym. Hopkinsville brings a 13-2 record into the game against Christian County who is 4-8 on the season. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell hosts Christian Fellowship, Dawson Springs at Caldwell County, Trigg County at Lyon County, Russellville at Logan County, Henderson County at Ohio County, Livingston Central welcomes Crittenden County, Mayfield at Graves County, Union County at Webster County and Marshall County at Ohio County.
Girls: Christian County travels to Henderson County, University Heights hosts Madisonville, Fort Campbell plays at Hopkins Central, Trigg County at Lyon County, Dawson Springs at Caldwell County, Russellville at Logan County, Mayfield at Graves County, Livingston Central hosts Crittenden County, Union County at Webster County and Marshall County at Calloway County.
Hopkinsville has named Jeff Gillespie as its new baseball coach. The 62-year-old Gillespie comes here from Tallahassee, Florida where he coached at six different high schools in a 23 year career there. Gillespie takes over from Randy Harrell, who led the Tigers to a 32-5 record last season.
The Kentucky New Era reports Trigg County High School has named Ken Oakley as its new athletics director. Oakley replaces Dennis Walls, who resigned unexpectedly last month. Oakley currently works as a Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Teacher educator. He has also worked in his past as a school administrator and was one time the sheriff in Trigg County and served as the county’s circuit clerk.
Former Hopkinsville football coach Craig Clayton was relieved of his duties as football coach at Franklin, TN High School. The Tennessean reports Franklin principal Willie Dickerson as saying the school has been instructed to say they are going in another direction, while Clayton told the newspaper that an assistant coach tried to force his dismissal following the 2009 season.
The 61 year old Clayton was 65-22 at Franklin and led the school to an 8-4 record in 2011. Clayton guided Hopkinsville to the 1996 and 97 Class 3-A championship games and left Hopkinsville as the Tigers winningest coach.
Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns defeated Western Kentucky 73-70 in overtime at Diddle Arena. Former Christian County Colonel Donovan Kates had two points in Manhattan’s 61-60 loss to Loyola-MD.
Women’s scores: Number seven Tennessee defeated number 15 Georgia 80-51, number nine Kentucky defeated Arkansas 84-72 and South Carolina defeated Vanderbilt 66-55.
The Kentucky Wildcats open Southeastern Conference play against South Carolina Saturday, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7. Also tomorrow, number 18 Murray State plays Austin Peay in Clarksville.
Murray State University has extended the contract of coach Chris Hatcher. Hatcher received a two year extension to his current deal which now expires in December 2015. Hatcher is 13-9 in two seasons as Racers coach, including a 7-4 mark in the 2011 season.
Former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher will interview for the St. Louis Rams coaching job. Steve Spagnuolo was fired earlier this week after going 10-38 in three seasons with the Rams. Fisher also interviewed with the Miami Dolphins about their head coaching vacancy earlier this week.
Shea Weber returned to the Nashville Predators lineup last night, but it wasn’t enough as the Dallas Stars beat the Predators 4-1. Nashville hosts the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night at 7.