High School Football
Tonight’s games: Russellville at Fort Campbell, Trigg County at Todd Central, Caldwell County meets Union County in the National Guard Bowl at Crittenden County, Logan County at South Warren, Calloway County meets Murray, Warren Central at Franklin Simpson, Bowling Green plays Lafayette in the IHigh Football Frenzy in Lexington, Warren East at Barren County, Henderson County at Evansville North, Apollo at Owensboro, Paducah Tilghman welcomes West Creek, TN, Marshall County welcomes McLean County.
The 2012 Toyota of Hopkinsville/Jerry Claiborne Bowl takes place tomorrow night at the Stadium of Champions as Hopkinsville hosts Lone Oak at 5:30, followed by Christian County taking on Clarksville. Coverage of both games begins at 5:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Join us tonight at 9:06 for the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Hopkinsville in an 8th district tilt 3 sets to none, Madisonville edged University Heights 3-2, Heritage Christian Academy defeated North Hardin Christian 2-1, Russellville over Todd Central 2-0, Logan County defeated Franklin Simpson 3-0, Henderson County over Webster County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Christian County and St. Mary tied at 3, Fort Campbell shutout Hopkins Central 8-0, Trigg County edged Paducah Tilghman 2-1, Warren Central over Todd Central 3-0, Franklin Simpson over Logan County 4-2, Madisonville edged Owensboro 3-2, Henderson County got by Louisville Male 1-0.
Girls Soccer: 12th ranked Bowling Green shutout 24th ranked Hopkinsville 4-0, St. Mary edged Christian County 1-0, Owensboro Catholic over University Heights 7-2, Fort Campbell shutout Hopkins Central 7-0, Webster County over Dawson Springs 7-2, Caldwell County over Lyon County 5-1, Trigg County shutout Crittenden County 10-0.
Golf: Hopkinsville won a quad match with Christian County, Henderson County and Muhlenberg County at Western Hills. The Tigers had a 144 team score and were led by medalist Wade Perry who had a 3 under 33, while teammate Jack Gardner had 34. Christian County was led by TJ Ferry’s 35 and shot a team score of 165, good for third place. Henderson County was second with 159 and Muhlenberg County had 171.
University Heights had a tri match with Hopkins Central and Owensboro Catholic. The Blazers won the match with a 159 and were led by co medalists Cameron Allen and Tadd Switzer with 36, Hopkins Central was second at 161 and Owensboro Catholic third at 162.
UHA’s Lady Blazers played at Muhlenberg County, with both teams tying at 92. Anna Moore was medalist with 37.
Friday’s High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: University Heights at Hopkinsville and Dawson Springs goes to Lyon County.
Volleyball: Christian County, Hopkinsville and University Heights are all in the Toyota of Hopkinsville/West Kentucky Smackdown event.
College Football: Austin Peay’s Governors Stadium will be undergoing renovations. A news release says the school has received $16 million from the Tennessee Building Commission to build a new stadium. Demolition of the stadium’s west side will begin after the 2013 season, with new seating and skyboxes to be placed in the stadium.
The east side will receive little renovation, with the football field to be replaced and track to be repaired, along with replacement of restrooms and locker rooms and addition of a training room. The new stadium is expected to open for the 2014 season.
College Basketball: Murray State University has released its men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. Home games will include Old Dominion, Western Kentucky Valparaiso, and an ESPN Bracket Busters game. Road games include the Charleston Classic in mid November. The Racers open the regular season with Brescia University November 9th.
NFL: Despite building a 17-3 lead, the Tennessee Titans held on to defeat Arizona 32-27. Jake Locker threw for two touchdown passes and 124 yards. The Titans also intercepted two passes for scores. Kick returner Marc Mariani was hurt in the game, breaking his leg at the end of a punt return. The Titans play their final pre season game next Thursday night hosting the New Orleans Saints.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association has announced archery will now be a championship sport. Commissioner Julian Tackett made the announcement today in Lexington. Kentucky is one of the first states to offer archery as a varsity sport, with the regional and state championships to take place in late February and early March. Archery becomes the third new sport added this year, joining bass fishing and competitive cheerleading.
Reports out of Knoxville indicate University of Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports coach Derek Dooley will address the situation following practice today. Rogers was the SEC’s leading receiver last year, catching 67 passes for 1,040 yards. Rogers was also disciplined during Tennessee’s spring practice this year.
Murray State coach Chris Hatcher says former Ohio State running back Jammal Berry is currently listed third on the depth chart. According to WPSD, Hatcher says Duane Brady is the number one running back and will take a majority of the snaps. However, Hatcher is hopeful Berry can add depth to the running back position. The Racers open the season September 1st at Florida State.
NBC Sports.com reports University of Tennessee basketball freshman Derek Reese underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week. A news release from the school says the 6-7 Reese will miss six months after repair of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Major League Baseball action this afternoon has Houston at St. Louis, with Cincinnati at Philadelphia and Atlanta at San Francisco this evening.
Three pre seasons games in the NFL this evening include the Tennessee Titans hosting Arizona, Jacksonville at Baltimore and Green Bay at Cincinnati.
High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Christian County plays at Hopkinsville, University Heights entertains Madisonville, Todd Central hosts Russellville, Trigg County at Fort Campbell, Logan County at Franklin Simpson, Caldwell County hosts Crittenden County.
Boys Soccer: Caldwell County at Dawson Springs, Fort Campbell at Hopkins Central, Logan County hosts Franklin Simpson, Todd Central hosts Warren Central, Trigg County at Paducah Tilghman, Madisonville entertains Owensboro.
Girls Soccer: 24th ranked Hopkinsville hosts 12th ranked Bowling Green, Christian County hosts St. Mary, University Heights at Owensboro Catholic, Trigg County hosts Crittenden County, Dawson Springs goes to Wesbster County, Logan County hosts Glasgow, Caldwell County welcomes Lyon County, Fort Campbell hosts Hopkins Central.
Golf: Christian County hosts a quad match against Hopkinsville, Muhlenberg County and Henderson County at Western Hills.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips spoke to UK alums at the annual alumni kickoff luncheon Wednesday in Louisville. The Courier Journal reports Phillips told those in attendance that he is aware Kentucky is the underdog in the season opener against Louisville, and pointed out that the team that runs the ball well, stops the run defensively and avoids turnovers wins the game.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says the Volunteers football team is confident heading into next week’s season opener against North Carolina State in Atlanta. The Vols have 10 returning starters on offense and seven on defense.
College Basketball: The NCAA is reportedly looking further into Kentucky’s recruitment of prize recruit Nerlens Noel. Sports Illustrated reports investigators went to Noel’s prep school earlier this month. The investigators also went to the high school Noel attended back in May. A UK spokesman declined comment on the matter.
The University of Louisville introduced 6-10 Mangkok Maithang to the media Wednesday. The Courier Journal reports Mathiang has signed a financial aid agreement to continue his basketball career. Maithang played at IMG Academy in Florida. He was born in Africa and lived in Australia for years before coming to the US.
Bellarmine University will be hosting the 2013 NCAA Elite Eight at Freedom Hall. The Courier Journal reports the Division Two games will be played March 28th and 30th, with the national championship game to take place at Phillips Arena in Atlanta April 7th. The title game is being played in Atlanta due to the 75th anniversary of the NCAA Final Four.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans host the Arizona Cardinals this evening at LP Field, with Jake Locker the starting quarterback. The Tennessean reports the Titans coaching staff is hopeful Locker’s start will be better than the one last week against Tampa Bay. Coach Mike Munchak says the starters will play into the third quarter this evening.
LLWS: The Goodlettsville, TN team has won its way into the American championship game of the Little League World Series with a 4-3 win over Texas. The Texas team will play again tonight against California to determine who gets a rematch with Goodlettsville on Saturday.
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way at 5:06 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. This evening’s guests include Christian County golf coach Shawn Oakley, previews of this weekend’s Hopkinsville and Christian County football games in the Jerry Claiborne Bowl and a visit with the voice of the Tennessee Titans Mike Keith.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports University of Kentucky football season ticket sales are down nearly 10-thousand from the same time last year. 37-thousand 154 season tickets have been sold for the 2012 season. Kentucky opens the home portion of its season September 8th against Kent State.
Meanwhile, the Tennessean reports Vanderbilt has sold more than 18-thousand season tickets for the upcoming season, up over six thousand from a year ago. Vanderbilt opens its season next Thursday night hosting South Carolina.
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have released defensive tackle Shaun Smith. Smith says he received the news this morning via a text message. Smith signed a $7.25 million three year deal last July. The eight year veteran had 44 tackles and one quarterback sack last season.Â Â
Former Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson tells Bloomberg News he tapped Darla Moore to be one of the first female members of Augusta National. The 58-year-old South Carolina businesswoman and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice were named as the female members on Monday.
Major League Baseball action this afternoon has the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, with St. Louis hosting Houston, Atlanta at Washington and Cincinnati at Philadelphia this evening.
A shoulder injury has forced the retirement of the three year old colt Bodemeister, who finished second to I’ll Have Another in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Bodemeister did win the Arkansas Derby.
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way at 5:06 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. This evening’s guests include Christian County golf coach Shawn Oakley and previews of this weekend’s Hopkinsville and Christian County football games in the Jerry Claiborne Bowl.
High School Results from Tuesday
Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 3 sets to one, Christian County defeated University Heights 3 sets to none, Heritage Christian Academy defeated Pleasant View 3-1, Trigg County defeated Todd Central 3-0, Caldwell County defeated Hopkins Central 3-1, Henderson County over Madisonville 3-0, Logan County wins over Russellville 2-0,
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 3-2 in overtime, Trigg County over Caldwell County 2-1, Logan County edged Todd Central 4-3, Hopkins Central shut out Union County 5-0, Calloway County shut out Community Christian 2-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 9-0, Trigg and Caldwell County tied at 1, Union County shut out Hopkins Central 6-0, Webster County over Crittenden County 5-2.
Golf: Christian County, Webster County and Ohio County had a boys match Tuesday at Western Hills. Christian and Webster County tied at 174, with the Trojans winning in a playoff, with Ohio County third at 191. TJ Ferry led Christian County with a three over par 39, Grainger Greenwell had 41.
Hopkinsville’s girls defeated Ohio County 190-235 in a match Tuesday at the Links at Novadell. Dacie Bolton led Hopkinsville with a 42, Mattison Lawrence had 46, Jessica Shelton had 48.
Hopkinsville’s Lady Tiger soccer team is ranked 24th in the latest Kentucky High School Soccer top 25 poll. A report in the Kentucky New Era indicated its the first time Hopkinsville has been in the top 25.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky running back Josh Clemons will likely sit out the season opener September 2nd against Louisville. Clemons has been bothered by swelling in his surgically repaired right knee and had an exploratory arthoscopicy Tuesday.
Clemons hasn’t practiced in 10 days. Following the end of fall camp Tuesday, the Wildcats are taking today off, then beginning preparations for Louisville Thursday.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Marion County’s Kyvin Goodin-Rogers who first committed to play for the University of Louisville’s women’s team, has changed her commitment to the University of Kentucky. Goodin-Rogers averaged 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds for last season’s state runner up.
NHL: The NHL and the players union are to meet again today to try and make progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement. Training camps are set to open September 15th, but if there is not a new CBA in place, the players will be locked out.