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.
WPSD reports on its website Lone Oak quarterback Cole Ousley will miss the next 5-7 weeks with a third degree separation on his throwing shoulder. Ousley suffered the injury in Lone Oak’s loss to Paducah Tilghman Saturday night. Lone Oak will face Hopkinsville in the first game of the Jerry Claiborne Bowl Saturday night at the Stadium of Champions.
It appears the final game has been scheduled on Murray State’s men’s basketball schedule. Old Dominion will face the Racers in the CFSB Center on Saturday November 24th, according to a report from WPSD on its website. The game will come six days after the Racers compete in the Charleston Classic.
Former University of Kentucky athletics director CM Newton is one of four members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named as this year’s recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award. The award is named in honor of former St. John’s and New York Knicks coach Joe Lapchick. Newton and the others will be honored at a luncheon at the New York Athletic Club November 15th.
The Baton Rouge Advocate reports LSU has lost one of its basketball players for the upcoming season. Recruit Calvin Godfrey will not enroll for the fall semester, cutting the Tigers roster to 10 players. A news release indicates Godfrey did not meet the academic requirements to attend LSU. Only five players who were on scholarship last season are on the roster, including former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey.
Major League Baseball action tonight has Atlanta at Washington, Cincinnati at Philadelphia, St. Louis hosts Houston and the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee
Monday’s High School Sports Scores
Volleyball: University Heights lost to Caldwell County 3-0 in the 2nd region All A Classic, Caldwell County also defeated Webster County 3-0, Muhlenberg County defeated Hopkinsville 2-1, Hopkins Central over Union County 3-1.
Boys Soccer: Trigg County shutout Todd Central 2-0, Muhlenberg County also shut out Dawson Springs 2-0, Ballard Memorial edged Lyon County 3-2.
Girls Soccer: Henderson County over Caldwell County 8-1, Lyon County shutout Hopkins Central 2-0, Madisonville and Owensboro Catholic tied at 2, with Muhlenberg County defeating Warren Central 4-1.
Golf: Hopkinsville hosted UHA, Muhlenberg and Webster County at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.
Boys: Hopkinsville had a team score of 146, UHA had 160, Muhlenberg County 161 and Webster County 162. Jack Gardner of Hopkinsville was medalist with a three under par 32, TJ Janes had 35, Dylan Henderson 39 and Wade Perry 40.
UHA was led by Cameron Allen with 37, Tadd Switzer with 38, Austin Knight and Dalton Putty each scored 41.
Girls: Anna Moore of UHA tied for medalist honors with Cassidy Thomas of Webster County with 43, with Dacie Bolton leading Hopkinsville with 44. Hopkinsville won the team event over Webster County 197-211.
Volleyball: Christian County at University Heights, Hopkinsville welcomes Fort Campbell, Trigg County hosts Todd Central, Russellville at Logan County, Caldwell County at Hopkins Central, Madisonville at Henderson County,
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville travels to Fort Campbell, Todd Central at Logan County, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Trigg County hosts Caldwell County, Hopkins Central at Union County, Madisonville at Owensboro Catholic,
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell, Trigg County at Caldwell County, Hopkins Central hosts Union County, Webster County at Crittenden County.
Golf: Christian County boys host Ohio County at Western Hills.
College Football: Kentucky named Maxwell Smith as its starting quarterback for the September 2nd season opener against Louisville Monday. Smith threw for 819 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions in eight games as a true freshman last season. Smith also completed almost 55 percent of his passes.
Coach Joker Phillips said following practice Monday it was a tough decision to choose between Smith and Morgan Newton, however, Newton is still somewhat bothered by a shoulder injury and can’t go as many reps in practice as the other quarterbacks.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the University of Tennessee will make a change at starting safety for its season opener against North Carolina State. Junior Byron Moore has been moved to the first team, replacing Brent Brewer.
College Basketball: Austin Peay finished its Canadian tour with an 85-52 win over the ABC All Stars. Will Triggs led a quartet of double figure scorers for the Governors with 13 points, Jerome Clyburn and Preston Herring each added 11 and Chris Freeman added 10 for Austin Peay, who went 2-1 in Canada.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans made it official Monday, announcing second year quarterback Jake Locker will be the opening day starter against New England September 9th at LP Field. Locker will also start Thursday night when the Titans hosts Arizona.
NHL: The Nashville Predators announced Monday veteran forward Mike Fisher signed a contract extension. Fisher’s new deal will keep him for two more seasons at $ 8.4 million.