The new season of Sports Tonight begins tomorrow night at 5:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. Todd Hamilton’s guests include Hoptown Hoppers coach Grayson Crawford and previews of the upcoming football season for Christian County and Hopkinsville.
The regular season for high school football begins Friday night with Christian County hosting Madisonville at 7 in the Stadium of Champions, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Hopkinsville opens its football season at Lancaster Christian Academy Friday night at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
The second round of the stroke play portion of the US Amateur Golf Championship is underway today at Cherry Hills Country Club outside of Denver.
Murray State senior to be Patrick Newcomb of Benton is ten shots off the lead following an opening round 74 Monday. Matt Atkins of Owensboro matched Newcomb’s 74, with Will Beard of Bowling Green firing a 77. Bobby Wyatt of Mobile, Alabama has a one shot lead heading into play today following an opening 7 under par 64.
There’s a full state of games in Major League Baseball this evening including St. Louis hosting Arizona, Cincinnati welcomes the NY Mets, Atlanta hosts San Diego and the Chicago Cubs meet Houston.
TSN of Canada reports the National Hockey League Players Association will submit its response to a consortium of owners and commissioner Gary Bettman this afternoon in Toronto. The league fired the first salvo last month with a proposal which considered a reduction in hockey related revenue which included a roll back in players salaries.
NHLPA president Donald Fehr indicated the response will include the suggestion of a luxury tax. There are 33 days remaining before the collective bargaining agreement expires, at which time if there is not a new deal, players would be locked out.
High School Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated Todd Central three sets to none, University Heights over Union County 3-2, Henderson County over Evansville Bosse 3-0.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville at University Heights, Christian County at Owensboro Catholic, Todd Central at Logan County, Caldwell County at Trigg County in the first round of the 2nd region All A Classic, Russellville welcomes Warren East, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Livingston Central hosts Crittenden County.
Boys Soccer: University Heights edged Christian County 1-0, Fort Campbell and Trigg County tied at 3.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Union County, Fort Campbell hosts Lyon County, Todd Central goes to Caldwell County, Hopkins Central at Logan County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights shutout Christian County 2-0, Union County over Dawson Springs 4-1.
Today’s games: University Heights hosts Graves County, Hopkinsville at Henderson County, Fort Campbell goes to Lyon County, Todd Central at Caldwell County, Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Logan County at Warren Central.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips tells the Courier Journal he’s not decided who will be Kentucky’s starting quarterback and that the order has not changed.
Sophomore Maxwell Smith and senior Morgan Newton are ahead of freshmen Patrick Towles and Jalen Whitlow. Phillips said after watching tape of the first scrimmage he would like a little more time to see if a greater separation develops at the top.
Murray State has received two transfers from FCS schools. Former Ohio State running back Jammal Berry will be allowed to practice, but has yet to be cleared for participation in games. Berry played three seasons for the Buckeyes.
Also joining the Racer program is former South Carolina cornerback Cadarious Sanders who was redshirted in 2010 and spent the last two years as a reserve.
Austin Peay had its first scrimmage of fall camp Monday. Running back Wesley Kitts set the tone for the day with 132 yards and a touchdown, a 63 yard run on the second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Jake Ryan was 11-17 passing for 150 yards in the contest.
Coach Rick Christophel told the Leaf Chronicle following the scrimmage he felt the offense was not consistent enough and defensively the Governors have to learn to stop the run.
NFL: Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak announced following practice Monday that Jake Locker would start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday night. Locker and Matt Hasselbeck will both see more time than they did in last Saturday’s pre season opener against Seattle.
College Football: The morning thunderstorms have forced Austin Peay to move its first football scrimmage of fall camp. The scrimmage which was to take place at 9 am will begin at 2 this afternoon at Governors Stadium.
Louisville wide receiver Michaelee Harris will miss the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. The left ACL tear occurred in practice late last week. Harris injured his right ACL in December and was attempting to recover for the season opener against Kentucky September 2nd. The sophomore from Miami was the second leading receiver for the Cards last season. The latest knee injury is the fourth for Harris since arriving at Louisville.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans go back to work today preparing for a Friday night pre season game at Tampa Bay. The Titans lost their pre season opener at Seattle 27-17 Saturday night. Coach Mike Munchak said following the game he saw some good things from both quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker, but didn’t say who the was leader right now.
There’s one game to wrap up week one of the NFL pre season this evening as the Dallas Cowboys play at the Oakland Raiders.
Golf: The eight qualifiers for the US Ryder Cup team have been announced. Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Zach Johnson will play against the European team late next month at Medinah Country Club in Chicago. US captain Davis Love III will make his final four captain’s picks September 4th.
MLB: Action tonight has Atlanta hosting San Diego and the Chicago Cubs hosting Houston. Cincinnati and St. Louis have the day off.
High School Volleyball: Hopkinsville hosts Todd Central, University Heights at Union County, Madisonville at Muhlenberg County, Henderson County at Evansville Bosse.
Boys High School Soccer: Christian County at University Heights, Trigg County welcomes Fort Campbell, Dawson Springs at Union County, Hopkins Central at Muhlenberg County.
Girls High School Soccer: Christian County at University Heights, Dawson Springs at Union County, Paducah Tilghman at Marshall County.
High School Golf: Trigg County was third, University Heights finished 5th and Christian County 12th at the Dawson Springs Invitational Saturday. The Wildcats had a 309 team score while the Blazers had 316, with the Colonels finishing at 360. Henderson County defeated Hopkins Central in a scorecard playoff. Both tied at 306.
Nick Choate of Trigg County was runner up with a 72, TJ Ferry of Christian County and Cameron Allen of UHA had 74, while Tadd Switzer of UHA had 76.
UHA Lady Blazer golfer Anna Moore fired an 81, while teammate Kaitlyn Slaughter had 114 playing as individuals at the Paducah Tilghman Invitational Saturday.
High School Football: The Lexington Herald Leader released its pre season football polls Sunday.
Class 5-A: Defending champion Bowling Green is first, Warren Central 4th, Christian County 6th.
Class 4-A: Defending champion Highlands first, Lone Oak—in its last year as a school—is ranked 5th.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central is number one, Paducah Tilghman fifth, Fort Campbell 8th.
Class 2-A: Newport Catholic is first, Owensboro Catholic 5th, Murray High 6th, Caldwell County 8th.
Class A: Mayfield is at the top, with Russellville 6th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is first, with Henderson County 7th.
The Courier Journal has also released its pre season polls.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green 1st, Warren Central 3rd and Christian County 7th.
Class 4-A: Highlands 1st, Franklin Simpson 5th and Lone Oak 10th.
Class 3-A: Louisville Central 1st, Paducah Tilghman 3rd and Fort Campbell 5th.
Class 2-A: Newport Catholic 1st, Owensboro Catholic 4th, Murray 5th.
Class A: Mayfield 1st, Russellville 10th.
Class 6-A: Trinity 1st, Henderson County 7th.
The regular season begins Friday night with Christian County hosting Madisonville at 7, with pre game at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and Hopkinsville travels to Lancaster Christian for a 7 pm kickoff, with pre game coverage at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: Kentucky had its first scrimmage over the weekend, with former Christian County standout Malcom McDuffen intercepting a pass and returning it for a score. McDuffen is one being considered for one of the Wildcats starting linebacker positions.
Coach Joker Phillips says the scrimmage was very competitive and that he saw good things from all four players vying for the quarterback position according to a news release from UK.
Murray State had its first scrimmage Saturday, with Casey Brockman 24-31 for 284 yards and three touchdowns, with freshman KD Humphries 11-15 for 137 yards and two scores. Qua Huzzie led the defensive charges with eight tackles in the contest according to a news release from Murray State.
Austin Peay will have its first scrimmage of fall camp today, beginning at 9 am at Governors Stadium.
Golf: Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club had its club championship over the weekend. Christian County High golfer TJ Ferry won the club championship, with Ben Higgins winning the Senior division and Don Wright the Super Senior division. Also, Jeff Hussong had a hole in one on the par 3 11th hole Saturday.
High School Football: Christian County plays in the Montgomery County Football Jamboree this evening at Governors Stadium on the Austin Peay campus. The Colonels meet Ravenwood High at 7:15 and Northeast at 8 pm.
NFL: Former Christian County and West Virginia defensive back Keith Tandy had three tackles as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 20-7 win over the Miami Dolphins last night.
The Tennessee Titans play their first exhibition game this evening against the Seattle Seahawks.
College Football: Austin Peay quarterback Landon Curtis has left the program for personal reasons. The Calhoun, GA native started three games for the Governors last season and is listed as number three on the depth chart heading into fall camp.
College Basketball: The University of Kentucky's basketball schedule for the upcoming season has been finalized. The Wildcats open the season against Maryland November 9th in Brooklyn, while the first SEC game is January 10th at Vanderbilt.
PGA Championship: Tiger Woods had a one under par 71 to move into a tie for the lead after two rounds at Kiwah Island, SC. Woods is tied with first round leader Carl Pettersen and Vijay Singh, who shot the only sub 70 round of the day. Golfers were treated to wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour Friday, with two rounds in the 90's and 41 players failing to break 80.