High School Basketball
Boys: Russellville defeated Barren County 76-70, Mayfield over Lone Oak 55-39, Graves County over Calloway County 41-37.
Girls: Ashlee Cole had 19 points and Christy Soldo added 14 as Hopkinsville defeated Franklin Simpson 56-36.
For the second straight game, Kimberly Hyde led Christian County in scoring with 10 points, but the Lady Colonels fell at Daviess County 38-30.
Elsewhere: Hopkins Central defeated Trigg County 65-58 in overtime, Paducah Tilghman over Caldwell County 60-38, Calloway County edged Graves County 56-54, Lone Oak over Mayfield 45-41, McLean County over Warren East 61-48.
Boys: The Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout begins at Hopkinsville High School’s Tiger Gym. The first game at 5:30 matches Hopkinsville against Warren Central, with Christian County to play University Heights at 7, with Bowling Green to meet Muhlenberg County at 8:30. Coverage of the first two games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games: Trigg County hosts Lyon County, Todd Central at Logan County, Russellville at Warren East, Caldwell County hosts Union County, Dawson Springs welcomes Madisonville, Livingston Central at Crittenden County, Henderson County hosts Webster County, South Warren is at Greenwood, Mayfield hosts Carlisle County, Ohio County entertains Christian Fellowship, Marshall County at Murray,
Girls: University Heights hosts Fort Campbell in 8th district action, Trigg County welcomes Lyon County, Todd Central at Logan County, Russellville hosts Springfield, TN, Dawson Springs hosts Madisonville, Crittenden County hosts Livingston Central, Ohio County at Muhlenberg County, Marshall County at Murray, South Warren at Greenwood, Community Christian hosts Ballard Memorial.
High School Football
Christian County offensive lineman Rayshawn Wallace was named to the second team Associated Press All State offensive team announced Thursday.
Kentucky Mr. Football for 2011 is Kentucky commitment Patrick Towles of Fort Thomas Highlands. The grandson of former major league pitcher and U-S Senator Jim Bunning threw for 3,820 yards and 42 touchdowns and only one interception in 15 games as Highlands won its 21st state championship.
Ed Daniel and Ivan Aska each scored 16 points as 24th ranked Murray State rolled over Lipscomb 89-65. The win was the 14th consecutive non conference victory for the Racers dating back to February, 2009.
Anthony Hickey, Jr. scored four points for LSU in its 66-59 win over Cal Irvine. The Tigers improved to 7-3 on the season with the victory.
Following a week off, the Kentucky Wildcats return to action tomorrow hosting Chattanooga, with pre game coverage at 5:30 on Lite 98.7.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino says newcomer Kevin Ware will see playing time tomorrow when the Cardinals face Memphis. Ware had been declared ineligible by the NCAA in August, but was cleared last month and had to wait for the first semester to end before joining the team.
Tennessee Titans cornerback Courtland Finnegan says he thinks his time with the Titans is over. Finnegan tells the Tennessean his agent has not been contacted about a new contract. Finnegan can become a free agent following this season.
Meanwhile, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was back in practice Thursday and says he expects to start Sunday when the Titans play at Indianapolis. Hasselbeck missed practice Wednesday due to a left calf injury suffered in the first half of last week’s game against New Orleans.
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber scored two goals in a three minute span of the third period to rally the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 come from behind win over the Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are back in action tomorrow night in St. Louis against the Blues.
While we’re on the Predators, they along with Bridgestone Americas announced Thursday a five year extension on the naming rights for Bridgestone Arena. The Bridgestone name will be on the downtown arena through 2019.
The Tennessean reports the Predators and Bridgestone Americas are pursing bringing the NHL All Star game to Bridgestone Arena. The Predators have already had informal discussions about hosting the game in 2014 or 2015.