Hoppers Baseball: The Ohio Valley League regular season ended for the Hoptown Hoppers Sunday night with a doubleheader split at Madisonville. The Pirates took the first game 8-3, with the Hoppers winning the nightcap 7-6. The Hoppers finish the regular season 28-12.
All teams have the day off today in the Ohio Valley League before the playoffs begin Tuesday night. Marion and Owensboro will play a one game playoff to determine who will face the Hoppers beginning Wednesday night.
The Wednesday night game will be at the Marion-Owensboro winner, with games two and three if needed beginning Thursday night at Colonel Field. All Hopper playoff games will be heard on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Fulton and Madisonville will begin their playoff series Wednesday night at Madisonville.
GDFL Football: The Christian County Outlaws were a 44-0 winner over Owensboro at the Stadium of Champions Saturday evening. According to an Eagle Post story, the Outlaws scored 30 points in the 2nd quarter to win for the second time this season over the Wildcats. The Outlaws are back in action Saturday at the Indianapolis Tornados.
Golf: 2012 Hopkinsville High graduate Dayton Jones finished 16th at the Irvin Cobb tournament over the weekend in Paducah. After firing a 76 Saturday, Jones came back with a final round 70 Sunday to finish at 146. Jones returns to the Pepsi Tour today to play at Midland Trail Golf Club in Louisville.
Princeton’s Emma Talley was eliminated in match play Friday in the 132nd Women’s North and South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst, NC. Talley lost to last year’s runner up Doris Chen from the University of Southern California 2 and 1.
The Links at Novadell had its Senior Two Man event over the weekend. The winners were as follows:
Championship Flight: Mike Davenport and Roger Warren with 125.
1st flight: Marvin Hendricks and Tim Young with 127.
2nd flight: Boyd Hancock and Mike Workman with 133.
3rd flight: David Brien and Rick Hall scoring 136.
4th flight: Freddie Powell and Skip Cunningham with 139.
College Baseball: Western Kentucky’s program has picked up a verbal commitment. The Bowling Green Daily News reported Sunday Henderson County pitcher Sam Higgs will play for the Hilltoppers in 2014. Higgs was 7-4 with a 2.19 earned run average this season in leading the Colonels to the state championship game before losing to Woodford County.
The Hoptown Hoppers are the regular season champions of the Ohio Valley Baseball League. The Hoppers were idle last night, but Madisonville defeated Fulton 3-2 in 10 innings to give the Hoppers the pennant. The Hoppers will play either Marion or Owensboro in their first playoff series beginning Thursday night in either Marion or Owensboro, with the first home playoff game Friday night at 7:05.
The Hoppers have four games left, doubleheaders this evening at Marion and at Madisonville tomorrow evening.
Elsewhere last night in the OVL--Marion defeated Owensboro 6-5. In addition to the Hoppers doubleheader tonight at Marion, Madisonville plays at Fulton.
The Christian County Outlaws put their 5-1 record on the line this evening in Gridiron Developmental Football League action against the Owensboro Wildcats. Kickoff at the Stadium of Champions is set for 7 pm.
The Kentucky New Era reports former Hopkinsville High Lady Tiger basketball player Katrina Cager has signed to play with Wentworth Military College in Missouri. Cager is the second Lady Tiger to sign joining Ashlee Cole. In all four Kentuckians have signed to play with the Red Dragons program this coming season.
Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker shot a six under par 64 and is in the clubhouse at 10 under par after two rounds of the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Steve Stricker and Luke Donald are two under par in the clubhouse, with Phil Mickelson at 11 over par following an eight over par 78 today. Play continues this afternoon.
The Hoptown Hoppers could back into the Ohio Valley Baseball League championship, provided Madisonville can beat Fulton this evening. The Hoppers are idle tonight, while the Pirates and Railroaders play in Madisonville. Elsewhere in the OVL, Owensboro travels to Marion.
A full slate of games in Major League Baseball this evening includes St. Louis hosting the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati welcomes Milwaukee, and Atlanta is at Washington.
Mid Continent University has signed former Heritage Christian Academy volleyball player Morganne Mullen. The freshman to be from Guthrie led the Lady Warriors to their second KCAA State Championship last fall and was named to the KCAA All Regional team as a senior.
ESPN.com reports Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested on DWI charges early this morning at Fort Campbell. Britt was taken into custody around 3:30 am on suspicion on driving while intoxicated while accessing Fort Campbell through the main gate, according to a post spokesman.
A report out of Nashville indicates Britt and Titans cornerback Tommie Campbell were with a female soldier when Britt was stopped. Campbell has said on Twitter he was not with Britt, but in Pennsylvania with his children. The Titans said in a statement they are gathering more facts.
WPSD-TV in Paducah reports Murray State University is close to completing its men’s basketball schedule. The Racers will play a home and home series with Valparaiso beginning next season. The game will be in the CFSB Center December 29th. Valpo is the defending Horizon League champion and played in the NIT last season.
University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban says he would like to see the Southeastern Conference play nine league games during the season.
During SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Saban said with the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M, the league should go to the nine game format currently used by the Pac-12 and Big-12.
The ACC will adopt a nine game conference schedule when Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the league in 2013.
Hoppers Baseball: The magic number is one for the Hoptown Hoppers to clinch the top seed and regular season championship in the Ohio Valley League after a 2-1 win in Owensboro Thursday night.
Brad Sevenish got what proved to be the game winning hit when he doubled home Jake Sandlin in the 7th inning. Josh Tanski pitched seven innings, allowing a run on eight hits, and striking out six to pick up his second win of the season.
The Hoppers are off this evening and will have a doubleheader Saturday night in Marion.
Fulton won a doubleheader 9-3 and 3-2 over Marion last night at Lohaus Field. The Railroaders are four games behind the Hoppers, with Madisonville in third six games back.
Tonight in the OVL: Madisonville hosts Fulton and Owensboro travels to Marion.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones won for the sixth time in his last seven appearances on the Pepsi Junior Tour, shooting a 74 Thursday at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington. Jones has a 45 point lead in the tour’s points race in the Boys 17-18 division. He is scheduled to play the Irvin Cobb tournament this weekend in Paducah.
Several local junior golfers competed in the Hopkinsville Championships of the GO Junior Golf Tour Thursday at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. Austin Knight fired a 74 to win the Boys 13-15 championship. Knight also took the series overall championship.
In the 1st flight, Dylan Henderson won with 84, Grant Stamper 86, Wade Perry also shot 86, Jay Camp 87, John Langhi 89 and Nathan Frost had 96.
2nd flight was won by Hendley Traughber with 82, he was also the series runner up. TJ Janes had 83 and Tadd Switzer fired an 84.
Adam Stone won the Boys 13-15 nine hole title with a 50, he was also the series winner.
Hunter Traughber was third in the Boys 11-12 division with a 54.
Kyler Jones fired an 92 in the Boys 16-18 championship to finish second. Jones was also the series runner up for the season.
Dacie Bolton won the Girls 13-15 championship, with Jessica Shelton 2nd. The two were also co champions of the series.
Caitlyn Shelton finished second in the Girls 11-12 division.
College Football: The Southeastern Conference wrapped up Media Days Thursday in Birmingham. Kentucky was picked to finish last in the SEC East, with Georgia picked to win the East, followed by South Carolina, Florida is 3rd, newcomer Missouri 4th, Tennessee 5th and Vanderbilt 6th.
In the SEC West, LSU is picked first, followed by Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, newcomer Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
LSU was also picked to be the overall league champion.
College Softball: Austin Peay has named Stephanie Paris as its new softball coach. Paris played for OVC member UT-Martin earlier this decade and later became a successful high school and collegiate coach. She replaces Casey Dickson, whose contract was not renewed following the 2012 season.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Shea Weber’s agent as saying the restricted free agent wants to play in Philadelphia. Jarrett Bosquett told a Toronto radio station Weber feels he would be another piece in the Flyers puzzle to take them to the next level and doesn’t want to go through a rebuilding process in Nashville again.
Weber signed a 14 year $100 million offer sheet from the Flyers earlier this week. The Nashville Predators now have seven days to match the offer. Predators general manager David Poile says they plan to do everything possible to retain Weber
The Hoptown Hoppers return to Ohio Valley League action this evening in Owensboro against the Oilers. The Hoppers magic number to clinch the OVL regular season championship remains at two games.
Elsewhere tonight: Fulton who sits in second place 4 ½ games behind the Hoppers has a doubleheader against Marion.
Major League Baseball this afternoon has Cincinnati hosting Arizona and Chicago meeting Miami.
Australian Adam Scott fired a six under par 64 to take the early lead at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Scott had eight birdies enroute to tying the course record set by Tom Lehman in 1996. Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson each fired five under 65, with Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and Graeme McDowell each at three under 67. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker are playing in the afternoon rounds.
Paducah’s Russ Cochran withdrew before his tee time at the first round of the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Cochran suffered a back strain which forced him to pull out of last week’s US Senior Open. Cochran plans to defend his Senior British Open title next week at Turnberry, heath permitting.
Hopkinsville's Dayton Jones won for the 6th time in the last seven tournaments on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour today. Jones fired a 74 in winning the Boys 17-18 division at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington. Jones will play in the Irvin Cobb tournament this weekend in Paducah.
ESPN.com reports that if the Los Angeles Lakers were to get Dwight Howard in a trade from the Orlando Magic, he will sign a contract extension. ESPN Los Angeles.com reported Tuesday night the Lakers were willing to make a trade for Howard, even without assurances he would sign an extension.