High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville meet for the 46th time on the gridiron this evening at the Stadium of Champions. It also marks the first district game for both teams.The Colonels have won the last six meetings between the two squads. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show on the air at 6:35 on the WHOP family of stations. The Christian County broadcast is on Lite 98.7, while the Hopkinsville version is on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Christian County fans and supporters are reminded tailgating will take place this evening on the visitors side of the Stadium of Champions. Activities will also begin at 5 pm, as fans and supporters will be joined by the Class of 1987 which is having its 25th year reunion this weekend.
Fort Campbell also opens district play this evening at Trigg County. The Falcons are 3-2 on the season, while Trigg County is 4-0. Kickoff at Perdue Field is at 7 pm.
Elsewhere this evening: Todd Central hosts McLean County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Logan County at Edmonson County, Caldwell County at Ballard Memorial, Union County hosts Hancock County, Reidland entertains Crittenden County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Heath, Mayfield entertains Marshall County, Lone Oak hosts Calloway County.
Muhlenberg County at Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Owensboro, Henderson County welcomes Meade County, Graves County hosts Apollo, Warren Central at Greenwood, Bowling Green at Barren County, Warren East hosts Larue County.
Find out tonight’s winners and interviews from around the state on the Kentucky High School scoreboard later tonight on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Hopkinsville 3 sets to none, Heritage Christian defeated North Hardin Christian 3-0, Logan County defeated Russellville 2-0.
Boys Soccer: Marshall County defeated Hopkinsville 3-2, UHA and Trigg County played to a 1-1 tie, Logan County shut out Butler County 5-0, Caldwell County edged Madisonville 4-3 on penalty kicks, Reidland defeated Dawson Springs 8-1, Henderson County slid by Greenwood 1-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville edged Greenwood 2-1, Marshall County over University Heights 10-1, Lone Oak shut out Christian County 4-0, Todd Central slid by Franklin Simpson 1-0, Madisonville defeated Hopkins Central 9-1, Caldwell County over Webster County 8-1.
College Football: Kentucky travels to Florida tomorrow to face a Gator team that has been dominate in scoring in the 4th quarter, after getting whipped in that period last year. Kickoff just after 11 am, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Another big SEC game tomorrow has Missouri at South Carolina, with coverage at 2 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere tomorrow, 18th ranked Louisville plays at Florida International, Western Kentucky hosts Southern Miss, Vanderbilt plays Georgia and Tennessee meets Akron.
In the OVC: Austin Peay hosts Tennessee Martin, while Murray State travels to Eastern Illinois.
NHL: Members of the Nashville Predators are in waiting mode thanks to the current strike. There are currently no formal negotiations planned between the players association and the league, however Predator David Legwand tells the Tennessean players don’t want regular season games cancelled.
Christian County football fans are reminded that tailgating will take place before tomorrow night’s game with Hopkinsville at the Stadium of Champions, however, it will take place on the visitors side of the stadium. Tailgating will also begin 30 minutes earlier at 5 pm as students and fans will be joined by members of the Class of 1987 who are having their 25th reunion this weekend.
The Houston Chronicle reports a decision could be announced by week’s end where Rice basketball transfer Arsalan Kazemi ends up going. A story indicated Kazemi met with Oregon coach Dana Altman in Houston Wednesday, with the Ducks being considered one of the top choices because classes do not begin there until September 24th. Kentucky is also on Kazemi’s short list of schools.
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of an irregular heartbeat. Baker is expected to rejoin the club Friday. The Reds magic number to clinch the National League Central division is three games as they play at Chicago this afternoon.
St. Louis also has an afternoon game hosting Houston, while the Atlanta Braves are off today.
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville travels to Christian County, Heritage Christian Academy is at North Hardin Christian, Russellville hosts Logan County, Trigg County at Livingston Central, Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Marshall County, University Heights at Trigg County, Dawson Springs at Reidland, Caldwell County welcomes Madisonville, Hopkins Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County at Butler County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights at Marshall County, Hopkinsville at Greenwood, Christian County welcomes Lone Oak, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Caldwell County at Webster County.
High School Football: Final preparations are being made for Friday night’s action as Christian County and Hopkinsville play at the Stadium of Champions. Kickoff at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on the WHOP family of stations. The Christian County version will be on Lite 98.7, while the Hopkinsville version airs on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Football: Austin Peay’s program got bad news on two fronts Wednesday. Senior safety Antuwan Majors was lost for the remainder of the season due to injury. Majors tore the ACL and the medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee in the Governors loss last Saturday at Tennessee State. Majors had been the Govs’ leading tackler the last two seasons.
It was also announced that senior fullback Cody Tucker has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team policy. A news release from the school did not offer why the suspension occurred. White had been a two year starter for the Governors.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Louisville basketball has picked up a 2013 commitment from Akoy Agau. Agau is a forward from Omaha, Nebraska and considered a four star recruit. Agau plays for three time defending state champion Omaha Central High School. The native of Sudan is the fourth commitment for 2013.
A report in Sports Business Journal indicates the Southeastern Conference will have its own television network by 2014. The SEC and ESPN are in the “final stages” of negotiations which would allow launch of the network in August, 2014. The SBJ also indicates the largest stumbling block remaining is the league’s local television rights, which belong to each school and have been sold to multiple companies under the current SEC TV contract.
NFL: Week three of the season kicks off this evening with a matchup featuring the defending Super Bowl champion NY Giants at the Carolina Panthers. Coverage of the game airs at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: It was announced Wednesday by the NHL that all September pre season games have been cancelled because of the players lockout. News Channel 5-Nashville reports if the lockout goes for a long period of time, it could cost Metro Nashville millions of dollars.
According to an agreement between the Predators and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the city will still be liable for subsidies that go to the team, even if a game is not played this season. That price tag could be as high as $8.6 million. The Predators were scheduled to begin pre season games next Tuesday, with the season opener October 12th.
Three members of Western Kentucky’s football team swept the Sun Belt Conference weekly awards following the Hilltoppers 32-31 win over Kentucky last week.
Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews was named the league’s offensive player of the week. Andrews set career highs in rushing carrying the ball 34 times for 125 yards and throwing for what proved to be the winning score on the two point conversion in overtime.
Sophomore safety Jonathan Dowling was named the defensive player of the week after intercepting three passes. The former University of Florida player is tied for the national lead in interceptions according to the latest NCAA statistics. Dowling was the fifth player in school history to intercept three passes in a game.
Punter Hendrix Brakefield was named the special teams player of the week. Brakefield averaged 40.2 yards per punt against Kentucky last week. The 2-1 Hilltoppers return home to host Southern Miss Saturday night.
Austin Peay announced today senior safety Antuwan Majors has had his career end due to a knee injury. The senior tore his ACL along with the medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee during last Saturday’s loss to Tennessee State. The Mt. Juliet native was the Governors leading tackler the last two seasons.
ESPN reports the Big East Conference is divided over whether to pursue Air Force or BYU as its 14th football member or creating a 16 team football league by adding Army, Air Force and BYU. Commissioner Mike Aresco reiterated last week the league plans to add a 14th member for football. Navy becomes the 13th member in 2015.
Major League Baseball tonight has Atlanta at Miami, Cincinnati at the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis hosts Houston.
Week 3 of the NFL season begins tomorrow night as the New York Giants meet the Carolina Panthers, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Sports Tonight comes your way this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Todd Hamilton’s guest will include Fort Campbell football coach Shawn Berner who spoke to the Hopkinsville Rotary Club Tuesday, along with a preview of the Christian County-Hopkinsville football game Friday night.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Results
Golf: Caldwell County swept a pair of matches between they, Hopkinsville and University Heights at the Links at Novadell.
Boys: Caldwell County won with 157, UHA had 158 and Hopkinsville 159. Daniel Taylor of Caldwell County was medalist with two under par 34. University Heights was led by Cameron Allen and Tadd Switzer who both fired one over 37 and Hopkinsville was led by Wade Perry and TJ Janes who each had three over 39.
Girls: Caldwell County had an 83, Hopkinsville 105 and UHA 106. Mary Grace Sullinger of Caldwell County was medalist with 39, Anna Moore led UHA with 43 and Hopkinsville was led by Dacie Bolton with 50.
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Fort Campbell three sets to none, Trigg County defeated University Heights 3-1, Hopkinsville over Todd Central 2-0, Russellville over Barren County 2-0, Logan County over Greenwood 3-0, Hopkins Central over Madisonville 3-2, Union County over Webster County 3-0.
Girls Soccer: Henderson County over University Heights 7-4, Todd Central defeated Webster County 5-3, Trigg County over Lyon County 2-0, Dawson Springs over Crittenden County 4-1.
Boys Soccer: Bowling Green over Hopkinsville 10-2, Marshall County defeated Fort Campbell 3-1, Logan County over Warren East 6-2, Trigg County shut out Lyon County 10-0, Caldwell County shut out Hopkins Central 8-0.
College Football: A University of Kentucky spokesman tells the Courier Journal coach Joker Phillips is not in danger of losing his job. The spokesman says athletics director Mitch Barnhart was unavailable to comment, but did send the message that his thoughts have not changed and that as with every team, they will go through the season then have an evaluation.
An organization promoting separation of church and state wants the University of Tennessee to stop prayer over the public address system at Neyland Stadium before football games. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent letters to UT chancellor Jimmy Cheek asking the school to stop prayers at school functions and sporting events. A UT spokesman says the school will issue an official response later this week.
College Basketball: A sculpture of former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall was dedicated Tuesday at the Wildcat Coal Lodge. The bronze statue is located outside the facility honoring Coach Hall for his years as Kentucky coach. Hall was coach from 1972-1985 and had a record of 297-100 and one NCAA championship in 1978.
Kentucky is on the short list for a player who is leaving Rice University. 6-7 forward Arsalan Kazemi is the first Iranian born player to play Division One basketball. He averaged 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds last season, one of only 21 players in D-1 to accomplish the feat.
Kazemi is a senior to be, but would likely not be eligible to play until the 2013-14 season. CBS Sports.com reports that along with UK, Texas, Oregon, Ohio State, Florida and Cincinnati are on Kazemi’s list of schools.