Ohio Valley League Baseball: The first place Hoptown Hoppers are back in action tonight. The Hoppers—who have won four of their last five games—play at Fulton, the only team to defeat them in this current streak.
The Hoppers return home to face Madisonville tomorrow night at 7:05 at Colonel Field on Salvation Army night, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere tonight in the OVL: Madisonville plays at Marion.
High School Softball: Allen County Scottsville pitcher Kelsi Pardue has been named Kentucky Miss Softball by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.
Pardue led ACS to the state championship as a junior in 2011 and this year, led the Lady Patriots to a 35-3 record before losing to Greenwood in the 4th region final. Pardue is the first 4th region player since 1996 to be named Miss Softball.
MLB: Four interleague games highlight the schedule this evening as Atlanta hosts the New York Yankees, Washington is at Toronto, Boston at Miami and the Freeway Series has the LA Angels at the LA Dodgers.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds open a Pacific Coast League series at Memphis, while the Bowling Green Hot Rods wrap up a Midwest League series at Dayton.
College Football: Authorities are searching for the suspect in connection with the shooting Saturday night that killed two former Auburn football players and wounded a current member of the team. Dead are former Tiger players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, while current Tiger Eric Mack was hospitalized and is expected to recover. Police say the shooter—identified as Desmonte Leonard is still at large.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal has won the French Open for a record setting seventh time, in a four set victory today over Novak Djokovic. The match was halted Sunday at Roland Gerros Stadium in Paris Sunday due to rain.
NHL: Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final takes place tonight in Los Angeles as the Kings will again try to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup, but the New Jersey Devils have won the last two games in the series. The Kings lead 3 games to 2.
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers are in first place in the Ohio Valley League following a 4-2 win Sunday against Marion at Colonel Field.
Phillip Menou pitched six solid innings to get the pitching win, while Brett Pirtle went 3-4 for the 5-2 Hoppers. Former UHA standouts Matt McGowan and Kyle Barbee both saw action Sunday, with McGowan going 1-4 and Barbee 0-2.
The Hoppers are back in action tonight at Fulton and return home to meet Madisonville Tuesday night at 7:05, on Salvation Army Night. Fans are asked to bring paper products to receive a half price ticket at the gate. Tuesday’s game will air at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Madisonville defeated Owensboro 8-7 in 12 innings.
Tonight’s action besides the Hoppers at Fulton has Madisonville at Marion.
NFL: Former Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derek Mason is set to announce his retirement today, according to the Tennessean. The 38-year-old Mason played 15 years in the league, seven of them with the Titans beginning in 1997 and lasting through 2004.
PGA Tour: Former University of Kentucky golfer JB Holmes finished tied for 19th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic at three under par. Dustin Johnson won for the first time since returning from injury at nine under par.
Champions Tour: Tom Lehman was a two shot winner at the Regions Tradition. Lehman finished at 14 under par. Paducah’s Russ Cochran tied for 5th at nine under par, while Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 13th at five under par.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds were drilled by the Iowa Cubs 14-3 in the finale of a series in Des Moines. The Sounds open a series tonight at Memphis.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost 6-1 at Dayton Sunday, with the finale of the series this evening.
High School Softball: Christian County saw its season end in the Rawlings/KHSAA State Tournament in Owensboro Friday. The Lady Colonels won their first game over Ashland, rallying in the bottom of the 7th inning to win 5-3. The second game was against Greenwood, who had already beaten Christian County during the regular season and did it again, winning 8-3.
High School Basketball: The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville named Gerald Bennett as its new girls basketball coach on Friday. Bennett had been an assistant on the staff of Tonya Wells, who resigned from the position following the 2011-12 season.
Former Hopkinsville standout Christy Soldo had six points and 12 rebounds as the Kentucky All Stars defeated Indiana 75-47 at Freedom Hall Friday night. The two teams play again this evening in Indianapolis.
Hoppers Baseball: For the second time in three days, the Hoptown Hoppers play Owensboro this evening at Colonel Field at Christian County High. The Hoppers got a 9-0 no hit victory Thursday against the Oilers. It's Aaron McNeil House night, with those attending bringing a non perishable food item or toiletries receiving a half price admission to the game. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Friday OVL Scores: Marion defeated Owensboro 4-3 and Fulton over Madisonville 11-1.
Tonight in the OVL: Marion at Fulton.
Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball: Christian County lost its first game in the state tournament on Thursday by the score of 1-0 to 9th region winner Ryle. The Lady Colonels had scoring opportunities on a couple of occasions, but were unable to produce a run. Ryle scored its lone run in the 6th inning in improving to 21-13, while Christian County is 31-7 on the season.
The Lady Colonels will have to fight their way through the losers bracket today, meeting Ashland in the first game at 11 am at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 10:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games of note Thursday: 1st region winner Lone Oak defeated Green County 4-3, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic got by Johnson Central 2-1 and 4th region winner Greenwood shut out Scott County 3-0.
Lone Oak will play Owensboro Catholic in a winners bracket game at 9 this morning and Greenwood will play Mercy also at 9 am.
Kentucky National Insurance/State Baseball Tournament: 2nd region champ Henderson County edged Newport Central Catholic 1-0 in 9 innings and Meade County defeated Ashland 4-2.
Today’s semi final games have Henderson County meeting Meade County and Bishop Brossart going against Woodford County.
High School Basketball: Hopkinsville High School is scheduled to have a news conference this afternoon at 2 to announce a new girls basketball coach.
The Kentucky-Indiana All Star games take place this weekend, with the opening games this evening in Louisville. Former Hopkinsville standout Christy Soldo is playing for the Kentucky stars this weekend.
The Kentucky New Era reports Trigg County High School is looking for its second athletic director in as many years. Kenneth Oakley announced his resignation at the end of the school year. Trigg County principal Shannon Burcham says the search is underway, with hopes of having a new AD by mid-July.
Hoppers Baseball: One night after being drubbed in the home opener, the Hoptown Hoppers made history Thursday as Jason McDonald threw a no hitter as the Hoppers defeated Owensboro 9-0. Former UHA standout Matt McGowan had three hits in the win. The Hoppers are now 3-2 on the season and tied for the league lead. The Hoppers face Owensboro again Saturday night at Colonel Field on Aaron McNeill House night. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Madisonville defeated Fulton 7-6 in 10 innings.
Tonight in the OVL: Marion at Owensboro and Madisonville at Fulton.
NFL: After participating in some running drills Thursday, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt says he feels good. The Tennessean reports Britt ran five 100 yard sprints after organized team activities on Thursday. It was the first time he did some running since recent arthoscopic surgery. Britt tore both the ACL and MCL in his knee during week 3 last season and spent the remainder of the season on injured reserve.