Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Max Fuel Express Pick the Winners Contest.
$30 1st place prize goes to Wymond Baker of Hopkinsville
$15 2nd place prize goes to Frankie Rogers of Hopkinsville
$10 3rd place prize goes to Landon Boyd also of Hopkinsville.
This week’s cards are now available at Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations. Get your cards and maybe you’ll be our next winner.
Funeral arrangements have been released for former Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Louis Stout. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Hopkinsville time at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, with funeral services Saturday at 11 am Hopkinsville time at Consolidated Baptist Church at 1625 Russell Cave Road in Lexington. Stout died Sunday following a brief illness.
Arraignment took place this morning in a Calloway County courtroom for Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson. Jackson was arrested and charged with first degree assault Sunday afternoon after hitting two people with his car in the parking lot of Walmart in Murray. WPSD reports the judge in the case reduced the charges to second degree assault and lowered the bond from $20,000 to $15,000. Jackson remains lodged in the Calloway County Jail and will appear for a preliminary hearing September 26th.
Kentucky offensive lineman Larry Warford was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the Kent State game Saturday. Kentucky meets Western Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington. Coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Week one of the NFL season concludes tonight with a Monday Night doubleheader. Cincinnati is at Baltimore in a game you can hear at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, with the late game featuring San Diego and Oakland.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis at San Diego, Cincinnati host Pittsburgh, Atlanta takes on Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs are in Houston.
Kentucky has lost one of its great ambassadors for high school sports. Former KHSAA commissioner Louis Stout died of a brief illness Sunday at the age of 73. Stout worked for the KHSAA for 30 plus years, serving as commissioner from 1994-2002 and was the first African American to be named as head of a state high school athletics association.
Current KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett issued a statement Sunday saying Stout was a pioneer and had a unique vision that continued the KHSAA on the course to the organization they are today. Tackett also said he lost a dear friend, colleague and mentor.
Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville hosts Crittenden County, University Heights goes to Trigg County, Todd Central welcomes Fort Campbell, Russellville goes to Allen County Scottsville, Madisonville at Union County, Hopkins Central at Webster County.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville travels to Lyon County, Todd Central at Fort Campbell, Trigg County at Mayfield, Logan County hosts Muhlenberg County, Caldwell County hosts Ballard Memorial.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville welcomes Paducah Tilghman, University Heights travels to Hopkins Central, Caldwell County welcomes Ballard Memorial, Trigg County goes to Mayfield, Madisonville entertains Ohio County.
High School Football: The weekly Cantrall rankings have been posted by the Lexington Herald Leader. Highlands is first this week, with Bowling Green second, Warren Central fifth, Mayfield 10th, Henderson County 14th, Christian County 21st.
College Football: Following a home opening win over Kent State Saturday, Kentucky begins its preparations for Western Kentucky, who lost to top ranked Alabama Saturday. Coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Louisville Cardinals are ranked 19th in the AP Top 25 and 20th in the USA Today coaches poll after a win over Missouri State. The Cards host North Carolina Saturday.
Austin Peay will begin Ohio Valley Conference play this Saturday at Tennessee State, while Murray State takes on Missouri State.
Following a home opening win over Georgia State, the Tennessee Vols returned to the Associated Press poll for the first time since 2008 coming in at number 23 this week. The Volunteers open SEC play Saturday hosting 8th ranked Florida.
Vanderbilt is back in action this week taking on Presbyterian College, after falling at Northwestern last week.
College Basketball: West Kentucky Star.com reports Murray State guard Zay Jackson is accused of hitting two people with his car in a Walmart parking lot Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the 20 year old sophomore caused minor injuries to the victims in the incident which occurred around 4 pm. Jackson is charged with two counts of first degree assault and is being held in the Calloway County jail, with arraignment scheduled for this morning.
NFL: It was a tough start for the Tennessee Titans Sunday as they fell in their season opener to New England 34-13. Jake Locker was somewhat impressive in his debut, 23-32 for 229 yards with a touchdown and an interception. However, the ground game was non existent as the Titans rushed for just 55 yards in the contest. The Titans are back in action next Sunday at San Diego.
Monday Night Football has two games on the schedule tonight, with Cincinnati meeting Baltimore in the early game which you can hear at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. The late game has San Diego going against Oakland.
High School Football
There’s a full slate of games on tap this evening in Western Kentucky.
The Christian County Colonels look to get back on the winning ways after losing to Henderson County in double overtime last week as Lone Oak comes to the Stadium of Champions. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The Hopkinsville Tigers seek their first win of the season as they head to Madisonville this evening to meet a Maroon team who is also winless on the 2012 season. Kickoff at 7 from Maroon Stadium, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and worldwide at lite987whop.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell travels to Fort Knox for the Army Bowl, Caldwell County hosts Trigg County, Russellville at South Warren, Logan County at Metcalfe County, Hopkins Central at Ohio County, Murray welcomes Mayfield, Graves County at Paducah Tilghman.
Henderson County hosts Bowling Green, Warren Central entertains Meade County, Muhlenberg County welcomes Grayson County, Union County at Crittenden County, Greenwood at Franklin Simpson, Warren East goes to Daviess County, Calloway County hosts Ballard Memorial, Marshall County travels to Webster County.
Catch up on all the scores from across the state and coaches interviews on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show following Christian County’s game this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Golf: Christian County lost to Trigg County and Caldwell County Thursday at Boots Randolph Golf Course at Lake Barkley. Logan Patterson led Christian County with a 42.
Hopkinsville finished second in a five team match at Central City Thursday. The Tigers 153 score was two strokes behind winner and host Muhlenberg County’s 151. Jack Gardner led Hopkinsville with a 36.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Christian County 1-0 in a weather shortened game, Fort Campbell edged University Heights 3-2 in overtime, Trigg County shut out Reidland 5-0, Todd Central over Logan County 3-1.
Girls Soccer: Caldwell County shutout Christian County 3-0, Rossview defeated Hopkinsville 2-1 in a weather shortened game, University Heights lost at Ohio County 6-0, Calloway County over Trigg County 9-1, Todd Central defeated Dawson Springs 4-2, Madisonville over Webster County 10-1, Hopkins Central over Crittenden County 5-1.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 3-1, University Heights defeated Hopkins Central 3-2, Muhlenberg County defeated Todd Central 2-0, Trigg County defeated Livingston Central 3-0, Logan County over Franklin Simpson 2-0, Apollo over Madisonville 3-0.
Today’s game: Dawson Springs meets Lyon County in boys soccer.
College Football: The Kentucky Wildcats play their home opener against Kent State Saturday night at 6:30, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
23rd ranked Louisville plays Missouri State, Western Kentucky travels to top ranked Alabama, with Tennessee meeting Georgia State in its home opener and Vanderbilt going against Northwestern.
Ohio Valley Conference action tomorrow includes Austin Peay playing its second FBS game in a row at Virginia Tech and Murray State plays its home opener against Central Arkansas.
The LSU Tigers meet Washington tomorrow in a game you can hear on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP with pre game at 5:30.
College Basketball: Texas Tech and former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie was released from the hospital yesterday after being admitted six days ago. Texas Tech officials are investigating allegations that Gillispie mistreated players. School officials nor Gillispie have had comment on the matter.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports former UK basketball standout Darius Miller signed a contract with the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Miller was taken in the second round by the Hornets and will join former UK teammate and top draft pick Anthony Davis.
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips tells the Lexington Herald Leader there will be a number of younger players in the defensive lineup when the Wildcats host Kent State Saturday. Kickoff Saturday night at 6:30 Hopkinsville time, with Countdown to Kickoff at 5 on Lite 98.7
While we’re on UK football, Coach Phillips has instituted a rule that does not allow his players to use Twitter 24 hours before or after a game. The rule was put into place after freshman punter Landon Foster sent out a tweet before Sunday’s game with Louisville calling it a trash dump and freshman running back Dyshawn Mosley following the game commenting on lack of playing time.
The National Football League lost a legendary figure early today, as former
Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell passed away at the age
of 87. Modell purchased the Cleveland Browns in 1961 for $4 million, an unprecedented sum at that time. The Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964.
Three decades later he uprooted the franchise, moving to Baltimore in 1996.
Major League Baseball this afternoon has Atlanta hosting Colorado, with the Chicago Cubs meeting Washington this evening.
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville meets Christian County, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Trigg County hosts Reidland, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Caldwell County travels to Calloway County, Lyon County at Union County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights goes to Ohio County, Hopkinsville is at Rossview, Christian County hosts Caldwell County, Trigg County at Calloway County, Todd Central at Dawson Springs, Hopkins Central hosts Crittenden County, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Lyon County at Union County.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville is at Fort Campbell, University Heights at Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Todd Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County entertains Franklin Simpson.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky is simplifying its defense following mistake after mistake against Louisville on Sunday. The Cardinals racked up 466 yards of offense in the contest. Kentucky hosts Kent State Saturday night in Lexington, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky has spent a lot of time this week watching film of top ranked Alabama’s defense. Quarterback Kawan Jakes tells the Associated Press the Tide is fast, big and physical and the Hilltoppers will have to be on their A game in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:39 pm.
College Basketball: Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie, now at Texas Tech, was reprimanded earlier this year for exceeding NCAA practice time limits. Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt says the school reported the secondary violations to the NCAA, who approved the penalty the school had decided upon according to an Associated Press story.
The school is now investigating that the 52-year-old Gillispie mistreated players. CBS Sports.com reported earlier this week some 15 players had left the program since Gillispie took over last year and that some 30 people including staffers have left the program in the last 18 months.
Twenty of the 31 games the University of Louisville will play this season involve teams that participated in the post season last year. The Cards will open the season November 11th hosting Manhattan, who features former Christian County standout Donovan Kates.
Louisville will play Western Kentucky December 22nd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and face Kentucky December 29th at the Yum! Center, along with playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving. The Cards will face Notre Dame, Syracuse, South Florida and Seton Hall twice during Big East Conference play.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are hopeful of getting more pressure to New England quarterback Tom Brady when the teams open the season Sunday at LP Field. Defensive tackle Sen’Merrick Marks tells the Tennessean the Titans have noticed a couple of weaknesses in pre season game films and hope to exploit them on Sunday.
Sunday’s game will also see identical twins meet each other as Devin and Jason McCourty play for the Pats and Titans respectively. It will be the first time the brothers have squared off in football and the record shows that Devin is 27 minutes older. Kickoff is at noon Sunday.