The Bowling Green Daily News had a story in its Thursday edition saying LSU and former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey has not made a decision whether he will stay with the Tiger basketball program now that Trent Johnson has left for TCU. WHOP Sports spoke with Hickey's father this morning and he told us that his son has not made any decision on his future. The elder Hickey says a decision will be made once a new coach is hired.
The Daily News story also mentioned that Hickey was recruited by Western Kentucky University during his senior year and backed off when they recruited another guard. The Hilltoppers lost their leading scorer and rebounder from last season, Derrick Gordon, who last week announced his plans to transfer to a school closer to his New Jersey home.
Christian County is ranked 5th in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25 poll. Ballard is first, with defending champion Allen County Scottsville second, Greenwood 7th, Owensboro Catholic 8th, Reidland 12th, Bowling Green 16th, Muhlenberg County 18th, Hopkins Central 21st and Livingston Central tied for 25th.
Male is at the top of the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25, with Bowling Green 6th and Henderson County tied with Ballard for 17th this week.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville lost to Manual 6-5 in the Derby City Classic, Christian County fell to Bowling Green 3-2.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville concludes play in the Derby City Classic, Christian County is at Logan County, Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central, Russellville hosts Bowling Green, Henderson County hosts Union County.
High School Softball: Todd Central over Russellville 15-1, Hopkins Central was shutout by Fairhope, AL 3-0.
Today’s games: University Heights hosts Ohio County, Trigg County welcomes Logan County, Dawson Springs at Muhlenberg County, Webster County hosts Crittenden County, Graves County at Marshall County, Union County hosts Owensboro.
College Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcats landed one of the top high school seniors in the nation Wednesday, when Nerulens Noel announced he will play next year for the Wildcats. The 6-10 center chose UK over Syracuse and Georgetown.
Shabazz Muhammad, who was also on UK’s radar, chose UCLA as where he will play collegiately. Duke was also in the running for his services.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the University of Tennessee signed 6-5 combo guard Armani Moore Wednesday. Moore, from Kennesaw, Georgia averaged 22 points, 9.3 rebounds and almost four blocks a game last season for Paran Christian School.
College Baseball: Austin Peay defeated Middle Tennessee 10-3, Murray State defeated Evansville 3-1.
NHL: The Nashville Predators took game 1 of their Western Conference series with Detroit 3-2 Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The teams play again Friday night in Nashville, with coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds edged Oklahoma City 3-2 in 10 innings, with the teams playing again this evening in Oklahoma City.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated West Michigan 9-4 and will open a series this evening at Lake County.
PGA Tour: Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker begins defense of his title today at the RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island South Carolina.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville defeated Oldham County 10-6 at the Derby City Classic, Crittenden County edged Fort Campbell 11-9, University Heights won a slugfest with Hopkins Central 16-13.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville meets DuPont Manual at the Derby City Classic, Caldwell County meets Jeffersontown at the Florida Beach Bash.
High School Softball: Christian County defeated Cocke County, TN 9-0, Franklin Simpson over Logan County 16-3.
Today’s games: Christian County plays Carter High of Knoxville, Todd Central is at Russellville.
College Basketball: Nine days after winning its 8th national championship, the Kentucky Wildcats will learn today if Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad will join the program. The two are to make their announcements at 5:30 this afternoon on ESPNU. Noel’s final three schools are Kentucky, Georgetown and Syracuse, while Muhammad’s final three are UK, UCLA and Duke.
College Baseball: Kentucky’s 21 game winning streak against non conference opponents came to an end Tuesday as Louisville defeated the Wildcats 12-0.
NHL: The Nashville Predators begin play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight against the Detroit Red Wings in Bridgestone Arena, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost again to West Michigan 4-3, with the two teams concluding the series this afternoon. The Nashville Sounds also lost again to Oklahoma City 5-1, with the teams playing again this evening.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville lost its opening game in the Derby City Classic to Southern 2-0. University Heights run ruled Hopkins Central 13-0 in 5 innings, Russellville over Fort Campbell 16-9, Union County run ruled Daviess County 12-2 in 6 innings.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville plays Oldham County at the Derby City Classic in Louisville, University Heights travels to Hopkins Central, Fort Campbell hosts Crittenden County, Logan County at Russellville, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Dawson Springs welcomes Madisonville, Caldwell County plays Spencer County at the Florida Beach Bash, Webster County at Graves County.
High School Softball: Christian County defeated Sevier County, TN 21-0, Todd Central edged Harrison County 2-1, Hopkins Central won a pair of games over Bryant, AL 5-0 and 6-0, Henderson County edged Muhlenberg County 3-2, Grayson County over Logan County 12-1.
Today’s games: Christian County meets Cocke County, TN, Russellville hosts Hart County, Logan County welcomes Franklin Simpson, Dawson Springs welcomes Crittenden County.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the Kentucky-Louisville football game scheduled for September 1st has been moved to Sunday, September 2nd. The game will be televised on ESPN at 2:30 Hopkinsville time on that day according to a release from the Big East Conference.
Three members of the defensive side of Kentucky’s team left the squad Monday. Sophomore linebackers Tim Patterson and Justin Henderson left the team, while sophomore defensive end Mermin Delic was dismissed for a violation of team rules. Six members of UK’s defense have left the team since the end of last season.
College Basketball: The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins has decided to enter the NBA Draft. Jenkins issued a statement through the university Monday saying he plans to hire an agent and not return for his senior season. The Commodores will have no returning starters next season.
Western Kentucky women’s coach Michelle Clark-Heard announced Monday the hiring of Margaret Richards as an assistant coach. Richards had worked this past year at Weber State and before that was at North Texas. Richards also worked with Clark-Heard when she was head coach at Kentucky State.
LSU coach Trent Johnson, who resigned from the school Sunday was named the new coach at Texas Christian Monday. Johnson leaves LSU after four seasons and replaces Jim Christian, who was named the new coach at Ohio University last week.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost the opening game of a series at Oklahoma City 4-2, with game two of the series this evening.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods were shutout in the series opener at West Michigan 4-0, with game two of the series this evening.