High School Baseball-Wednesday scores: Christian County will be the top seed for the upcoming 8th district baseball tournament after a 4-3 win over University Heights. The Colonels led for most of the game 4-0, before UHA scored three runs in its last two at bats. David Smith led Christian County with three hits, while Austin Byrum also had three hits for UHA. Freshman Sam Blane got the pitching win for Christian County who goes to 20-13 and finished district play 5-1. Freshman Preston Milburn took the loss for UHA, who goes to 10-9 and finishes district play 2-4.
Hopkinsville swept a pair of district games from Fort Campbell Wednesday, winning 13-1 and 11-0. The Tigers improved to 11-14 and finished district play 5-1, while the Falcons went to 6-20/0-6 in the district.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville at Livingston Central, Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central, Trigg County travels to Russellville, Dawson Springs welcomes McLean County, Madisonville welcomes Henderson County, Webster County hosts Union County, Muhlenberg County at Grayson County, Lyon County hosts Carlisle County, Mayfield goes to Murray, Graves County hosts Marshall County, Calloway County hosts Ballard Memorial.
High School Softball-Wednesday scores: Lone Oak shut out Livingston Central 4-0.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville goes to Trigg County, Russellville welcomes Warren East, Logan County hosts Edmonson County, Hopkins Central entertains Crittenden County, Webster County hosts Lyon County, Muhlenberg County hosts Bowling Green, Calloway County hosts Marshall County, Graves County goes to Carlisle County, Ballard Memorial at Heath, Paducah Tilghman at Lone Oak.
High School Tennis: The Boys 2nd region tournament finally began Wednesday at Henderson County High School, with one local singles player and two doubles teams advancing to the semi finals. 2nd seeded Vivek Shah of University Heights made the singles semi finals, while the UHA doubles teams of Hendley Traughber and Dawson McDonald and the team of Blake Edmondson and Trey LaChance also are in today’s semi finals.
The girls concluded their tournament Wednesday, with the UHA doubles team of Gretchen Powell and Sally Smith advancing to the finals before losing in that match. UHA’s Kloe Freeman lost in her semi final singles match.
High School Basketball: Trigg County High School is scheduled to name a new boys basketball coach today at a 4 pm news conference.
Speculation indicates either current Trigg County assistant Rex Booth or Hopkinsville assistant Payton Croft being named as long time coach Mike Wright’s successor. Whoever gets the job will inherit a team that went 20-9 this past season in winning the 5th district title and making an appearance in the semi finals of the 2nd region tournament.
Christian County High’s Korey Mosley signed a collegiate letter Wednesday to continue his football career as a preferred walk on for Murray State. Mosley played on four Christian County teams that went 39-13, including a state runner up finish in 2010.
Mosley rushed for 2,346 yards and 30 touchdowns in his Colonels career, along with 627 receiving yards and one score. Mosley also had 151 tackles in his career and had 2 interceptions, one for touchdown. Mosley was also a member of Christian County’s 2011 state championship basketball team.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville’s season opening football game with Ohio University has been moved from Saturday August 31st to Sunday September 1st. The game to be played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will kickoff at 2:30 pm Hopkinsville time and was moved so it could be televised nationally by ESPN.
College Softball: Murray State got a walk off home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge UT Martin 2-1 at the OVC tournament in Charleston, IL. Former Christian County standout Casey Castile was 0-3 with a run scored in the game. Murray State improved to 24-26 on the season and meet top seeded Eastern Illinois this afternoon.
Kentucky lost in its opening game of the SEC tournament in Lexington to South Carolina 6-3. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner went 1-3 with a single. Kentucky is 38-18 and will wait to see if they make the NCAA tournament field.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods blanked West Michigan 2-0 Wednesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. Game two of the series is this evening.
The Nashville Sounds won over Fresno 5-2 Wednesday, with game three of the series this evening at Greer Stadium.
High School Basketball: WHOP Sports has learned Trigg County High School is expected to name a new boys basketball coach Thursday. The announcement is to be made at a 4 pm news conference.
Speculation centers around either current Trigg County assistant Rex Booth or Hopkinsville assistant Payton Croft being named as long time coach Mike Wright’s successor. Whoever gets the job will inherit a team that went 20-9 this past season in winning the 5th district title and making an appearance in the semi finals of the 2nd region tournament.
College Football: A former University of Kentucky player has been elected as part of this year’s class of the College Football Hall of Fame. Steve Mellinger was a two time first team All American, who played for the legendary Bear Bryant from 1951-53. Mellinger played on both sides of the ball as a skill position player. Mellinger becomes the sixth former UK player or coach to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
College Basketball: A CBS Sports.com report indicates the shot clock for college basketball will not be changed from 35 to 30 seconds, but says there will be some other rule changes. The good news is the rules committee will likely make changes to the block-charge call that will favor the offensive player and call for a new emphasis on existing rules concerning hand checking and contact with cutters on offense.
MLB: Following last night’s dramatic 5-4 win, the Cincinnati Reds close out their series with Atlanta this afternoon at Great American Ball Park. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs also close out their series this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is expected to be released from a Tampa hospital today after being struck in the head by a line drive in the second inning of last night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Happ was immediately floored by the shot off the bat of Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. Happ suffered a head contusion and a cut to his left ear. Happ said in a hospital statement that he's in "good spirits" and he "appreciates the support of the baseball community."
NBA: Playoff action tonight has the Chicago Bulls looking to take a 2-0 lead on the Miami Heat, while San Antonio looks to also take a 2-0 lead on Golden State.
NHL: There’s four games on the playoff schedule, with Eastern Conference action featuring Boston and Toronto, along with Washington and the NY Rangers. Western Conference action has Los Angeles meeting St. Louis and Detroit faces Anaheim.
Golf: The final practice rounds are taking place today before what many deem as the fifth major, The Players begins tomorrow at TPC Sawgrass. All the top players in the world are in this week’s event.
Vijay Singh has filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour, claiming the tour subjected him to “public ridicule and humiliation for months” after admitting earlier this year to using deer antler spray, which contained a banned substance on the PGA Tour. The tour cleared Singh of any accusations April 30th and he has not commented since. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem did not comment today on the matter.
High School Baseball-Tuesday scores: Christian County took the 8th district lead following a come from behind 3-1 win over University Heights. The Blazers got a first inning run on a single by Chandler West which brought home Darrian Mc Combs. That run held up until Christian County got two runs in the bottom of the fifth when a throwing error by Blazers pitcher Jacob Stevens allowed Wyatt Langhi to score to tie the game.
David Smith had a ground rule double later in the inning that brought home Logan Patterson with the go ahead run. Christian County got an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th. Chance Carner got the pitching win, with Logan Patterson collecting the save for Christian County, while Jacob Stevens took the loss for UHA. Christian County is now 19-13/4-1 in district play, while UHA is 10-8/2-3 in district action.
Christian County has a one game lead on Hopkinsville, who was rained out for the second straight night against Fort Campbell.
Other games saw: Trigg County edge Caldwell County 3-2, Russellville over Todd Central 11-2, Union County shut out Madisonville 4-0, Muhlenberg County defeated Bowling Green 7-4, Calloway County blanked Mayfield 7-0, Graves County over Reidland 11-6, Lone Oak over Ballard Memorial 13-3, Marshall County over St. Mary 9-6 and Paducah Tilghman shut out Heath 5-0.
Today’s games: University Heights hosts Christian County in the 2nd of the 8th district series, with first pitch at 5:30. The Heritage Bank pre game show is on the air at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell in a doubleheader at Tiger Field beginning at 5 pm. Other games have Reidland at Lone Oak.
High School Softball-Tuesday scores: Christian County edged Franklin Simpson 2-1, Trigg County run ruled Hopkinsville 12-2 in 6 innings, South Warren slid by University Heights 2-1, Todd Central shut out Logan County 2-0, Madisonville defeated Union County 7-4, Apollo edged Hopkins Central 4-3, Muhlenberg County over Ohio County 11-1, Hancock County over Henderson County 8-3, Livingston Central blanked Webster County 7-0, Paducah Tilghman edged Carlisle County 4-3 in 8 innings, Marshall County shut out Murray 6-0, Ballard Memorial edged Graves County 2-1.
Today’s games: Muhlenberg County hosts McLean County, St. Mary at Heath and Reidland at Hickman County.
High School Tennis: Play at the Boys 2nd region tennis tournament at Henderson County was postponed because of rain. The tournament will be held today, with the Girls tournament semi finals and finals taking place Thursday.
Christian County High student/athlete Korey Mosley will sign his collegiate letter to continue his football career today. The Kentucky New Era reports Mosley will sign with Murray State during a ceremony at 2:30 at the CCHS Library.
College Football: The Bowling Green Daily News reported Tuesday Western Kentucky quarterback James Mauro announced Monday via Twitter he plans to transfer. The redshirt sophomore played three games during his WKU career. Mauro indicated he has received interest from a number of Division One, Ivy League, top national junior colleges and lower division programs for his services.
College Basketball: University of Tennessee guard Trae Golden is leaving the program. Golden through a news release issued by UT Tuesday said he enjoyed his three years in Knoxville, but plans to play his senior year elsewhere. Golden averaged 12.1 points this past season for the Vols.
The national semifinal games of the men’s Final Four are moving to cable next year. CBS and Turner Sports announced Tuesday the national semi finals will air on TBS in 2014 and 2015 with the national championship game remaining both years on CBS. Under the 14 year deal the companies signed with the NCAA in 2010, CBS and TBS will alternate broadcasting the entire Final Four after 2015. TBS will have it in 2016, CBS in 2017.
College Softball: The Ohio Valley Conference tournament begins today at top seed and host Eastern Illinois. Murray State is the 4th seed and faces 5th seed UT Martin at 5:30 this afternoon.
The SEC tournament begins today in Lexington, with 7th seeded Kentucky meeting 10th seed South Carolina at 5:30 Hopkinsville time this evening.
Former Christian County standout and current UK catcher Griffin Joiner has been honored for her play by the Southeastern Conference. The sophomore was named to the All SEC second team. Joiner is hitting .327 this season with 10 home runs, 13 doubles and 27 runs scored along with 41 RBI.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds opened their home stand with an 8-3 loss to Fresno. The teams play a matinee game at 11:05 this morning at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods open a six game home stand hosting the West Michigan Whitecaps at Bowling Green Ballpark at 7:05 this evening.
College Football: University of Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart says he is against the Southeastern Conference possibly going to a nine game conference schedule. Barnhart tells the Lexington Herald Leader he does not feel a nine game league schedule would serve UK well.
There are some rumblings when the SEC Network begins in 2014, that it will ask the league to go to the nine game conference schedule. Kentucky is one of four SEC teams that play intrastate rivalry games each season and adding the ninth league game could cause scheduling problems for non conference matchups.
College Golf: Princeton native Emma Talley became the third University of Alabama golfer in the last four years to be named SEC freshman of the year Monday. Talley posted a 73.23 scoring average for the second ranked Crimson Tide and shot par or better in 12 of her 26 rounds. Talley had four top 10 individual finishes and won the PING/ASU Invitational.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds meet Atlanta in game 2 of their series this evening at Great American Ball Park. Other National League action includes St. Louis taking on the Chicago Cubs.
NBA: The Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder each try to build off their 1-0
series leads this evening. The Pacers went into Madison Square Garden on Sunday
and knocked off the New York Knicks to take home court advantage in the series.
Out west, Kevin Durant's late jumper sealed the Thunder's comeback win over
the Memphis Grizzlies, who have never been past the conference semis.
NHL: There are four playoff games this evening. San Jose leads Vancouver in its Western Conference series 3-0, while Chicago leads Minnesota 2-1. Eastern Conference action has the NY Islanders hosting Pittsburgh, trailing in the series 2-1. The other contest has Ottawa taking on Montreal, with the Senators leading the series 2-1.
High School Baseball-Monday scores: Madisonville clubbed Dawson Springs 25-1 in 5 innings, Paducah Tilghman edged Mayfield 3-2, as did Calloway County over Graves County 3-2 and Marshall County defeated Heath 11-6.
Today’s games: Christian County opens a two game 8th district series hosting University Heights at 6:30 this evening, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
As play begins this evening Christian County and Hopkinsville are each 3-1 in district play and the Tigers will begin a two game 8th district series hosting Fort Campbell.
Other games have Trigg County at Caldwell County, Dawson Springs hosts Webster County, Todd Central welcomes Russellville, Logan County goes to Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central hosts Livingston Central, Madisonville entertains Union County, Henderson County welcomes Crittenden County, Calloway County goes to Mayfield and Marshall County hosts St. Mary.
High School Softball-Monday scores: University Heights defeated Ohio County 5-1, Logan County edged Hart County 2-1, Henderson County shut out Hopkins Central 6-0, Graves County nipped St. Mary 1-0, Ballard Memorial held off Paducah Tilghman 4-3 in 10 innings and Massac County, IL run ruled Calloway County 10-0 in 6 innings.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Trigg County, University Heights goes to South Warren, Todd Central welcomes Logan County, Russellville hosts Metcalfe County, Dawson Springs entertains Crittenden County, Madisonville goes to Union County, Muhlenberg County travels to Ohio County, Webster County goes to Livingston Central, Henderson County at Hancock County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Carlisle County, Murray at Marshall County, Graves County is at Ballard Memorial.
High School Tennis: Play began Monday in the 2nd region girls tournament at Henderson County High School. Among the winners included doubles teams of Gretchen Powell and Sally Smith of UHA and Hopkinsville’s team of Olivia Harris and Claire Campbell who advanced to the semi finals, along with UHA singles player Kloe Freeman. The boys tournament is scheduled to begin today.
Christian County wrestler Kory Polley signed a collegiate letter Monday afternoon to wrestle for Campbellsville University. Polley was a six year varsity wrestler at Christian County, won 183 matches and made appearances in three state wrestling tournaments.
Golf: Former Hopkinsville High player Dayton Jones finished third at the NJCAA Division Two regional tournament which concluded Monday in Bloomington, IL. Jones fired rounds of 75-76 for a three round score of 220. The Rend Lake Community College golfer will now play in the NJCAA national tournament later this month in Scottsboro, AL.
Jones will also play in a preliminary qualifying round for the 2013 US Open later this week. Jones will play Thursday morning at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, IN.
College Football: Doctors say Kentucky safety Ashley Lowery is expected to make a complete recovery following a traffic accident over the weekend near his home in Georgia. The Courier Journal reports the family released a statement through the University of Kentucky Monday saying his condition has been upgraded to satisfactory and that his injuries were no longer life threatening.
Meanwhile, the Courier Journal reports Kentucky running back Justin Taylor is leaving the program. The redshirt freshman from Atlanta was listed fifth on the depth chart following spring practice. Taylor has been granted a release where he can transfer.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods finished off a series with Clinton with a 4-2 victory. The Hot Rods are off today before opening a six game home stand starting with three games against West Michigan Wednesday night.
The Nashville Sounds finished their road trip with a 9-5 win Monday at Round Rock. The Sounds open an eight game home stand hosting Fresno this evening at Greer Stadium.