High School Basketball: Glasgow won the Girls Touchstone Energy All A state tournament Sunday, defeating Danville 53-43, while Newport Central Catholic defeated Cordia 72-61 for the boys championship.
Tonight’s games: It’s not yet certain if any games will be played this evening, including an 8th district girls matchup between Christian County and University Heights. The game is scheduled for 7:30 in Colonel Gym and if it’s played, the Heritage Bank pre game show is set for 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Hopkinsville is tied for fifth in this week’s Boys Top 20 Cantrall poll in the Lexington Herald Leader, which has Trinity number one. Warren Central is 18th and Henderson County is 20th.
Butler is the new number one in the Girls Top 20 Cantrall poll, with Henderson County ranked 6th, Allen County Scottsville 13th, Glasgow 15th, Murray ranked 22nd and Bowling Green 25th.
High School Wrestling: Several area teams participated in the Fort Knox Invitational Saturday. Christian County finished second in the event, with Hopkinsville fourth, Fort Campbell fifth, Trigg County 10th and University Heights 11th. The event was won by Ryle High School.
College Basketball: Women’s action Sunday saw 13th ranked Kentucky get by 12th ranked LSU 63-56, 5th ranked Louisville defeated South Florida 79-59, 16th ranked Vanderbilt edged 17th ranked Texas A&M 71-69 and 10th ranked Tennessee defeated Alabama 64-54.
Tonight’s games: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan host St. Peter’s. Women’s action has Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri, with the game tipping off at 6:30 this evening instead of 11 am this morning due to weather.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. The Wildcats are back in action tomorrow night hosting Ole Miss, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: The Leaf Chronicle reports Clarksville High offensive lineman Bruno Reagan has decided to change his commitment from South Florida and is expected to sign to play for Vanderbilt University. Reagan says some staff changes at USF and interest from other schools caused him to change his mind and commit to Vanderbilt.
High School Basketball-Friday’s scores
Girls: University Heights lost to Glasgow 53-46 in the quarterfinals of the Touchstone Energy All A state tournament Friday in Frankfort. Denayia Holmes led the 17-2 Lady Blazers with 20 points, with Demetria Snorton and LeLe Grubbs adding 12 each.
Other action saw Christian County defeat Caldwell County 56-40, Crittenden County got by Fort Campbell 42-34, Franklin Simpson over Todd Central 59-27, South Warren over Russellville 78-35, Bowling Green rolled over Warren Central 73-53, Greenwood routed Warren East 72-33, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 50-13, Madisonville slipped by Hopkins Central 52-45, Henderson County over Union County 60-31.
3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic remained alive in the All A state tournament with a 77-61 win over Leslie County, while 1st region winner St. Mary was eliminated by Cordia 63-47, Community Christian over Carlisle County 61-49, Marshall County nipped Paducah Tilghman 41-40, Murray defeated Calloway County 61-47 and Ballard Memorial over Livingston Central 46-41.
Boys: Franklin Simpson nipped Todd Central 48-46, South Warren rolled Russellville 63-40, Warren Central defeated Bowling Green 52-44, Warren East gets by Greenwood 66-62, Lyon County rolled Dawson Springs 75-45, Madisonville routed Hopkins Central 53-32, Trigg County defeated Union County 60-56 in overtime, Henderson County over Webster County 56-46, Apollo over Muhlenberg County 70-61, Marshall County nipped Paducah Tilghman 57-56, Mayfield over Cairo, IL 64-59, Ballard Memorial over Livingston Central 59-49, Calloway County defeated Murray 59-38.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell, Caldwell County welcomes Crittenden County, South Warren hosts Barren County, Trigg County goes to Hickman County, Webster County at Ohio County, Henderson County entertains Apollo, Livingston Central hosts St. Mary, Union County at Carlisle County, Mayfield hosts Community Christian, McCracken County welcomes Graves County.
Boys: Christian County and Hopkinsville renew their rivalry this evening at Colonel Gym. The 2nd ranked Tigers won the first meeting 80-67 at Tiger Gym. Before the game, the numbers of basketball players Robert “Snake” Grace and Arnika Brown, along with football standout Keith Tandy will be retired. Coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Todd Central hosting Barren County and Russellville hosts Daviess County.
Boy/Girl doubleheaders: Bowling Green hosts Monroe County, Greenwood welcomes Cumberland County, Livingston Central hosts St. Mary, McCracken County welcomes Graves County.
College Basketball: Jarvis Williams had 26 points and 13 rebounds as Murray State defeated Austin Peay 96-88. Cameron Payne added 12 points and a career high 12 assists to also help lead the Racers in the win. Austin Peay was led in scoring by Ed Dyson and Chris Horton who each had 19 points.
Former Christian County player Donovan Kates had three points in Manhattan’s 83-75 loss to Iona.
Kentucky returns to action today at Missouri, with pre game coverage at 10:30 this morning on Lite 98.7. Other SEC games have Anthony Hickey and the LSU Tigers hosting Arkansas, Vanderbilt hosts Mississippi State and Tennessee is at Alabama.
12th ranked Louisville hosts Central Florida and Western Kentucky hosts Texas State in a men’s/women’s doubleheader.
College Football: The University of Kentucky has received the go ahead to construct a new on campus practice facility. The Lexington Herald Leader reports the privately financed two story facility is expected to be complete by early 2016.
The new practice facility will have field turf, which leads to the possibility that Commonwealth Stadium may also go to turf. The current Bermuda playing surface was installed in 2005. If Kentucky goes to a synthetic turf, it would become the fifth Southeastern Conference school to have it.
The University of Tennessee announced Friday it is dropping its apparel contract with Adidas when it concludes in June, 2015 and will be going to Nike for all sports teams attire. The Tennessean reports no length of contract or its terms with Nike have been announced.
NHL: Despite battling an upper body injury, Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber had two goals including the game winner as the Predators defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime. The Predators are back in action this evening at St. Louis.
High School Basketball: University Heights lost in the quarterfinals of the Girls All A State tournament to Glasgow 53-46. The Lady Blazers were led in scoring by Denayia Holmes with 20, Demetria Snorton and LeLe Grubbs each pitched 12 as UHA falls to 17-2 on the season.
Christian County and Hopkinsville get set to renew their rivalry Saturday night at Colonel Gym. Before the game, the jerseys of basketball standouts Robert “Snake” Grace and Arnika Brown, along with footballer Keith Tandy will be retired. Coverage of the game will begin with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
High School Football: WKYT-Lexington is reporting Chuck Smith—who was recently named the new coach at Madison Central—is leaving before coaching a game to return to the school that he built into a state power in the late 90’s in Boyle County and Mark Scenters is the new coach at Madison Central.
NFL: The coaches for Super Bowl 48 had a news conference in New York this morning. Denver Broncos coach John Fox says the team who performs the best will win Sunday’s game, while Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the winner will come from who performs the best between the Seahawks top ranked defense and the powerful Broncos offense.
Reports out of St. Louis and Los Angeles indicate St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroneke has purchased 60 acres of land in Inglewood, CA. The land is located between the Forum and Hollywood Park and according to Los Angeles Times sources, the land could be the central point for a new stadium. Los Angeles has not had an NFL franchise since 1995.
Golf: Rory McIlroy has a one stroke lead after two rounds of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy’s two under par 70 is good for a one stroke lead over American Brooks Koepka who had a seven under 65 today. Tiger Woods is eight shot back after firing a 73.
Second round play is underway at the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker is currently in action, with one of the co leaders Bubba Watson also on the course, with YE Yang about to begin his day. Watson and Yang began the day as co leaders after seven under 64’s on Thursday.
High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: University Heights lost in its opening game of the Boys Touchstone Energy All A state tournament to Louisville Holy Cross by the score of 68-55. The Blazers were led in scoring by Boo Johnson, who was the only double figure scorer with 15 points. UHA is now 12-8 on the season.
Other scores from the All A tournament included Newport Central Catholic rolling 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic 60-39, Betsy Layne defeated 4th region winner Glasgow 56-47 and 1st region winner St. Mary nipped Bishop Brossart 38-36.
Elsewhere, Daviess County over Logan County 68-30 and Caldwell County routed Lyon County 72-36.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Fort Campbell 59-19, Logan County got by Daviess County 37-32, Muhlenberg County over South Warren 49-39, Warren East edged Butler County 40-38 and Graves County over Lyon County 64-52.
Boys: Trigg County at Union County, Henderson County welcomes Webster County, Muhlenberg County at Apollo, Mayfield hosts Cairo, IL.
Girls: University Heights meets Glasgow in the quarterfinals of the All A State tournament, with air time at 7:20 am on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games this evening: Christian County welcomes Caldwell County, Fort Campbell hosts Crittenden County, Henderson County hosts Union County.
Boy-Girl doubleheaders: Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Bowling Green goes to Warren Central, Warren East at Greenwood, Russellville at South Warren, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Calloway County at Murray, Paducah Tilghman at Marshall County, Livingston Central at Ballard Memorial and Community Christian at Carlisle County.
College Basketball: TJ Price scored 12 of his 21 points in the last five minutes of the game as Western Kentucky held off Texas Arlington 77-72. 13th ranked Cincinnati edged 12th ranked Louisville 69-66.
Women’s action saw Austin Peay cruise by Murray State 86-71, Georgia nipped 13th ranked Kentucky 58-56, 10th ranked Tennessee over Arkansas 70-60 and Missouri upset 14th ranked Vanderbilt 59-54.
Tonight’s games have Austin Peay hosting Murray State and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan are at Iona.
Kentucky is back in action tomorrow at Missouri, with pre game coverage at 10:30 am on Lite 98.7.
College Football: John Hardin standout Matt Elam is the newest member of the 2014 Kentucky Wildcats recruiting class. Elam made his announcement in a Thursday news conference. Elam is the first five star recruit in Kentucky history.
NHL: The Nashville Predators return to action tonight hosting the New Jersey Devils. Predators captain Shea Weber did not skate with the team Thursday after suffering an upper body injury in Tuesday night’s game with Winnipeg and may not play this evening. You can hear the game at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Basketball: University Heights lost in its opening game of the Boys Touchstone Energy All A state tournament in Frankfort to Louisville Holy Cross by the score of 68-55. The Blazers were led in scoring by Boo Johnson, who was the only double figure scorer with 15 points. UHA is now 12-8 on the season.
3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic faces Newport Central Catholic early this afternoon, with 4th region winner Glasgow meeting Betsy Layne and 1st region winner St. Mary going against Bishop Brossart later today.
There’s been a schedule change for tonight’s Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell girls game. It was to be played at Tiger Gym, but due to a schedule conflict it will instead be played at Fort Campbell.
The teams will play a JV/Varsity girls doubleheader Saturday at Hopkinsville, with the JV game at 3 pm and the varsity game at 4:30.
College Football: John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam has chosen to play his collegiate football at the University of Kentucky. The 6-5 372 pounder had narrowed his choices to Kentucky and Alabama.
During his news conference at John Hardin High School, Elam said his heart was at Kentucky and says he chose UK because he wanted to help his home state’s program. Elam, the 28th commitment in the 2014 class, is the first five star recruit in the history of UK football.
College Basketball: Top 25 games this evening include 3rd ranked Florida against Mississippi State and 10th ranked Michigan meets Purdue.
Golf: Rory McIlroy fired a nine under 63 and has a two shot lead after the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Tiger Woods is five shots back at four under par 68.
Meanwhile, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is underway today, where Phil Mickelson is back defending his championship.