Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Heritage Christian Academy plays at Clarksville Academy, Trigg County at Mayfield, Crittenden County at Hopkins Central, Webster County hosts Union County.
Boys Soccer: Christian County goes to Todd Central, Dawson Springs at Hopkins Central, Trigg County at Lyon County, Logan County at Warren East.
Girls Soccer: Dawson Springs at Hopkins Central
Golf: University Heights, Christian County and Henderson County play a quad match at Hopkinsville.
Football: Hopkinsville and Christian County played in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Jerry Claiborne Bowl at the Stadium of Champions. Hopkinsville lost to Lone Oak 48-13 and Christian County defeated Clarksville 38-27.
Both teams return to action Friday night, with Hopkinsville meeting Greenwood in the David Sadler Bowl in Cadiz at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game at 5:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Christian County hosts Henderson County at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
Volleyball: Christian County reached the gold medal round of the Toyota of Hopkinsville/West Kentucky Smackdown before losing to Henderson County in the consolation round. University Heights won the bronze medal defeating Hopkinsville in the final.
Heritage Christian Academy rolled to a three sets to none win over Bluegrass Christian Academy.
Golf: University Heights swept both the boys and girls 2nd region All A Classic at Princeton Country Club. The Blazers shot 304, defeating Trigg County who had 316. Austin Knight finished second individually with a 72. The Blazers will play in the All A State Tournament September 8th at Eagles Nest in Somerset.
Lady Blazer Anna Moore was the medalist in the girls tournament with a 76 and will play at the All A State Tournament September 8th at Lincoln Homestead in Springfield.
Hopkinsville won the Christian County Invitational boys tournament at Western Hills Saturday with a team total of 306. Jack Gardner and Dylan Henderson tied for second individually with 74, but Gardner won in a scorecard playoff. Christian County finished at 347, good for 7th place. Colonel TJ Ferry was the individual winner with a one over 73.
College Football: The regular season begins across the nation this week, including Kentucky at Louisville next Sunday. Coach Joker Phillips will talk about the upcoming season on his weekly talk show at 5 this evening on Lite 98.7, to be followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6. The game airs beginning at 1 next Sunday afternoon on Lite 98.7.
Other games this week include Murray State at Florida State and Western Kentucky hosting Austin Peay on Saturday.
LLWS: One day after winning the United States championship, the Goodlettsville, TN team lost its only game in the Little League World Series, falling to Japan in a 5 inning run rule game 12-2. Goodlettsville finished the LLWS 4-1.
Toyota of Hopkinsville/Jerry Claiborne Bowl
Lone Oak(1-1) 48 Hopkinsville(0-1) 13
Christian County(2-0) 38 Clarksville(0-2) 27
Friday Night Hopkinsville vs. Greenwood at Trigg County at 5:30pm and Christian County Host Henderson County at 7pm
One week from today UK kicks off the football season at Louisville. Pre-game at 1pm next Sunday on Lite 98.7. Coming up Monday at 5pm it's The Joker Phillips Show on Lite 98.7....
The Lexington Herald Leader reports University of Kentucky director of football administration David Armstrong has resigned his position. A UK spokesman says Armstrong is leaving to pursue “other opportunities” but would not expand further. Armstrong had joined the UK staff in April 2011 and assisted recruiting coordinator Chuck Smith.
Murray State football will hold its Meet and Greet Day Saturday beginning with a clinic for children 12 and under at Stewart Stadium. Registration begins at 10 am, with the clinic to conclude around 11:45. Coaches and players will greet fans and be available for autographs. Season tickets can also be purchased at the event.
Western Kentucky will have its annual football Family Fun Day at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium Saturday afternoon from 4-6. The first 500 fans will receive free drinks and popcorn, with admission to the event free also.
Former University of Kentucky basketball player Marquis Estill is returning to the program to work as an undergraduate assistant coach. Estill is back in Lexington finishing his undergraduate degree. He will assist coach John Calipari pre, during and post practice and work primarily with UK’s forwards. Estill played three seasons at Kentucky.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver/kick return specialist Marc Mariani’s season is over. Mariani broke both the tibia and fibula during a return in last night’s 32-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
The Tennessean reports the Titans and cornerback Jason McCourty agreed on a five year contract extension Thursday. The new deal runs through 2017 and has $43 million in new money, including $20 million in guarantees and bonuses.
There’s six pre season games in the NFL tonight, highlighted by Keith Tandy and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meeting the New England Patriots.
Major League Baseball has the Chicago Cubs playing a matinee game at Wrigley Field against Colorado, St. Louis begins a series at Cincinnati and Atlanta at San Francisco.
High School Football
Tonight’s games: Russellville at Fort Campbell, Trigg County at Todd Central, Caldwell County meets Union County in the National Guard Bowl at Crittenden County, Logan County at South Warren, Calloway County meets Murray, Warren Central at Franklin Simpson, Bowling Green plays Lafayette in the IHigh Football Frenzy in Lexington, Warren East at Barren County, Henderson County at Evansville North, Apollo at Owensboro, Paducah Tilghman welcomes West Creek, TN, Marshall County welcomes McLean County.
The 2012 Toyota of Hopkinsville/Jerry Claiborne Bowl takes place tomorrow night at the Stadium of Champions as Hopkinsville hosts Lone Oak at 5:30, followed by Christian County taking on Clarksville. Coverage of both games begins at 5:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Join us tonight at 9:06 for the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Hopkinsville in an 8th district tilt 3 sets to none, Madisonville edged University Heights 3-2, Heritage Christian Academy defeated North Hardin Christian 2-1, Russellville over Todd Central 2-0, Logan County defeated Franklin Simpson 3-0, Henderson County over Webster County 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Christian County and St. Mary tied at 3, Fort Campbell shutout Hopkins Central 8-0, Trigg County edged Paducah Tilghman 2-1, Warren Central over Todd Central 3-0, Franklin Simpson over Logan County 4-2, Madisonville edged Owensboro 3-2, Henderson County got by Louisville Male 1-0.
Girls Soccer: 12th ranked Bowling Green shutout 24th ranked Hopkinsville 4-0, St. Mary edged Christian County 1-0, Owensboro Catholic over University Heights 7-2, Fort Campbell shutout Hopkins Central 7-0, Webster County over Dawson Springs 7-2, Caldwell County over Lyon County 5-1, Trigg County shutout Crittenden County 10-0.
Golf: Hopkinsville won a quad match with Christian County, Henderson County and Muhlenberg County at Western Hills. The Tigers had a 144 team score and were led by medalist Wade Perry who had a 3 under 33, while teammate Jack Gardner had 34. Christian County was led by TJ Ferry’s 35 and shot a team score of 165, good for third place. Henderson County was second with 159 and Muhlenberg County had 171.
University Heights had a tri match with Hopkins Central and Owensboro Catholic. The Blazers won the match with a 159 and were led by co medalists Cameron Allen and Tadd Switzer with 36, Hopkins Central was second at 161 and Owensboro Catholic third at 162.
UHA’s Lady Blazers played at Muhlenberg County, with both teams tying at 92. Anna Moore was medalist with 37.
Friday’s High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: University Heights at Hopkinsville and Dawson Springs goes to Lyon County.
Volleyball: Christian County, Hopkinsville and University Heights are all in the Toyota of Hopkinsville/West Kentucky Smackdown event.
College Football: Austin Peay’s Governors Stadium will be undergoing renovations. A news release says the school has received $16 million from the Tennessee Building Commission to build a new stadium. Demolition of the stadium’s west side will begin after the 2013 season, with new seating and skyboxes to be placed in the stadium.
The east side will receive little renovation, with the football field to be replaced and track to be repaired, along with replacement of restrooms and locker rooms and addition of a training room. The new stadium is expected to open for the 2014 season.
College Basketball: Murray State University has released its men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. Home games will include Old Dominion, Western Kentucky Valparaiso, and an ESPN Bracket Busters game. Road games include the Charleston Classic in mid November. The Racers open the regular season with Brescia University November 9th.
NFL: Despite building a 17-3 lead, the Tennessee Titans held on to defeat Arizona 32-27. Jake Locker threw for two touchdown passes and 124 yards. The Titans also intercepted two passes for scores. Kick returner Marc Mariani was hurt in the game, breaking his leg at the end of a punt return. The Titans play their final pre season game next Thursday night hosting the New Orleans Saints.