Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton will visit with several inductees going into the Heritage Bank/Christian County High School Athletics Hall of Fame this Saturday.
Tickets are on sale for the Christian County High Athletics Hall of Fame luncheon and ceremony to be held Saturday beginning at 11:30 am at Christian County High school cafeteria. Tickets are 10 dollars each and can be purchased at Heritage Bank, Remax Advantage Realtors and Christian County High School.
University Heights Academy will honor its 1992 Sweet 16 championship basketball team this Saturday at halftime of its basketball game with Apollo. Following the game, there will be an invitation only reception at Harper House. For more information on the event, contact athletic director Dick Weaver at 886-0254.
The 2nd region umpire’s association is looking for persons interested in umpiring high school baseball this spring. If you need more information, contact Matt Bell at 270-871-6956.
High School Basketball
Boys: Christian County fell behind as many as 18 early in losing at Madisonville 87-61. CJ Cotton was the lone double figure scorer for Christian County with 18 points. Madisonville had five players in double digits, led by Tray Carr with 16. Christian County is 1-1 on the season and will host Paducah Tilghman Friday night in the second game of a doubleheader at Colonel Gym.
Elsewhere: Lyon County defeated Fort Campbell 71-51, Trigg County over Hopkins Central 89-74, Crittenden County over Caldwell County 58-49, Logan County over Henderson County 75-68, Muhlenberg County routs Union County 94-54, Paducah Tilghman over Mayfield 56-46, Ohio County defeated Webster County 69-59 in overtime, Community Christian defeated Murray 65-61 in overtime, Graves County defeated Carbondale, IL 58-51, Greenwood edged Daviess County 58-56, Bowling Green over Elizabethtown 71-65, Franklin Simpson over South Warren 51-36,
Girls: Martessia Williams led three players in double figures with 15 points as Christian County defeated Madisonville 57-43. The Lady Colonels host Paducah Tilghman in the first game of a doubleheader Friday night at Colonel Gym.
Hopkinsville opened 8th district action with a 72-30 win over Fort Campbell. A quartet of Lady Tigers were in double figures led by Toodie Williams with 18. Fort Campbell was led by Angie Rangel with 11 points.
University Heights got 18 points from Dannika Prater in a 53-27 win over Lyon County. UHA will next play Hopkinsville in 8th district action Friday night.
Elsewhere: Trigg County over Dawson Springs 42-34, Caldwell County over Crittenden County 62-43, Murray over Community Christian 64-38, Paducah Tilghman over Mayfield 66-32, Henderson County over Castle, IN 61-40, Calloway County over Marion, IL 42-27.
Tuesday’s score: Austin Peay’s Lady Governors could not recover from a poor first half and fell at Middle Tennessee 69-63.
Tonight’s games: Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles is expected to play 10-14 minutes tonight against IUPUI. Buckles has been out since injuring a knee last February.
Also receiving good news is Vanderbilt, where center Festus Ezeli could play limited minutes against Davidson this evening. Ezeli practice Monday and Tuesday for the first time since spraining ligaments in his right knee six weeks ago.
Western Kentucky plays at Southern Illinois this evening and Manhattan takes on Fordham.
In women’s action, Western Kentucky takes on Tennessee Tech.
The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky football coach Willie Taggart is in line for a new contract. A WKU spokesman says Taggart and athletics director Ross Bjork have been discussing a contract extension for the second year coach, with an official announcement coming in the near future. Western finished 7-5 this season after beginning the year 0-4 and finished second in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports former Tennessee football standout Jay Graham is returning to his alma mater to serve as Derrick Dooley’s running back coach. Graham had been an assistant at South Carolina.
The Tennessee Titans home—LP Field—will be getting some improvements. The Tennessean reports the Metro Council approved approximately 28 million dollars in improvements during a meeting Tuesday. Those improvements include high definition video boards, improvements with the sound system and elevators to the upper levels of the facility.
The Nashville Predators lose 3-2 to Phoenix. The Predators are back in action Thursday night at Columbus.