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
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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.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association has announced archery will now be a championship sport. Commissioner Julian Tackett made the announcement today in Lexington. Kentucky is one of the first states to offer archery as a varsity sport, with the regional and state championships to take place in late February and early March. Archery becomes the third new sport added this year, joining bass fishing and competitive cheerleading.
Reports out of Knoxville indicate University of Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports coach Derek Dooley will address the situation following practice today. Rogers was the SEC’s leading receiver last year, catching 67 passes for 1,040 yards. Rogers was also disciplined during Tennessee’s spring practice this year.
Murray State coach Chris Hatcher says former Ohio State running back Jammal Berry is currently listed third on the depth chart. According to WPSD, Hatcher says Duane Brady is the number one running back and will take a majority of the snaps. However, Hatcher is hopeful Berry can add depth to the running back position. The Racers open the season September 1st at Florida State.
NBC Sports.com reports University of Tennessee basketball freshman Derek Reese underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week. A news release from the school says the 6-7 Reese will miss six months after repair of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Major League Baseball action this afternoon has Houston at St. Louis, with Cincinnati at Philadelphia and Atlanta at San Francisco this evening.
Three pre seasons games in the NFL this evening include the Tennessee Titans hosting Arizona, Jacksonville at Baltimore and Green Bay at Cincinnati.