Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones fired a two day total of 140, good for 6th place at the Murray Country Club Invitational over the weekend. Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb won the tournament in a playoff after firing a two day total of 137. Hopkinsville’s Lee Crawford finished 5th in the event.
Jones will play in the Golfweek Junior Midwest Region Spring Tour Championship which begins Saturday at the University Club in Lexington.
University of Kentucky baseball coach Gary Henderson has been selected as Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. The Wildcats were predicted to finish 10th in the SEC this season, however Henderson guided the team to a regular season school record 41 wins.
The Wildcats, who spent much of the season ranked in the top five, open play in the SEC Tournament against Ole Miss tomorrow in Hoover, Alabama.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis hosting San Diego, Cincinnati entertaining Atlanta and Chicago at Houston.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is on the 15 day disabled list after suffering an injury to his right knee while stretching to receive the throw on a ground out in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Neither Berkman nor the Cardinals have offered any information on the extent of the injury according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Berkman is scheduled for an MRI today in St. Louis.
Two games in the NBA playoffs have Philadelphia at Boston and the LA Lakers at Oklahoma City.
One game in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs has the New York Rangers at New Jersey.
High School Baseball/Softball: Post season play begins across the Commonwealth today.
8th District Baseball at Christian County: Hopkinsville meets Fort Campbell at 5:30, followed by Christian County and University Heights. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
5th District at Lyon County: Crittenden County meets Lyon County at 5, followed by Trigg County and Livingston Central.
6th District at Henderson County: Webster County meets Union County at 6 pm.
13th District at Russellville: Todd Central meets Logan County at 5, followed by Russellville and Franklin Simpson at 7:30.
5th District Softball at Lyon County: Trigg County meets Livingston Central at 5, followed by Lyon County and Crittenden County.
6th District at Webster County: Webster County hosts Henderson County at 6.
13th District at Todd Central: Franklin Simpson meets Russellville at 5:30, followed by Todd Central and Logan County.
High School Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Owensboro Catholic’s Becca Greenwell has made the USA Basketball Women’s U17 team following tryouts this weekend. Greenwell missed all of her junior year with a knee injury. Greenwell was one of 12 players chosen to play on the US team that will play in the FIBA World Championships August 17-26 in the Netherlands.
College Baseball: The field is set for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament which begins Wednesday at Pringles Park in Jackson, TN.
Number four seed Eastern Illinois meets 5th seed Morehead State at 3 pm, followed by three seed Jacksonville State and six seed Southeast Missouri.
The two losers Wednesday play an elimination game at 11 am Thursday, with two seed Eastern Kentucky meeting the best seed of the game 1-2 winners at 3pm, while top seed Austin Peay plays the worst seed of the game 1-2 winners at 7 pm.
The tournament continues through Saturday.
The Sun Belt Conference tournament begins Wednesday at Bowling Green Ballpark. Western Kentucky will play three games in pool play, meeting top seed Florida Atlantic at 7 Wednesday, then face four seed South Alabama Thursday at 7 and then five seed Louisiana Monroe at 7 pm Saturday. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday.
The Southeastern Conference baseball tournament begins tomorrow in Hoover, Alabama. Kentucky opens the tournament against Ole Miss at 9:30 Tuesday morning, while Vanderbilt meets Georgia later in the day.
College Softball: One day after eliminating Kentucky from the NCAA tournament, Louisville was eliminated Sunday by Michigan in the Louisville regional 4-0.
Meanwhile, Tennessee defeated Virginia Tech 2-1 and 10-2 Sunday to advance to the Super Regionals where they will meet Georgia later this week.
Horse Racing: After two heartbreaking losses in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, trainer Bob Baffert says Bodemeister will not run in the Belmont Stakes.
Bodemeister lost the run of the Blackeyed Susans Saturday by a neck to Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, who left Pimlico Race Course Sunday headed to New York to begin work for the Belmont Stakes June 9th.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds wrapped up a series with Tucson with a 2-1 victory Sunday. The Sounds open a series tonight at Las Vegas.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost at Fort Wayne Sunday 2-1, with the finale of the series set for this evening.
High School Baseball/Softball: Heritage Christian Academy's teams defeated North Hardin Christian Friday afternoon. The Warriors won 13-3 in 5 innings, while the Lady Warriors hung on for a 10-9 victory. Both teams are in action today at noon against Blue Grass Baptist, with it being Senior Day for baseball, while the top two teams in the KCAA Power Poll meet in softball. Coverage of the softball game airs at 11:50 with the Heritage Bank pre game show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner went 0-3 as Kentucky lost 3-2 to Michigan in its opening game of the Louisville regional of the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky faces Valparaiso in an elimination game at 2:30 this afternoon on ESPN. Louisville meets Michigan in the other game today.
College Baseball: Western Kentucky earned a berth in next week's Sun Belt Conference tournament with a 5-4 13 inning win over Middle Tennessee Friday night. The teams play the series finale today.
Austin Peay kept pace with Eastern Kentucky heading into the final day of Ohio Valley Conference play with a 10-7 win at Tennessee Tech. The Govs close out their series today. Meanwhile, Eastern Kentucky was a 9-2 winner over Murray State, with the final game of that series this afternoon at Reagan Field.
College Basketball: The Bowling Green Daily News reports former Western Kentucky basketballer Vinny Zollo is transferring to Furman University. Zollo, along with fellow freshman Derrick Gordon, announced at the end of last season they were leaving Coach Ray Harper's program. Gordon recently announced he was going to the University of Massachusetts. After sitting out this coming year, both players will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Horse Racing: On the 39th anniversary of Secretariat winning the Preakness Stakes, the 137th run of the Blackeyed Susans takes place today at Pimlico in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby runner up Bodemeister is the morning line favorite.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds were a 4-3 winner at the Tucson Padres, with game three of the series tonight. The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost 4-3 to the Dayton Dragons. The Hot Rods open a series tonight at Fort Wayne.
WHOP Sports reported Thursday that Murray State’s basketball team had accepted an invitation to play in the Charleston Classic next basketball season. We also reported that Southern Illinois was in the event, however, WPSD-TV reports once the Racers accepted the invitation to Charleston, the Salukis dropped out and will be replaced by Auburn University.
Reports indicate with a new coach in Barry Hinson, SIU had been trying to get out of the event. The tournament will take place November 15-18 in Charleston, South Carolina.
It’s an interleague weekend in Major League Baseball, beginning this afternoon at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs meet the cross town White Sox. Cincinnati meets the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, and the Atlanta Braves are at Tampa Bay.
St. Louis, however, is in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers.
Major League Baseball owners have approved changes to the playoff structure for this
season, giving the go-ahead for wild card winners to host the first two games
of the Division Series. One wild card berth was added for both leagues in
March, creating a one-game playoff to determine the teams that will reach the
divisional round -- the first change to MLB's postseason since the six-
division, eight-team format was adopted for the 1995 season.
Because the 2012 schedule had already been announced, MLB needed to get rid of a
travel day and decided to give the lower-seeded wild card winners home field
for the first two games of the divisional series. The 2-3 format will only
apply to this season.
Two games on tap tonight in the NBA playoffs, with Boston at Philadelphia and Oklahoma City at Los Angeles.
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have the night off.
High School Baseball: Marshall County defeated Hopkinsville 9-4, Christian County slid by Hopkins Central 7-6, Todd Central edged Fort Campbell 8-7 in 8 innings, Trigg County shut out University Heights 2-0, Logan County over Butler County 6-1, Henderson County over Crittenden County 4-0.
Today’s game: Heritage Christian Academy meets North Hardin Christian at Warrior Field. First pitch at 4:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 4:20 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Softball: Bowling Green defeated Hopkinsville 6-4, Trigg County over Russellville 9-4, Madisonville run ruled Crittenden County 12-1 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: Logan County at South Warren, Russellville at Warren Central, Caldwell County at Webster County, Hopkins Central welcomes McLean County.
High School Tennis: It wasn’t a good day for local players at the KHSAA State Tournament in Lexington Thursday. Hopkinsville’s Mallory Perkins was eliminated in her first singles match, while Hopkinsville’s Grey Campbell won his first round singles match, but was eliminated in the second round. The University Heights doubles team of Gordon Kaye and Blake Edmonson also lost in their first round match.
College Football: Austin Peay has learned its football game at Virginia Tech will kickoff at 12:30 Central time on September 8th. It will be the first time the Governors will play an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent and be their second game against a Football Bowl Subdivision member in as many weeks. The Governors open the season at Western Kentucky September 1st.
The Tennessean reports the University of Tennessee team will train one week away from the Knoxville campus this fall. The team will workout at Milligan College in Johnson City August 9-15. Vols coach Derek Dooley says the week away will allow a unique opportunity to build team unity without a lot of distractions. The timing of the week away also coincides with the move of the football operations from Neyland Stadium to the new football training center.
College Softball: Former Christian County and current Murray State player Casey Castille has received another honor. Castille earned all Mideast Region second team honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Castille was also recently named first team OVC and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.
The NCAA tournament begins today with action in Louisville. Regional play has the 53-3 Lady Cardinals meeting Valparaiso, while Kentucky meets Michigan. Both games will air on ESPN 2 beginning at 3:30 this afternoon.
College Baseball: Austin Peay lost 5-0 at Tennessee Tech and is tied for first place in the OVC. Game two of the series is this evening in Cookeville.
Murray State falls in the series opener 5-4 to Eastern Kentucky, with game two this afternoon at Reagan Field.
Western Kentucky wins its series opener 4-2 over Middle Tennessee, with game two tonight at Nick Denes Field.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Dayton 5-4, with the series finale this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds lost at Tucson 13-0, with game two of the series this evening.