High School Baseball: For the first time since the mid 90’s, Fort Campbell has won an 8th district game. The Falcons knocked off Hopkinsville 3-0 on Wednesday. The Falcons improved to 7-8 on the season and 1-2 in 8th district play, while Hopkinsville fell to 9-8 overall and 2-1 in district action.
The two teams meet again this afternoon at Tiger Stadium at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show beginning at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games today: University Heights hosts Marshall County, Russellville welcomes Kenwood, TN, Logan County goes against Muhlenberg County, Caldwell County meets Crittenden County in the 2nd region All A final at Lyon County, Dawson Springs hosts Christian Fellowship, Madisonville hosts Bowling Green.
High School Softball: Christian County entertains Marshall County, Hopkinsville and Trigg County play at Crittenden County, Logan County goes to Barren County, Hopkins Central welcomes Dawson Springs, Madisonville hosts Caldwell County.
Hopkinsville High basketball player Laurence Smith signed to play collegiately for Lincoln Trail College on Wednesday. Smith helped lead the Tigers to a 32-3 record this season, along with an 8th district and 2nd region championship.
One of Smith’s teammates, CJ Childress, will sign a letter today with Western Kentucky Tech to play basketball. Also signing collegiate letters today are Christian County’s Travis Brown, who will play golf for Brescia University and Jasmine Matchen, who is scheduled to sign with Lindsey Wilson College to play softball.
College Basketball: Following a 38 year career that has seen her win 1,098 games, the most in NCAA basketball and eight women’s national championships, Tennessee’s Pat Summitt is becoming head coach emetrius.
Summitt will be replaced on the bench by long time assistant Holly Warlick. The official announcement will be made today in Knoxville. Summitt will still be involved with the women’s basketball program and with UT’s athletic department. Summitt as you may recall was diagnosed with early onset dementia last fall.
Western Kentucky women’s coach Michelle Clark-Heard announced Wednesday Leasia Wright from Manual has signed a letter to play for the Lady Toppers next season. Clark-Heard also announced junior college guard Bianca McGee from Kilgore Junior College will join the program.
Clark-Heard also announced the hiring of Greg Collins as an assistant coach. Collins, a Louisville native, has spent the last five seasons as an assistant at Arkansas.
University of Kentucky signee Alex Poythress of Clarksville Northeast has been named a USA Today All American. Poythress was selected on the third team. Poythress just played in the Jordan Brand Classic and played in the McDonalds All American game. Fellow Kentucky signee Merlens Noel was selected to the USA Today first team.
Austin Peay picked up a basketball signee Wednesday. AJ Lynch, a 6-2 guard from Mobile, Alabama will join the Governors this season. Lynch averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for Blount High School during his senior season. Lynch is the fourth incoming freshman joining the Governor program.
College Football: Former University of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer is denying a radio report out of Nashville earlier this week he has been contacted by Arkansas about its vacancy.
The 61-year-old Fulmer tells the Knoxville News Sentinel he has not been contacted about replacing Bobby Petrino, but says Arkansas is a great place. Fulmer has not coached since leaving the Vols program in 2008.
PGA Tour: Kentuckians Steve Flesch and JB Holmes are playing in the Valero Texas Open which begins today at the TPC San Antonio.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost to Oklahoma City 7-5 Wednesday. The two teams conclude their series with a doubleheader at 6:05 tonight at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Great Lakes 5-4 in the series finale Wednesday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods open a series with Cedar Rapids this evening.
We had reported earlier today former UK standout Anthony Davis was coming to Toyota of Hopkinsville this Saturday. However, due to a scheduling conflict, Davis will not appear this Saturday. The visit will be rescheduled for a later date.
The University of Tennessee has announced after 38 seasons, women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been named head coach emeritus. Summitt is the all time wins leader among NCAA basketball coaches with 1,098 wins and eight national championships. Holly Warlick, who has been an assistant for 27 seasons after a playing career for the Lady Vols, will become the head coach. Summitt was diagnosed last fall with early onset dimentia. She will continue to work for UT's athletics department in a variety of endeavors.
ESPN Dallas is reporting that legendary coach Larry Brown has reportedly agreed to terms to become the coach at Southern Methodist. Brown is the only coach to lead a college program, Kansas, to a national championship and win an NBA title. Brown has not coached since coaching the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats in 2010.
Meanwhile, Kentucky Sports Radio reports Kentucky administrative assistant Rod Strickland will be leaving John Calipari’s staff to join Brown as an assistant coach at SMU.
The former aide and mistress of former Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has resigned her position. Jessica Dorrell’s decision to step down Tuesday as the student-athlete development coordinator was mutual. Dorrell will be paid about 14-thousand dollars to settle all matters. Dorrell also agreed she would not attempt to sell or profit from her affiliation with Razorback athletics.
Major League Baseball this evening includes St. Louis hosting Cincinnati and Miami entertaining the Chicago Cubs.
High School Baseball
2nd region All A: Caldwell County shut out University Heights 9-0 and Crittenden County shut out Trigg County 3-0.
Elsewhere: Madisonville edged Marshall County 6-5, Muhlenberg County over Hopkins Central 10-8.
Today’s game: Hopkinsville is in 8th district action at Fort Campbell.
High School Softball
2nd region All A: Livingston Central defeated Crittenden County 10-0 in 5 innings and Webster County over Dawson Springs 18-0 in 6 innings.
Elsewhere: Christian County over Fort Campbell 15-0 in 3 innings, Todd Central edged Logan County 4-3, Henderson County also won 4-3 over Union County and Hopkins Central defeated Madisonville 3-1.
Two members of Hopkinsville High’s soccer team signed collegiate letters of intent Tuesday. Trey Upton and Houston Stagner will play collegiately for Union College.
Hopkinsville basketball player Lawrence Smith will sign a basketball scholarship today with Lincoln Trail Junior College. The ceremony is at 1:45 at Hopkinsville High School.
College Basketball: It came as no surprise as Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb all announced last night they are leaving Kentucky after leading the Wildcats to their 8th national championship and putting their names in the NBA Draft.
The Louisville Cardinals were also honored for their outstanding season during a celebration at 4th Street Live last night. The Cards lost to Kentucky in the semifinals of the Final Four after winning the Big East Championship.
College Football: An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting outside the Lava Lounge in Bowling Green early Sunday which wounded two Western Kentucky University football players.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports Travis Fant is charged with two counts of first degree assault, one count of receiving stolen property-firearm and one count of tampering with physical evidence. Fant is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The players, Tevin Holliman and Ricardo Singh were hospitalized for non life threatening injuries.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans 2012 regular season schedule has been released. The Titans will open the season hosting the New England Patriots September 9th, and will face the Detroit Lions September 23rd. The Titans will also host a Thursday night game with Pittsburgh October 11th and the New York Jets will come in for Monday Night Football on December 17th.
The Titans have also announced their 2012 Caravan schedule and it includes a stop in Hopkinsville. Titans players—yet to be announced, along with the Voice of the Titans Mike Keith and mascot T-Rac will be at O’Charleys on Fort Campbell Boulevard Monday April 30th at 5:45.
NHL: The Nashville Predators can wrap up their Stanley Cup Playoff series with Detroit Friday night at Bridgestone Arena. Last night, the Predators defeated the Red Wings 3-1 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. You can hear Friday night’s game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds series opener with Oklahoma City was rained out last night and will be played as part of a doubleheader Thursday night. The teams will play an 11:05 game this morning at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods won their 7th straight game shutting out Great Lakes 1-0. The teams play the series finale this morning at 10:35 at Bowling Green Ballpark
The Bowling Green Daily News reports an arrest has been made in connection with the early Sunday morning shooting outside the Lava Lounge which wounded two Western Kentucky University football players. Bowling Green police say Travis Fant is accused of two counts of first degree assault, one count of receiving stolen property-firearm and one count of tampering with physical evidence. The two players who were wounded Tevin Holliman and Ricardo Singh were hospitalized with non life threatening injuries. Fant is being held in the Warren County Regional Jail.