High School Softball: University Heights scored three runs in four different innings in defeating Hopkinsville 12-0 in 6 innings Monday. Chelsea Cansler was 3-5, with a home run, double and 3 rbi. Hopkinsville only had three hits in the game from Mallory Smithson, Skyler Grant—who also took the pitching loss—and Christy Soldo.
Makenzi Hamby was the winning pitcher for UHA. UHA improved to 6-4/2-0 in district play, while Hopkinsville fell to 3-6/0-3 in the district.
Elsewhere: Livingston Central run ruled Trigg County 15-0 in 4 innings, Union County run ruled Caldwell County 12-0 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: University Heights at Butler County, Fort Campbell hosts Trigg County, Todd Central travels to Jo Byrns, TN, Logan County is at McLean County, Russellville entertains South Warren, Caldwell County hosts Madisonville, Dawson Springs hosts Hopkins Central.
High School Baseball: University Heights defeated Fort Campbell 9-1, Livingston Central edged Trigg County 6-5, Logan County over South Warren 10-7, Russellville run ruled Dawson Springs 16-2 in 5 innings, Henderson County over Hopkins Central 13-4.
Today’s games: University Heights hosts Fort Campbell in 8th district play at 5:30. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games: Hopkinsville hosts Marshall County, Christian County travels to Trigg County, Caldwell County hosts Lyon County, Webster County plays at Paducah Tilghman, Russellville hosts Butler County.
Hopkinsville High basketball player Darius White will sign a collegiate letter with Mid Continent University today. The signing will take place at Hopkinsville High School at 2 pm.
College Basketball: Eight is great for the Kentucky Wildcats as the school won its 8th national championship last night in New Orleans defeating Kansas 67-59. Doron Lamb led the Wildcats with 22 points, followed by Marquis Teague with 14 and Michael Kidd Gilchrist had 11 as Kentucky finishes the season 38-2. Anthony Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player, despite only scoring 6 points. Davis had 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
Coach John Calipari has his final talk show of the basketball season tonight at 5, followed by Big Blue Insider at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Baylor guns for a perfect 40-0 season as they meet Notre Dame in the Women’s National Championship tonight in Denver. The teams played in November with Baylor winning 94-81. Tip off is at 7:30, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
University of Tennessee women’s assistant coach Mickie DeMoss is leaving the program to accept a job in the WNBA. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports DeMoss—who was once head coach at Kentucky—is joining the staff of the Indiana Fever.
The big question is whether DeMoss’ departure is the start of changes in the Lady Vols program. Head Coach Pat Summitt was diagnosed with onset dementia last fall and there has been speculation she may step down.
College Football: University of Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers says his comments on leaving the Vols program over the weekend were misinterpreted. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Rogers shot down suggestions Monday he would leave Tennessee after two seasons and that he was not trying to be a distraction to the program.
College Baseball: The Kentucky Wildcats are the top ranked team in the nation according to Collegiate Baseball. The number one ranking is the first in school history. The 27-2 Wildcats—who are 19-0 at home—host Dayton Wednesday. Kentucky is ranked 4th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Today’s games include: Murray State hosting Southern Illinois and Austin Peay hosts Belmont.
NHL: The Nashville Predators continue their march toward the NHL playoffs hosting the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena this evening. First puck drops at 7 pm.
High School Softball: Hopkinsville hosts University Heights in 8th district action this afternoon at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games: Trigg County at Livingston Central, Caldwell County hosts Union County, Logan County travels to Butler County, Russellville hosts Warren East.
High School Baseball: University Heights is at Fort Campbell in the first of back to back days of 8th district action, Logan County hosts South Warren, Trigg County at Livingston Central, Russellville hosts Dawson Springs, Henderson County entertains Hopkins Central.
Kentucky guns for its 8th national championship tonight against Kansas at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Wildcats bring a 37-2 record into the game, while Kansas is 32-6. Tip off is scheduled for 8:23, with UK network coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7 and Westwood One-Dial Global coverage at 7 following High School Softball on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis is the first UK player to win the Naismith Trophy, given by the Atlanta Athletic Club. Davis is also the first SEC player to win this award since Pete Maravich did it while playing for LSU in 1970.
Murray State coach Steve Prohm was given the inaugural Joe B. Hall Award at the Final Four from CollegeInsider.com. The award is given to the top first year coach in Division One basketball. Prohm lead the Racers to a 31-2 record this season and a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Women’s Final Four: Baylor defeated Stanford 59-47 to improve to 39-0 on the season. The Lady Bears will meet Notre Dame in the national championship tomorrow night in Denver. The Fighting Irish had to go to overtime to defeat Connecticut 83-75. You can hear tomorrow night’s game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Football: Kentucky had a mini scrimmage on Saturday, with coach Joker Phillips saying he was pleased with the Wildcats performance. Maxwell Smith threw a pair of touchdown passes in the scrimmage. Kentucky will have its first full scrimmage Saturday.
Murray State had its first major scrimmage on Saturday with 107 plays run in the contest. Spencer Phillips was 15 of 19 for 184 yards and three scores in the scrimmage. The Racers will be off until Thursday and host the Blue-Gold game on April 14th at 6 pm.
Kentucky and Kansas will meet for the National Championship Monday night at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Kentucky defeated Louisville 69-61 in the first semifinal. The 37-2 Wildcats were led by national player of the year Anthony Davis with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Darius Miller added 13 points off the bench for the Wildcats. Louisville, who finished the season 30-10, was led by Peyton Siva with 13 points.
Kansas rallied from 13 points five times in the game and defeated Ohio State in the second game 64-62. The Jayhawks improved to 32-6, while the Buckeyes finish the season 31-8.
Kentucky and Kansas will play for the second time this season for the National Championship. Coverage of the game will be heard on the WHOP family of stations, with airtime at 6:30 for UK Network coverage on Lite 98.7 and at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Women's Final Four gets underway in Denver this evening with Connecticut meeting Notre Dame and Baylor playing Stanford. Coverage of the games begins at 5 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville won a pair of games at the McCracken County Tournament Saturday, defeating Herrin, IL 5-2 and St. Mary 10-2. The Tigers improved to 4-5 on the season with the wins. There was no score available on Christian County's game with Heath at the McCracken County Tournament.
High School Softball: University Heights fell to Station Camp, TN 7-2 at the Spartan Invitational at South Warren. Todd Central also lost to Station Camp, TN at the Spartan Invitational 10-1.
NHL: The Chicago Blackhawks edged the Nashville Predators 5-4 at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators return to action Tuesday evening hosting the Minnesota Wild at 7 at Bridgestone Arena.
High School Baseball: Christian County defeated Reidland 6-1 and lost to St. Mary 7-6 at the McCracken County Tournament, where Hopkinsville lost to Sikeston, MO 10-9. University Heights lost to Paducah Tilghman 4-3 in 8 innings, Stewart County, TN defeated Fort Campbell 19-11.
Today's games: Christian County meets Heath and Hopkinsville plays Herrin, IL and St. Mary at the McCracken County Tournament.
High School Softball: Christian County shutout Union County 5-0, Bowling Green over University Heights 16-1 at the Spartan Invitational in Bowling Green and Dawson Springs blanked Hopkinsville 4-0.
Today's games: UHA continues play in the Spartan Invitational against Station Camp. TN and then will play either Todd Central or Edmonson County.
High School Tennis: University Heights defeated Madisonville in boys and girls matches Friday. The boys match went to UHA 8-1, with the Lady Blazers winning 9-0.
High School Basketball: Hopkinsville High's Christy Soldo has been invited to try out for the Kentucky All Star team according to a story in today's Kentucky New Era. Soldo averaged almost 19 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in leading the Lady Tigers to their first Region 2 title and appearance in the Girls Sweet 16.
College Basketball: It's the day Kentucky and Louisville fans have been waiting for as the Cats and the Cards meet in the first semifinal at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. Tip off for the game at 5:09, with Kansas and Ohio State meeting in the second semifinal game. Coverage of both games airs at 2:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and UK network coverage begins at 3 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky's Anthony Davis added another award Friday to the many he has received this post season. Davis was named the Associated Press Player of the Year. Davis is the second freshman to win the award. Missouri's Frank Haith was named the AP Coach of the Year.
High School Softball: Christian County scored in every inning but one and pounded out 15 hits in defeating Hopkinsville 18-2 Thursday. Lauren Hobson picked up the pitching win, with Hailey Foster taking the loss for Hoptown. Christian County is now 5-0/1-0 in district play, while Hopkinsville goes to 3-4/0-2 in district competition.
Elsewhere: University Heights defeated Logan County 14-4, Caldwell County defeated Trigg County 14-5, Franklin Simpson over Todd Central 3-0, Henderson County slid by Madisonville 3-2, Lyon County over Crittenden County 3-1, Livingston Central over Paducah Tilghman 7-1.
Today’s games include: Christian County at Union County, Hopkinsville hosts Dawson Springs, Logan County hosts Muhlenberg County, Caldwell County at Crittenden County.
High School Baseball: Logan County defeated Christian County 10-0, Fort Campbell over South Fulton 3-1, Henderson County shutout University Heights 8-0, Trigg County over Todd Central 17-2, Russellville over Warren Central 15-9, Murray defeated Livingston Central 13-3.
Today’s games include: Hopkinsville meeting Sikeston MO at the McCracken County Classic, University Heights hosts Paducah Tilghman, Fort Campbell plays Stewart County, TN, Trigg County goes to Union County, Caldwell County hosts Madisonville, Logan County at Warren Central.
High School Tennis: Madisonville defeated Christian County in a boys match Thursday in a tiebreaker 5-4.
Christian County defensive lineman/offensive tight end Daniel Collins signed to play college football with Kentucky Wesleyan Thursday. Collins had 32 solo tackles, seven quarterback sacks and caught two touchdown passes during his lone season with the Colonels. Collins says he anticipates playing linebacker for Kentucky Wesleyan.
Hoppers Baseball: The team logo and colors were unveiled for the Hoptown Hoppers during Thursday’s State of the Community Vision breakfast at the Bruce Center. Season passes for the Hoppers are available for $75 and there are still some homes needed to house players for the season which begins June 1st. Call the Christian County Chamber of Commerce at 885-9096 for more information.
College Basketball: We’re just a day away from the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans as Kentucky meets Louisville in the first semifinal game at 5:09, followed by Kansas and Ohio State. Coverage of both games on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP begins at 2:30 Saturday, while UK-IMG network coverage begins at 3 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis received another player of the year honor Thursday, picking up the Adolph Rupp Player of the Year Award. He is the third Kentucky player to win the award.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers was absent from Thursday’s practice, amid rumors he is transferring to Georgia State. Vols coach Derek Dooley says he was unaware of any decision by Rogers and says Rogers is not facing suspension for missing practice, leaving Rogers future with the team somewhat of a mystery.
NHL: Even though they have made the NHL playoffs, the Nashville Predators know there is still work to do and have two tough games in as many nights. The Predators are in Detroit this evening, with coverage of the game at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. The Predators return home tomorrow night to host the Chicago Blackhawks, with first puck to drop at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.