SPORTS

OCTOBER 23, 2019

MARSHALL GIRLS, MCCRACKEN BOYS CLAIM SOCCER TITLES
In the Girls Region One Soccer Championship game last night in Paducah, Marshall County edged Murray High 3-2. Murray stayed close on goals from Kyra Jones and Peyton Wray, but Marshall County held on to claim a fourth consecutive Region 1 championship. The 11-2-2 Lady Marshals will host Owensboro Catholic in substate action tomorrow afternoon at 4. Murray’s season ends at 9-7-2.

In the Boys Region One Soccer Championship game in Draffenville, Jaxon Miller scored two goals to lead McCracken County to a 2-1 win over Marshall County. It is the Mustangs first Region 1 title since 2016. 11-2-3 McCracken County will host Region 3 champion Daviess County in semistate action at 4 pm tomorrow.

REGION 2 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Henderson County 3, UHA 2

REGION 2 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
Madisonville 1, Henderson County 0 (OT)

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS

2ND DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
McCracken County 3, Paducah Tilghman 1

7TH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
Caldwell County 3, Madisonville 0
(25-11, 25-15, 25-17)

LAKERS PLAY FOR DISTRICT TITLE; COVID ENDS MURRAY SEASON
The 4th District Volleyball championship will be played in Draffenville tomorrow morning at 11 between Calloway County and Marshall County after Murray High ceased volleyball activities when an athlete tested positive for COVID-19.

TIGERS WELCOME MAYFIELD FOR DISTRICT TILT
Two monster district games will be played tonight in Murray, including one top-ten battle in 2A. 5-1 Mayfield comes in ranked 2nd in the state and winners of five straight games, while 10th ranked Murray High is 4-2 and looking for a third straight win. The Cardinals crushed the Tigers twice last season by a combined score of 97-30 on their way to a 13-2 record and state runner up finish in 2A. Tigers head coach Keith Hodge knows that was a special team, but his team squares up better with this year’s Cardinals squad. Airtime for tonight’s 7 pm game at Ty Holland Stadium is set for 6 pm on WNBS and the ZENO Radio App.

FIRST PLACE LAKERS HOST COUGARS
Across town, 10th-ranked Calloway County welcomes 2-2 Logan County to Jack Rose Stadium for a 7 pm game. The 3-1 Lakers are coming off of two dominating defensive performances, picking off four passes in last week’s win at Madisonville. The Cougars boast a solid offense, but defensively they are also putting up tremendous numbers, with 8 interceptions in four games. Lakers head coach Chris Champion sees a lot of his team in Logan County. Airtime for tonight’s game is set for 6:30 on 104.5 WBZB and the ZENO Radio App.

CATS LAND SKYY CLARK
Kentucky basketball has landed five-star point guard Skyy Clark for its Class of 2022. The junior point guard from The Ensworth School in Tennessee chose Kentucky over North Carolina, UCLA and Memphis.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
In area college football, Louisville hosts Florida State tomorrow morning at 11 on CBS. You can hear the game at 10:30 in the morning on WNBS. Kentucky is on the road tomorrow at Missouri. Kickoff time is set for 3 pm on the SEC Network. Second ranked Alabama is at Tennessee in a 2:30 game on CBS. Temple is at Memphis in an 11 am game, and Chattanooga is at Western Kentucky in a 3 pm game. In the OVC, Jacksonville State is at Florida International tonight and Central Arkansas visits Eastern Kentucky tomorrow afternoon.

TITANS MEET STEELERS IN SUNDAY SHOWDOWN
The 5-0 Titans and 5-0 Steelers square off Sunday in Nashville. Tennessee leads the AFC South at 5-and-0 after outlasting the Texans 42-36 in overtime at home this past Sunday. Jadeveon Clowney was one of three Titans not to practice Wednesday because of a knee injury.

CARDINALS MAKE GOLD GLOVE LIST
Three Cardinals players could be bringing home Gold Glove awards this season. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, second baseman Kolten Wong, and left fielder Tyler O’Neill were all named finalists at their positions in the National League. Wong is the reigning Gold Glove winner at second base in the NL. Goldschmidt has won three NL Gold Glove Awards at first base in his career. The 2020 winners will be announced November 3rd.

MSU MAKES RETIRED NUMBER/JERSEY CHANGES
Murray State Athletics announced a new protocol to bring clarity and transparency to the Murray State Athletics jersey/number retirement process. This new protocol differentiates between the retirement of a jersey, versus a number, and outlines specific criteria honorees must meet for consideration. The protocol allows for public nominations and a thorough vetting process to include Murray State University Athletics staff, Hall of Fame Committee, Director of Athletics and the University President.

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
Carson Wentz hit Boston Scott with an 18-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds left to lift the Eagles to a 22-21 win over the Giants in Philadelphia. Wentz threw for two scores and also ran for a TD as the Eagles improved to 2-4-and-1. The Giants slipped to 1-and-6.

The NFL is moving this weekend’s Raiders-Buccaneers game out of the Sunday Night Football time slot. It’s now set for the afternoon, with the Seahawks-Cardinals game now Sunday night. The move comes after the Raiders put five players on the COVID-19/reserve list.

The Dodgers and Rays resume the World Series tonight. They play Game Three at Globe Life Field in Arlington. The best-of-seven set is tied at a game apiece after Tampa Bay won Game Two 6-4 on Wednesday. Walker Buehler starts for LA and Charlie Morton for Tampa.

The college football schedule gets more crowded with the Big Ten starting this weekend. Number-14 Wisconsin hosts Illinois tonight. The league will play an eight-game all-conference schedule. The Mountain West also starts this weekend. The Pac-12 starts November 7th.

THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Philadelphia Eagles 22, New York Giants 21

MLB Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

Top-25 College Football (Coaches Poll)
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No Games Scheduled

PGA The ZOZO Championship (at Thousand Oaks, CA)
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1. Sebastian Munoz (-8)
T2. Tyrrell Hatton (-7)
T2. Justin Thomas (-7)

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB Playoffs
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8:08 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays (at Arlington, TX)
(Best-of-seven World Series tied, 1-1)

Top-25 College Football (Coaches Poll)
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8:00 p.m. – #14 Wisconsin Badgers host Illinois Fighting Illini

PGA
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The ZOZO Championship (at Thousand Oaks, CA)