SPORTS

OCTOBER 11, 2019

THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER RESULTS
Kallen Fuller and Carmen Gunn scored goals as Marshall County claimed the Girls Second District Soccer Tournament championship with a 2-0 win over Calloway County last night in Mayfield. In the nightcap, Jarrett Wiles PK goal gave Marshall County a a 1-0 double-overtime penalty-kicks victory over Murray High. All four teams advance to next week’s Region 1 Tournament.

FIRST DISTRICT GIRLS: Paducah Tilghman 3, St. Mary 0
FIRST DISTRICT BOYS: Paducah Tilghman 4, St. Mary 1

Both Tilghman teams are scheduled to face McCracken County tonight in First District Tournament Title games.

THURSDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
Mosley (Florida) 3, Graves County 0
(25-14, 25-16, 25-23)

Massac County 3, Caldwell County 0
(25-22, 25-21, 25-19)

LAKERS WELCOME STORM TO MURRAY
Calloway County returns off a bye week for a huge 4A District game against Hopkins County Central at Jack Rose Stadium. Lakers head coach Chris Champion says the Storm’s offensive strategy is to get ball into the hands of Blasin Moore, their leading player on offense. Airtime for tonight’s 7 pm game is set for 6:30 on 104.5 WBZB.

TIGERS SEEK SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN
Murray High makes the long trek to Ballard Memorial to face the Bombers in a 2A District tilt. The Tigers will be going for a sixth straight win, but the Bombers may not be the only opponent. Rain and falling temperatures could be factors, but Tigers head coach Keith Hodge hopes his team embraces the changes. Airtime for tonight’s 7 pm game is 6 pm on WNBS. In other games tonight:

Graves County at Grayson County
Fort Campbell at Caldwell County
Caverna at Crittenden County
Apollo at Henderson County
Hopkinsville at Madisonville

RACERS TRAVEL TO TENNESSEE STATE
Murray State will look to make it back-to-back OVC wins tomorrow when they travel to Nashville to face Tennessee State at Hale Stadium. Murray State has won three in a row in the 30 game series and eight of the last 10. The 1-5 Tigers enter the game leading the OVC in total offense, but are last in the league in total defense. Airtime for Saturday’s 2:05 game is set for 1:30 on Froggy 103.7.

CATS HOST ARKANSAS; CARDS AT #17 WAKE FOREST
In other college football action on Saturday, Kentucky hosts Arkansas, Louisville is at number-17 Wake Forest, Tennessee hosts Mississippi State, WKU hosts Army, SEMO is at Austin Peay, UT Martin is at Tennessee Tech, and Illinois State visits SIU. Our WNBS College Football Game of the week is Oklahoma vs Texas, on the air at 10:30 in the morning.

UK PROSPECT DE-COMMITS
A highly-ranked prospect says he has de-committed from Kentucky. Louisville Butler wide receiver Jordan Watkins made his decision less than a week after he attended Louisville’s win over Boston College. On Twitter, Watkins thanked Kentucky coaches for recruiting him.

RACER SOCCER LOOKS TO STAY UNBEATEN IN OVC
Murray State soccer in in Cookeville tonight for game three of their four-game road trip against Tennessee Tech. The Racers improved to a perfect 5-0 against OVC competition, while the Golden Eagles enter tonight’s contest at 4-5-4 overall with a 2-1-2 mark against OVC opponents. The match is slated to begin at 7 and will stream on ESPN Plus.

CARDS HOST NLCS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW
The Cardinals are set to face the Nationals tonight in Game One of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08. Miles Mikolas takes the mound for St. Louis against Washington’s Aníbal Sánchez. Delayed coverage of tonight’s game will air after Murray High football on WNBS, with Game 2 coverage beginning at 2:58 Saturday on WNBS.

HOCKEY ROUNDUP
Mattias Ekholm scored a goal late in the third to break a 5-all tie and lead the Predators past the Capitals 6-5 at Bridgestone Arena. The Preds head to Los Angeles to play the Kings tomorrow. David Perron scored two goals to help the Blues beat the Senators 6-4 in Ottawa.

NFL COVERGE BEGINS ON WNBS
With regular season baseball games finished, WNBS first weekend of NFL coverge begins Sunday with an NFL Tripleheader. Hear coverage the London game between Carolina and Tampa Bay beginning at 9:15, followed by Cincinnati at Baltimore at noon, and then San Francisco visits the LA Rams at around 3:30

TITANS AT DENVER
The Tennessee Titans will look to bounce back from last week’s loss when they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos Sunday. Marcus Mariota has thrown for a little over 11-hundred yards and seven touchdowns, but was quiet against the Bills, throwing for just 183 yards and got sacked five times. However, he has yet to throw an interception. Derrick Henry leads the team with 388 yards on the ground with four touchdowns. The Titans sit at 2-and-3. The Broncos are 1-and-4.

MEMPHIS OFF UNTIL MONDAY
The Memphis Grizzlies start NBA preseason play Monday hosting the Charlotte Hornets. Memphis played its first two exhibition games against international teams and is 2-and-0. The regular season starts October 23rd at the Miami Heat.

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The Patriots blew a 14-0 lead before pulling away to beat the Giants 35-14 on Thursday Night Football in Foxborough. Tom Brady passed for 334 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns as New England improved to 6-and-0. The Pats picked off Daniel Jones three times and returned a fumble and a blocked punt for scores. New York fell to 2-and-4.

The Astros are headed to their third straight American League Championship Series. They beat the Rays 6-1 in the deciding Game Five of their AL Division Series in Houston. The ‘Stros scored four times in the first inning off Tyler Glasnow. Gerrit Cole pitched eight innings for the win. The Astros host the Yankees in Game One of the ALCS tomorrow.

The National League Championship Series gets going tonight as the Nationals visit the Cardinals in Game One in St. Louis. Anibal Sanchez will take the mound for Washington, while St. Louis counters with Miles Mikolas. The Cards beat the Braves in five games in their NL Division Series, while the Nats beat the Dodgers in five games in their NLDS.

Gabe Kapler is the latest major league manager out of work. The Phillies fired Kapler on Thursday after missing the playoffs at 81-and-81. The Phils entered the year with high hopes after spending more than 400-million-dollars in free agency, including signing slugger Bryce Harper. Kapler finished 161-and-163 in his two seasons with Philadelphia.

The Mystics are celebrating their first WNBA championship. They beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in the deciding Game Five of the WNBA Finals in Washington. Emma Meesseman scored 22 points off the bench and Elena Delle Donne added 21. Jonquel Jones tallied 25 points in defeat for the Sun. Connecticut was also seeking its first WNBA title.

THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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New England Patriots 35, New York Giants 14

MLB Playoffs
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Houston Astros 6, Tampa Bay Rays 1
(Astros win best-of-five ALDS, 3-2)

NHL
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Detroit Red Wings 4, Montreal Canadiens 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Anaheim Ducks 1
Edmonton Oilers 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 7, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
St. Louis Blues 6, Ottawa Senators 4
Nashville Predators 6, Washington Capitals 5
Winnipeg Jets 5, Minnesota Wild 2
Calgary Flames 3, Dallas Stars 2 (SO)
San Jose Sharks 5, Chicago Blackhawks 4
Colorado Avalanche 4, Boston Bruins 2
Arizona Coyotes 4, Vegas Golden Knights 1

NBA Preseason
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Houston Rockets 118, Toronto Raptors 111
Brooklyn Nets 114, Los Angeles Lakers 111
Oklahoma City Thunder 110, New Zealand Breakers 84
Portland Trail Blazers 104, Maccabi Haifa 68
Sacramento Kings 105, Phoenix Suns 88
Denver Nuggets 111, LA Clippers 91
Golden State Warriors 143, Minnesota Timberwolves 123

WNBA Playoffs
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Washington Mystics 89, Connecticut Sun 78
(Mystics win best-of-five WNBA Finals, 3-2)

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB Playoffs
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8:08 p.m. – Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals
(Game One of best-of-seven NLCS)

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes

NBA Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers
7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets
7:30 p.m. – Washington Wizards at New York Knicks
8:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks

College Football (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
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10:00 p.m. – #13 Oregon Ducks vs Colorado Buffaloes
8:00 p.m. – #19 Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami (FL) Hurricanes