October 21, 2016
BOYS SOCCER RESULTS
FIRST REGION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
McCracken County 2, Graves County 0
SECOND REGION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
Hopkinsville 4, Henderson County 1
GIRLS SOCCER RESULTS
SECOND REGION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
Henderson County 4, Hopkinsville 0
FIRST REGION VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
(AT McCRACKEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL)
Hickman County vs. Graves County – 6 pm
Marshall County vs. CCA – 7 pm
Ballard Memorial vs. Christian Fellowship – 6 pm
McCracken County vs. Carlisle County – 7 pm
The semifinals will be played Wednesday and the Championship on Thursday.
LAKERS HOST LOGAN COUNTY
The Calloway County football team will look to bounce back from last week’s loss to Hopkinsville when they welcome winless Logan County to Jack Rose Stadium for Friday night’s homecoming tilt. The Lakers are 6-2 while the Cougars come into the game 0-8. In fact, Logan County hasn’t won a game since October of 2012, and enter the contest on a 41-game losing streak.
TIGERS HOST BALLARD MEMORIAL
Murray High will host Ballard Memorial Friday night in a key district game at Ty Holland Stadium. With a home playoff game on the line, the Tigers come into tonight’s homecoming game 2-6 overall, and 1-1 in the district. The Bombers are also 1-1, but 4-4 overall. Airtime for the game is 6pm for the pregame show, with kickoff set for 7pm on 1340 WNBS. In other games tonight:
Webster County at Mayfield
Graves County at Owensboro
Marshall County at Apollo
Fort Campbell at Paducah Tilghman
Muhlenberg County at McCracken County
Fulton County at Halls
Crittenden County at Russellville
Union County at Trigg County
RACER FOOTBALL AT EIU
Murray State football travels to Charleston Saturday to face 15th-ranked Eastern Illinois in the Panthers annual homecoming tilt at O’Brien Stadium. EIU is led by Quarterback Mitch Kimble, and Racer head coach Mitch Stewart knows limiting the success of the Syracuse transfer will be a key to defensive success on Saturday. Kickoff time is 1pm Saturday, with airtime at 12:30 on FROGGY. Elsewhere in the OVC on Saturday:
Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech
#2 Jacksonville State at Eastern Kentucky
UT Martin at Georgia State
Mercer at Austin Peay
#25 Tennessee State at Vanderbilt
REGIONAL FOOTBALL SLATE
In regional college football action on Saturday, Louisville hosts North Carolina State in an 11am game on ABC, Kentucky hosts Mississippi State at 6:30 pm in a game that airs on the SEC Network, and WKU hosts Old Dominion in a 6pm kickoff on the American Sports Network. Number-19 Tennessee has the week off. The WNBS College Football Game of the week has #6 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama, on the air at 2pm Saturday.
RACER SOCCER AT HOME, VOLLEYBALL ON THE ROAD
The Murray State Racers soccer team will host Jacksonville State at 3pm today. Three straight shutouts in the last two weeks pushed the Racers into first place as the team goes for a second-straight Ohio Valley Conference regular season title. The Racers carry a 19-game unbeaten streak into today’s game. The Racers will host Belmont on Sunday….Racer Volleyball is also in first place in the OVC as they play a pair of crucial matches this weekend in their quest for a third consecutive OVC regular season championship. MSU is at Tennessee State tonight, and then will play at Belmont tomorrow. The Bruins defeated the Racers in last year’s OVC Volleyball Tournament Finals.
TWADDLE NAMED OVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Murray State softball player, Jessica Twaddle, is one of six selected by the Ohio Valley Conference to receive its prestigious Scholar-Athlete Award for 2016-17. The award is the highest individual honor that can be earned by OVC student-athletes, and is given annually to three men and three women student-athletes for their accomplishments in both the classroom and athletic arena, and because of their leadership qualities. Besides Twaddle, other winners are Alberto Esteban of Tennessee Tech (tennis), Ben Fisher of Eastern Kentucky (baseball), Abi Gearing of Tennessee Tech (soccer), Riley McInerney of Eastern Illinois (cross country and track & field), and Kylee Smith of Belmont (basketball).
NCAA RELEASES LOUISVILLE REPORT
The NCAA says the University of Louisville is guilty of serious violations inside its men’s basketball program. The long-awaited report into the school’s sex for recruits scandal came out yesterday. NCAA investigators corroborated many of the claims from a former escort who says she provided women to players and recruits at Louisville. Most of the blame is at the feet of a basketball staffer, Andre McGee. But the report also says coach Rick Pitino is guilty of failing to monitor his program. The NCAA’s punishment will come later. Pitino says he’s only guilty of trusting someone. Pitino and Louisville school leaders are promising to fight charges from the NCAA that he didn’t keep a close enough eye on his program. Pitino says his only failure was trusting disgraced former staffer Andre McGee.
OILERS DOWN ST. LOUIS
The Blues gave up a pair of third-period goals and lost 3-1 to the Oilers in Edmonton. Nail Yakupov scored to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead in the second period. Jake Allen made 20 saves as the Blues fell to 3-1-and-1. They finish their three-game road trip tomorrow night in Calgary.
NASHVILLE AT DETROIT TONIGHT
The Predators visit the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Nashville is 1-2-and-0 on the year and is back home tomorrow to face the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Detroit is 2-2-and-0. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m.
The Memphis Grizzlies tip off the regular season on Wednesday at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. David Fizdale is in his first season as head coach as Memphis seeks a seventh straight trip to the postseason…The Grizzlies waived two players and signed two more yesterday. The team released guard Chris Crawford and forward Vince Hunter, who were each signed in the past month. Both appeared in four preseason games for Memphis. The Grizzlies added center Matt Costello and guard Kellen Dunham. Costello is a rookie who recently played for Atlanta, while Dunham last played for Memphis during NBA Summer League.
KENNEDY HONORED THIS WEEKEND
Former Murray State men’s basketball coach Billy Kennedy returns to Southeastern Louisiana this weekend. Kennedy is being honored as the university’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year this week in conjunction with homecoming festivities. Kennedy is a 1986 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana and returned to his alma mater in 1999 to coach the Lions for six seasons. The 2004-05 team captured the Southland Conference championship and made the program’s first trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament. Kennedy went on to coach at Murray State for five seasons, leading the Racers to two Ohio Valley Conference championships and the 2009-10 NCAA Tournament. He has been the head coach at Texas A&M for the past five seasons, and led the Aggies to a share of the SEC title this past season.
TITANS PREP FOR INDY
The Tennessee Titans host the division-rival Colts Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee it looking to stretch its winning streak to three after back-to-back wins over the Dolphins and Browns. The Titans are second in the AFC South at 3-and-3, a game behind Houston. Indianapolis is last at 2-and-4. You can hear the game Sunday on WNBS with coverage beginning at 11:30 am as game one of our twinbill. At 3:15 you can hear the New England Patriots battle the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The Cubs are a win away from their first trip to the World Series since 1945. Chicago doubled up the Dodgers 8-4 in Game Five of the NLCS last night in LA. The Cubs hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven set and host Game Six tomorrow night.
The Packers are celebrating a big win over their bitter rival. Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the second half and the Pack pulled away for a 26-10 win over the Bears on “Thursday Night Football”. Davante Adams caught a pair of TD throws to help Green Bay improve to 4-and-2. Chicago dropped to 1-and-6.
Number-14 Boise State survived a scare and held on for a 28-27 win over BYU. Boise State blocked a potential go-ahead 44-yard field goal and defended a Hail Mary in the closing seconds to improve to 7-and-0.
The Los Angeles Sparks are WNBA champions. Nneka Ogwumike’s putback with less than four seconds left pushed the Sparks past the Lynx 77-76 in the deciding Game Five of the WNBA Finals. Candace Parker led LA with 28 points and 12 rebounds and was named Finals MVP.
Giants kicker Josh Brown will not travel with the team to London for Sunday’s game against the Rams. The team announced the news after new information came out regarding Brown’s domestic violence case. Brown admitted to abusing his ex-wife in emails and journal entries that were released Wednesday.
Green Bay Packers 26, Chicago Bears 10
Chicago Cubs 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 4
(Cubs lead best-of-seven NLCS, 3-2)
Edmonton Oilers 3, St. Louis Blues 1
Boston Bruins 2, New Jersey Devils 1
Anaheim Ducks 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 3, San Jose Sharks 2
Montreal Canadiens 5, Arizona Coyotes 2
Colorado Avalanche 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 0
Washington Capitals 4, Florida Panthers 2
Minnesota Wild 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Los Angeles Kings 4, Dallas Stars 3 (OT)
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Calgary Flames 2
Vancouver Canucks 2, Buffalo Sabres 1
Orlando Magic 114, New Orleans Pelicans 111 (OT)
Charlotte Hornets 96, Miami Heat 88
New York Knicks 116, Brooklyn Nets 111
Atlanta Hawks 97, Chicago Bulls 81 (at Omaha, NE)
Los Angeles Sparks 77, Minnesota Lynx 76
(Sparks win best-of-five Finals, 3-2)
NCAA Top-25 College Football
#14 Boise State Broncos 28, BYU Cougars 27
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
No Games Scheduled
7:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:30 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings
7:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:30 p.m. – Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets
10:00 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers (at Anaheim, CA)
10:30 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors
(End of Preseason)
CIMB Classic (at Kuala Lampur, Malaysia)