SPORTS

August 26, 2016

FRIDAY FOOTBALL PREVIEW
With Murray High’s Andrew Pajor sidelined for the foreseeable future, Calloway County may have its best shot in years to snap a seven game losing streak to the Tigers in the annual Crosstown Classic football game which kicks off tonight at 7 at Stewart Stadium. The Lakers blanked Ohio County 22-0 in their opener behind quarterback Jacob Bellah who accounted for three touchdowns. Meanwhile, Murray High rallied for a 17-12 win over West Greene on Saturday despite losing their leading running back. Hunter Utley will be under center tonight for the Tigers while Michael Parks will assume most of the running load in Pajor’s absence. Airtime tonight for the special two-hour pregame show is 5pm and you will hear from both coaches and players from both teams. You can hear the game tonight on WNBS and Froggy 103.7, and online on both stations home pages. In other games tonight:

Paducah Tilghman at Central Hardin
McCracken County at Warren Central
Marshall County at Mayfield
Fulton City at Ballard Memorial
Trigg County at Graves County
Franklin-Simpson at Caldwell County

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES
1st Region All A Classic Championship
Murray High 4, St. Mary 1 (Nick Bokeno with a hat trick)

2nd Region All A Classic Championship
Lyon County 4, UHA 1

Murray will face Lyon County in All-A Classic Sectional play.

OTHER GAMES
Marshall County 2, Calloway County 1
McCracken County 3, Paducah Tilghman 1
Caldwell County 10, Dawson Springs 0

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES
1st Region All A Classic Championship
Murray High 10, Ballard Memorial 0 (Lydia Grogan had four goals)

2nd Region All A Classic Championship
UHA 10, Crittenden County 0

Murray will face University Heights in All-A Classic Sectional play.

OTHER GAMES
Marshall County 7, Calloway County 0
Graves County 10, Mayfield 0
Warren Central 5, Trigg County 0
McCracken County 10, Paducah Tilghman 0
Caldwell County 5, Dawson Springs 0

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES
Murray High 3, Trigg County 0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-11)
Calloway County 2, Fulton City 0 (25-17, 25-19)
Ballard Memorial 3, Hickman County 0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-18)
CCA 3, Paducah Tilghman 1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Marshall County 3, Christian Fellowship 1 (30-32, 26-24, 25-15, 25-13)

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF at Miller Memorial Golf Club
Graves County (182) Dawson Fowler 39, Jake Morgan 46, Ryan Overby 48, Alex Jackson 49
Murray (191) Brogan Welsh 39, Nathan Waltmon 46, Blake Newsome 48, Jack Epperson 58

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF at Miller Memorial Golf Club
Murray (178) Sarah McDowell 35, Delaney Welsh 42, Claire Whitaker 47, Mary Browder Howell 54
Graves County (180) Nicole Taylor 38, Laney Shoulta 44, Madison Myers 46, Ellie West 52

RACER SOCCER HOSTS MOCS
The Murray State soccer team will host its home opener today when Chattanooga visits Cutchin Field in a 4pm game that can also be seen on OVCDigitalNetwork. The Racers are 0-1 after dropping their season opener at Alabama on Sunday night. The first 250 fans to fill the hill today will get a 2015 MSU Ohio Valley Conference Champion t-shirt. There will also be $1 hotdogs, hamburgers and slushies. In OVC games yesterday:

Eastern Kentucky 2, Northern Kentucky 0
Morehead State 2, Bowling Green 1
Southeast Missouri 1, Green Bay 0 (OT)

RACER VOLLEYBALL OPENS TONIGHT IN INDIANA
The Murray State volleyball team opens its 2016 slate tonight when they open a three-game series at the Fort Wayne Invitational, hosted by Fort Wayne, formerly known as IPFW. The Racers play Fort Wayne tonight at 6. On Saturday they will face Ball State at 9 am and close the tournament against Youngstown State at 3 pm. The Racers are gunning for a thirds straight OVC regular season championship.

KENTUCKY TEAM FALLS AT LLWS
A team from Tennessee, not Kentucky, in the U.S. Championship game at the Little League World Series. The team from Bowling Green fell short last night. It lost 8-4 to the squad from Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The Tennessee team will take on a team from upstate New York tomorrow.

CALIPARI: WILLIS WONT MISS TIME OVER ARREST
Kentucky coach John Calipari says senior forward Derek Willis won’t miss any game time despite his June arrest for public intoxication. Calipari wouldn’t say what disciplinary steps were taken against Willis other than to say the arrest illustrates his point to players that “being here, you can’t talk your way out of it.” A Boone County deputy arrested Willis in Union on June 11 after finding him asleep and lying outside the open driver’s side door of a car. The arrest citation said the deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Willis, who had slurred speech when awakened. Willis was arrested for a first and second offense and released after posting $50 bond.

METS OUTSLUG CARDINALS
The Cardinals fell behind 7-0 and couldn’t recover in a 10-6 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright gave up seven runs, only two earned in five innings. Wainwright is 9-and-8. Brandon Moss hit two homers as St. Louis lost two-of-three to New York. The Cardinals welcome the A’s to Busch Stadium tonight for the start of a three-game series. Luke Weaver will start for St. Louis, while Oakland sends Ross Detwiler to the mound. First pitch is at 7:15 but our coverage will be delayed until 10pm due to coverage of tonight’s Crosstown Classic.

MEMPHIS EDGES NASHVILLE
The Memphis Redbirds completed a comeback win with a two-run ninth inning, beating the Sounds, 7-6 at Huntington Park. Memphis trailed 6-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, but were able to improve to 62-and-70. The third of the five-game series is tonight.

BLUES NAME NEW CAPTAIN
Alex Pietrangelo is the new captain of the St. Louis Blues. He was named the club’s 21st captain yesterday. Pietrangelo assumes the role from David Backes, who left the Blues to sign a five-year, 30-million-dollar free-agent deal with Boston.

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
Tony Romo didn’t see much action in the Cowboys’ third preseason game. The Dallas quarterback left their loss to the Seahawks on his third play with a back injury. Romo was sacked by Cliff Avril, but could have returned. It was a coach’s decision to keep him out.

The Patriots are hoping to breath life into Barkevious Mingo’s career. New England acquired the outside linebacker from the Browns for a 2017 fifth-round pick. Mingo was the sixth-overall choice by Cleveland in the 2013 draft. He has only seven sacks in three seasons.

The college football season officially kicks off tonight. Cal and Hawaii square off in Sydney, Australia. Most teams get going next week beginning on Thursday, September 1st.

Matt Moore fell one out short of a no-hitter, but the Giants still came away with a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Moore improved to 1-and-3 in eight-and-two-third shutout innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. Corey Seager broke up the no-hit bid with a bloop single.

The Dodgers and Phillies are exchanging catchers. Los Angeles acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia for A.J. Ellis. LA also received one-million-dollars. Ellis is from Lexington, Kentucky played his college baseball at Austin Peay

THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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New York Mets 10, St. Louis Cardinals 6
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2 (10 inn)
Atlanta Braves 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
San Francisco Giants 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

MLB American League
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Tampa Bay Rays 2, Boston Red Sox 1
Detroit Tigers 8, Minnesota Twins 5
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Texas Rangers 9, Cleveland Indians 0
Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle Mariners 6

MLB Interleague
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Washington Nationals 4, Baltimore Orioles 0
Kansas City Royals 5, Miami Marlins 2

NFL Preseason
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Miami Dolphins 17, Atlanta Falcons 6 (at Orlando, FL)
Seattle Seahawks 27, Dallas Cowboys 17

PGA
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The Barclays (at Farmingdale, NY)

T-1. Patrick Reed (-5)
T-1. Martin Laird (-5)

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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7:05 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals
7:10 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
7:10 p.m. – San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins
8:10 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers
9:40 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
10:15 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League
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7:05 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
7:07 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox
7:10 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers
8:05 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
8:10 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox
8:10 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

MLB Interleague
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8:15 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at St. Louis Cardinals

NFL Preseason
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7:30 p.m. – New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins
8:00 p.m. – Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints
10:00 p.m. – Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

WNBA
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7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun
8:00 p.m. – New York Liberty at San Antonio Stars
8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Dream at Chicago Sky
10:00 p.m. – Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury
10:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm

PGA
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The Barclays (at Farmingdale, NY)