LOCAL SPORTS

WSIP Sports 11-17-2017

 

H.S. Football Playoff’s

Tonight

Pikeville - at Hazard - 7:30 PM Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA
Raceland - at Paintsville - 7:30 PM Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA
         
Belfry - at Central - 7:30 PM Class 3A Russell Athletic/KHSAA
Corbin - at Powell County - 7:30 PM Class 3A Russell Athletic/KHSAA
         
Johnson Central - at Ashland Blazer - 7:30 PM Class 4A Russell Athletic/KHSAA


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UK Football

The Kentucky Football team closes out the road portion of its schedule with a trip to 9-1 Georgia, which already has clinched the SEC East and will play in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta on Dec. 2. The Wildcats can post their first winning record in conference play since going 6-0 in 1977 after having clinched the first back-to-back seasons of at least a .500 mark since 1998-99 with last week's win at Vanderbilt. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. ET at Sanford Stadium and the game will air on CBS. It is the first appearance on CBS for the Cats since Sept. 10, 2016 (at Florida). The game can also be heard Live on the UK Radio Network (WSIP 98.9 FM.


UK Men’s Basketball

The No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats Men’s basketball team will be back in action Tonight from Rupp Arena as the CATS will host East Tennessee State (1-1). UK is coming off a close loss Tuesday night vs Kansas (65-61) in the Champions Classic. Game time is set for 7 pm LIVE on the SEC Network and on the UK Radio Network (AM 600 WKYH) with pre-game set at 5:30 PM.



WSIP Sports 11-15-2017

 

H.S. Baseball

* Johnson Central Sr. Pitcher Tate Meade signed Monday to play baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan in Owensboro, Ky. Meade has racked up over 15 wins in his time at Johnson Central. In 2016, Meade averaged 9 strikeouts per game during his Jr season.


UK Men’s Basketball

* No. 7 Kentucky lost last night to No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 in the Champions Classic from Chicago. In a game that matched the two winningest Division I programs, the Jayhawks (2-0) prevailed after the two teams spent most of the second half trading baskets and leads. The loss dropped the CATS to 2-1 overall. Kevin Knox led Kentucky with 20 points and Hamidou Diallo added 14. UK will be back in action on Friday, Nov 17 vs East Tenn. State from Rupp Arena. Game time is set for 7 PM.

* The Kentucky Wildcats also picked up another top recruit on Tuesday. Tyler Herro committed to the Wildcats. Herro is a 6-5 shooting guard and is the 4th best shooting guard in the class of 20-18 and the 36th overall recruit in the class. Herro had offers from Wisconsin, Arizona, and Indiana.


NCAA Men’s Basketball

* Former Perry Co Central Commodore Braxton Beverly has been ruled eligible to play basketball, NCAA officials announced on Twitter Tuesday. "Based on additional information, NCAA staff reconsidered and granted NC State’s transfer waiver request for Braxton Beverly, allowing him to compete immediately," the tweet read. Beverly had been denied immediate eligibility after leaving Ohio State following Thad Matta's resignation. He took a summer class, causing the NCAA to deny him eligibility for one year initially. After a waiver request and subsequent appeal, Beverly was still ruled ineligible. A final request for reconsideration for his eligibility was submitted after the appeal failed. That request was successful. Beverly played for five years at Perry Co Central.


UK Football

* The game time has been set for Louisville @ Kentucky on Sat. November 25th. The game will kickoff at 12 noon at Kroger Field and will air Live on the SEC Network. Kentucky holds a 7-3 record currently, with the Cardinals sitting at 6-4, good enough for 5th in the ACC Atlantic division. Last year's meeting between the two teams was a thriller that saw the Wildcats knock off the Cardinals at Papa John’s Stadium with a 41-38 final score.

* Kentucky will be in action this Sat. Nov 18 traveling to Athens, Ga to face the Georgia Bulldogs. UK is coming off a 44-21 Win at Vanderbilt last Saturday, while Georgia is coming off a blowout loss vs Auburn. Game time is set for 3:30 PM and available on CBS.

 

 

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