H.S. Girls Basketball
|Belfry||47||vs. Sheldon Clark||42|
|Johnson Central||71||vs. Pike County Central||41|
|Lawrence County||67||vs. Allen Central||28|
(at Central (Wise),VA)
|-||Powell Valley National Bank Classic|
|Sheldon Clark||-||at Prestonsburg||-||7:30 PM|
H.S. Boys Basketball
|Bath County||81||vs.Fleming County||62||EKC Tournament|
|Russell||59||at East Carter||50||EKC Tournament|
|West Carter||80||vs.Rowan County||72||EKC Tournament|
|Hazard||82||at Lee County||63|
|Knott County Central||81||vs. June Buchanan||44|
|Letcher County Central||84||vs. Betsy Layne||43|
|Perry County Central||74||at Clay County||64|
|Pike County Central||71||vs. Allen Central||63|
|Shelby Valley||67||at Prestonsburg||45|
|South Floyd||100||vs. Jenkins||73|
No Local Games
Kentucky Football Senior Center Jon Toth and Sophomore Linebacker Jordan Jones were named to the Coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference Second Team it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
* Toth is considered one of the top Centers in college football for the second straight season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, has played in 48 career games with a nation-high 47 consecutive starts. Toth leads the team with 69 knockdown blocks and has been credited with 195 blocks at the point of attack this season. Off the field, Toth is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and is on track to graduate in December with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a nominee for several national awards this season, including the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award, the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding center and the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s best interior lineman. Toth has been selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January. As a group, Kentucky’s offensive line was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, given to the nation’s best O-Line unit.
* Jones, from Youngstown, Ohio, burst onto the scene this season with 19 tackles in the season opener and never slowed down. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound sophomore finished the regular season with 100 total tackles to rank third in the SEC in tackles per game (8.3) and his 70 solo tackles led the league and ranked 11th nationally. Jones is the only player in UK history to have at least 100 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks in a single season. Jones also added nine quarterback hurries, four pass breakups and a forced fumble.
UK Women’s Basketball
After scoring 52 points with 19 rebounds and 11 assists combined last week against two top-15 teams in Oklahoma and Louisville, University of Kentucky women’s basketball senior guard Makayla Epps has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. This is the first weekly honor of the season for Epps, who has been named SEC Player of the Week by the league office three times in her career. Epps earned lofty praise this preseason after averaging 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists last season. She has been named to several national player of the year watch lists, including the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List, Naismith Trophy Top 50 and Wade Trophy Watch List. Epps was named to College Sports Madness’ and The Sporting News’ Preseason All-America First Team, Athlon Sports Preseason All-America Second Team and was named Preseason All-SEC by league media and league coaches. Last season, Epps earned honorable-mention All-America honors by both The Associated Press and WBCA.
UK Men’s Basketball
The Univ. of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Team will return to action Tonight at Rupp Arena, after suffering their first loss of the season over the weekend to the UCLA Bruins (97-92). UK (7-1) will host the Valparaiso Crusaders, who come in with an overall record of 7-1 and coming off an upset win over Rhode Island on Nov 29 (65-62). Game time tonight is set for 8 PM and will be shown Live on the SEC Network and can be heard Live on the UK Radio Network (WSIP 98.9 FM) with pre-game starting at 6:30 PM.
Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (at Houchens/L.T. Smith, WKU)
|Beechwood||21||vs.Hazard||14||Class 1A Championship|
|Christian Academy-Louisville||24||vs.Danville||6||Class 2A Championship|
|Belfry||52||vs.Central||31||Class 3A Championship|
|Johnson Central||48||vs.Franklin-Simpson||0||Class 4A Championship|
|Bowling Green||70||vs.Pulaski County||22||Class 5A Championship|
|Trinity (Louisville)||56||vs.Lafayette||21||Class 6A Championship|
* JCHS 1st Team State Championship in any sport in JCHS School History.
* So. RB - Joe Jackson was named the MVP for the Championship Game (15c/85 yds, 3 TD’s)
* JCHS gained 403 yds of Total Offense (344 Rushing and 59 yds Passing)
* JCHS allowed just 18 Total yds for Franlin-Simpson (9 Rushing, 9 yds Passing)
* In 5 Playoff Games for JCHS, they outscored their opponents 259-15 (last 3 held scoreless).
* This was Coach Jim Matney’s 1st State Coaching Title
H.S. Boys Basketball
|Boyd County||88||at Rose Hill Christian||24|
|Lawrence County||66||at East Ridge||49|
|June Buchanan||-||at Knott County Central||-||7:30 PM|
|Hazard||-||at Lee County||-||7:30 PM|
|Betsy Layne||-||at Letcher County Central||-||8:00 PM|
|Morgan County||-||at Lewis County||-||6:00 PM|
|Allen Central||-||at Pike County Central||-||7:30 PM|
|Shelby Valley||-||at Prestonsburg||-||7:30 PM|
|Jenkins||-||at South Floyd||-||7:30 PM|
H.S. Girls Basketball
|Letcher County Central||62||vs. Betsy Layne||48|
|Shelby Valley||71||vs. Magoffin County||41|
|Sheldon Clark||-||at Belfry||-||7:30 PM|
|Phelps||-||at Jenkins||-||7:30 PM|
|Pike County Central||-||at Johnson Central||-||7:30 PM|
|Allen Central||-||at Lawrence County||-||7:30 PM|
UK Men’s Basketball
The Univ. of Kentucky men’s basketball team dropped a few spots in the latest Associated Press' college basketball poll. UK dropped from #1 to #6 after suffering their first loss of the season Saturday to UCLA (97-92). UK is 7-1 on the season and will be back in action on Wednesday, as they will host Valparaiso @ 8 PM.
The UK Football Cats have been selected to play in the TaxSlayer Bowl on New Year's Eve in Jacksonville, Florida and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were selected as Kentucky's opponent. Kickoff is set for 11:00 AM December 31 and will be televised by ESPN. The Wildcats finished their regular season 7-5, while the Yellow Jackets finished the season 8-4 overall. This marks UK’s first bowl appearance since the 2010 season and first during the Stoops era. Overall, this will be Kentucky’s 16th bowl appearance with the Wildcats owning a record of 8-7 in those games. UK has never played in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Originally known as the Gator Bowl, the TaxSlayer Bowl has been played continuously since the 1945 season, making it the sixth-oldest existing bowl game.
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