Sports March 19, 2012


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H.S. Basketball

KHSAA Boys Sweet 16

The 2012 PNC/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament concluded Saturday night and a new State champion has been crowned, with some historical achievments. The Championship game had Louisville Trinity (34-3) matching up with Scott Co (34-4). Triity came into this year's tournament as the favotite and proved that fact with a convincing 71-53 victory to claim the school;s 1st ever State basketball crown. Not only was this the Shamrocks 1st title, but they became the first school to ever win a State basketball and State football title in the same year. Earlier in the day, inthe State semi-finals, Trinity defeated Southwestern 56-47 and Scott Co. defeated Oldham Co. 56-43.

HS Baseball

(Sat Games)

Johnson Central 7 vs. Boyd County 2    
Paintsville 7 at Fairview 3


Paintsville - at Pikeville     - 6:00 PM
Magoffin County - at Betsy Layne - 5:30 PM
Pike County Central - at Lawrence County - 6:00 PM
Belfry - at East Ridge - 6:00 PM
Prestonsburg -     at Hazard - 5:30 PM
Shelby Valley - at Letcher County Central - 6:00 PM
Allen Central -     at Perry County Central - 5:30 PM
Lee County - at Morgan County - 5:30 PM
Rowan County     - vs.Green County Tech, AR (at Myrthle Beach, SC) -     6:00 PM Cal Ripken Experience
Rowan County     - vs.Saint Augustine Prep, NJ (at Myrthle Beach, SC) - 12:00 PM Cal Ripken Experience
Menifee County - at Bath County - 5:30 PM
Fleming County - at East Carter - 6:00 PM
Fairview - at Raceland     - 5:30 PM

HS Softball


Sheldon Clark     - at Rowan County - 6:00 PM
Magoffin County - at Pike County Central - 6:00 PM
Shelby Valley - at Betsy Layne     - 6:00 PM
Haysi, VA - at East Ridge - 5:30 PM
Prestonsburg -     at Jackson City - 6:00 PM
Breathitt County - at Morgan County -     6:00 PM
Jenkins - at Pikeville - 6:00 PM
Fairview - at Russell - 5:30 PM
Belfry - at Van, WV - 6:30 PM

UK Men's Basketball

Freshman Marquis Teague had one of his best games as a CAT and helped lead the Wildcats to the South Regional semifinals in Atlanta, with an 87-71 victory over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night. Teague scored a career-high 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together another complete performance with a dominating second-half run. Fellow Freshman Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, senior Darius Miller added 19 points and Doron Lamb finished with 16. The Wildcats (34-2) used a 20-2 burst to break away from a 42-42 tie and next will face fourth-seeded Indiana on Friday.

UK Women's Basketball

The UK women's basketball team is also competing in the NCAA women's basketball tournament and played their first game on Saturday. Kentucky defeated McNeese State.68 to 62. UK is the #2 seed in the Kingston bracket and improved to 26-6 on the season. Keyla Snowden led the Wildcats with 11 points, all coming in the second half. Samarie Walker had eight points and 13 rebounds, while Amber Smith had eight points, season-high 7 rebounds and 4 assists.Samantha Drake had 8 points, 6 rebounds and blocked 4 shots and Azia Bishop came off the bench to score 10 points. Next up for UK is # 7 seed Green Bay, who defeated Iowa St. 71-57 on Saturday. This game will be played tonight @ 9:45 PM on one of the ESPN networks.


Derek Fisher has reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets and is expected to become a free agent once he clears waivers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Fisher, 37, was traded to the Rockets on Thursday with a 2012 first-round draft pick for forward Jordan Hill. Fisher became expendable after the Los Angeles Lakers acquired point guard Ramon Sessions from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
More From Adrian Wojnarowski Spurs to sign Patty Mills Mar 17, 2012 Clippers acquire Nick Young in three-team deal Mar 15, 2012 Fisher will likely have a deal with a contender soon. A new rule in the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t allow him to get bought out after a trade and re-sign with the Lakers this season. Fisher had a $3.4 million player option on his 2012-13 contract. Fisher averaged 5.9 points and 25.5 minutes for the Lakers this season.

(Tonight Schedule)
Philadelphia 25-20 (Road: 9-11) @ Charlotte 7-36 (Home: 4-15) - 7:00 pm EDT         
Boston 23-21 (Road: 7-13) @ Atlanta 25-19 (Home: 13-6) - 7:30 pm EDT
Cleveland 16-25 (Road: 7-12)    @ New Jersey 15-31 (Home: 5-16) - 7:30 pm EDT
Chicago 37-10 (Road: 18-6) @ Orlando 29-16 (Home: 16-7)    - 8:00 pm EDT
Dallas 26-20 (Road: 8-13) @ Denver 25-20 (Home: 14-11) - 10:30 pm EDT
Minnesota 22-23 (Road: 10-11) @ Golden State 18-24 (Home: 10-12) - 10:30 pm EDT


* The Seattle Seahawks are hoping another Green Bay backup turns into their franchise quarterback. The Seahawks reached agreement Sunday with Matt Flynn on a three-year deal, bringing one of the most wanted—yet unproven—free agents to the Pacific Northwest to try and solidify Seattle’s QB position. Flynn has been a career backup in Green Bay, stuck behind All-Pro Aaron Rodgers—much the way Matt Hasselbeck was stuck behind Brett Favre before being acquired by Seattle in 2001. When given an opportunity, Flynn has shined. His best performance was his last, throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a victory over Detroit in Green Bay’s season finale. Terms of Flynn’s deal were not released by the team, although owner Paul Allen took to Twitter to congratulate general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on locking up Flynn for three years. ESPN.com reported that Flynn’s deal is worth up to $24 million.

* The San Francisco 49ers landed another wide receiver in a headline-making week for the NFC West champions, agreeing to terms Saturday with free agent Mario Manningham on a two-year contract. Randy Moss joined the roster last Monday. The 25-year-old Manningham had 39 catches for 523 yards and four touchdowns total last year in his fourth NFL season. Now, the big question is who will be throwing them the ball: Peyton Manning or Alex Smith? Manningham met Thursday with the 49ers, who still appear to have interest in Manning after coach Jim Harbaugh worked him out Tuesday at Duke University. Manning worked out for the Tennessee Titans on Saturday and it appears he will now choose between them, San Francisco and the Denver Broncos.


* Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is day to day because of a sprained left ring finger. The All-Star injured his hand diving back into first base on a pickoff play in the first inning of Philadelphia’s win over Toronto on Saturday. X-rays were negative and he’s expected to miss a few games. Ty Wigginton was in the starting lineup at third base against the Blue Jays on Sunday. The Phillies are missing three-fourths of their infield. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley haven’t played this spring. Howard’s return in uncertain after having surgery on his Achilles. Utley has a chronic knee condition but hopes to play in a game soon.

(Today's Spring Training Schedule)

Houston 8-7 (Road: 0-0)     1:05pm ET
Miami 7-6 (Home: 0-0)      
Detroit 12-1 (Road: 0-0)     1:05pm ET
Philadelphia 7-9 (Home: 0-0)     ESPN

St. Louis 7-6 (Road: 0-0)     1:05pm ET
Atlanta 5-11 (Home: 0-0)     FSMW
Minnesota 10-8 (Road: 0-0)     1:35pm ET
Boston 9-4 (Home: 0-0)      

Chi Cubs 7-10 (Road: 0-0)     4:05pm ET
Seattle 11-6 (Home: 0-0)      

Arizona 6-9 (Road: 0-0)     4:05pm ET
Oakland 12-4 (Home: 0-0)      

LA Dodgers 8-4 (Road: 0-0)     4:05pm ET
Cleveland 4-10 (Home: 0-0)     STO
Cincinnati 7-9 (Road: 0-0)     4:05pm ET
Chi White Sox 4-10 (Home: 0-0)      
Milwaukee 6-9 (Road: 0-0)     4:05pm ET
Texas 4-11 (Home: 0-0)      
LA Angels 9-6 (Road: 0-0)     4:10pm ET
Colorado 8-7 (Home: 0-0)     FSW