Local Sports June 7, 2012

KHSAA State Softball/Baseball Tournaments Underway

Both the State Baseball and Softball tournaments are being held this week at their respective locations.

The 2012 Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball tournament gets underway today in Owensboro, Ky. at Jack C. Fisher Park.  Her's today's schedule:

@ 5PM Owensboro time, 6PM Local time         

Nicholas County vs.Estill County      -                                                         
Boyle County vs. Oldham County      -                                                         
North Laurel vs. Ashland Blazer      -                                                         
Christian County vs. Ryle      -                                                         
@ 7PM Owensboro time, 8PM Local time

Mercy vs.Bullitt East      -                                                         
Scott County vs.Greenwood      -                                                         
and our very own 15th Region Champions, Johnson Central Lady Eagles will be facing the host school, Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces today @ 8PM. This game and every game the JC Lady Eagles take part in, will be broadcast "LIVE" on New Country 98.9 FM and wsipfm.com. First pitch for tonight's game on will be @ 8PM Local time, 7 pm Owensboro time. The winner of this game will face the winner of  Lone Oak vs. Green County on Friday @ 10 AM Local time and the loser of this game will take on the loser of the Lone Oak vs. Green County game on Friday @ 12 noon Local time. WSIP would like to wish Good Luck to Johnson Central in this year's State tournament.                                                     
* The 2012 Ky. National Ins./KHSAA State baseball tournament is underway in Lexington, Ky at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, with quaterfinal action taking place today. Game 1 @ 6PM, Henderson Co. will face Newport Central Cath. and in Game 2 @ 8:30PM Ashland will take on Meade Co. The Semi-finals will be held on Friday @ 6 and 8:30 PM with the Championship game on Saturday, June 9 @ 7PM.


Some good news for the Univ. of Ky football team. Alvonte Bell, a four star defensive end from Everglades High School in Miramar Florida wants to play for UK. The 6-foot-5 inch 220 pounder who runs a 4.6 forty had offers from Clemson, Louisville, Mississippi, Notre Dame and SMU. Scout's take on Bell. "Bell is a raw athlete with speed, length, and quickness that attracts attention his way. He has long arms to get into passing lanes, he can move well in space, and he really pursues the ball well." "His biggest area of improvement is in the weight category. He is still very lean and he needs to add good weight and get stronger. He relies a lot of speed and athleticism too, so improving technically is needed also." Bell is UK's second recruit 2013.