Hoptown shuts out County with 3-0 win
The Hopkinsville Tigers put a lot of shots on goal in the first half but couldn’t get one to go. Once a Josh Hermosillo penalty kick went in, the Tigers found their rhythm, defeating Christian County 3-0 on Saturday.
Hoptown head coach Patrick Bueno said his team went back to the fundamentals after its loss to Marshall County, and it paid off for them on Saturday.
“We wanted to get back to the basics,” Bueno said. “We wanted to make sure we did the simple things well and I think that was the difference. We were able to impose our game plan instead of reacting to what somebody else was try ing to do. That played a big part in the win.”
Hermosillo’s goal was the only one for the Tigers in the first half, but Zach Bryant and Ryan Lawrence found the back of the net in the second half en route to the win.
County head coach Austin Byrum said his team fell off after Hermosillo made the PK.
“First half I felt like we competed really well,” Byrum said. “They had a couple more opportunities than us but once they got that PK I feel like some of the spirit of our guys just kind of fell. Hoptown just picked it up from there and just kept on rolling.”
Hoptown moves to 1-1 on the year with the win and will be back in action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday against Henderson County.
The Colonels fall to 0-2 and will travel to Webster County for a 7 p.m. start on Tuesday.
Trigg County takes down Muhlenberg
The Trigg County Wildcats took care of business on Saturday as they defeated Muhlenberg County 2-1 at home.
Trigg County is back in action at 7 p.m. tonight against St. Mary.
Todd defeats Monroe
The Todd County Central Rebels advanced in the Fourth Region All “A” Tournament with a 4-0 win over Monroe County.
Todd will face Glasgow in the All “A” next but will host Logan County at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Christian County falls to McCracken, Graves
The Christian County Lady Colonels fell in two contests on Saturday, falling to McCracken County 9-0 and Graves County 6-1 in Madisonville.
County will be back in action at 5:30 p.m. against Hopkinsville.
UHA girls compete at All ‘A’, boys canceled
University Heights Academy traveled to Richmond, Kentucky over the weekend to compete at the 2020 All “A” State Golf Tournament at the University Club at Arlington.
The girl’s tournament took place on Saturday as Conlee and Rheagan Lindsey represented the Lady Blazers.
Conlee finished tied for 19th, shooting an 84, while Rheagan finished three strokes behind her with an 87, tied for 26th.
The boys were set to begin on Sunday, but rain in Richmond forced the event to be canceled.
County falls to Lady Mustangs
The Christian County Lady Colonels fell in straight sets to First Region power McCracken County on Saturday (25-12, 25-4, 25-10).
County falls to 0-2 on the year and will be back in action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday against University Heights Academy.
Tigers, Blazers and Colonels perform in Evansville
Hopkinsville, University Heights Academy and Christian County all took a trip to Evansville, Indiana over the weekend to run in the Mater Dei Invitational.
Hoptown’s Chase Atkins and UHA’s Tomas Duncan highlighted the top performers on the boy’s side. Atkins nearly took home the win, finishing just six-hundredths of a second behind Daviess County’s Brady Terry. Atkins ran a 15:53.76. Duncan finished fifth with a time of 16:54.64
Other top finishers in the race were Hopkinsville’s Chance Jones (26th - 18:57.35), Hopkinsville’s Quinn Miller (27th - 18:58.91), UHA’s Chase Hendricks (36th - 19:32.72), Christian County’s Camden Britton (37th - 19:45.12) and Hopkinsville’s Ross Binkley (49th (20:43.43).
On the girl’s side, Hoptown’s Allison Wood had the top finish. Wood finished seventh in the race with a time of 21:07.07. Other top finishers in the race were Hopkinsville’s Rebecca Wood (29th - 26:33.87), Rebecca Fitzpatrick (30th - 26:42.72), Hopkinsville’s Eva Blankenbaker (38th - 28:12.43), Jesse Creamer (45th - 31:27.78), Emily Bridges (48th - 33:50.40), Hailey Cordero (49th - 33:50.84) and Alyssa Adler (50th - 36.29.02).