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Cards not 'Lack'ing in pitching as they shutout Dodgers in series opener

John Lackey worked seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough against Mike Bolsinger to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 for their fifth straight victory on Friday night. The Cardinals ended Bolsinger's streak of 18 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings on Randal Grichuk's bases-loaded double play ball in the first. Jhonny Peralta doubled twice with an RBI and Grichuk, starting in left field in place of ailing Matt Holliday, batted cleanup for the first time and had an RBI double in the third. The Dodgers have been shut out four straight times on the road, also getting outscored 10-0 in a three-game sweep at San Francisco May 19-21. Jimmy Rollins and Justin Turner had two hits apiece. Lackey (3-3) struck out nine and allowed five hits, and the Dodgers got their lone runner in scoring position his final inning. Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner singled to open the seventh but Lackey retired the next three in order with two strikeouts. Lackey is 6-3 with a 1.76 ERA against the Dodgers and beat them in Game 3 of the NL division series last fall. Manager Don Mattingly was ejected for the third time this season for arguing a called third strike on Andre Ethier for the first out of the seventh inning. Catcher A.J. Ellis struck out all three at-bats and was ejected for the first time of his career for arguing ball four to Matt Carpenter in the bottom half with J.P. Howell pitching. Bolsinger (3-1) gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. He had won his previous three starts and allowed just one base runner in eight scoreless innings his last time out against San Diego, giving up a leadoff hit and then retiring 23 in a row. Trevor Rosenthal earned his 14th save in 15 chances for St. Louis, which entered with a major league-best 2.76 ERA. Looking for back-to-back home series winners, the Cards will send Michael Wacha (7-0, 1.87 ERA) to the hill as he looks to stay undefeated against Carlos Frias (3-2, 5.34 ERA). Pregame at 5:20 pm, first pitch at 6:15 pm on 99.1 FM WCBL Sports.

CFSB announces athletic/academic scholarship winners

Community Financial Services Bank is proud to announce the recipients of annual scholarships to students at Christian Fellowship School and Marshall County High School. The 2014-15 CFS Eagle Scholar is Faith Haley; the Marshall County Athletic Scholarships went to Amanda Bailey and Nathan Solomon; the MCHS Academic Scholars are Madison Vaughn and Tyler Sutherland; and the Star Bank Scholarship goes to Danielle York. Each individual received $500 from CFSB to help them as they further their education.

Talley takes individual national golf championship

Emma Talley of Princeton became the NCAA individual champion in Alabama women's golf history with a 3-under 285 on Monday at the Par-72, 6,468-yard Concession Golf Club. Her bogey-free final round of 3-under 69 sealed the one-shot victory.


Area athletes receive Joey Fosko Scholarship

Rachel Prange, daughter of Laurel Gideon and Michal Prange, and Mason Wooten, son of Jimmie and Ladonna Wooten, are the winners of the Joey Fosko scholarship for Marshall County. Rachel will be attending Eastern Kentucky University and Mason will be attending the Shawnee Community College. The First Region Athletic Directors Association awards two scholarships one boy and one girl from each of the schools in the first region.

Drag Boat races return to Pisgah Bay

The Kentucky Drag Boat Association returns to LBL to host drag boat races June 6-7, July 4-5 and August 1-2. The races will take place at Pisgah Bay on Kentucky Lake. Races run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Time trials will be held on Saturday with final races on Sunday. Spectators can park and watch the races at Birmingham Ferry Backcountry Area. Spectator fee is $5, children under 12 are free. For more information, call (800) 732-0088 or log-on to www.kdba.net.

Ladies Golf Scramble at Murray Country Club

The 2015 Hart Memorial Two-Lady Scramble Golf Tournament will be Wednesday, June 3 at the Murray Country Club. The event will have a shotgun start at 9:00 am. Registration will begin at 8:00 am. The entry fee is $50 per person, which includes: cart, lunch, door prizes and refreshments. Entries may be sent to Terri Pickens at 59 Saratoga Drive South, Murray, KY 42071. Checks should be made payable to MCC Ladies Golf Association. For more information, call (270) 293-0052.

Titans use top pick in NFL Draft on Heisman winner Mariota

Despite a near constant stream of trade rumors, the Tennessee Titans held onto their No. 2 pick and landed Marcus Mariota. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner was thought to be coveted by his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as well as higherups from the Browns, Bears and Jets. In the end, though, the Titans liked him enough to decline any and all offers that headlined one of the busier pre-draft periods in recent memory. Titans general manager Ruston Webster immediately went on the record and said "we're not trading him," per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the plan is for Mariota to start Day 1. NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon spoke with Mariota, who said he had no indication that the Titans would draft him. He spoke with Whisenhunt and Webster on the phone...but they initally hunt up on him by accident. Once connection was re-established, the Titans had their guy.  Mariota will provide a challenge for Whisenhunt, who will need to strike a balance between Mariota's unique skillset and the traditional demands of a pro-style offense. Though the lines between college and pro have never been blurrier, Whisenhunt talked at length about working Mariota out under center. If the pick works out, alleviating some of the "system quarterback" concerns that have dogged Mariota throughout the draft, this will be a coup in Nashville. Mariota was the cleaner prospect, he turned the ball over far less and he was more accurate during his time at Oregon. If Whisenhunt cannot find a way to properly use him, though, questions about what he could have gotten for the pick may consume him. By the time the Titans were on the clock, the Eagles' offer was ballooning rapidly and included multiple first round picks atop their star defensive tackle, Fletcher Cox.

Racers to participate in Gulf Coast Showcase over Thanksgiving week

The Murray State men's basketball team will compete Thanksgiving Week (Nov. 23-25) at the third-annual Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.  Pairings for the eight-team tournament will be announced later. The 2015 field includes: Central Michigan (Mid-American Conference) Drake (Missouri Valley Conference) Duquesne (Atlantic 10 Conference) Milwaukee (Horizon League) Murray State (Ohio Valley Conference) Pepperdine (West Coast Conference) Weber State (Big Sky Conference) Western Kentucky (Conference USA)   Tickets for the 2015 Gulf Coast Showcase go on sale May 15 at 10:00 am ET at www.GermainArena.com or through Ticketmaster. All-Tournament passes are $89 or $139. Single session tickets will go on-sale this summer after match-ups and game times are announced.   Information on fan travel packages will be released on Friday, May 1. For complete information, visit www.gulfcoastshowcase.com or follow on Twitter at @GCShowcase.

Seven Wildcats declare for NBA Draft

Kentucky basketball might have lost its bid for perfection, but the 2015 Wildcats might not be done making history. They could break their own modern-era NBA draft record of six picks in 2012 by having seven selected this June. Seven Kentucky players with eligibility remaining — Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Dakari Johnson, Trey Lyles, and Aaron and Andrew Harrison — all stated their intent to enter the NBA draft. And, Kentucky coach John Calipari said, "If Alex (Poythress) didn't get hurt, it would have been eight." With the departures, Kentucky is losing 85% of its points, 83.2% of its blocked shots, 78.3% of its steals, 77% of its rebounds and 69.6% of its assists from the 2014-15 season. The cupboard is not completely bare, as freshman point guard Tyler Ulis, sophomore forward Marcus Lee and junior forward Alex Poythress – all former McDonald's All-Americans – will return. Sophomores Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis, two former in-state high school stars who struggled to find playing time on a loaded Cats roster, are also expected back. Kentucky has also already received pledges from three top-100 recruits, including 6-11 No. 3 Skal Labissiere, who is already being projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft by DraftExpress.com.

Star junior-college PG to play at MSU

According to multiple sources, Jones County Junior College point guard Bryce Jones has committed to play basketball at Murray State. Jones was named an NJCAA Division I Third Team All-American this past season. Jones, a 6'0" sophomore from Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York, averaged 19.5 points, 6.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. He shot 34 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free throw line. Jones helped the Bobcats claim the 2014 NJCAA Division I National Tournament Championship.

Cam Payne officially enters NBA Draft

Murray State's Cameron Payne announced Monday that he will enter the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, thus ended one of the greatest two-year careers in Racer Basketball history. Payne, a sophomore from Memphis, made the announcement at MSU's CFSB Center – Murray Room with teammates, fans and media in attendance.   Payne recorded one of the best two seasons in school history. In the 2014-15 season, he was the leading scorer in the Ohio Valley Conference at 20.2 points per game and 13th in NCAA D-I. His 6.0 assists per game ranked 13th. He scored 707 points to become the second player at Murray State to reach 700. Payne's 209 assists made him the second to reach 200 and he was only three off the record. According to KenPom.com, Payne was third ranked nationally in efficiency behind only Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin and Tyler Haws of BYU. At season's end, Payne was lauded as Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and was the Lute Olson National Player of the Year. He was the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore after being named OVC Freshman of the Year. The NBA Draft will take place June 25.

Calipari elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Kentucky coach John Calipari has received enough votes to be elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com. Wisconsin's Bo Ryan did not receive enough votes. ESPN.com reported that Calipari received the minimum number of votes (18 of the possible 24) required for election. The development, coincidentally, comes less than 24 hours after Calipari's Wildcats lost to Ryan's Badgers in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Calipari's election will receive mixed reviews because of the fact that the 56-year-old Clarion graduate has had two Final Four appearances vacated by the NCAA. On the other hand, he's undeniably an iconic figure of the sport -- one who has officially made four Final Fours, won a national championship, helped develop prospects into NBA All-Stars and led three different schools (UMass, Memphis, Kentucky) to No. 1 rankings in the AP poll. Calipari also coached briefly in the NBA. He'll become the seventh active college basketball coach to be elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The others are Jim Boeheim, Larry Brown, Mike Krzyzewski, Chris Mullin (in Springfield for his playing exploits), Rick Pitino and Roy Williams.

Prohm's contract extended at Murray State

Having captured their 24th Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship, and embarking upon a memorable post-season run in the National Invitation Tournament, Murray State University has renegotiated and extended the contract of head men's basketball coach Steve Prohm. The extension means Prohm's contract now runs through March 31, 2019 with an automatic one-year extension carrying it out to 2020. Prohm was named OVC Coach of the Year this season for the second time in his four seasons at MSU. He guided MSU to the first undefeated Ohio Valley Conference season (16-0) in school history and the fifth in 67 seasons in the league. MSU had the nation's second-longest win streak of 25 and tied for the national lead with 12 road wins. Prohm's 104-29 (.781) mark in four seasons included him becoming the 17th fastest to 100 wins among NCAA D-I coaches. The Racers extended their consecutive winning season streak to 28, ranked fourth in the nation. Murray State University benefited from the Racers playing 12 nationally televised games this season as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT. The guaranteed contract increases Prohm's base salary to $490,000. With his radio/TV obligations, the total package will be $500,000 annually, plus incentives.

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Softball: McCracken Co. 6 Murray 0 Final (5/27)


Baseball: Hopkinsville 4 Christian Co. 0 Final (5/28)


Baseball: McCracken Co. 12 Marshall Co. 7 Final (5/26)

Baseball: Calloway Co. 1 Ballard Mem. 0 Final (5/26)

Softball: McCracken Co. 11 Marshall Co. 2 Final (5/26)

Softball: Murray 8 Tilghman 1 Final (5/26)


Baseball: Christian Co. 3 Trigg Co. 1 Final (5/27)

Baseball: Hopkinsville 4 Caldwell Co. 2 Final (5/27)

Softball: Henderson Co. 2 Christian Co. 1 Final (5/29)

Softball: Madisonville-NH 4 Union Co. 2 Final (5/29)


Baseball: Marshall Co. 11 Hickman Co. 2 Final (5/25)

Baseball: McCracken Co. 4 Graves Co. 0 Final (5/25)

Baseball: Ballard Mem. 4 Tilghman 3 Final (5/25)

Baseball: Calloway Co. 4 Carlisle Co. 2 Final (5/25)

Softball: Marshall Co. 13 Ballard Mem. 8 Final (5/25)

Softball: McCracken Co. 12 Carlisle Co. 0 Final (5/25)

Softball: Murray 7 Graves Co. 6 Final (5/25)

Softball: Tilghman 5 Hickman Co. 0 Final (5/25)


Baseball: Trigg Co. 3 Union Co. 2 Final (5/26)

Baseball: Christian Co. 3 Madisonville-NH 2 Final (5/26)

Baseball: Hopkinsville 6 Henderson Co. 2 Final (5/26)

Baseball: Caldwell Co. 8 Lyon Co. 0 Final (5/26)

Softball: Henderson Co. 6 Crittenden Co. 0 Final (5/28)

Softball: Christian Co. 10 Caldwell Co. 0 Final (5/28)

Softball: Union Co. 4 Lyon Co. 0 Final (5/26)

Softball: Madisonville-NH 10 UHA 0 Final (5/26)


Baseball: Hickman Co. 5 Carlisle Co. 0 Final (5/21)

Softball: Hickman Co. 4 Carlisle Co. 3 Final (5/21)


Baseball: McCracken Co. 6 Tilghman 0 Final (5/21)

Softball: McCracken Co. 4 Tilghman 1 Final (5/21)


Baseball: Ballard Mem. 7 Graves Co. 2 Final (5/19)

Softball: Ballard Mem. 6 Graves Co. 5 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Calloway Co. 3 Marshall Co. 1 Final (5/20)

Softball: Murray 9 Marshall Co. 3 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Trigg Co. 6 Lyon Co. 2 Final (5/21)

Softball: Crittenden Co. 2 Lyon Co. 1 Final (5/21)


Baseball: Henderson Co. 3 Union Co. 1 Final (5/19)

Softball: Union Co. 5 Henderson Co. 4 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Caldwell Co. 3 Madionsville-NH 0 Final (5/21)

Softball: Madisonville-NH 13 Caldwell Co. 1 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Christian Co. 14 Hopkinsville 11 Final (5/21)

Softball: Christian Co. 7 UHA 1 Final (5/21)


Baseball: Carlisle Co. 6 Fulton City 5 Final (5/19)

Baseball: Hickman Co. 11 Fulton Co. 9 Final (5/19)

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Baseball: Tilghman 6 St. Mary 4 Final (5/19)

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Baseball: Graves Co. 5 Mayfield 1 Final (5/19)

Softball: Graves Co. 21 Mayfield 4 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Calloway Co. 7 Murray 4 Final (5/19)

Softball: Murray 8 Calloway Co. 0 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Lyon Co. 4 Livingston Cen. 0 Final (5/19)

Baseball: Trigg Co. 2 Crittenden Co. 1 Final (5/19)

Softball: Crittenden Co. 4 Livingston Cen. 1 Final (5/19)

Softball: Lyon Co. 2 Trigg Co. 0 Final (5/19)


Baseball: Henderson Co. 7 Webster Co. 1 Final (5/18)

Softball: Henderson Co. 10 Webster Co. 0 Final (5/18)


Baseball: Caldwell Co. 7 Hopkins Co. Cen. 0 Final (5/19)

Baseball: Madisonville-NH 19 Dawson Springs 0 Final (5/19)

Softball: Caldwell Co. 3 Hopkins Co. Cen. 2 Final (5/18)

Softball: Madisonville-NH 12 Dawson Springs 0 Final (5/18)


Baseball: Christian Co. 12 Ft. Campbell 0 Final (5/19)

Baseball: Hopkinsville 9 UHA 1 Final (5/19)

Softball: Christian Co. 3 Hopkinsville 0 Final (5/19)

Softball: UHA 22 Ft. Campbell 0 Final (5/19)