Local Sports Wednesday March 8, 2017

In what was a classic game the Perry County Central Commodores beat the Knott County Central Patriots 57-50 in double overtime last night in the boys 14th Region Tournament championship game at Breathitt County in Jackson.  It's the Commodores first region title since 2011.  Perry County Central will be playing in next weeks boys Sweet 16 State Tournament at Rupp Arena.  Perry Central will take on 15th Region champion the Pikeville Panthers in an all mountain first round game at the state tournament on Wednesday March 15th at 1:30pm.  13th region champ the Harlan County Black Bears will take on Scott High School on Wednesday March 15th at 6:30pm.

Harlan, Knott County Central and Paintsville will represent the mountains in the girls Sweet 16 State Tournament that gets underway today at BB & T Arena at Newport KY Northern KY University.  

Harlan will play George Rogers Clark out of Winchester tonight at 8pm, Paintsville will take on Simon Kenton at 6:30pm tomorrow and Knott County Central will face Henderson County at 12 noon tomorrow.

Today's games will be Sacred Heart against Butler at 12 noon, Murray taking on Nelson County at 1:30, Boyd County against Mercer County at 6:30 this evening and Harlan against GRC tonight at 8.  4 more opening round games will be played tomorrow, the quarterfinals on Friday, semis on Saturday and the championship game Sunday in the Girls Sweet 16.    

The 2017 baseball season begins this week across the mountains.

Letcher County Central will open this Friday March 10th at home against Sheldon Clark at 7pm.  They will also play North Laurel at home on Saturday at 2pm.

The Jenkins Cavaliers will open the season tomorrow Thursday at Phelps at 6pm and then play at Knott County Central Friday at 6.  

Letcher County Central Lady Cougar softball  begins March 18th against Henry Clay.  Jenkins Lady Cavalier softball will begin on March 14th with a doubleheader against JI Burton VA at home.  

The Men's SEC Tournament begins today at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

#12 seed Mississippi State will face #13 seed LSU and #11 seed Auburn will play #14 seed Missouri.  The 4 games of the 2nd round will be tomorrow.  No. 9 ranked and #1 seed Kentucky will play Friday at 1pm against the winner of the Georgia and Tennessee game.  We'll have coverage of the Cats in the SEC Tournament including Friday's game here on the Bulldog.  Pre-game will start at 11:30am.  Tipoff at 1.  If the cats win Friday they play Saturday at 1 and if they win Saturday they would play in the championship game Sunday also at 1pm