Local Sports Friday March 10, 2017

All 3 mountain teams have been eliminated in the first round of the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 basketball state tournament.  13th Region champ Harlan lost to George Rogers Clark on Wednesday and yesterday 14th Region champion, Knott County Central lost to Henderson County 63-53 and 15th Region champion Paintsville lost to Simon Kenton 70-45.  Also yesterday at the Girls Sweet 16 in Newport Franklin County got by Russell County 72-67 and Holmes beat Grayson County 45-32. 

Today's quarterfinals of the girls Sweet 16 will be Butler taking on Murray at 12 noon, George Rogers Clark against Mercer County at 1:30.  Franklin County plays Simon Kenton at 6:30 and Holmes takes on Hendreson County at 8.  You can hear the entire Girls Sweet 16 State Tournament on CBS Sports Radio AM 920 WTCW!

The Boys Sweet 16 State Tournament begins next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington. 14th Region champion 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.

In high school baseball from Thursday:

Lawrence County beat Prestonsburg 5-3
Pikeville over Allen Central 2-1 and
Jenkins begins the year with a 4-3 win on the road at Phelps.  Jenkins is scheduled to play Knott County Central in a district game tonight at 6 and then play at Betsy Layne on Monday. 

The Letcher County Central baseball team opens their 2017 season tonight at home against Sheldon Clark with first pitch at 7pm.  They will also play North Laurel at home tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm.

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

Yesterday in round 2 of the Men's SEC basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Georgia edged Tennessee 59-57, Alabama beat Mississippi State 75-55, Vanderbilt over Texas A & M 66 to 41 and Ole Miss knocked off Missouri 84-74.

The UK Wildcats will begin their SEC Tournament play today in the quarterfinals as they take on Georgia at 1:00pm.  We'll bring you the game live here on the Bulldog with pre-game this morning at 11:30.   If the cats win today they'll play either Alabama or South Carolina, who play today at 3:30.  Tonight Floriday plays Mississippi State at 7 and Arkansas faces Ole Miss at 9:30.  The semifinals are Saturday and the championship game Sunday also at 1pm.