What lies ahead: Hysteria, prep sports and the 10K

We’ve reached a busy time in Bowling Green, as fall prep sports are hitting the postseason and Western Kentucky basketball has begun.

With WKU beat writer Chad Bishop on the road to Florida Atlantic for the football team’s game against the Owls, I’ll be stepping in to cover the Hilltopper Hysteria practice kickoff tonight in E.A. Diddle Arena.

Promotional material says the event is expected to run from 6-9 p.m., but if you’re coming, I wouldn’t say that’s set in stone.

The event begins with the WKU volleyball team’s match against Florida International, and that should dictate how long the basketball festivities run.

As most already know, there won’t be a dunk contest or 3-point contest tonight. The last time I remember that happening was the 2007-2008 season. If my memory serves me  right, former coach Darrin Horn had the men head straight into a scrimmage that year.

But the introductions may be the most exciting part of the night for fans. In fact, the whole night is kind of one big introduction.

There are 14 new players across the men’s and women’s basketball programs, and this will be the first chance for most to get a look.

I’ll have coverage of the event later tonight and in Saturday’s Daily News.

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Now, on to my usual bread and butter, which is all of the prep sports action.

Three district championships were decided last night. Bowling Green claimed both District 7 soccer titles, while Greenwood won its 10th straight District 14 volleyball championship.

Greenwood will be involved in both District 8 soccer championships on Saturday. The girls play Glasgow at noon at Monroe County, while the boys meet Barren County at 4 p.m. at Warren East.

I’ll be covering lots of Region 4 Soccer tournament action next week. The boys tournament will be played on Monday and Wednesday at Bowling Green, with the girls also taking place next week at a location to be determined.

The BG boys will play the District 8 runner-up at 5:30 p.m. Monday, while Warren Central meets the District 8 champion at 7:30 p.m.

Oh yeah, and there’s also a sort-of big football game tonight. Micheal Compton will be on hand for the Bowling Green-Warren Central showdown. Both teams are 7-0, Bowling Green is ranked first in Class 5A and Warren Central is ranked third. Couldn’t ask for much more from a regular season game.

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Lastly, I’ll also be covering the Medical Center 10K on Saturday morning. I have to quickly make the trip to Monroe County after, but I’m hoping to be able to hang around long enough to greet Micheal Compton as he crosses the finish line.

For those that don’t know, Micheal has made a great commitment to health and fitness since I met him several years ago, and he’s been working very hard toward reaching a personal goal in this 10K. Best of luck, bud.

Remember to keep checking back to the blog and bgdailynews.com for updates on everything.

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