Sports Briefs for June 23
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 12:02 am
New Murray aide
comes from ’Bama
Murray State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm announced the hiring of assistant coach James Kane, who joins the Racers after two seasons at the University of Alabama.
Kane was Alabama’s video coordinator and served in the same role for two seasons at Virginia Commonwealth, all under head coach Anthony Grant.
At VCU, Kane was part of the staff that guided the Rams to back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association championships in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
He spent the 2006-07 season as a graduate assistant at VCU, where he was part of the effort that saw VCU make the NCAA Tournament and upset Duke in the first round.
Prior to getting into the college coaching game, Kane spent the 2005-06 season as an intern for the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Bobcats in basketball operations and scouting analysis.
Kenton Squirrel run
scheduled for July 2
The 2011 Kenton White Squirrel Homecoming 5K race is now scheduled for July 2 — two days earlier than originally announced.
The event is in no relation to last weekend’s run of a similar name.
The race is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. that day.
Registrations will be taken from 7 until just prior to the start of the race at the gazebo behind the Kenton gym.
Plaques will be given to the top performers.
The registration fee is $25 per participant.
Proceeds will benefit the Kenton White Squirrel Festival.
For more information, call Kenton City Hall at 749-5767 or 749-5830.
to turn in forms
The Kenneth “Pee Wee” Edwards basketball camp is scheduled for July 13-15 at Martin Middle School.
The camp will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day.
Entrants wishing to receive a T-shirt must drop off their registration form to MMS coach Andy Sliger or at CVS Pharmacy (ask for Tracy) by June 30.
For more information, call 636-0498.
Murray State golfer
claims amateur title
Murray State’s Patrick Newcomb won the 100th Kentucky State Amateur Championship by a two-shot margin recently at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.
Newcomb’s final round 72 gave him the win.
Centre College player (NCAA D-III champion) Chris Morris of Maysville, Ky., finished the tournament in second place.
Newcomb went three shots up through the third hole. By the time Newcomb made bogey and Morris made birdie at the ninth, the two were deadlocked at the turn.
Newcomb fell behind by one shot at the 10th and didn’t tie it again until the 16th. He stuck an 8-iron to eight feet, but a three putt bogey still got him back into a tie when Morris made double-bogey. Newcomb took the lead for good on the 17th with an eight-foot birdie, leaving him one shot clear going to the par-5 18th.