|Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:00 pm
for ‘Pop’ winners
Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly men’s scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
Members of the winning team, in a scorecard playoff, included Tom Elam, Sid Chappell, Amos Davis, Jim Baker, Scotty Leverette and Tiger Haag.
Finishing in second was the team of Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Ricky Smith, Bobby Russell, Bruce Culver and Jere Baldridge.
The scramble, which is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes the 9-hole event and dinner afterward.
It begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday and participants are encouraged to call the club by 5:15 each week. For more information, call 885-3650.
Corso to receive
Liberty Bowl award
MEMPHIS (AP) — College football analyst and former head coach Lee Corso will receive the Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award July 22 in Memphis.
Corso joined ESPN in 1987 after a 28-year coaching career.
He was head coach at Louisville, Indiana and Northern Illinois and the USFL’s Orlando Renegades.
Lou Holtz was last year’s winner.
Elvis Presley was among the other previous winners.
No home-school play
in Williamson County
FRANKLIN (AP) — The Williamson County School Board has voted against allowing home-schooled students to participate in sports on high school teams.
The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/Lip2Es ) that board members discussed the topic for 45 minutes on Monday before voting 8-to-3 against allowing students outside of the county school system to join teams at their area high schools.
The Tennessee Sec-ondary School Athletic Association changed its bylaws to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports, provided they meet certain eligibility requirement.
But TSSAA bylaws do not supersede local education authorities so school districts still have the ability to restrict students from participating.
Metro Nashville Public School and Sumner County Schools allow home-schooled students in their teams, but Rutherford and Robertson County schools opted out.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
joins LSU staff
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Johnny Jones has added former Houston Rockets scout David Patrick to his staff.
Patrick, whose hiring was announced Wednesday, also previously held assistant coaching jobs at St. Mary’s and Nicholls State following a Division I career and four years playing professionally in Australia, England and Spain.
Jones says Patrick’s basketball background will help not only with game-planning and practice, but recruiting.
Patrick was a member of Syracuse’s 1996 Final Four team before transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette, where he played three seasons.
Patrick was born in Bermuda and grew up partly in Australia, where he became a junior national team member. He moved in 1994 to Baton Rouge, where he played his senior season of high school basketball.
Published in The Messenger 6.21.12