Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 pm
Weakley County trio
in Paris jamboree
A pair of Weakley County high school football teams, as well as one middle school squad, will participate in the 2012 Pepsi Mid-America Football Challenge jamboree Aug. 10 at Henry County High School.
Dresden Middle School will open against Paris Inman at 5 p.m.
Following a prep matchup between Obion Central and Camden, Westview will meet Lexington at 7 p.m. Dresden will then play Trenton at 8.
The event will end with the host Patriots playing Milan at 9.
Tickets, good for all five sessions, are $6 and will be sold only at Patriots Stadium on game night. Children ages five and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
UTM fans have times
for ’12 football slate
With the start of fall camp less than a month away, football fans at UT Martin can make plans to follow the Skyhawks.
Game times for all 11 games have been set.
The Skyhawks will open the season with four consecutive 6 p.m. kickoffs. The Skyhawks open the season Sept. 1 at Memphis and then travel to Northern Illinois on Sept. 8.
The home opener is set for Sept. 13, against Southeastern Louisiana at Hardy M. Graham Stadium on campus.
The Skyhawks will open the Ohio Valley Conference schedule on the road at Austin Peay on Sept. 22, before returning home to host perennial OVC power Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 29. Kickoff against EKU is set for 1 p.m.
The Skyhawks return to Graham Stadium Oct. 6 to host Eastern Illinois for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
Back-to-back road trips will find the Skyhawks at Murray State on Oct. 13 and Southeast Missouri State on Oct. 20.
After an open date, the Skyhawks will close out the season with two of its last three games at Graham Stadium.
UTM will host Jacksonville State at noon on Nov. 3 and then travel to Tennessee Tech on Nov. 10, before closing out the season against Tennessee State. Kickoff for the regular season finale is set for 2 p.m.
Pop slated to host
Poplar Meadows Country Club is hosting its annual three-man scramble July 21-22.
There will be four flights with cash prizes in each flight of $700 for first place, $500 for second place, $300 for third place and $200 for fourth place (based on a full field).
The entry fee of $75 per person includes two days of golf, range balls, a mulligan each day, closest to the hole prizes and a steak dinner and calcutta on the Saturday night of tournament play.
There will be morning and afternoon flights, beginning at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.
For more information, contact Tiger Haag at 885-3650.
Generals to honor
Lady Vols’ Summitt
The Jackson Generals will host Pat Summitt Appreciation Night on Friday.
The night will be devoted to honoring legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. A tribute to Pat will precede the game, which will start at 7:05 p.m.
The Generals will wear special “Lady Vol Orange” jerseys during their game Friday night against the Mississippi Braves. The jerseys will be auctioned that night with the proceeds benefitting the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund.
The Pat Summitt Foundation makes grants to nonprofits that provide education and awareness of Alzheimer’s, as well support services to patients, their families and caregivers. The Foundation also supports research to help treat, prevent, cure, and ultimately eradicate the Alzheimer’s disease.
Pringles Park will also host an appearance by Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy on Friday night as well as a High-Tech Special Effects Classic TV-themed Fireworks show presented by MobileNation.
Tickets for Generals home games can be purchased at the Generals Box Office, online at www.jacksongeneralsbaseball.com or by calling (731) 988-5299.
Published in The Press 7.12.12