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Messenger Sports Briefs for Dec. 7

Messenger Sports Briefs for Dec. 7

SF football awards
to be given Monday

The South Fulton High School football banquet will be held Monday at the school’s cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
Admission is free and all are invited to attend the program and enjoy a light meal as a guest of the South Fulton Athletic Booster Club.
A booster club meeting will be held in the library following the banquet. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Locals can listen
to Lady Rebs online

Supporters of the Obion Central girls’ basketball team who will not be able to attend Saturday’s game at the Marshall County Hoopfest will be able to listen to the game online.
The broadcast of the Lady Rebels’ 9 a.m. game against Paducah-Tilghman will be available on the world wide web at

Haynesworth sits out
Titans’ latest practice

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth watched practice Thursday for a second straight day to rest his right hamstring, but coach Jeff Fisher said he hopes the tackle will practice today.
Haynesworth played last week after missing three games because of the hamstring. He had some swelling in the muscle, so the Titans rested him Wednesday and Thursday.
Right guard Benji Olson was rested Thursday after practicing Wednesday for the first time since waking up with a sore back in Denver on Nov. 19.
“There was no setback. Ordinarily speaking, when Benji is healthy and playing we give him Wednesday off. But because he’s had so much time off, we worked him yesterday and gave him today off,” Fisher said.

Ex-Lady Vol standout
hospitalized with cancer

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Former Tennessee women’s basketball and West Virginia prep star Mary Ostrowski is being treated for cancer.
A University of Tennessee athletic department spokeswoman says she has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.
She was listed in stable condition Thursday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
The Pat Summitt recruit led the Lady Vols twice in scoring and three times in rebounding. During Ostrowski’s Tennessee career, the team made three NCAA Final Four appearances. She was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2006.
She was a three-time West Virginia high school player of the year and the 1980 state Amateur Athlete of the Year.