Dyersburg rehires James Counce

Dyersburg rehires James Counce

D’burg moves quick
to rehire Counce

Dyersburg has apparently moved quickly to fill the vacancy left by Darren Bowling’s departure with the re-hiring of legendary Trojan skipper James Counce.
Counce, who built D’burg into a respected 3A program during his 12 seasons, will reportedly again take over the Black and Gold after spending this past season as the running backs coach at Montgomery Bell Academy. MBA won the large private school state championship this past season.
Counce led the Trojans to the playoffs in 10 of his dozen seasons at the school, has an all-time coaching record of 163-78. He will reportedly bring back his son, James Jr. to the program to serve in a similar assistant capacity that he held before also joining his father as the strength and conditioning coach and offensive line coach at MBA.
Bowling, who was essentially Counce’s hand-picked successor at D’burg, accepted the Union City head football job last week.

Weddle hits six 3s
in latest UTM loss

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Jamyron Steward scored a career-high 20 points as Morehead State beat UT Martin 80-75 Monday night, spoiling a 36-point career high output by UTM’s Lester Hudson.
Hudson was 12-of-20 from the field, including 8-of-13 from 3-point range, for the Skyhawks (5-5, 1-1). Union City product Marquis Weddle scored 23 on 7-of-20 shooting, including six 3-pointers.
Maze Stallworth added 17 points for Morehead (3-6, 1-2 Ohio Valley Conference), while Leon Buchanan and Kenneth Faried scored 15 each.
The Eagles led 49-38 at halftime after shooting 20-of-29 (69 percent) from the field). Morehead led by as much as 15 points with 12:46 to go, but Weddle’s third straight 3-pointer pulled the Skyhawks to 76-72 with 26 seconds left.
Morehead State hit four straight free throws, and Hudson hit a 3-pointer with less than four seconds to go for the final margin.

Humboldt’s Hayes
again OVC POW

For the second time in as many weeks, Murray State’s Ashley Hayes has been named the Ohio Valley Conference’s player of the week.
Hayes, a Humboldt product, posted her sixth double-double in the Lady Racers outing at Lipscomb.
Meanwhile, Austin Peay’s Ashley Herring was pegged the league’s freshman of the week after a 16-point effort against Middle Tennessee.
There was no OVC newcomer of the week for the past seven days.

Baseball association
seeking officials

Ever consider being a sports official?
The Northwest Tennessee Baseball Association is currently seeking applications for those interested in being baseball umpires during the 2008 season.
For more information or to apply, contact Jimmy Meeks at 836-0777 or via e-mail at jmeeks@mail.lced.net.

Racker baseball camp
tells dates and times

The Murray State baseball team will hold a “Christmas Baseball Camp” Thursday in the North Gym of the Carr Health Building, adjacent to Racer Arena, on the school’s campus.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is for players in first through eight grades.
The cost for the camp is $45 for pre-registered campers and $50 at the site.
For more information about the camp, contact MSU head coach Rob McDonald at (270) 809-4892 or Cheryl Whitaker at (270) 809-6804.

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