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Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 9

Messenger Sports Briefs for Jan. 9

OCSS JV tourney
kicks off Thursday

It’s tournament time for the Obion County School System’s five middle school basketball squads.
In the girls’ bracket, the bottom two seeds, Lake Road and Black Oak, are set for a 6 p.m. Thursday game with the winner receiving a berth into the semifinals agiainst No. 1 seed South Fulton Saturday.
No. 2 Ridgemont takes on third-seeded Hillcrest Saturday at 3 p.m. in the other girls’ semifinals.
On the boys’ side, Hillcrest and Black Oak play Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for the opportunity to take on top seed Ridgemont in the semifinals Saturday night at 7:30.
Meanwhile, South Fulton and Lake Road square off in the other semifinal matchup Saturday afternoon at 4:30.
Championship games are set for Monday with the girls’ taking to the court at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow.

OVC top freshman
goes to Weddle again

For the fourth time this season, former Union City High School standout and current UT Martin guard Marquis Weddle has been named the Ohio Valley Conference’s freshman of the week.
Weddle averaged 22 points, 1.5 rebounds, two assists and one steal last week as the Skyhawks split a pair of games with an overtime loss to Austin Peay and a home win over Samford.
UTM teammate Lester Hudson picked up the league’s newcomer of the week award for the second week in a row.
Hudson scored 31 points in his team’s overtime loss to the Austin Peay. He was held to 13 in the win over Samford, but the 6-foot-3 junior filled up the rest of his stat sheet with seven steals, six assists and five rebounds.
Austin Peay’s Drake Reed and Southeast Missouri’s Brandon Foust shared the OVC’s player of the week honors.

DSCC softball camp
set for late February

The Dyersburg State Community College softball team will be holding its annual “Icebreaker” softball camp Feb. 23 at the E.H. Lannom Gymnasium on the school’s campus.
The camp, which is open to grades one through 12 will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with registration set to begin at 7:30 in the morning the day of the event.
Cost of the camp is $60 per participant and lunch will be provided.
Registration can be completed online at
For more information, contact Lady Eagles’ softball coach Randy Hulme at 286-3259, 286-3260 or online at