Messenger Sports Briefs for April 29

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 29
Briefly

Devils’ play-in game
moved up to today

South Fulton will play its District 14A Tournament play-in game vs. Bradford a day early.
The game was moved this afternoon due to a trio of B’ford players being invited to a St. Louis Cardinals’ game — before which one of those youths will be throwing out the first pitch as reward for winning a school-sponsored fund-raiser.
The opening pitch is set for 5 p.m.
The winner of the game will square off against Union City Thursday at 6 p.m. at Elam Stadium in the first game of the double-elimination portion of the 14A tourney.

Ex-SF girls’ standout
up for Hickman job

Hickman County High School is looking for a new girls’ basketball coach.
Shane Midyett resigned the position last week with former South Fulton basketball standout Jessica Riley — an assistant with the program the past two years — on the short list of capable applicants.
Midyett resigned the position to focus his attention to his job as the Falcons’ baseball coach and he is expected to stay with the hoop team as an assistant.

Greenfield pitcher
signs with Freed

Greenfield baseball standout Colin Medling recently signed to continue his diamond career at Freed-Hardeman University.
This year, Medling has starred as the ace pitcher for G’field and he was also the starting quarterback on the school’s football team.
The Yellowjacket standout signed to play for Patrick McCarthy’s FHU squad on a personal day of significance.
His grandfather Harley Medling — a longtime Lions’ supporter — would have turned 92.

APSU men’s squad
gets league award

The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that Austin Peay State University is the recipient of the 2007-08 Team Sportsmanship Award for men’s basketball.
Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.
The 2007-08 school year marks the third year the team sportsmanship honors have been awarded.
The Governors finished the Conference season with a 16-4 record and OVC Championship for the second year in a row. Austin Peay went on to win the OVC title and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in school history.

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