Messenger Sports Briefs for May 14

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 14
Briefly

Twister coach Bowling
to meet with parents

New Union City High School football coach Darren Bowling has scheduled a meeting with players and their parents for Thursday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the Purple and Gold room at the UCHS Fieldhouse.
Bowling will address his rules and regulations and provide a schedule for the offseason and fall camp.
All players and their parents are uged to attend.

UCHS spring banquet
set for Tuesday night

Union City’s annual spring sports banquet has been set for Tuesday night at 6:30 at the high school cafeteria.
All Tornado spring sports athletes, including those who participated in baseball, softball, track and tennis, will be honored.
Tickets are on sale for $6 each at the high school and none will be available at the door on the night of the banquet.
For more information, call the high school at 885-2373.

SF’s date with Fillies
to start at 4:30 today

South Fulton’s Region 7A softball championship game at Huntingdon today will be played at 4:30 p.m.
The winner of the game between the Devilettes (22-8) and Fillies (28-6) will host Adamsville in a sectional game on Friday with a berth in the state tournament at stake. Two-time reigning state champion Trinity Christian Academy blanked Adamsville 10-0 on Tuesday to win the Region 8 title and will host today’s SF-Huntingdon loser in another sectional game Friday.
Huntingdon will be looking to avenge a 2-1 loss to the Devilettes at the same juncture last season in today’s Region 7A final.
On an unrelated note, a photo that appeared in Tuesday’s Messenger incorrectly identified South Fulton baserunner Kaci Daughtery as being tagged out at the plate against McKenzie. Cayce Martin was instead the Devilette runner.

Weekly women’s event
makes winners known

Decie Franklin, Teresa Harbor, Tessa Scott and Deedy Thompson combined for first place with a score of 2-under-par in the weekly women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Tuesday evening, according to information provided by the course.
Sandra Davis, Carrie Lattus, Laura Higdon, Sharon Dills and Lee Ann Cheatham brought home second place from the event.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday evening.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Vol WR leaves team
after disappointment

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer says wide receiver Kenny O’Neal is leaving the program after a disappointing season with the Volunteers.
O’Neal, a junior college transfer who was expected to make an immediate impact last season, caught only two passes for 59 yards. One of those passes was a 49-yard touchdown reception against Louisiana-Lafayette.
O’Neal, 22, struggled academically, preventing him from playing in the Vols’ Jan. 1 appearance in the Outback Bowl.
Fulmer said Tuesday that O’Neal would transfer to another school, but did not specify where.
The 6-foot, 195-pound San Ramon, Calif., native played previously at the City College of San Francisco. He is the son of former New Orleans Saints tight end Kenny O’Neal Sr.

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