Messenger Sports Briefs for May 21

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 21

OC hardwood camps
set to start in July

Dates for the 2008 Obion Central “Running Rebels” fundamental day basketball camps have been announced.
The girls’ camp will be held July 7-11, with the boys’ camp set for the following week, July 14-18, at OCCHS. Girls and boys in grades kindergarten through seventh grade are eligible to participate.
Registration, which costs $40, will be done on-site with information forms about the camps available from any Obion County School System middle school basketball coach.
The girls’ camp for kindergarten through third grade will begin at 9 a.m. each morning and run through noon with fourth through seventh grades taking to the court at the OC gym from 1-4 p.m. daily.
The boys’ camp will have the same times as the girls’ camp and the same age groups only a week later.
OCCHS girls’ coach Eddie Suiter will oversee the girls’ camp with Rebels’ coach Bill Kail running the boys’ drills.
For more information, contact Suiter at 446-1159 or Kail at 536-6141.

Winning W’ridge gals
only team under par

Teresa Harber, Teresa Scott, Shelly Stout and Deedy Thomason teamed to win first place with a score of 5-under-par in the weekly women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Tuesday evening, according to information provided by the course.
Linda Lofton, Novella Little, Sharon Dills and Katelin Wodham combined for second place at even-par.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday evening.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Union’s Blackstock
wins top AD award

The athletic directors from the TranSouth Conference institutions have voted Union University’s David Blackstock as the 2007-08 Athletic Director of the Year.
For Blackstock, this is the third time in the 12-year history of the TranSouth that he has received this honor.
“We applaud and salute David Blackstock on this wonderful honor,” Union president Dr. David S. Dockery said. “Being selected as the Athletic Director of the Year in the TranSouth Conference is a most fitting capstone to a great career.”
In February of this season, Blackstock announced his retirement from Union after 34 years as athletic director.
Blackstock lead the UU athletic department in claiming the TranSouth All-Sports Trophy for the fifth straight season.
Of the 10 teams in the department, nine teams advanced to at least their respective region tournaments.
Also, eight senior athletes were awarded academic excellence medals and other awards for their fields of study during graduation weekend.

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