Messenger Sports Briefs for May 22

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 22

New UCHS grid coach
holds meeting tonight

Union City High School head football coach Darren Bowling will meet with members of the varsity team and their parents tonight at 6:30 in the Purple and Gold Room at the fieldhouse.
Bowling will detail both team rules and summer schedule for the Tornadoes and answer all questions about the expectations and regulations he and his staff will implement for the program.
All players and their parents are expected to attend the meeting, and next year’s freshmen and their parents are also encouraged to be there.

Winning team at ‘Pop’
has slim stroke lead

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team included Bruce Moss, Phillip White, Randy Barnes, Raymond Hendrix, Bret Campbell and Rodger Tanner.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of Gary Gill, Amos Davis, Sid Chappell, Scott Chilson and Tiger Haag.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

UTM baseball star
named All-OVC

UT Martin baseball standout Wes Patterson was named to the Ohio Valley Conference’s All-Freshman team Tuesday night in Paducah.
Patterson played in 37 games and started 35. He hit .297 with 35 hits, 10 home runs and 29 RBI. He led the Skyhawks with the 10 homers and his .297 batting average was the fourth-best on the team. On the mound, he was 2-3 with a team-high four saves and 20 strikeouts.
“It’s an outstanding honor to have the coaches in our league recognize Wes for his accomplishments,” said Bubba Cates, the Skyhawks head coach. “Part of this honor was Wes’ ability to do two things – pitch and produce offensively.”
Patterson, who prepped at Briarcrest High School in Memphis, gives UTM three consecutive seasons with a player on the OVC All-Freshman team. Pitcher Eric Walker was named to the team in 2006, while shortstop Shayne Martin was selected for the all-rookie squad in 2007.

OC softball banquet
set for Tuesday night

The Obion County Central High School softball team will hold its awards banquet Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The dinner and awards presentation will be held at the school’s commons area with grilled hamburgers, baked potatoes and baked beans on the menu.
For more information, contact the school at 536-4688.

DSCC coach Puckett
fast on recruiting trail

New Dyersburg State Community Women’s Basketball Coach Rian Puckett has hit the recruiting trail hard in his first two weeks at the college and he has already added two incoming freshmen to his roster.
Johna Wade, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Koshkonong, Mo., signed a national letter of intent to play women’s basketball at DSCC recently. Wade averaged nearly 25 points per game her senior season.
Also signing with Dyersburg State is Kala Tyus, a 5-foot-11 forward from Crockett County High School. The athletic forward averaged 13 points and seven rebounds per game for the Lady Cavaliers this year.

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