Messenger Sports Briefs for May 29

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 29
Briefly Ex-SF standout Riley is Hickman Co. coach Hickman County High School’s new girls’ basketball coach is a familar face to the local sports landscape. Former South Fulton High School basketball standout Jessica Riley was named the team’s coach recently. Riley takes the place of Shayne Midyett, who stepped down to devote more time to his duties as the Falcons’ baseball coach. Riley was a part of the varsity basketball team at SF for four seasons (1993-97) under David Brann and Dale Hollowell. Fulton City softballer signs with Mid-Cont. Fulton City High School softball standout Brooke Brown inked scholarship papers recently to play at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield. Brown has been the Lady Bulldogs’ top threat at the plate through the 2008 season. To date, Brown has compiled a stat list this season that includes a .325 batting average, 18 runs scored and 15 stolen bases. Weekly ‘Pop’ winners have two-stroke lead Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par. The winning team included Matt Russell, Rick Smith, Terry Wiseman, Robert Huffstutter and Bruce Culver. Finishing in second at 6-under par was the team of Tiger Haag, Amos Davis, Sid Chappell, Jim Baker and Gary Gill. 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 women’s squad nabs four new signees UT Martin’s women’s basketball team has added four additions to its squad for the 2008-09 season. For starters, a pair of junior college transfers, Hailey Purcell from Hutchinson Community College and Sienna Forney from Walters State Community College, have joined the Skyhawk ranks. Meanwhile, also inking with UTM is a pair of high school teammates from Detroit Renaissance High School in the persons of Kiara Smith and Samantha Harper. Originally from Hamilton, New Zealand, Purcell was part of a successful Hutchinson Community College team that went 24-8 last season and advanced to the second round of the NJCAA Region VI Tournament. Meanwhile, Smith and Harper combined together at Detroit Renaissance High School for a record of 59-12 in their three years on the varsity squad. Smith and Harper claimed a pair of regional championships and in 2005 a Michigan state championship. Top TranSouth honor again going to Union The Union University athletic department has been awarded the TranSouth Conference All-Sports Trophy for the 2007-08 season. This marks the fifth straight season that Union has claimed the trophy and sixth time in the past seven seasons. Union claimed four conference titles in the 2007-08 seasons including women’s cross country, men’s cross country, women’s basketball and men’s golf. The TranSouth All-Sports Trophy is awarded to the program that produces the most success during the school year in all sports.

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