Messenger Sports Briefs for June 2

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 2
Briefly New OCCHS coach announces camp The Obion County Central Quarterback Club and new head Rebel football coach Shawn Jackson will host a “Fourth Quarter Camp” June 18-19 in Troy. The individual camp is one of a series involving high school and college level coaches that is open to football players entering grades 6-12. Coaches helping Jackson during the camp will be Lindenwood University’s Brian Frana and Marcus Yokeley, the University of Missouri’s Kent McCulloh, Minot State’s Mike Rowe, St. Clouse State’s Kyle Kesselring and Eastern Illinois’ Antwan Livingston. Pre-registration for the camp is $50 if completed by June 9 or $65 on the day of the camp. Payment can be sent with a completed registration form to the Rebel QB Club, 528 Highway 51 N., Troy, TN 38260. For more information, contact Jackson at 536-4214 or Frana at 636-949-4123. Frana can also be contacted via email at bfrana@lindenwood.edu. PMCC ladies event begins Thursday Poplar Meadows Country Club will begin its weekly ladies scramble Thursday. The 9-hole 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. Thursday. Fulton Co’s Smith wins 14th state title Fulton County’s girls were able to bring home the fourth place trophy from the Kentucky Class A State Track & Field Meet held at the University of Louisville Friday and Saturday. The top point scorer for the Lady Pilots was Sharika Smith, who added two more state titles to her resume, finishing her remarkable high school track and field career with a total of 14 state titles in six years. This year, Smith successfully defended her long jump crown with a leap of 17’10 3/4” and she won the 300-meter hurdles for the first time. Smith also placed 2nd in the 100-meter dash (13.01) and 3rd in the 200-meter dash (26.17). On the boys’ side, the Pilots had two state place winners in senior Tony Udley and junior Mitchell Mulcahy. Udley managed a fifth-place in the 400m dash (51.87) while Mulcahy earned sixth in the Discus (125’11”).   TN Tech softballer awarded OVC honor Tennessee Tech senior softball student-athlete Beth Boden has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award. The award was presented at the Conference’s annual Honors Luncheon Friday. The honor is given annually to an Ohio Valley Conference male or female student-athlete of junior or senior standing who best exemplifies the characteristics of the late Morehead State student-athlete, coach and administrator Steve Hamilton. Other OVC student-athletes nominated for the award in 2007-08 included Austin Peay’s Virginia Penner (soccer/tennis), Eastern Illinois’ Micah Rucker (football), Eastern Kentucky’s Joe Oliver (baseball), Morehead State’s Tarah Combs (basketball), Murray State’s Ashley Hayes (basketball), Samford’s Hank Grant (tennis), Southeast Missouri’s Tarina Nixon (basketball) and UT Martin’s Jamie Price (soccer).

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