Messenger Sports Briefs for July 1

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 1

Fulton star Daeron
shines as All-Star

Fulton City High School football standout Daeron Williams scored the only touchdown for the Western Kentucky Conference All-Stars in a 21-7 loss to the Southern Illinois All-Stars recently.
Williams’ 74-yard carry to the end zone came in the third quarter and it cut the eventual victors’ lead to 13-7.
Overall, Williams rushed for 70 yards on three carries.
The uncommitted college prospect also caught three passes for 27 yards in his team’s loss.
Williams is reportedly interested in continuing his playing career this fall at one of two junior colleges in Mississippi.

Bottom of UC order
lifts ’Hounds in win

The bottom of the order picked up the Union City Greyhounds in Monday evening’s 12-10 victory over the Farmington Firebirds.
The ’Hounds 6-9 hitters accounted for 10 runs batted in and a dozen hits to help the locals complete the sweep of the last-place Firebirds.
The Greyhounds have two days to rest before they open up a seven-game homestand at Elam Stadium Thursday night when they entertain the Fulton Railroaders.
UC will play a pair against both Fulton and Tradewater during the home stint before a three-game set against Marion that ends next Wednesday.
On Monday evening, Jon Ivie was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI while Cam Strang went 3-for-5 with a round-tripper of his own and a pair of ribbies.
No. 7 spot hitter Anthony Thomassetti was a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI, and Logan Hostetler finished with a like evening at the plate and three runs chased home.

TSSAA title game
to be on Charter

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has reached an agreement with Comcast Cable/Charter Com-munications regarding broadcasting rights to the Division I BlueCross Bowl football championships and the Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee Girls’ and Boys’ state basketball championships for the 2008-09 school year.
“Comcast and CSS are very excited about the opportunity to partner with the TSSAA to showcase Tennessee high school championships across the Southeast, as well as in the State of Tennessee,” said Dave Carter, area vice president for Comcast Spotlight.
“CSS is excited about the opportunity to present the TSSAA state championships. High school sports are the centerpiece of our network — this is a natural extension of the coverage we provide throughout the state of Tennessee with our high school football throughout the fall,” Mark Fuhrman, general manager for CSS added.
Comcast and the Tennessee High School Sports Network (THSSN) will work together regarding all aspects of the broadcasts of these championship games.
The THSSN is the official broadcast network of the TSSAA.

Surgeries successful
on pair of UT gridders

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee players Rodriquez Wilks and Darris Sawtelle have had successful surgeries to repair ongoing problems with past injuries.
Wilks, a freshman wide receiver from Smyrna, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for fall practice.
Sawtelle, a redshirt freshman offensive guard from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder and will undergo surgery on his right shoulder in July.
Sawtelle is expected to miss the entire 2008 season but be available for spring practice next year.

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