H’crest grid coach
has meeting tonight
New Hillcrest head football coach Brian Moffitt has scheduled a player/parent meeting for tonight at 6 at the school.
Moffitt will present a list of team rules and greet both players and their families prior to the team’s first scheduled practice, Monday at 5:30.
He is sure to stress that all players must have a complete physical before they are allowed to practice.
For more information, call (828) 342-9991.
Moffitt, an assistant at Obion County Central High School last year, replaced Justin Cheek at the helm of the Cougars. He’ll also assist Travis Johnson with the Hillcrest basketball program.
The ex-Angie Smith
new AD at Fulton City
Fulton City High School has named former girls’ basketball standout Angie (Smith) Nanney as its new athletic director.
Nanney replaces Donna Garland in the position.
As a player, she was one of only four Lady Bulldogs to amass 1,000 points over the course of a career.
Last year, she served as the school system’s Community Education Director.
Prior to that, Nanney worked three years at CBK in Union City.
WS star Richardson
to speak in Martin
Former New York Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson was an average hitter but, when it came to the World Series, the slick fielder had a knack for unleashing a potent offensive outburst.
Richardson, who played for the Yankees from 1955-66, will be the guest speaker for the Banquet of Champions, which opens the 12-Year-Old Cal Ripken Baseball World Series Aug. 7-14 in Martin.
The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Tickets for the banquet are $20 each and they are on sale now at the Martin Parks and Recreation Office.
Richardson, a career .266-hitter, holds the record for most RBI (12) in a seven-game series (1960) and ties for most runs (eight in 1960) and hits (13 in 1964) in seven-game championships.
to lead TN HOF
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and museum has announced that Wayne McCreight of Dresden has been elected president of the statewide organization.
McCreight is founder and CEO of Hamilton-Ryker, a complete human resources company headquartered in Martin Hamilton-Ryker is one of the Southeast’s largest privately held staffing firms with 28 locations in seven states.
UTM ranked 21st
in preseason poll
UT Martin is ranked 21st nationally in Phil Steele’s publication, while Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois is ranked 23rd.
Phil Steele’s preseason Top 25 had James Madison at No. 1 followed by three-time defending National Champion Appalachian State at No. 2.
While Eastern Illinois and Eastern Kentucky were ranked in the Sports Media Entertainment (SME) Network Preseason Top 25 Broadcasters’ Poll, UT Martin and Jacksonville State were among the other schools receiving votes.
Twenty broadcasters from around the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) will take part in the rankings which will be released each Monday.
The two other national polls — the Sports Network and FCS Coaches Poll — have not yet released a 2008 poll.