Messenger Sports Briefs for July 31

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 31

Twister baseball team
to have final tryout

A final tryout for next spring’s Union City High School baseball team has been set for Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 at Elam Stadium.
The audition is for all of those who might have missed an earlier tryout, according to new Tornado head coach Jeremy Maddox. All players must bring their own workout gear to the session.
For more information, call UCHS at 885-2373.

W’ridge gal scramble
decided by lone shot

Beth Easterwood, Alice Peeples, Cheryl Brundige and Tammy McIntosh combined to take first place with a score of 5-under-par in the weekly women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Tuesday evening.
Jackie Russell, Shirley Hardin, Mary Ruth Wiseman, Teresa Scott, Teresa Harber and Shelly Stout took second place with a score of 4-under.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday evening.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

UCHS grad Chandler
transferring to Union

Former Union City High School golf standout Ryan Chandler has accepted a scholarship to transfer to Union University.
Chandler played his freshman season as a collegian at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. He carried a stroke average of around 79 and was ranked No. 3 on the team, according to his father, Jeff, the girls’ basketball coach at UCHS and himself an accomplished golfer.
UU is a member of the Gulf South Conference and was that league champion last year.

Lambuth now hunting
for new women’s coach

Lambuth University is now on a hunt to find a women’s basketball coach.
Joe Reints, who served three years as the team’s head coach and led the school to the 2006-07 NAIA national championship, resigned his position to take a job at Dakota State in Madison, S.D.
The new position gives Reints a chance to return to his South Dakota homeland.
Officials at Lambuth have said they would like to have a new coach by Aug. 20.

Tradewater, O’boro
advance to KIT finals

Tradewater and Owensboro advanced to the Kitty League Tournament championship series by closing out semifinal sets against Marion and Fulton, respectively, on Wednesday.
The Pirates, the wood bat league’s regular season champion, edged Marion 4-3, while O’boro did the same to Fulton by a 6-5 count.
The results clinched each best-of-three series for the victors and means that Tradewater and Owensboro will now meet for the tourney title in another three-game set, starting Friday on the Oilers’ turf.

Score of 10-under-par
adorns victors at ‘Pop’

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team in a scorecard playoff shooting 10-under par.
The winning team included Terry Wiseman, Matt Russell, Randy Kincade and Rick Smith.
Finishing in second at 9-under par was the team of Ron Cooper, Greg Dunn, Rocky Johnson, Rodger Tanner and Dave Frankum.
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.

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