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Messenger Sports Briefs for August 1

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 1

Playoff on scorecard
decides Troy scramble

A scorecard playoff was needed to determine the winners in the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday evening.
Jimmy Sutherland, David Puckett, Raymond Hendrix, Henry Scott, Jacob Mobbs and Rob Hutson shot an 8-under-par and they were the winners of the playoff.
Meanwhile, the team of Nathan Moore, John Moore, Rob Coffey, Trey Shawn and Gary Inciong also combined for an 8-under, but they finished in second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

UTM women’s team
adds ’Boro standout

The University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team has added Allison Wright of Murfreesboro’s Siegel High School to the team’s 2008 ar-senal.
Wright is a point guard and was listed as a top 100 prospect in Tennessee after finishing her senior season shooting 40 percent from both the field and 3-point range, while also shooting 85 percent at the free throw line and averaging 14 points per game.
While at Siegal, Wright was a two-sport athlete, also running cross country, while making a name for herself on the basketball court as a four year starter.
Wright also enjoyed tremendous success on the AAU level, playing with the Tennessee Team Pride.
She helped lead the Pride to the AAU Nationals all three seasons she played for them, including a fourth-place finish in 2006.
Wright and the Pride squad also captured a Tennessee state championship in 2005.
Skyhawk head coach Tara Tansil said of Wright that, “she will be a great addition to our program. She comes from a great high school program at Siegel and has had a lot of success with her AAU program as well. We are very excited about Allison joining our basketball family.”

Fulton County’s Dial
transfers to Culver

2007 Fulton County High School graduate Chaz Dial recently signed an athletic scholarship to attend Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., as a sprinter and long jumper.
Chaz will also play football for the NAIA school as a walk-on this fall and he received an additional academic scholarship for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher while at UT Martin during his first year of college.
Dial was a redshirt freshman on the University of Tennessee at Martin football team in 2007-08, listed as a defensive back and wide receiver and participated with the scout team during the season before signing with Culver-Stockton.
Dial was an All-WKC Se-lection and West Kentucky All-Star player in football during his high school career and the Class A state runner-up in the long jump.

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