Messenger Sports Briefs for August 6

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 6

Jr. Tornado League
signing up Saturday

The Union City Junior Tornado Football League will hold registration for the upcoming 2008 season Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Signups will be held at the Union City High School multi-purpose facility and they are open to children entering grades 3-6 this year.
Registration fees are $45 per player and $25 per cheerleader.
For more information, contact Wayne Baker at 446-4115 or Gordon Bruff at 225-0963.

Season tickets on sale
for UTM grid season

Season tickets for the University of Tennessee at Martin football season are on sale to the public now as the team has announced game times for all 12 contests for the 2008 season.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (731) 881-7207.
Season tickets are $63 for adults and include a reserved bench back seat for all six UT Martin home games. General admission season tickets are also on sale for $50. Season ticket holders also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the UT Martin game at Auburn on Nov. 8 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Those single game tickets cost $35 per ticket.
The Skyhawks home opener is Sept. 6 against Baker University. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.
The UT Martin football team has gotten some national attention in two preseason football polls; Phil Steele’s Football Magazine and the Sports Media Entertainment (SME) Network Preseason Top 25 Broadcasters’ Poll. The Skyhawks are ranked 21st in Phil Steele’s publication, and were among the teams receiving votes in the SME Network Preseason Top 25.

Fulton City sideline
will have Mike Thomas

Fulton City High School defensive coordinator Mike Thomas will be back on the sidelines with the Bulldogs this season.
Thomas, who resigned his position as a teacher’s aide, is still set to help out with the school’s football team as he looks for another job.
Right now, he is dabbling with hay hauling and minor repair jobs.
Thomas has been a member of the coaching staff at Fulton City for 10 years.
He is a graduate of South Fulton High School.

South Fulton Boosters
to have fair meeting

There will be a South Fulton Booster Club work session Saturday morning.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the field house at the SFHS football field at 9.
Those attending are asked to bring cleaning supplies to assist in cleaning and repairing the fair concession stand for the upcoming Obion County Fair.
For more information, contact Ted Barclay at 479-1847.

Ex-Memphis prep star
dismissed at Cent. Ark.

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Central Arkansas has suspended seven players and dismissed one on the eve of the football season, the school announced Tuesday.
Sophomore running back Curtis Marks of Memphis was dismissed from the team, coach Clint Conque said in a statement.
Marks faces felony charges of credit fraud and theft after police say he stole between $500 and $2,500 by using a credit card at a gas station.
Marks played in nine games last season. He rushed for 132 yards on 24 carries.
The Bears finished second in the Southland Conference last season.

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