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Messenger Sports Briefs for August 12

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 12

Twister golf season
underway with loss

Union City’s High School golf season got off to a rough start on Monday as the Tornadoes were third in a three-way match against Dresden and Greenfield at Persimmon Hills in Sharon.
UC’s 243 total was far behind that of Dresden (179) and G’field (197).
Landon Nipp was the only Twister player to break 50, shooting a 48.
The Tornadoes will be back in action on Thursday, hosting Gleason at Poplar Meadows Country Club.

UCMS gridiron squad
whips up on H’boldt

Union City’s Middle School football team tuned up for its 2008 season opener with a 28-0 jamboree whipping of Humboldt Monday night at Halls.
The Jr. Twisters got touchdowns from Keylon Hyde, Keontre Murrell, Travis Rutland and Drake Parker in the two-quarter scrimmage.
UCMS will begin play for real on Thursday night when it hosts Fulton County at 6:30 p.m.

UT ‘tracking’ success
of several Olympians

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Five former Tennessee track and field athletes are competing in the Olympics in Bejing.
Jangy Addy became the fifth athlete when he was named last week to the Liberian Olympic team. Addy, a Norcross, Ga., native, will represent his parents’ home country in the decathlon.
Other former Vols representing the U.S. include Anthony Famiglietti in the steeplechase, Tom Pappas in the decathlon and Leigh Smith in javelin. Gary Kikaya will run the 400-meter race representing the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Olympic track and field events begin Friday.

Vandy wideout Smith
will miss four weeks

NASHVILLE (AP) — Senior receiver George Smith, a Vanderbilt tri-captain, will miss at least four weeks because of a stress fracture in his right foot.
Head coach Bobby Johnson says Smith probably will miss the Aug. 28 season opener at Miami, Ohio, and possibly the Sept. 4 home opener against South Carolina.
Smith had surgery last week.

Former Lane coach
denies allegations

JACKSON (AP) — Fired Lane College football coach Dearrion Snead denies altering a transfer document as alleged for his dismissal.
In a grievance letter sent to the college, Snead said he was fired in retaliation for questioning Lane’s NCAA compliance policies.
Lane officials said after Snead was fired July 14 that he was involved in the deliberate alteration of a student transfer record.
Richard Donnell, Lane’s vice president of institutional advancement, said in response to Snead’s letter that the school will not discuss personnel matters in public.
In February, the NCAA put Lane on probation for four years for not scrutinizing its athletics.