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Messenger Sports Briefs for August 19

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 19

SF boys, UC girls
winners on links

South Fulton and Union City split a high school golf match at Poplar Meadows Country Club Monday afternoon, the Red Devils winning the boys’ competition 185-221, and the Lady Tornadoes claiming a 96-138 victory on the girls’ side.
SF’s Justin Cranford and Chase Mayfield each shot 40s to tie for medalist honors. Hunter Hutchins carded a 48 for the Redmen, Austin Puckett had a 57 and Blake Copeland came in with a 59.
For UC, Jackson Donnell and Cameron Graham each recorded 54s. Landon Nipp shot 56, Turner Ams 57 and Britton Bugg 63.
In girls’ play, Union City’s Katie Potter was the medalist with a 43 — 10 strokes better than teammate Allison Bruff. For South Fulton, Meaghan Eaves shot 53 and Christian Byrd an 83.
Union City will be back in action today against Obion County’s other entry, facing Obion Central at Wynridge Greens in Troy.

Hillcrest softballers
edged by Ridgemont

Ridgemont edged Hillcrest 7-6 in jayvee softball action Monday afternoon.
The Lady Mustangs led 5-0 through four and they held on to add a pair in the fifth and fended off a six-run rally by H’crest.
Winning pitcher Kayla Bramlett helped her own cause with a double and single, while Macy McClure and Kelley Wherry each singled twice for the victors. Danielle Eaves was responsible for the game-winning run batted in.
For the Lady Cougars, Ashlyn Runions hit safely twice and Rachel Jones and Kelsey Gibson each offered one single.
On the hill, Bailey Boucher and Juliane Albright shared time with the former striking out a pair and the latter recording one punchout.
R’mont returns to action next Monday in Rives against Black Oak, while Hillcrest’s next action will be against Lake Road at the Obion County Central High School field on the same day.

OC in middle of pack
at Dyersburg event

The Obion Central golf team placed 10th out of 15 teams at the 18-Hole Trojan Kickoff Classic in Dyersburg Monday afternoon.
The Rebels team total of 357 was 39 strokes back of the winning pace set by the host Dyersburg (318).
Jake Lawrence had the best performance for the county locals with an 86, while Clay Craddock posted an 89.
Meanwhile, Ethan Runn and John Michael Green shot a 90 and 92, respectively.
Bragging rights will be on the line this afternoon when OC hosts Union City at Wynridge Greens in Troy.

Free hunting allowed
on Saturday in TN

NASHVILLE (AP) — Anyone wanting to give hunting a try can do so without purchasing permits or licenses Saturday.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has designated Saturday as a free hunting day in Tennessee.
The date is also the opening day of the 2008 squirrel hunting season. Squirrels are the species that many people start out hunting and the day is being promoted as a chance to introduce someone to the sport.
Species that have a year-round season will be open as well. They are armadillo, beaver, coyote, English sparrow, groundhog, nutria, pigeon, starling, and striped skunk.
Residents and nonresidents alike will be exempted from hunting licenses and permits on Saturday.

Hunters should check with the wildlife resources agency to see which wildlife management areas will be open.

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