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Messenger Sports Briefs for September 24

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 24

Twisters, Red Devils
on brink in 1A ratings

Union City and South Fulton are both on the fringe of being ranked in the Class A Top 10 of this week’s Associated Press Tennessee Prep Football Poll.
The Tornadoes (3-1), coming off a 21-16 victory over No. 9 McKenzie, got 17 votes from statewide ballots to come in 12th in the state.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils, who drubbed Bruceton 32-7 on Friday and now have a 4-0 record, received a dozen points and were ranked 13th.
This week, Union City travels to Obion Central and SF is on the road at Hickman vs. Fulton County.
A complete poll list can be found on Page 7.

LR softball squad 2nd
at Lake Co. tourney

The Lake Road softball team took part in the Lake County Middle School Invitational Tournament on Saturday. Participating teams were Dyer, Crockett County, Lake County, Ridgemont, South Fulton and LR.
The Lady Generals (11-6) advanced to the title game, where they fell to the Devilettes 8-4.
Four LR players were selected to an All-Tournament team.
Those players were Alex Wilson, Carly Whipple, Brandi Goodman and catcher Payton Robertson.
Otherwise, McKenna Step-henson was named to the event’s honorable mention team.

UC girls at bottom
in region golf match

The Union City High School girls’ golf team placed sixth out of six teams in the Region 7A-AA Tournament at The Farms in Dyersburg on Monday.
The Lady Tornado tandem of Katie Potter (100) and Allison Bruff (121) shot a combined 221 to trail region champion USJ (153) and No. 2 Milan (168).
Lexington was third, Dyersburg fourth and McKenzie fifth in the competition.
Potter and Bruff became the first-ever UCHS team representatives in the regional after placing third in the district tournament last week.
Maeghan Eaves shot a 124 for South Fulton.
USJ (325) won the boys’ competition, two shots better than Jackson Christian School.

Lake Road footballers
to host 1st home game

Lake Road will be hosting Hillcrest on Thursday in junior high football action.
The battle between the two Obion County School System entries will represent the first-ever football game held on the LR campus.
Game time is set for 5:30. Although some seating will be available, spectators are encouraged by school officials to bring their own lawn chairs.

Memphis hoops sked
nothing to scoff at

MEMPHIS (AP) — Mem-phis will play some of its toughest competitors on the road this season, including in-state rival Tennessee, Gonzaga and Georgetown.
Memphis, which lost in the national championship game to Kansas in overtime, announced its 2008-09 scheduled Wednesday, which begins Nov. 15.
The Tigers will also host Massachusetts, Cincinnati and Syracuse this season and coach John Calipari will face five games against former assistants, including Derek Kellogg at UMass and Tony Barbee at UTEP.
Memphis will also participate in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Nov. 20-23.
The Tigers step outside conference play and face Georgetown on Dec. 13, Tennessee on Jan. 24 in Knoxville and Gonzaga on Feb. 7 in Spokane, Wash. ESPN Gameday is scheduled to televise the Memphis-Gonzaga matchup.
Memphis will finish the season with the Conference USA Tournament at home on March 11-14.

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