Messenger Sports Briefs for September 26

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 26

All OC football alums
to be honored tonight

All Obion County Central High School football alumni will be guests of honor tonight at a pregame reception prior to the OC-Union City game at Troy.
A tent will be set up in the south endzone, and organizers said refreshments will be served from 6:30 until 7:15 p.m.
Anyone who has previously played at OCCHS is invited to stop by for food and fellowship.
The game will mark the 35th anniversary of the first time Obion Central ever defeated Union City, an 8-0 overtime triumph at Troy
Kickoff for tonight’s contest is slated for 7:30 with the Rebels looking to break a 14-game losing skid and win for the first time in five contests this year, while Union City aims to improve to 4-1.

Central girl runners
take 1st at Hardin Co.

The Obion Central girls’ cross country team won the Hardin County Invitational on Thursday.
Kelsey Barnes, Jordan Jones, Mandi McDaniel and Katie Hardin each medaled in the race, while Jenny Brooks also scored for the Lady Rebels.
On the boys’ side, Central came in at fourth with Joshua Gale medaling.
The OC teams next run on Tuesday in Jackson at Trinity Christian Academy.

Red Devil Boosters
to meet on Monday

The South Fulton Athletic Booster Club will meet Monday evening at the high school library.
The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. and an array of subjects are expected to be discussed concerning the athletic programs at SF, according to a club spokesman.
All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Wynridge winners
total 9-under-par

The team of Danny Carpenter, Bobby Larue, Hollis Woody, Raymond Hendrix and Haskins Ridens combined to shoot a 9-under-par and win the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of Bryan Barker, Sidney Chappell, Terry Wiseman and Wayne Storey earned second place.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Many OVC matchups
to be shown by ESPN

The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that 14 men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcasted live by the ESPN family of networks during the 2008-09 season, and at least two of those will feature UT Martin men’s team.
A total of 12 of the 14 games will be broadcasted on ESPNU, including the Thursday night game at Tennessee Tech on Jan. 15 and the Thursday night game at Austin Peay on Feb. 5. Start times for both of the games are slated for 8 p.m.
The Skyhawks will also have the opportunity to be seen at least three more times on the ESPN family of networks, as both of the OVC Tournament semifinal games on Friday, March 6 will be aired on ESPNU, as well as the OVC Championship game on March 7 on ESPN2.
The game from the fourth annual BracketBuster event from the Elam Center on Feb. 21 could also be televised, as well as additional non-conference games, both to be determined in the future.
UT Martin is 3-5 all-time on games played on Fox Sports or ESPNU, with the last being a 78-77 loss to Austin Peay in last year’s OVC Tournament Semifinals.

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