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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 9

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 9

Pop scramble victors
have slim advantage

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par.
The winning team included Lynn Jenkins, Andy Ginn, Rodger Tanner, Gordon Bruff and Ty Tanner.
Finishing in second at 7-under par was the team of Ron Cooper, John Tanner, Phillip White, Tracy Bruff and Skipper White; and the team of Matt Russell, Bruce Culver, Charles Denaburg and Amos Davis.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

UT Martin’s Mitchell
an All-OVC woman

The University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball player Phyllisha Mitchell was named to the Ohio Valley Conference’s All-OVC Team as part of the conference’s annual media day festivities Wednesday. This is the second consecutive year that Mitchell has been a preseason all-conference selection.
 Last season Mitchell appeared in and started all 30 games of the 2007-08, averaging 9.2 points per game while also pulling down 6.8 rebounds a night.
Mitchell led UT Martin in scoring nine times and led the rebounding effort 18 times throughout the season. On the year she tallied nine double-doubles.
She netted a season high 22 points at home against Central Arkansas and on two occasions, at Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay, she had 18 rebounds.
Mitchell’s 12 blocked shots was good enough for second on the team, with a season high two coming against Austin Peay and at Samford. Mitchell averaged .754 at the free-throw line for the Skyhawks, but went 15-16 at the charity strip against Eastern Illinois in the Skyhawks road upset of the then No. 1 team in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Ex-Titan CB Sidney
hired at Austin Peay

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Dainon Sidney has been hired at Austin Peay State University as secondary coach.
Sidney was drafted in 1998 in the fourth round by the Tennessee Titans and played with them from 1998 to 2002.
He played for the Buffalo Bills in 2003 before finishing his career in Detroit in 2004.
He currently owns a construction business in the Nashville area.
Sidney fills a spot on the Austin Peay staff left vacant when former defensive coordinator Granville Eastman had to leave because of immigration issues.

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