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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 16

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 16

SF Athletic Boosters
set to meet Tuesday

The South Fulton Booster Club will be meeting in the high school library Tuesday evening.
At the meeting which is set to begin at 6, an array of subjects surrounding the school’s athletic programs will be discussed.
All members and prospected members are encouraged to attend, according to the club’s spokeperson.

Scramble at PMCC
decided by playoff

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winner decided via a scorecard playoff.
The winning team, which shot 7-under-par, included Bedford Dunavant, Jeff Stone, Tommy Lemons, Rick Smith, Charles Denaburg and Raymond Hendrix.
Finishing in second and also shooting 7-under was the team of Tim Shanks, Gordon Bruff, Wynn Burnett, Skipper White and Tracy Bruff.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. 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.

No tickets remain
for Memphis regional

MEMPHIS (AP) — The NCAA South Regional basketball tournament in Memphis is a sellout.
The first tip-off doesn’t come until March 27 at FedExForum.
The Forum and host school University of Memphis announced the sellout on Wednesday. The arena seats around 18,200 for basketball.
Four teams will play in three games in two days of competition.
The winners of the March 27 games advance to the regional final March 29, also at FedExForum.
The arena box office is maintaining a waiting list, should tickets become available.

U of M in mourning
after loss of mascot

MEMPHIS (AP) — TOM II, the Bengal tiger mascot of The University of Memphis, has died. He was 17.
TOM, which stands for Tigers Of Memphis, died Wednesday. He was recently diagnosed with cancer during an annual medical examination.
A new tiger is being sought to become TOM III. TOM I died in 1992.
A memorial is planned at the Tigers’ Homecoming game against Southern Miss on Oct. 25.
TOM II was acquired by the football booster group Highland Hundred in the fall of 1991. The group cared for TOM II his entire life.

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