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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 23

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 23

UTM ‘Orange Out’
set for this evening

An “Orange Out” has been set for tonight’s UT Martin football game against Jacksonville State at Hardy M. Graham Stadium on campus. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
All fans are encouraged to wear Skyhawk Orange for the national television audience on ESPNU. Charter Communications customers can watch the game on Channel 302. ESPNU can be seen on DirecTV Channel 614 and Dish Network Channel 148.
Jacksonville State enters the game with a 5-2 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks are ranked No. 20 in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll. UT Martin sports a 6-2 overall record and a 4-1 OVC worksheet.
The Skyhawks plan to show off their new FieldTurf playing surface and a defense that is ranked first in the nation in fumbles recovered and 13th in sacks.
Jacksonville State plans to show off transfer quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, who was dismissed from LSU after being named the Most Valuable Player of the Southeastern Conference title game.

Upward registration
under way at Calvary

Calvary Baptist Church in Union City is now accepting registration for its Upward basketball and cheerleading leagues for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Early bird registration is $65 for basketball and $60 for cheerleading if received by Oct. 29. Registrations received after the aforementioned date will be $10 more. The deadline for signing up is Nov. 3.
Online registration is available at or forms can be picked up at the church.
For more information, contact the church office by phone at 885-2961 or via e-mail at

Martin hoops league
accepting sign-ups

The Martin Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its youth basketball league.
The league is open to children in first through eighth grades.
Registration — which is open through Oct. 31 — can be completed at the department’s North Lindell Street office in Martin with fees set at $25 for first through third graders and $30 for fourth through eighth graders.
For more information, contact the department at 587-6784.

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