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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 28

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 28
Briefly

Central hoops tix
going on sale Nov. 3

Season tickets for the 2008-09 Obion Central basketball season will go on sale Nov. 3 with last season’s ticket holders getting the first opportunity to purchase reserved chair backs.
Last season’s ticket holders will have until Nov. 7 to purchase their seat at a cost of $75.
On Nov. 10, all season tickets — the remaining chair backs included — will go on sale for the school’s slate of home games.
Season tickets (non-chair back) will also go on sale on that date at a cost of $40 to the general public and $20 for students.
For more information, contact the school at 536-4688.

Little Twister League
signing up Saturday

The Little Twister Basketball League will be holding registration for children in kindergarten through sixth grade on Saturday and again on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Sign-ups will be at the Union City Middle School Gymnasium. Fees to play are $25 or $20 for more than one child in a household.
The Little Twister Basketball League is sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Tennessee.
For more information, contact Tracy Boucher at 885-0883.

UT Martin’s Hudson
gains preseason honor

UT Martin senior guard Lester Hudson has been named to CollegeHoops.net First Team Mid-Major All-America team. Hudson joins Davidson’s Stephen Curry, Saint Mary’s Patrick Mills, Butler’s Matt Howard and Saint Mary’s Diamon Simpson.
Hudson, who was also named the Ohio Valley Conference 2008-09 Preseason Player of the Year, arguably had the greatest single season in the history of the UT Martin basketball program in 2007-08.
Hudson capped off his spectacular season by being named OVC Player of the Year, All-OVC First Team and All-OVC Newcomer.

White House skipper
is Titans’ top coach

The Tennessee Titans ann-ounced today that Jeff Porter, head football coach at White House High School has been named the Titans’ High School Coach of the Week for Week 9.
The Blue Devils edged rival Station Camp 21-20 to capture their first outright region title since 2004.
Through the Titans Foun-dation, team owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. will make a $1,000 contribution to the White House High School football program in Coach Porter’s honor.
Also receiving votes for the coach of the week was Scott Verran of Happy Valley; Al Pellegrino of Lake County, whose club upset eighth-ranked (Class 1A) McKenzie 38-35; Camden’s Kevin Ward, whose team defeated Stewart County 49-18; and McMinn Central’s Brandon Derrick.

Memphis QB shuffle
on again after injury

MEMPHIS (AP) — The University of Memphis has lost its third quarterback in two weeks.
True freshman quarterback Tyler Bass, who alternated with starter Brett Toney in Saturdays 36-30 Conference USA win over Southern Miss, underwent an MRI Monday and will be lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The Tigers lost starter Arkelon Hall and backup Will Hudgens to injuries the previous weekend in a loss at East Carolina.

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