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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 29

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 29

Messenger corrects
Monday mistakes

In Monday’s edition of The Messenger, three members of the Obion Central girls’ cross country team were inadvertantly left out of an article announcing their state meet berth.
Mallori Graddy, Maddi Bell and Chelsea Hogg were left off the list of members of the Lady Rebels’ track team.
Also, Emily Williams was incorrectly identified as Emily Jones in the story.
The Messenger regrets these errors.

OCSS hoops jamboree
set for Saturday at SF

The Obion County School System Middle School basketball jamboree will be held Saturday, beginining at 2 p.m.
Each team will play a 15 minute half with admission $3 for the event.
The schedule will have South Fulton’s girls taking on Black Oak at 2 and the male counterparts from both those schools will do battle at 2:30.
Hillcrest’s girls will take on Lake Road’s at 3 with the boys from those schools set to follow and SF will take on Ridgemont in girls’ action at 4 with the boys’ half to follow.

UTC begins search
for gridiron coach

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has officially started its search for a new football coach just days after announcing that Rodney Allison won’t be back next year.
Athletic director Rick Hart told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that the search process will involve mostly behind-the-scenes work and information gathering as the regular season winds down.
Hart said an advisory committee of six to 10 members from inside and outside the athletic department is being put together and will give a recommendation to Chancellor Roger Brown.
This is the first major hire for Hart, who came to the university in 2006 from Oklahoma. Allison continues to coach the Mocs (1-7, 0-4 SoCon), who will return to action Saturday at Western Carolina.

Walker now on bench in Grizzlies’ scheme

MEMPHIS (AP) — Once a shimmying star, Antoine Walker now finds himself on the bench with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 32-year-old veteran from the University of Kentucky has been told that he won’t play. It’s a decision designed by circumstance more than anything.
The Grizzlies are on a full-blown youth movement and Walker plays at power forward.
That’s the same spot on the floor the Grizzlies want to give playing time to Darko Milicic, Hakim Warrick and rookie Darrell Arthur for their development.
The Grizzlies say they won’t waive Walker, whose $9.32 million salary comes off their books following this season.
Walker was a key member of the Miami Heat’s 2006 championship team. He’s a three-time All-Star who ranks fourth among active players in 3-pointers.

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