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Messenger Sports Briefs for November 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for November 5

UCHS Booster Club
to meet on Monday

The Union City High School Booster Club will be meeting Monday on the school campus at 6 p.m, according to a spokesman for the group.
The meeting will be an organizational one to get ready for the upcoming 2008-09 basketball season.
All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.
The UC basketball season is set to begin on Nov. 18 with a twinbill against Jackson South Side.
For more information, contact Skipper White at 885-1211 or 885-1906.

TN Hall of Fame
announces inductees

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has announced the 2009 class featuring 11 people including Philip Hutcheson, Woody Hunt and the late Joe Gilliam Jr.
Hutcheson was a four-time All-American at David Lipscomb University and was basketball’s all-time leading scorer. He recently was hired as Lipscomb’s athletic director.
Gilliam was known as “Jefferson Street Joe” who led Tennessee State to two black college national titles and won two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The late Tommy Owens is another posthumous inductee.
Hunt went 1,043-431-3 as baseball coach at Cumberland University.
Other inductees include Sarah Ingram, Sam Bartholomew Jr., Stan Huntsman, Chip Kell, Andy Nelson, Tim Priest and Elliott Perry.
The 2009 class will be inducted Feb. 20 in Nashville.

Linemen work out
alongside Titans

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have worked out a handful of defensive linemen including Jason Babin of Western Michigan.
Babin was the 27th pick overall in 2004 by the Houston Texans but was traded to Seattle in 2007.
Also Tuesday, the Titans worked out defensive tackles William Joseph out of Miami, Anthony Maddox of Delta State and Michael Myers who went to Alabama.
Meanwhile, the Titans will have to fill a spot on their practice squad.
The Indianapolis Colts signed defensive tackle Antonio Johnson off the Titans’ practice squad to their active roster.

73-year old hoopster
scores at juco level

HARRIMAN (AP) — Ken Mink wasn’t the leading scorer as Roane State beat King College’s junior varsity team Monday night, but he still may have a place in the record books.
Roane State says the 73-year-old Mink became the oldest person to play college basketball when he entered the game with about 16 minutes left in the second half. He attempted one shot in about three minutes.
Seven minutes later, he went back to the floor, drew a foul and hit two free throws.
Mink, of Knoxville, last played college basketball 52 years ago at Lees College in Jackson, Ky.
But after someone soaped the basketball coach’s office, he lost his spot on the team and was expelled. Mink still says he didn’t do it.
Last year, after shooting some baskets at a neighbor’s house, he wrote to several area colleges, and Roane State coach Randy Nesbit agreed to give him a chance.
Mink is enrolled as a full-time student at the college and he has practiced regularly with the team since school began in August.

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