UC Round 2 tickets
on sale Friday a.m.
Advance tickets for Union City’s Round 2 playoff showdown with McKenzie Friday night will be on sale Friday at the school from 8 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.
Tickets are $7 each for all playoff games, that price set by the TSSAA.
The advance tickets are being sold in an attempt to shorten lines at what is expected to be a near-capacity War Memorial Stadium.
If UC were to win, it would host a quarterfinal game next week against the victor of the Lake County-Gleason game.
Union City will enter Friday’s matchup ranked eighth, while McKenzie was No. 9 in the final Associated Press prep poll released last week.
Central hoop squads
to jamboree Saturday
Obion Central’s basketball teams will participate in a preseason jamboree Saturday night at Henry County High School.
The Rebel girls and the OC boys will play two quarters each vs. the Patriot varsity squads.
Obion Central’s junior varsity teams — both girls and boys — will participate, too.
Action is set to start at 6 p.m.
UT Martin’s Hudson
up for Wooden honor
UT Martin senior guard Lester Hudson is one of 50 preseason candidates for the 2008-09 John R. Wooden Award All-American team and Player of the Year trophy.
“Lester Hudson is certainly to be commended for this nomination,” said Bret Campbell, the head coach at UT Martin. “We are extremely excited Lester is on this list.”
Hudson was named to CollegeHoops.net First Team Mid-Major All-America team last month.
He was also named the Ohio Valley Conference 2008-09 Preseason Player of the Year earlier this fall.
Arguably, Hudson had the greatest single season in the history of the UT Martin basketball program in 2007-08. The 6-2, 190-pound Memphis native finished his first NCAA season ranked in the Top 10 nationally in points per game, steals and 3-pointers made per game.
The list of candidates for the Wooden Award is comprised of 50 student-athletes who — based on last year’s individual performance and team records — are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.
UTM opens its 2008-09 season Friday at 11:30 a.m. when Maryville College visits the Elam Center.
Fulton Co., Foederer
gain first state berth
Chris Foederer became the first Fulton County runner ever to advance to the state meet in the cross country ranks.
Foederer earned an individual bid by being one of the top five runners at the region championship race at Marshall County.
Foederer’s time of 19:37 put him in the No. 4 individual qualifying spot for the state competition.
Foederer will compete in the KHSAA Class A State meet on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park.
While Foederer made the cut on the boys’ side, Lady Pilot freshman Casey Dowty fell just shy of earning a trip to state as she was the sixth-place individual in Saturday’s regional race.
Three FC runners broke their own personal best marks at the regionals.
Steven Fulcher ran a 23:29 to place 40th, Mitchell Mulcahy ran a 28:49 for 47th and Ladarrian Polk ran a 28:56 for his best time to date.