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Messenger Sports Briefs for November 20

Messenger Sports Briefs for November 20
Briefly

Storey records ace
at Troy golf course

Mason Storey recorded a hole-in-one recently at Wynridge Greens in Troy.
Storey’s ace came on the 158-yard hole No. 13, while using an 8-iron.
Witnesses to the shot were Wayne Storey, Keith Gilliam, Randy Kincade and Winston Faulkner.

OC hoops league
to sign up Sunday

The Obion County Youth Basketball League will hold its final registration on Sunday.
The league sign-ups, which are open to children in grades 1-6, are slated to begin at 1 p.m. and go through 3 at the Obion Central gym.
For more information, call Michelle 536-0247 or Paula at 536-5410.

Jacksonville St. duo
gains top OVC honors

A pair of Jacksonville State standouts took two of the Ohio Valley Conference’s four weekly Player of the Week awards.
Linebacker Andrew Ridgeway was named the league’s top defender for his career-high 11 tackles and field goal block, which he returned 72 yards for a touchdown during his team’s 26-21 victory over Tennessee State.
Meanwhile, JSU kicker Gavin Hallford was honored with the OVC’s Specialist of the Week for the second time this season as he kicked field goals of 48 and 36 yards in the win.
Otherwise, Eastern Kentucky running back C.J. Walker earned the league’s best offensive player honor as he ran for a career-high 229 yards in his team’s 34-7 stomping of Murray State.
Austin Peay running back Ryan White accumulated 124 yards on the ground to earn the OVC’s Newcomer of the Week.
 
Basketball prospect
commits to Memphis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City high school basketball star Xavier Henry will be joining his brother in Memphis.
Henry signed Tuesday with the Tigers where his brother C.J. Henry is a freshman guard after spending several seasons playing minor league baseball.

UT safety Berry
has played injured

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee safety Eric Berry has played all season with a hurt shoulder.
Coach Phillip Fulmer revealed Tuesday during his a conference that team trainers had been helping him to manage an old shoulder injury.
Fulmer was not specific about Berry’s injury but said it may need a closer look in the off season.
The coach indicated the injury combined with the lack of depth at safety is why the sophomore has seen only one snap on offense this season.
Berry is a former high school quarterback and has practiced with the Vols’ offense throughout the season at both wide receiver and in a special quarterback package.
He has a Southeastern Conference-record 442 career interception return yards and is third on the Tennessee team with 64 tackles this season.
Tennessee (3-7, 1-5 SEC) travels to Vanderbilt (6-4, 4-3) on Saturday.

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