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Messenger Sports Briefs for December 3

Messenger Sports Briefs for December 3

Central frosh boys
down Crockett Co.

The Obion Central freshman boys topped Crockett County 53-39 on Monday evening.
Colton Woodard paced the Rebels during the victory with 13 points, while LaPrince Gauldin tacked on 10.
Michael Hussey and Christian Higgins were both a point shy of double digits with nine each.
No stats were reported to The Messenger by the OC girls’ freshman team.
The Central frosh squads return to action on Thursday night at Milan.

Son of UT alumni
signs with Skyhawks

Right handed pitcher Alex Boshers recently signed a baseball scholarship to play for head coach Bubba Cates at the University of Tennessee at Martin but, unlike a lot of freshmen, he is already well connected to the Martin school.
Boshers’ mother, Rene, played basketball at UT Martin and Boshers played summer league baseball for former UTM graduate assistant baseball coach Mark Meinhart.
“His connections to UT Martin are neat and he is a special player,” Cates said. “He is a hard thrower and one of those high school guys who could come in and help us right away.”
Boshers, who will graduate this spring from Donelson Christian Academy, was named a Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) Super Sophomore. He was also an All-District selection.
This past season as a junior, Boshers was named to the TBCA Showcase team and once again earned all-district honors. Boshers finished the 2008 season with a 4-2 record on the mound. He also had four saves and sported a 3.42 ERA.

Kentucky QB Cobb
doubtful for bowl

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman quarterback Randall Cobb is doubtful to play in the Wildcats’ bowl game after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Coach Rich Brooks says the surgery performed Tuesday was a success. However, he says he won’t be able to practice for at least two to three weeks.
Cobb was injured Saturday during Kentucky’s loss to Tennessee. The speedster has started the last four games at quarterback. He has thrown for five touchdowns and rushed for seven more.
The injury means sophomore Mike Hartline will likely return to the No. 1 quarterback position for Kentucky’s bowl game, which hasn’t been set.

Spurrier takes jab
at new UT man Kiffin

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Lane Kiffin has already discovered one thing that comes with the job of being Tennessee’s coach — needling from Steve Spurrier.
The South Carolina coach, who had a history of taking verbal jabs at Kiffin’s predecessor, Phillip Fulmer, questioned whether Kiffin broke NCAA recruiting rules by contacting Tennessee recruits before he was cleared to do so.
Jarvis Giles, a running back recruit from Gaither High School in Tampa, Fla., told several media outlets that Kiffin contacted him early Sunday morning.
Spurrier noted that he didn’t retake the recruiting test until after he was introduced as the Volunteers’ new coach and joked that Kiffin might have called Giles as “an interested observer.”
Kiffin must have heard what Spurrier had to say.
“As far as recruiting, we’ve hit the ground running. I took the test a few days before I got hired here so that we could do that,” he said Monday.

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