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Messenger Sports Briefs for December 10

Messenger Sports Briefs for December 10

H’crest takes pair
from York Hill

Hillcrest swept York Hill in junior high basketball action from Monday.
In the games that were reported to The Messenger late, the Cougars were 42-28 victors, while their female counterparts won 43-23.
The Hillcrest boys (3-4) were led by Chandler Fussell with 16 points, while Bryan Morris pitched in 10.
For the Lady Cougars (6-1), Olivia Turner totaled a team-high 13 markers.
Hillcrest returns to action on Monday evening with a twinbill against Lake Road.

UTM grad assistant
to lead wood bat team

UT Martin baseball graduate assistant Joe Scarano has been named the new head coach for the Front Royal Cardinals (Va.) of the Valley Baseball League — a summer league for college players that features the use of wooden bats much like the Kitty League.
In addition to the new head coach, the team has a new attitude as well — at least that’s what Scarano is hoping for. After last season’s disheartening record of 12-32, the Cardinals are looking for a change.  
Front Royal will choose its players from the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Divisions I and II and the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletics Association).
The team already has a dozen players from the SEC (Southeastern Conference), the Big 10 and others who have already signed.

Titans promote CB
from practice squad

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans promoted rookie cornerback Cary Williams from the practice squad Tuesday to take the roster spot vacated by the suspension of reserve defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson.
Vickerson started serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s steroid and related substances policy last week and will miss the final three games of the regular season before becoming eligible to return for the postseason.
Williams was the Titans’ seventh-round draft.

Kentucky’s Sanders
interested in UTC job

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — University of Kentucky quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Randy Sanders says he is interested in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head coaching position and has talked with the school.
Sanders, a former University of Tennessee player and coach, says he’s met with Tennessee-Chattanooga athletic director Rick Hart about the Mocs’ vacant football coaching position.
Hart has also met with Lambuth University coach Hugh Freeze and UT Martin coach Jason Simpson.

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