Local boys’ hoops trio
to play as All-Stars
Three recent Obion County graduates will get one last chance to shine on the high school basketball hardwood on Saturday night.
The Union City duo of B.J. Marshall and Ryne Simpson and Obion Central’s Nick Gilliam have been confirmed (by UC head coach Shane Sisco and OC boys’ mentor Bill Kail) to be taking part in the Golden Circle All-Star Classic at Liberty High School.
All three locals will play for the North team.
The boys’ game is slated to begin after the completion of the girls’ contest, which tips off at 6.
Weekly ‘Pop’ winners
2 strokes ahead of rest
Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team included Hunter Kirkland, Mike Hayes, Matt Sanner and Mike Revell.
Finishing in second at 7-under par was the team of Jere Baldridge, Bruce Culver, Matt Russell, Eddie Thompson and Rick Smith; and the team of Ty Tanner, Rodger Tanner, Barrett Tanner and Greg Dunn.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.
UTM men’s program
inks Alabama guard
UT Martin men’s basketball coach Bret Campbell announced the signing of Terrance Coleman, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard from Tuscaloosa, Ala. to a scholarship recently.
Coleman will play for the Skyhawks this fall.
He prepped at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa under head coach Bob Brantley.
Coleman averaged 14.8 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game during his senior season.
OVC Commish’s Cup
going to Murray State
Murray State University claimed the inaugural Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Cup for the 2008-09 school year, according to a Tuesday press release from the league office.
The award, previously divided into the Men’s and Women’s All-Sport Trophies, is a symbol of overall athletic excellence in conference-sponsored championships. The award will be presented to university officials on Friday at the league’s annual honors luncheon in Nashville.
All totaled, Murray State finished the year with 102 points, 11 more points than second-place Eastern Kentucky.
Eastern Illinois finished third (88), followed by Morehead State (87), Jacksonville State (82), Southeast Missouri (81), Tennessee Tech (70.5), UT Martin (68.5), Austin Peay (65) and Tennessee State (55.5).