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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 23

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 23

Koko set to wrestle
in Union City Friday

Union City’s Koko B. Ware, a 2009 World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee, will be climbing into the ring on Friday night.
Ware will be joined by WWE Monday Night Raw color commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler on the card at Union City High School.
Bell time for the event is 7:30.
Also scheduled to appear is Too Cool 2, a tag team comprised of Obion Central graduates Michael Owens (Flex) and Tim Davidson (Tim Grind).
Ringside tickets, on sale at Reelfoot Bank, First State Bank, First Citizens Bank and Commercial Bank, are $15, while general admission is $10.
For more information, contact Lindsay Frilling at 885-0883 or via email at

KIT slate washed out
due to damp fields

The Kitty League used Wednesday to dry off.
All three doubleheaders scheduled for Wedneday night — the Union City Greyhounds’ date at the Tradewater Pirates included — were postponed due to “field conditions.”
The doubleheaders will all be made up on Sunday and Monday will serve as a day off prior to the league playoffs.
The Greyhounds return to action tonight at home with a doubleheader against Sikeston.

Younger UC ’Hounds
playing in Charleston

The 10-and-under Grey-hounds travel baseball team from Union City was to begin play at the USSSA Global World Series in Charleston, S.C., this morning.
The team was to begin pool play at 10 this morning with another game at noon.
On Friday, UC plays at 8 a.m. and noon.

Pairings announced
for local tennis event

Pairing and matches for the Northwest Tennessee Open Tennis Tournament to be held at the Union City Middle School courts this weekend have been announced.
At 6:30 p.m. — K. Bradshaw vs. J. Parnell, D.J. Freeman v. B. Sanderfer, E. Allen vs. A. Searcy, C. Bradley vs. J. Orgain, C. Odery vs. J. Espinoza, K. Edwards vs. J. Kuberski
At 8 p.m. — M. Fortner/W. Regan vs. R. Gilliam/G. Brown, T. Scott/J. Adcock vs. B. Sanderfer/R. Marion, S. Sloan/C. Hage vs. G. Prince/B. Dahnke, G. Parnell/J. Parnell vs. S. Rhenberg/S. Gilliam, B. McCall/K. McCall vs. G. Rhenberg/J. Rhenberg
At 9:30 a.m. — T. Scott vs. G. Prince, J. Adcock vs. TBA, B. Dahnke vs. TBA, S. Sloan vs. G. Parnell, R. Holland/J. Gullett vs. TBA, B. Woods vs. D. Harris
At 11 a.m. — D. McCullough vs. M. Fortner, W. Regan vs. T.J. Riddle, B. Harris vs. K. Edwards, A. Moore vs. P. Hunter, A. Spears vs. J. Darnell
At 5 p.m. — J. Orgain/J. Orgain vs. M. Fortner/A. Moore, R. Holland/J. Rhenberg vs. C. Odery/A. Durbin, D. Harris/B. Harris vs. D.J. Higgins/T.J. Riddle
At 6:30 p.m. — J. Kuberski/H. Ward vs. TBA, K. Bradshaw/T. Tilghman vs. TBA, D.J. Freeman/R. Freeman vs. G. Rhenberg/J. Rhenberg, K. McCall vs. TBA, A. Durbin vs. TBA
At 8 p.m. — B. Woods/M. Smith vs. TBA, J. Atchison/L. Hewlett vs. TBA.

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