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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 12

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 12

United Way Scramble
scheduled for April 29

The United Way of Obion County will be hosting a four-person golf scramble on April 29 at the Goodyear Wingfoot Golf Course.
Entry fee is $200 per team and the cost to sponsor is $100.
A discounted price of $250 is available for those wishing to enter a team and sponsor, as well.
The scramble is set to begin at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Kurt Baggett at 225-9216 or Tommy Gurley at 335-1618.

UC hoops banquet
slated for Saturday

The Union City High School basketball banquet is scheduled for Saturday night.
Boys’ coach Shane Sisco and girls’ coach Eddie Suiter are set to honor Twister hooops standouts at the banquet, slated to begin at 6:30.
Tickets are on sale at the high school (thru Thursday) for $10. No tickets will sold at the door.
For more information, contact Tammy Sparks at 885-2373, extension 23.

Central boys’ team
blanked by Milan

The Obion Central boys’ soccer team fell 5-0 at Milan on Friday.
The game was scoreless for the first 25 minutes.
Then, Milan kicked in its first and what turned out to be the winning goal.
The Rebels (1-5-1) had numerous scoring opportunities, but were unable to find the net, according to head coach Daniel Johnston.
The Obion Central soccer team returns to action on April 20 at home against Gibson County.

Collierville mainstay
dies of heart attack

MEMPHIS (AP) — Longtime Collierville High School football coach Paul Cox has died.
The Commercial Appeal reported Cox — who was 67 — died following a heart attack early Sunday.
Cox announced his retirement in October and stepped down at the end of the season after 34 years and 19 playoff appearances at Collierville. At the time of his retirement, Cox was the sixth-winningest coach in Tennessee.
Cox coached at Bishop Byrne for five years before coming to Collierville in 1976.

Vol celebrity coaches
will be media members

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley announced Sunday that two long-time members of the Knoxville media — John Adams and Jimmy Hyams — have agreed to serve as celebrity head coaches for Saturday’s Dish Network Orange and White Game.
Adams is sports editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Hyams is co-host of “Sports Talk” on WNML Radio.
Kickoff for the game is 1 p.m.

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