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Messenger Sports Briefs for APril 16

Messenger Sports Briefs for APril 16
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Wynridge scramble
goes to scorecard

The team of Keith Gilliam, David Short, Jimmy Sutherland and Jimmy Yates combined to shoot a 9-under-par and win the weekly men’s scramble via a scorecard playoff at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of Danny Carpenter, Bobby Larue, Haskins Ridens and Larry Fesmire got second place with a like tally.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more info, call 536-4653.

Ace no little thing
to Troy resident Pip

Pip Little of Troy recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens on Thursday.
Little used a 7-iron to record his ace on the seventh-hole.
Witnesses to the shot were Dan Wiley and Teddy Montgomery.

UTM softball team
adds Indiana star

The UT Martin softball team added another commitment to its 2010 signing class when it got a National Letter of Intent from Megan Gray of Lafayette, Ind.
Gray’s commitment to join the Skyhawks increases head coach Donley Canary’s signing class to 10 players.
Gray joins UTM from McCutcheon High School, where she is a standout on the diamond and has helped lead her team to a pair of sectional and regional championships in 2007 and 2008, as well as the Indiana state championship in ’08.
Last season, Gray led McCutcheon with a .393 batting average a totaled 21 runs and 17 RBI and a pair of home runs.
This year, Gray is hitting .565 with a team-best three home runs and 16 RBI.

Titans can pick high
if LenDale is signed

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee running back LenDale White has signed his one-year tender with the Titans on the final day for other teams to offer contracts to restricted free agents.
White signed his $1.8 million tender Thursday. The Titans had tendered him high enough that a team wanting to sign White would have had to give up a second-round draft pick to finalize the deal.
The second-round pick in 2006 lost approximately 35 pounds during the 2009 offseason and was as lean and trim as he had ever been as a pro. But the back who had to share time with Reggie Bush in college found himself watching as Chris Johnson ran for 2,006 yards.
White made it clear as the Titans cleaned out their lockers that he wants to start even though he said he loves the Titans.

Vol football packages
are latest game plan

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will offer fans three-game packages of tickets to fans this season.
The “mini-packs” will go on sale Monday and are limited to four per person. They can be purchased at www.uttix.com.
The first package includes tickets for games against UT Martin, Florida and UAB for $150. The second package offers tickets to games against Oregon, Mississippi and Kentucky for $170.
Tennessee is hoping to attract fans who can’t commit to buying season tickets, which cost $360 each for the 2009 season after a donation to the athletic department’s scholarship fund of at least $125. Prices for 2010 season tickets have not yet been released.

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