Obion Central’s Tanner Noles kicks the ball during his team’s win on Tuesday.
Rebs rout Pioneers
in soccer home finale
The Obion Central boys’ soccer team closed the home portion of its schedule in rousing fashion, routing Gibson County 9-1 on Tuesday.
Victor Guerrero scored a team-best three goals for OC, while Juan Mora kicked the ball into the net twice.
Otherwise, Eric Torres, Martin Reyna, Tanner Noles and Jackson Smith each had one goal for the Rebels.
Central goalkeeper Samuel Smith had 11 saves. The Rebels return to action in a Gibson County Tournament against Dyer County on Thursday at Rutherford City Park.
The OC game is set to begin around 7:15.
The championship and consolation game of the tourney is set for Saturday morning.
UTM men’s mentor
UT Martin head men’s basketball coach Jason James has received signed National Letters of Intent for six student-athletes for the 2010-11 campaign.
James’ signing class includes Troy King and Omari Minor (Hargrave, Va., Hargrove Military Academy), Chris Ric-hardson (Birmingham, Ala., Minor High School), Mike Liabo (Naples, Fla., Brehm Preparatory School), Mopo Pierre (Pearl, Miss., Piney Woods High School) and Terence Smith (Russellville, Ala. Russellville High School)
King prepped at Hargrave Military Acad-emy under head coach Kevin Keatts and along with Omari Minor — another UTM signee.
Minor is rated as the 12th best point-guard prospect from Virginia.
Richardson led Minor High School to a 24-8 record last season.
Liabo, a guard out of Brehm Prep in Carbondale, Ill., averaged 22.5 points per game.
Pierre was one of Mississippi’s nominees for the McDonald’s All-American game.
Smith is rated by ESPN as the 10th best prospect in all of Alabama.
Lowery coming back
to Huntingdon girls
Farris Lowery filled one girls’ basketball coaching vacancy and created another.
Lowery, who spent 11 years at Huntingdon — eight as the girls hoop boss and three more as the school principal — is returning to the Lady Mustang program after a seven-year stint at Jackson North Side.
Lowery posted a stellar 178-25 record that included five sectional appearances and a state runnerup finish while at North Side.
He will work on a part-time basis at Huntingdon in a semi-retirement situation.