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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 30

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 30

FCA golf classic
to feature Reese

The Northwest Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting a golf classic and dinner at The Farms in Dyersburg on June 28.
Tee time is 1 p.m. and the guest speaker for the event is New York Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese, who prepped at Lake County.
The entry fee is $1,000 per four-person team or $250 per player.
That fee includes dinner, a golf shirt, golf vest, audio Bible and a goody bag.
Dinner-only tickets can be purchased for $50.
For more information, contact Tim Shanks at 884-4255 or Al Oliver at 885-5453. Shanks can also be reached via e-mail at or via e-mail at and Oliver can be reached through e-mail at

USTA doubles league
taking registrations

The local United States Tennis Association mixed doubles league season for Northwest Tennessee is approaching.
Registration is now open for men and women interested in participating.
The league is open to all skill and age levels — beginner to advanced, adult and senior (50-and-over).
Men and women age 18 and above, and those who will be 18 years of age this calendar year are eligible to play.
The deadline to sign up for a team is June 6, and matches will begin in July. For further information, contact Margie Smith at 885-9730 or Bill Dahnke at 885-0863.

W’ridge scramble
has jam at top

The team of Ray Chadwick, James Nicks, Danny Arnold, Danny Wiley and Jerry Wimberley 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 John Braddy, Carl Braddy, Tony Roberson, Roger McBride and Jimmy Yates got second place with a like tally.
The combination of Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Wayne Storey, Michael Campbell and Blake Campbell also shot a 9-under as did the fivesome of David Short, Lucas Wilds, Keith Gilliam, Kyle Ross and Preston French.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more info, call 536-4653.

Henry Co. grid trio
facing drug charges

A trio of Henry County football standouts that had committed to play at the college level are facing charges after a drug raid.
Shonte Sims, who had signed with Memphis, was charged with two counts of coercion of a witness, three counts of selling marijuana and one count of selling cocaine.
According to published reports, Memphis has rescinded its scholarship offer to Sims, who starred as a quarterback and defensive back last season.
Martez Teague and Fred Tharpe, who have committed to Murray State and were both also members of the Patriots’ team last fall, were both also arrested in the sting. Teague faces two counts of selling marijuana, while Tharpe is charged with four counts of selling marijuana, ecstacy and prescription drugs.
Officials at Murray State said they were monitoring the situation.



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