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Messenger Sports Briefs for May 3

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 3

14A-AA tennis event
postponed until today

The District 14A-AA Tennis Tournament, which was scheduled to begin on Saturday, was postponed due to inclement weather.
The play-in, first round and quarterfinals are now set to begin today. Action is scheduled to get under way at 1 p.m. at the UT Martin tennis courts.
The event’s semifinals and championship rounds are set for Tuesday.

Rebel soccer team
doubles Sacred Heart

The Obion Central boys’ soccer team added another win to its inaugural worksheet.
The Rebel soccer team doubled Sacred Heart of Jackson 4-2 on Friday afternoon.
The Knights took the lead about midway through the first half with a score, but OC’s Alejandro Acevedo found the net to knot the game at 1-all.
Will McBride came off the bench and scored the second Obion Central goal to give the county locals a 2-1 lead.
McBride scored a second goal in the second half, while Martin Reyna booted in one kick for the Rebels (4-6-1).
OC soccer coach Daniel Johnston lauded the goalie work of Samuel Smith. The Rebel soccer team returns to action on Tuesday at Gibson County.

Champ Skyhawk gals
have big weekend

It was a big weekend for the UT Martin softball team.
Skyhawk senior Paij Lintz became the program’s all-time strikeouts leader in a 2-0 shutout win in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Southeast Missouri Sunday.
The Skyhawks also picked up a win in game one on Sunday 5-1, en route to clinching the first regular-season crown in school history.
UT Martin’s record improves to 42-9 overall and 19-3 in league play with the wins over Southeast Missouri.
In Game 2, Lintz picked up nine strikeouts in her record-setting effort, moving her career strikeout total to 406.

Gleason gridiron trio
to play on at Bethel

Three Gleason football players signed on to continue their athletic careers at Bethel University recently.
Gleason defensive end/tight end Ben Sumner, linebacker/offensive lineman Matt Mayo and wingback/defensive back Shadow Roney all signed to become members of the Tiger football team.
The senior trio helped the Bulldog squad to the TSSAA playoffs the past two years
Chat. ladies coach
to stay put for now

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Wes Moore has decided to stay as women’s coach at Chattanooga rather than take the same post at East Carolina.
Chattanooga had announced Tuesday that he was leaving after 12 years at the school.
Terry Holland, athletic director at East Carolina, said leaving Chattanooga was more difficult than Moore had imagined. Holland said he was disappointed in the turn of events.


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