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Messenger Sports Briefs for May 11

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 11

Brackets altered
by Monday showers

Monday’s wet weather forced a pair of bracket changes involving local softball teams.
All play at both the District 13AA Tournament (at Haywood) and the 14A Tournament (at Trenton) was postponed due to the steady rain that West Tennessee received on Monday.
As a result, Obion Central plays Milan tonight at 7 in a do-or-die game in the 13AA Tournament.
Meanwhile, the Union City softball team begins play in the 14A Tournament this afternoon at 5:30 against Bradford.
If the Lady Twisters win, they play Wednesday at 4 against Halls. Should UC fall to the Lady Devils, the locals play at 7 this evening against the loser of today’s game between Lake County and Trenton in a win-or-go-home contest.
The South Fulton softball squad gets the victor of the aforementioned LC-Trenton game on Wednesday at 5:30.

Rebel soccer team
ousted by Covington

Obion Central’s first-ever boys’ soccer season came to an end on Monday night.
The Rebel soccer squad fell 4-2 at Covington in a hotly-contested contest in the opening round of the Region 7 Tournament.
Martin Reyna and Alejandro Acevedo each scored one goal for Central (6-7-1), while senior Matthew Roberson made eight saves.
On a note related to the OC soccer program, head coach Daniel Johnston is encouraging any boys or girls interested in playing next season to email him at to receive a summer workout schedule.

Speed a state champ
at Florida jr. college

Former Union City High School three-sport standout Colton Speed is a state champion.
State College of Florida’s baseball team, of which Speed is a member, claimed the Florida Community College Activities Association state championship on Monday with an 8-1 victory over Miami Dade College.
Speed, a 2008 Class A Mr. Football finalist, was 1-for-3 with one RBI in the title game.
For the regular season, Speed hit .315 with 21 runs batted in a team-high 45 games.
The championship is the 13th for the school’s baseball program and the sixth for head coach Tim Hill.
As a result of their victory on Monday, SCF advances to the Junior College World Series May 29-June 5 in Grand Junction, Colo.

Ky. tennis clinic
scheduled for Sat.

The Purchase Area Tennis Association will host a free beginner’s clinic in conjunction with their annual “Block Party for Tennis Across America.”
The clinic/block party, which is open to tennis players 18-and-older, is scheduled to start at 2 Saturday at the Scott Thompson Tennis Courts in Mayfield.
For more information, contact Kayla Gordon at 446-2593 or 472-0458.

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