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Messenger Sports Briefs for June 1

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 1

KIT League campaign
to begin in Fulton

The Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League (Kitty League) opens its sixth season as a summer collegiate league Wednesday night at Fulton.
The Railroaders, which will become the only one of the original teams in the circuit to compete in all six seasons, host the Owensboro Oilers at Lohaus Field. 
The league, named after the old Class D professional league that operated in the area for over a half century, has been realigned this year due to the inactivity of the Sikeston franchise and the folding of the Union City Greyhounds.
The realignment of teams has the Farmington Firebirds, one of the original members, back in the Kitty League loop following a year of inactivity.
Fulton, Owensboro, the Tradewater Pirates and Marion Bobcats round out the five-team league. 

Pair of local golfers
ace holes on weekend

A pair of area golfers recorded aces over the weekend.
Jerry Long of South Fulton bottomed a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Sunday, while Don Lyerly of Martin accomplished the same feat on Saturday at Poplar Meadows Country Club.
Long’s ace came on the 118-yard, seventh hole with the local golfer swinging a sand wedge.
Witnesses to the feat were Randy Kincade, Bobby Boyd and Eric Stansberry.
Lylery’s hole-in-one was on the 145-yard No. 6 hole at Poplar Meadows Country Club, using a 6-iron. It was his fifth ace.
Witnessing the historic shot was Tiger Haag.