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Messenger Sports Briefs for June 10

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 10
Briefly

Latest Pop victors
ahead by a stroke

Poplar Meadows Cou-ntry Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team included Bart White, Ron Cooper, Terry Wiseman, David Johnson and Eric Stansbury.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of Matt Russell, Bobby Russell, Brad Dame, Eddie Thompson and Bruce Culver.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week.
The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Slam event
slated for weekend

The annual “Summer Slam” Tournament will be held this weekend at Graham Park in Union City.
Over 30 baseball teams, many from out of town, have signed up to compete in the event, which is set to begin Friday afternoon and run through Sunday.
Numerous age groups are scheduled to take part in the event at the city’s fields.

UT Martin LB Bey
an All-American

UT Martin linebacker Josh Bey was named to the second team 2010 Consensus Draft Services Preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-Ame-rican team earlier this week.
Bey, a native of Springfield, earned CSN Fabulous 50 Honorable Mention honors and first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference accolades this past season.
He led the Skyhawks in total tackles with 107 and was second in the OVC in total tackles.
He was ranked among the top 40 in the NCAA FCS in three statistical categories: tackles per game (30th); sacks/game (40th); and tackles for loss/game (10th).
“Josh has had a tremendous career to this point,” said Jason Simpson, the Skyhawks head coach. “He is a hard worker and sets the tempo for our defense.”
Bey is one of seven defensive starters returning this fall for the Skyhawks, who open the season Sept. 4 at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium.

Arkansas QB Mallett
has surgery on foot

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has had a screw replaced in his left foot.
Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino said Mallett underwent the operation Wednesday night, and that it wasn’t unexpected.
Mallett broke the foot in February and has been recovering ever since that time.
He was extremely limited during spring practice, but he’s still expected back in time for fall practice.
His return could be key to Arkansas’ success this year.
Mallett threw for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns during the 2009 season, when the Razorbacks went 8-5 and advanced to the Liberty Bowl.

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