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Messenger Sports Briefs for June 17

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 17

Weddle pleads guilty
to vandalism charge

Former Union City High School basketball standout Marquis Weddle pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor charge of vandalism on Wednesday in Weakley County General Sessions Court.
According to court documents, Weddle, a Class A Mr. Basketball winner who was dismissed from the UT Martin basketball team along with Terrance Coleman and Zach Jones in late-May, received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and supervised probation during that time.
He was also ordered to pay a $25 fine and court costs plus $900 restitution to the victim by Sept. 16.
A temporary restraining order was also issued for the victim.

Latest PMCC winners
ahead by just a stroke

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team included Matt Russell, Bobby Russell, Brad Dame, Glenn Vanderford and Rick Smith.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of Matt Sanner, Brian Ferguson, Dewayne Ri-chards, Charles Denaburg, Tripp Young, Mike Revell; and the team of Sid Chappell, Gary Gill, Jay Bowen, Jim Baker, Scott Chilson and Tiger Haag.
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.

Arkansas not interested
in making Big 12 move

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says the school has “no interest” in joining another conference amid speculation the Razorbacks could be a candidate to move to the Big 12.
Long said Wednesday that Arkansas is happy with its current stature within the Southeastern Conference.
The Big 12 recently lost Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-10, leaving it with 10 members.
Arkansas left the Southwest Conference and joined the SEC in 1991.
Some of its old rivals from the Southwest Conference — such as Texas and Texas A&M — now play in the Big 12.


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