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Messenger Sports Briefs for June 23

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 23

Wynridge ladies
go to scorecard

The team of LeAnn Gantt, Laura Higdon, Carrie Meisner, Beverly Yates and Theresa Harbor combined to shoot a 3-under-par and win the weekly women’s scramble via a scorecard playoff at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the second-place combination of Novella Little, Deanna Wilson, Norma Kissell, Joyce Bell and Cheryl Brundige finished with a like score.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday.
For more information, call 536-4653.

Pop 3-man event
scheduled in July

Poplar Meadows Country Club will be hosting its annual 3-man scramble July 24-25.
The entry fee of $75 per person includes a steak dinner, range balls, a daily mulligan and closest to the hole prizes.
The field is limited to the first 52 teams entered with four flights guaranteed equal prizes. Based on a full field, each flight will pay $700 for  first place, $500 for second place, $300 for third place and $200 for fourth place.
There will be a shotgun start each day with 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tee times.
For more information, contact Tiger Haag at 885-3650.

Duo of OVC teams
in 1st football poll

A pair of Ohio Valley Conference football teams were ranked and a third received votes in the seventh annual preseason Poll of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
Jacksonville State, which finished last season with the best record in the OVC but was ineligible for the conference crown or a postseason berth (due to NCAA academic progress rate penalties), was tabbed 17th in the preseason poll.
Eastern Illinois, who won the OVC championship a season ago, was picked 21st overall. The Panthers were 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the OVC last year.
Eastern Kentucky was the only other OVC team to receive votes; the Colonels were unofficially 33rd, finishing among the “other teams receiving votes.”
The OVC will release its preseason predicted order of finish and preseason All-OVC teams at its annual media day on July 26.

Jackson NFLer Greer
to host track meet

Jabari Greer, a Jackson native and member of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, is scheduled to host RUN Jackson on July 17 at Liberty High School.
RUN Jackson will consist of relays and individual sprints events. Runners can be individually sponsored for laps for a small fee with proceeds benefiting a family-friendly charity of their choice.
Greer will also run against the qualifiers of the 100-yard dash and the 400-meter relay (must be in the top 5 to qualify) and special fees apply for these two events.
Admission cost is $10. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.
Each ticket will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win two tickets to the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans 2010 preseason game.
For more information or to register for RUN Jackson, visit or call 736-2132.

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