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Milan grid standout
says UK is his pick

Milan defensive lineman Christian Coleman has given a verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky.
Coleman, a rising senior, will join former Bulldog teammate Avery Williamson at UK after Williamson signed with the Wildcats at the conclusion of his stellar prep career.
An all-state linebacker at Milan last season, Williamson is expected to vie for playing time in his freshman campaign this fall in Lexington.
Coleman reportedly also had scholarship offers from Duke, Memphis and Middle Tennessee State. His commitment is non-binding until the official nation signing period in February.
A 6-3, 255-pounder, Coleman has been a starter on the last two Bulldog teams that finished as state runnerup to Alcoa. He was hampered last season by an ankle injury as a junior.

WT War Eagles roll
to fourth straight

The West Tennessee War Eagles won for the fourth time in as many outings Saturday with a 29-0 shutout of Arkansas in Gridiron Developmental Football League play at Lambuth’s L.L. Fonville Field.
West Tennessee has outscored its first four foes by a whopping 135-8 count in their inaugural campaign.
Former UT Martin player Dexter Anoka threw for 209 yards and a touchdown and ran for a second score as the War Eagles scored on three third-quarter drives to break open a tight 8-0 game. Justin Mood caught the TD aerial from Anoka — a 64-yarder — and ended up with five receptions in all for 100 yards.
The West Tennessee defense, which has recorded three shutouts in four games, recorded seven quarterback sacks and forced a whopping eight turnovers in all. The War Eagles recorded a safety for the third time in a game this season.

UC summer entry
beats Henry County

The Union City High School Greyhounds won for the sixth time in nine games since an 0-4 start to the season by outlasting Henry County 15-12 in summer league high school baseball play on Saturday.
Matthew Keathley had three hits (two doubles and a triple) and drove in five runs while both Travis Rutland and Branson Sherwood had three hits apiece to pace Union City’s offensive onslaught. Rutland had a pair of RBI, while Sherwood knocked in three.
Brandon Griffin had two hits in three at-bats, as did Clay Treece.
Cameron Powers, who gave up just two runs in a four-inning relief stint, got credit for the pitching victory.
UC scored twice in the seventh and tacked on three more runs in the eighth to break a 10-all deadlock.
Union City will host Bradford for a twinbill Wednesday night at 6, the welcomes Carlisle County on Friday for another doubleheader.
                             
LaRue records ace
at Wynridge Greens

Bobby LaRue of Newbern recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Saturday.
LaRue aced the 100-yard, seventh hole, using a pitching wedge. He hit a Titleist ball.
Witnessing the snot were Danny Carpenter, Mark Hardin and Larry Fesmire.
Published in The Messenger 6.28.10

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