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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 5

Latest W’ridge ace
falls in for Boyd

Bobby Boyd of Tiptonville recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens on Friday.
Boyd’s ace came on the 282-yard 5th hole.
His club of choice was a driver.
Union Citian Ray Swift witnessed the shot.

War Eagles mourn
the loss of DB coach

The West Tennessee War Eagles semi-professional football team is mourning the loss of one of its own.
Defensive backs coach Dennis Roberts died Friday morning due to complications from an incident on Tuesday where the mentor nearly drowned in a hotel swimming pool.
A memorial service is scheduled to take place at 1 this afternoon at Macedonia Baptist Church in Jackson.
Roberts, a 27-year-old graduate of Jackson South Side, is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and three children (Amayia, Dennis Jr. and Aiden.)

Meal plans corrected
for Goodyear event

The meal for this weekend’s couples golf tournament at Goodyear Wingfoot Golf Course will not be furnished by Bucket’s as previously reported, according to course officials.
The Union City restaurant is instead providing lunch for an event at the Goodyear course on Aug. 14.
For more information on this weekend’s tournament, call 885-9922.

Former Vol Campbell
transferring to MTSU

Former University of Tennessee wide receiver Todd Campbell says he’s transferring to Middle Tennessee State and should suit up this season.
Campbell, a 6-foot, 188-pounder, played three games the past two seasons at UT and did not make a reception.
Campbell is graduating after three years, so he can play immediately without sitting out a season, which is required by NCAA rule of undergraduate transfers.
Campbell has two years of eligibility remaining.
He can play for the Blue Raiders in the 2010 season, pending NCAA approval and acceptance to MTSU graduate school.Campbell signed with Tennessee in 2007 under Coach Phillip Fulmer.
He would be one of two UT transfers to play for MTSU this season.
Lineman Preston Bailey is on MTSU’s offensive line.