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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 7

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 7

Team Relentless MMA
to host hoops tourney

Union City’s Team Relentless mixed martial arts gym is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The event is slated to take place at the outdoor basketball court in Rives.
Registration cost is $30. Teams can sign up at noon with the tournament set to begin an hour later.
For more information, call 592-2597.

South Fulton boosters
to meet Thursday

The South Fulton Middle School and High School athletic booster club is meeting at 7 on Thursday evening in the school’s library.
All parents, coaches, administrators and supporters of the South Fulton athletic programs are encouraged to attend.
The club will plan for its booth this year at the Obion County Fair at the meeting.
For more information, contact Ted Barclay at 479-1847.

Lady links victors
ahead by two shots

The team of LeAnn Gantt, Kathy Barker, Evelyn Whitten and Carrie Miesner combined to shoot a 3-under-par and win the weekly women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the second-place combination of Di Pilkenton, Deb Forsythe, Sherri Vaughn and Stephanie Mosley finished with a score of 1-under.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday.
For more information, call 536-4653.

Babe Ruth champion
to be crowned in UC

Union City is the host site for the 16-18 year-old Babe Ruth West Tennessee State Championship Tour-nament.
The event, which will feature games at both L.H. Ladd Field and Thompson Field, is slated to begin Friday and it could continue until next Tuesday if a second championship game is necessary.
Fans can purchase a pass for the entire tournament for $20.
Daily admission for adults (13 and older) is $5, while children’s daily tickets are $3.
Children ages five and under will be admitted free.
South Fulton is the only local team taking part in the event.
SF plays Bradford Friday at 8 p.m. in the opening round of the double-elimination event at Thompson Field.

Former Skyhawk aide
returns to APSU roots

Former UT Martin assistant women’s basketball coach Jessica Grayson has accepted a similar position at Austin Peay State University.
She replaces former assistant coach Marcus Payne, who resigned in April after four seasons.
Grayson, who played at APSU, served the past three seasons at UTM.
This past season, the Skyhawks qualified for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, earning the league’s fourth seed along the way.
Grayson was a member of the Lady Govs 2002-03 and 2003-04 OVC regular-season and tournament championship squads.
As a senior, she averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 27 appearances as the Lady Govs reached the 2004 NCAA Tournament.