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UCHS baseball tryouts
set for Thursday A.M.

The Union City High School baseball team will have tryouts on Thursday at Elam Stadium.
Prospective players are encouraged to dress appropriately and bring their own equipment for the session, which begins at 9 a.m.
All young men wishing to play for the UC team must try out, regardless if they were on last season’s team or not.
In case of inclement weather, the tryouts will be moved to the UCHS turf building.
For more information, contact Jeremy Maddox via the high school at 885-2373.

Ex-Rebel coach Hill
packing for move again

Former Obion County Central head football coach Chris Hill is on the move again.
Hill, who went 13-9 and to the state playoffs both times in two seasons at the Rebel helm in 2001-02 and produced the school’s only Mr. Football finalist in quarterback Wes Moore, has been named the new head coach at Parkway High School in Bossier City, La.
The move will be the fourth for the much-traveled Hill since he left Troy in February of 2003 to return to his alma mater at Morrilton (Ark.) High School.
He most recently was  the head coach at Ashdown (Ark.) the past two seasons, directing that school to a 10-2 record and the second round of the postseason.
Hill called his latest decision to change jobs “a family move,” citing concerns and educational opportunities for his two young daughters.
Parkway High School is near Shereveport and has been to the playoffs five straight years. The Panthers are coming off an 8-3 season in 2009.

Lambuth money woes
cause coach to leave

Lambuth University is in the market for a new head baseball coach after the resignation of John Barlow late last week.
Barlow cited LU’s ongoing financial issues as the major reason for ending his three-season tenure at the school.
The Eagles enjoyed good success under Barlow, going 35-20 and 30-19 the past two years.
His overall record at the school was 103-64 with three postseason berths.
Barlow has taken a fulltime position as a trainer at Jackson Sports and Fitness Center.
Financially-strapped Lambuth did not meet payroll for the second time in as many months late last week, marking the second time this year that has occurred.
                             
Former Henry Co. star
suspended at LSU

Former Henry County standout fullback Dom-inique Allen has been suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team for a “violation of team rules,” according to a news release.
Allen, a prep standout for the Patriots on back-to-back state semifinal teams in 2007 and ’08, was listed as LSU’s starting fullback going into his sophomore season this fall.
He played in just one game as a true freshman last season.
Allen originally committed to Tennessee in 2008 before the Vols fired Phillip Fulmer, but then changed his plans and signed with LSU in February of 2009.
When and if Allen will be allowed to rejoin the Tiger squad was not reported in the school’s release.
Published in The Messenger 7.19.10

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