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Railroaders on heels
of Kitty League leader

The Fulton Railroaders moved to within one game of Kitty League-leading Tradewater with an 8-4 rain-shortened victory over Owensboro Monday night.
The Railroaders now stand at 21-11 roughly two-thirds through the regular season in the wood bat league. Tradewater is 24-12.
Brett Teschner snapped a 4-all tie with a solo homer and Mike Bass then launched a three-run blast to propel Fulton against O’boro Monday in a contest that was called in the eighth inning due to lightning and rain.
The Railroaders can forge a first-place tie tonight with a doubleheader sweep of Owensboro on the Oilers’ turf.

UT tickets can be had
for five home games

Single-game tickets are now available for five of Tennessee’s seven home games.
Tickets to the Sept. 4 season opener against UT Martin and Sept. 25 game against UAB cost $40 each. Tickets for the Nov. 27 Kentucky game are $50, and tickets for the Sept. 11 Oregon and Nov. 13 Mississippi games are $60 each.
Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Tennessee athletic ticket office at 865-656-1200.
The Volunteers are also selling tickets to the UTM game, the Sept. 18 meeting with Florida and UAB in a three-game mini-pack for $150.
Legal fallout for Vols
starts with court dates

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Court dates have been scheduled for two Tennessee players arrested after a July 9 bar brawl that left an off-duty police officer seriously injured.
According to Knox County General Sessions Court records, Darren Myles Jr. is scheduled appear Aug. 12 on charges of assault, resisting arrest and evading arrest.
Myles was dismissed from the team after his arrest.
Freshman wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers is scheduled to appear on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges on Sept. 14, over a week after the Volunteers play their first game.
The Knoxville police investigation into the brawl is ongoing, and no one has been charged for the assault of officer Robert Capouellez (CAP-oo-lay), who suffered a head injury while trying to break up the fight.

Ex-Tennessee receiver
subject of sex probe

SEVIERVILLE (AP) — Former Pigeon Forge High School assistant football coach and former Tennessee wide receiver Josh Briscoe has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and solicitation of a minor.
According to court records, the charges stem from a text message Briscoe allegedly sent to a 15-year-old student in August 2009.
Briscoe’s attorney, Joe Baker, told The Knoxville News Sentinel the authorities interpreted what were innocent comments in the worst light possible. Baker did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.
Court records show the student received a text that read, “You owe me a lil action for going off like that,” and suggested a sexual favor.
A police investigation did not uncover additional improper conduct.
Briscoe played for the Volunteers from 2005 through 2008
Published in The Messenger 7.20.10

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