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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 26

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 26

Practice to begin
for BO, LR gridders

A pair of local middle school football teams have announced their first day of practice.
Lake Road will begin its preseason workouts on Tuesday with a session set to begin at 3 and end two hours later.
All players need to bring tennis shoes and cleats to practice.
It is also required that all football players have had a physical.
In cases of extreme heat, practice will be moved to the gym.
Meanwhile, the Black Oak football team will start practice Aug. 2 at 4:30, according to head coach Brian Moffitt.

Fulton KIT entry
has shot at crown

The Fulton Railroaders have one last chance to claim a share of the Kitty League’s regular season championship.
The Railroaders, who fell 9-1 to the league-leading Tradewater Pirates on Sunday, travel to the Owensboro Oilers for a make-up game this evening.
A Fulton victory over Owensboro would create a tie atop the Kitty League standings between the Pirates and Railroaders.
The two teams would then play a tiebreaker game on Tuesday.
The home team for the single game, if needed, will be Tradewater.
That fact was determined by a coin toss after Sunday’s game.
Tradewater holds a slim half-game advantage over Fulton heading into tonight’s action.
The KIT League’s postseason playoff schedule will be announced after the final league standings have been determined. 

Catfish tournament
slated for Reelfoot

Reelfoot Lake is hosting its eighth annual catfish tournament Saturday.
The entry fee is $100 per two-person boat with the winning duo guaranteed $1,000.
Payout for second and third place will be based upon the number of entries.
There will also be a monetary prize for the biggest fish.
Registration begins the morning of the event at 5:30 and it continues for an hour.
Sign-ups will take place at the Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council.
The tournament is scheduled to begin at 6:30 with weigh-in at 1 p.m.
For more information or pre-registration information, call 253-2007 or visit

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