Messenger Sports Briefs for August 11

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 11
Briefly

Jamboree start times
altered due to heat

Start times for Friday’s football jamborees at Covington and Fulton County have been pushed back an hour due to heat concerns.
The evening’s first contest at Covington between Munford and Haywood will now begin at 6:30.
The Obion Central-Tipton Rosemark Acad-emy segment of the jamboree is now slated to start at 7:30.
Brighton and Ripley will follow at 8:30 with the evening’s final contest featuring Covington and Briarcrest set to start at 8:30.
At Fulton County, South Fulton and Dresden will now kick off at 8 with Fulton City-Greenfield to follow at 9. The evening’s final matchup between the host Pilots and Dresden is slated for 10.

H’crest stands tall
against Black Oak

Hillcrest defeated Black Oak 21-6 on Tuesday in what was the season opener for the two Obion County School System’s softball squads.
Ali Adcock, Rachel Jones, Jordan Albright and Alaina Walker all singled for the Lady Cougars.
Winning pitcher McClain Bell struck out five.
No stats were reported by the Lady Eagles’ coaching staff.
Black Oak travels to South Fulton Thursday afternoon for a 4:30 contest
Hillcrest returns to action at Obion Central on Thursday night at 7 against Lake Road.

OCYFL final sign-ups
on taps for Saturday

The Obion County Youth Football League is taking registration for the final time on Saturday.
The sign-ups will take place in the Obion Central gym lobby from 8 a.m. until noon.
Registration for football players is $55, while the cost for cheerleaders is $15.
For more information, contact Jason Shirley at 538-9707 or Mark Guess at 536-0518
                             
War Eagles’ squad
making changes

The West Tennessee War Eagles semi-professional football team announced a pair of changes on Tuesday.
For starters, the team announced that head coach Trent Boykin has left the team to become an assistant at Lambuth University.
The War Eagles have opted for a coaching by committee setup rather than naming a new head coach for the current campaign.
Meanwhile, the War Eagles will not compete in the Gridiron Developmental Football League next year, opting instead to sign a three-season deal to play in the World Football League.

New Liberty mentor
is youngster Jones

One of the most decorated West Tennessee basketball programs in recent history hired a new coach on Tuesday.
Liberty, which won back-to-back Class 2A  titles in 2006-07, revealed 24-year-old Jarrett Jones as its new mentor.
Jones, a dual-sport standout (basketball and baseball) at Chester County, takes over a  program that lost to Bolivar in the 2A title game last season. He has served as an assistant at Crockett County for two seasons.
Jones, who played baseball at Freed-Hardeman, replaces Arnett Bodenhamer — who resigned amid family concerns.

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