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Messenger Sports Briefs for August 17

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 17
Briefly

Jr. Tornado league
to sign up Saturday

Signups for the Union City Jr. Tornado Football League will be held Saturday at the UCHS Fieldhouse.
The registration will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with youths in grades 3-6 eligible and encouraged to participate.
Signup fee is $55 per player, with cheerleader fees to be determined at a later date. Both prospective players and cheerleaders must register in order to particpate in the league this fall.
For further information, call 884-0649.

Tenn. Tech still site
for BlueCross Bowl

The state high school football championships will be played at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville for at least the next three years.
The Tennessee Sec-ondary Schools Athletic Association’s Board of Control voted Monday to extend its original two-year contract with the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce for another two seasons. The contract would have ended following the upcoming championship games Dec. 3-4.
Cookeville officials had proposed a four-year contract extension in order to make improvements at Tech’s Tucker Stadium. The TSSAA came up with an alternative plan to coincide with the end of the current classification period at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
The games were played last year for the first time in Cookeville.

UCMS football squad
learns at jamboree

Humboldt scored a touchdown with less than a minute to play against a defense largely made up of reserves to record a 6-0 win over Union City Middle School in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference Jamboree Monday night at Three Oaks.
Jr. Twister head coach Bobby Williams called the two-quarter exhibition “a good learning experience for our kids.”
Williams said he had as many as “seven or eight” reserves on the field when the Vikings scored their late TD.
Union City will open its regular season Thursday night with a game at Lake Road — a contest that was originally to be played at War Memorial Stadium.
                             
Limited Kentucky
wins north of border

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Kentucky won its second exhibition game in Canada despite having a limited roster.
The Wildcats, with just eight players available Monday night, still managed to turn up the defensive pressure in a 96-68 victory over Western (Ontario) University.
Kentucky started its three-day, three-game exhibition tour without 6-foot-11 forwards Enes Kanter (awaiting NCAA clearance) and Eloy Vargas (academics).
Forward Terrence Jones, a 6-8 freshman, scored four points in the first half of Sunday’s opening win over Windsor but left after seeming to aggravate a shoulder injury. .
The school announced Monday that Jones was taken for an MRI in Detroit, and he was diagnosed with a stress fracture of a rib, which was causing the shoulder pain.
He is expected to be available once the Wildcats begin individual workouts in about a month.
Doron Lamb led Kentucky with 24 points, while Darius Miller added 20 and Brandon Knight had 17 points and 12 assists.

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