Messenger Sports Briefs for August 26

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 26

Cluttered leaderboard
at weekly Pop event

Poplar Meadows Coun-try Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 7-under par and claiming victory via a scorecard playoff.
The victorious combination included Gary Gill, Jim Baker, Sid Chappell and Amos Davis.
Finishing in second also at 7-under par was a trio of teams including the combination of Matt Russell, Bobby Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Rick Smith and Bruce Culver; the team of John Slayton, Frank Clark, Brandon Orr and Justin Keathley; and the team of Mike Rogers, Thomas Ray, Jim Yates, Mark Anderson and Skipper White.
The scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Obion Central runners
get 2nd at Fulton Co.

The Obion Central cross country teams both finished in second place at Fulton County on Monday.
Both OC teams were behind only Graves County.
According to stats reported late to The Messenger, Kris Storey led the Lady Rebels’ charge with a 23:41.
Otherwise, Peyton Daniel, Ali McEwen, Whittney Dodd and Katie Beth Vancleave all scored points for OC.
On the boys’ side, Tanner Noles had the team’s best time (19:51), while Joshua Gale, Garrett Stanford, Coleman Dunn and Jacob Guy all earned points for the locals.
The Rebel cross country teams run again at Trenton on Tuesday.

Duck calling champs
named at OC Fair

Winners were ann-ounced recently at the conclusion of the Obion County Fair’s duck calling contest, which was sponsored by Final Flight Outfitters.
Austin Bolding claimed first prize — earning a $100 gift card to FFO — due to his first place finish in the 18-and-under division. Meanwhile, Will Nanney, who was second in the same division, got a $50 gift card from the store, while third-place Landry Nolan won a $25 FFO credit.
In the 10-and-under division, Garrett Sydnor won first prize, Matthew Tate was second and Thomas Mathis claimed third.

Morehead hoopsters
placed on probation

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA on Wednesday placed the men’s basketball program at Morehead State University on probation for two years for recruiting violations related to booster activity.
The eastern Kentucky college announced the NCAA accepted Morehead’s self-imposed penalties and did not include serious sanctions.
Morehead State president Wayne Andrews said in the statement that coach Donnie Tyndall, the 2007-08 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year, accepted full responsibility for the violations.
This will be his fifth season with the Eagles’ basketball team.
Morehead State finished last season 24-11 overall and 15-3 in the OVC.
In 2009, Tyndall led the Eagles to their first OVC title and NCAA Tournament bid in 25 years, but they lost in the second round.
Andrews said Morehead’s self-imposed penalties included the loss of one scholarship; temporary reductions in recruiting days, visits and telephone calls; and a permanent ban from recruiting student athletes in all sports from the Nia School in Newark, N.J.

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