Messenger Sports Briefs for September 8

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 8
Briefly

Devilette soccer squad
claims 1st-ever victory

South Fulton claimed its first-ever high school soccer victory on Tuesday night.
The Red Devil girls’ team — in its first season of varsity competition — bested Gibson County 5-1.
Morgan Kane finished with a hat trick (three goals) for SF, while Desiray Sturgeon and Mikaela Hardy each kicked in one score for the victors.
The Devilettes were ahead 4-0 at halftime.
South Fulton (1-3) returns to action on Thursday at Crockett County.

Abe Jolley scramble
scheduled for Oct. 9

The annual Abe Jolley Memorial four-person scramble is scheduled for Oct. 9 at Poplar Meadows Country Club.
The entry fee is $25 per person with hole sponsorships available for $100.
Players are encouraged to bring their own carts, but rentals will be available.
A crappie and catfish dinner is scheduled after the scramble.
Jolley was a decorated local golfer, who recorded numerous holes-in-one during his career.
For more information, call Tiger Haag at 885-3650.

Rebel soccer ladies
best Crockett Co.

Paige Hicks scored three goals as Obion Central bested Crockett County 5-3 in prep soccer action on Tuesday evening in Troy.
Hicks made her first score in the first half. She added two more goals in the second to complete the hat trick.
Additionally, Hope Montgomery and Mandi McDaniel each had one goal for the Lady Rebels (2-1-1).
OC goalie Taylor Baker had 15 saves.
The Central soccer girls return to action on Thursday in Jackson at Sacred Heart.

McWhirter revealed
as new TSSAA exec

Richard McWhirter of Clarksville has been named to the position of assistant executive director of the TSSAA. 
McWhirter comes to TSSAA after serving as the activities coordinator for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for the past five years. He will oversee the sports of track and field and football. 
McWhirter has been involved in education for 22 years as a teacher, coach and administrator.
McWhirter has also been a TSSAA baseball and softball official for eight years. He has officiated football at the high school level for over 20 years.

Diamond Jaxx fans
to get playoff freebie

The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx announced on Tuesday afternoon that all fans will receive free admission to Game 3 of the Southern League North Divisional Playoff game on Saturday Pringles Park.
Fans need to pick up their free ticket(s) in person at the box office during normal office hours anytime between now and Saturday’s game.
The complimentary ticket is a “thank you” from the Diamond Jaxx management and ownership as the team vies for their second Southern League Championship.
West Tenn, which will be known as the Jackson Generals next year, will be playing the Tennessee Smokies in a best of five series. The divisional series begins on Thursday in Kodak on with Game 2 following on Friday before the series comes to Jackson. Games 4 and 5 (if necessary) will return to the Smokies’ ballpark due to the fact that they won first place in both halves of the season.

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