Messenger Sports Briefs for September 16

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 16

Locals get in Top 3
at Soybean 5K run

A trio of locals placed in the top three at the 17th annual Soybean Festival 5K Road Race on Saturday.
Union Citian Joe Konkol claimed first place in the men’s 50-59 age group with a team of 21:37.
Meanwhile, South Fulton resident Whitney Johnson was second in the girls’ 14-16 age group with a time of 25:09 and UC native Matthew Davis was third in the boys’ 20-29 division (23:04).
Additionally, Donnie Craddock, Hope Montgomery, Megan Montgomery, Andrew Tenell and Alex Terrell all represented Obion County in the race.
John-Paul McTurner of Troy was the lone Obion Countian to take part in the one-mile youth fun run.

Dills are the best
at W’ridge scramble

The pairing of Don and Sharon Dills combined to shoot an 2-under-par and win the weekly couples scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the combo of Jim and Jill Emmons earned second place with a cumulative total of 1-under.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly couples scramble every Tuesday.
For more information, contact Danny Arnold at 599-6662.

SEMO QB Scheible
is top OVC performer

Southeast Missouri quarterback Matt Scheible ran for a career-high 134 yards and passed for 140 yards en route to the Ohio Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week award during his team’s 30-17 victory at Murray State.
Scheible completed 12-of-17 passes for a touchdown while not getting sacked and not throwing an interception.
On defense, Austin Peay safety Jeremy Ross shared the league’s top defender honors with SEMO’s Aaron Grimes.
Meanwhile, Redhawk kicker Drew Geldbach, who accounted for a dozen points, was the OVC’s Specialist of the Week.
Jacksonville State’s Coty Blanchard earned the circuit’s Newcomer of the Week award.

UTM hoops program
adds veteran aide

UT Martin men’s basketball coach Jason James has announced that Antwuan Holloway has joined the Skyhawk program as an assistant coach.      
Holloway was most recently an assistant coach at Division-II Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y. for two seasons.
At Nyack, his duties included recruiting, conducting individual workouts, on-court coaching and breakdown sessions with players, advance scouting of opponents, scheduling future opponents, implementing a strength and conditioning plan for the team, as well as other duties.           
Before joining the Nyack program, Holloway spent one season as an assistant coach at NAIA Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky.
Holloway began his coaching career as a student assistant at West Georgia, a Division II school located in Carrolton, Ga. Serving under former Ole Miss head coach Ed Murphy, he helped the team compile a 56-32 record in his three years, including a 23-7 season in 2004-05.

Bruceton grid mentor
considered by Titans

East Literature skipper Jim Wilson has been named the Tennessee Titans’ High School Football Coach of the Week.
Wilson and his EL team improved to 3-0 on the campaign after their 35-7 victory over Hillwood and former coach Bubba Spears on Friday.
Through the Titans Foundation, team owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Jr. will make a $1,000 contribution to the East Literature’s football program in Coach Wilson’s honor.  
Bruceton’s Jamie Williams, whose team broke a 23-game losing streak with a 34-21 triumph over Scotts Hill, was also considered for the award as was first-year coach Duron Sutton of Memphis Ridgeway and Kent Green of David Crockett.

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