Messenger Sports Briefs for September 30

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 30

Lady Rebel runners
are 1st at TCA event

The Obion Central girls’ cross country team finished first at the Trinity Christian Academy Invitational on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Rebel boys were fifth out of 17 teams.
Ali McEwen (eighth), Peyton Daniel (11th), Mandi McDaniel (13th), Brittney Dodd (14th) and Nicole Storey (15th) all medaled or scored for OC.
On the boys’ side, Tanner Noles, Joshua Gale, Coleman Dunn, Jackson Smith and Garrett Stanford all accounted for Rebel points.
The Obion Central cross country team runs again on Monday at Big Sandy.

UC fighter Underwood
goes for belt at Tunica

Zach Underwood, a pro representing Union City’s Team Relentless mixed martial arts team will fight Austin Lyons for the Empire Fighting Championships lightweight championship as part of “A Night of Reckoning IV” Oct. 9. at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Miss.
Underwood (7-2 as a pro) is no stranger to the Tunica fight scene. He defeated Terry Robinson by unanimous decision at “A Night of Reckoning II”.
Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Final ‘Pop’ winners
finish with 10-under

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting an 10-under par.
The winning combination included Herman Jenkins, Lynn Jenkins, Greg Dunn, Terry Wiseman, Rodger Tanner and Tim Shanks.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of Jere Baldridge, Bobby Russell, Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Bruce Culver, Rick Smith; the team of Amos Davis, Sid Chappell, Gary Gill, Tiger Haag, Scottie Leverette, Chip Grinder; and the team of Chad Snider, Larry Snider, Ronnie Price, John Slayton and Ryan Burk.
It was the last scramble of the year. They will resume play in the spring.

SF product Vowell
on Titans’ list again

David Lipscomb skipper Glenn McCadams has been named as the Tennessee Titans’ High School Coach of the Week for Week 5.
His team defeated previously-unbeaten Goodpasture 21-20.
South Fulton/UT Martin product Tab Vowell of Jackson North Side also received consideration for this week’s award.
His Indian squad edged then-No. 2 (Class 4A) Liberty on Friday.

Hunters’ Lane gridders
expelled for pot use

NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials at Hunters Lane High School in Nashville have expelled 10 football players from school after reviewing a surveillance tape for evidence of them smoking marijuana in the locker room before a game.
The tape was made near a bathroom locker room before the team lost 38-0 to Hendersonville last Friday night.
According to WSMV-TV, a coach at the school heard rumors Monday that some players had smoked pot prior to the game.
The school resource officer then looked at the tape, which showed 11 players around the bathroom.
Possession of drugs on a Metro Nashville school campus is considered a no tolerance offense and automatically results in expulsion.

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