Messenger Sporst Briefs for October 12

Messenger Sporst Briefs for October 12
 Briefly

OC soccer ladies
get past Covington

The Obion Central girls’ soccer team was up to the task of taking care of Covington on Monday night.
The Lady Rebels came out on top by a 4-3 margin against the Lady Chargers, who eliminated the county locals from postseason play a year ago.
Paige Hicks had a pair of goals for Obion Central, while Brooke Jennings found the net once for OC.
Central (11-2-1) also scored when a shot ricocheted off a Charger defender before halftime.
Lady Rebel goalie Carrie Wilson had 12 saves in her first varsity start.
OC coach Daniel Johnston also lauded the play of his forwards, midfielders and defense.
Obion Central closes out the regular season with a game this evening in Troy against Gibson County.
The Region 7A-AA Tournament will follow. The bracket for that event will be finalized Wednesday afternoon.
According to Johnston, OC is in line to host a second-round playoff game on Oct. 19.

Thompson aces hole
on Wynridge course

Richard Thompson bottomed the shot of a lifetime during a Monday golf outing at Wynridge Greens in Troy.
The Friendship native recorded a hole-in-one on the 102-yard, No. 7 using a pitching wedge.
Ed Lumbert witnessed Thompson’s ace.

Dresden’s Hewett
gains Titans’ honor

The Tennessee Titans gave Dresden head coach Scott Hewett a tip of the cap on Monday.
Hewett was named the Titans’ High School Football Coach of the Week for Week 7 after the Lions defeated previously-unbeaten Riverside — who entered play with a 14-game regular season winning streak — by a 20-14 margin.
Through the Titans Foundation, team owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. will make a $1,000 contribution to the Lions’ football program in Coach Hewett’s honor.

UTM baseball squad
adds Ebers to staff

UT Martin has added former Mississippi State pitcher Eric Ebers as an assistant coach on its baseball staff.
At Mississippi State, Ebers was a two-time Southeastern Conference academic team honor roll selection and a part of Mississippi State’s 2005 SEC Tournament championship squad. He went 2-1 in his two seasons in Starkville, throwing 471⁄3 innings over 18 appearances.
After his collegiate playing days were over, Ebers pitched professionally in numerous independent leagues.

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