Messenger Sports Briefs for January 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for January 5

Registration still open
for OC jr. high alums

The deadline to register for the first-ever Obion County “Middle School Madness” — scheduled for Jan. 15 — has been extended.
Sign-ups for the event will now be accepted through Sunday.
The event, which is open to basketball alumni of Ridgemont, Lake Road, Hillcrest and Lake Road, will take place at Obion Central.
All former players are encouraged to register for the basketball tournament. Player space is limited.
Former coaches from the schools will be courtside.
To register, each participant is encouraged to email their name, school, years played, coach’s name, shirt size and contact number or email to

UTM wideout Stanley
is standout in class

Black Oak fell twice in junior high basketball action at Three Oaks on Tuesday evening.
The Lady Eagles lost 39-29 in the opener.
The BO boys fell 56-18 in the evening’s nightcap.
Dianna Flippen totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Lady Eagles, while Kelsey Pollock offered a dozen markers, five boards and three steals.
The BO girls trailed 5-2 after one quarter, 19-4 at halftime and 31-8 with three periods complete.
The Black Oak boys’ team had Jonah Pittman with seven points and Kane Ferguson with seven rebounds.
Three Oaks was ahead 28-5 after one quarter of play and 38-8 at intermission.
BO hosts Lake Road on Thursday.

Railroaders make hire,
announce 2011 league

The Fulton Railroaders know who will be leading the team into battle during the 2011 campaign.
The franchise has also announced who those diamond wars will be against.
The Railroaders hired Matthew Enderle, who pitched at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., to be the team’s new mentor recently.
Enderle played independent professional baseball last summer the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League.
He was 4-2 with a 3.48 ERA in 2010 — his second year with the team.
In additional news pertaining to the Railroaders’ team, the franchise officially announced that it will play the 2011 campaign as part of the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate League alongside four former KIT League teams — the Tradewater Pirates, Marion Bobcats and Owensboro Oilers.

Veteran Camden aide
slides to skipper’s seat

Camden High School wasted little time in finding a replacement for departing head football coach Kevin Ward, promoting offensive coordinator William Blow to lead the Lion program.
Ward announced Tues-day he was resigning his Camden post of eight years to take over at Crockett County for P.A. Pratt, who has entered the administration field full-time.
Blow was Ward’s off-ensive coordinator during his entire tenure at Camden and came to the Lions after serving as head freshman coach at Huntingdon under Mike Mansfield.

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