Messenger Sports Briefs for February 3

Messenger Sports Briefs for February 3

West Tenesseeans
ink with colleges

West Tennessee’s top two college football prospects made it official on Wednesday.
So did a few others on National Signing Days.
Trinity Christian Academy quarterback/defensive back Jabriel Washington signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career at the University of Alabama, leading the list of rural West TN football commitments.
Meanwhile, Milan def-ensive lineman Christian Coleman is also SEC-bound.
The Bulldog standout inked papers to play at Kentucky.
Other high school signees from West Tennessee on National Signing Day included Haywood linebacker Jerry Bradford and Bolivar athlete B.J. Neely (both inking with Bethel University) along with Lake County offensive lineman Bernard Gauldin and Jackson Christian defensive lineman (both Lambuth University signees).
Also, former Jackson North Side standout Jake Payor joined the Lambuth team after a stint at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Lambuth also got one transfer from UT Martin. Quarterback Ethan Ross left the Skyhawk program to join the Eagles’ squad.

TN HOF to honor
‘Boys of Fall’ singer

Country music singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney has been named to receive the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s Tennessean of the Year award.
The award will be presented Feb. 11 in Nashville.
Chesney’s documentary and song “Boys of Fall” pays tribute and examines the lasting positive effect playing high school football can have on players.  
In the documentary, Chesney — a native of Luttrell where he was a 140-pound wide receiver for the Gibbs Eagles — talks to football icons during the piece.
The documentary also offers insight into how playing sports, football particularly, in high-school affected hundreds of young people who did not go on to play sports professionally.
The 2011 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.

OC softball league
to accept sign-ups

Registration dates for the Obion County Girls Softball League have been announced.
Sign-ups will be taken on Feb. 8 and 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Troy Community Center in Trojan Park.
The league is open to ages 6-16.
Registration cost is $30 per child and it is due on the sign-up date.
For more information, call 885-5120.

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