Messenger Sports Briefs for February 11

Messenger Sports Briefs for February 11

OC season finale
now set for Sat.

Obion Central will end its regular season a day later than originally planned.
Both Rebel teams are now slated to play at Dyersburg on Saturday — a day later than originally scheduled.
The District 13AA Tournament will begin on Monday evening at D’burg.
The OC boys will play Milan in the 13AA play-in game with tipoff set following the conclusion of the contest between the No. 8 and 9 girls’ seeds.
The Lady Rebels are to host the winner of the girls’ play-in game Wednesday night.
Additionally, South Fulton’s Friday twinbill with Hickman County has been cancelled. The Kentucky team had district games that had to be made up.
In other hoops news, Union City Middle School’s semifinal game against Lester in the TMSAA Small School Area Tournament at Memphis Bellevue is a go for this evening at around 6.
If the Twisters win this evening, they will play for the West Sectional championship at around 7:30 on Saturday in Memphis.

Wingfoot golf course
is to remain open

The Goodyear-Wing-foot Golf Course is to remain open despite the news that the Goodyear plant will close before the end of the year.
Course officials told The Messenger on Thurs-day that J.D. Turf Man-agement has a deal in place to continue opearations of the facility.

Another Underwood
is in pro MMA fight

Jake Underwood of Team Relentless will be making his professional mixed martial arts debut on Saturday in Paducah at The Expo Center.
Underwood, who serves as the head trainer at Union City’s Team Relentless MMA gym, is a graduate of Obion Central. He also has a degree in heath and human performance from UT Martin.
Action is to begin on Saturday at 7 p.m. Underwood will represent Team Relentless on the card along with Earnest Roberson, Ryan Weiker and Gary Mack Johnson.

Trio of UTM players
All-OVC in baseball

For the first time in program history, the UT Martin baseball team has placed three players on the preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference team.
Third baseman Trey Karlen, first baseman Wes Patterson and outfielder Jordan Owen were selected by the league’s head coaches as the best returning players at their positions.
The Skyhawks’ three players selected are the second-highest out of any OVC team. Southeast Missouri — picked to finish second behind Jacksonville State — owns six of the selections and five other schools have one player each on the preseason list.
Karlen broke the school record for most doubles in a season with 22 two-baggers in 2010.
Patterson is the all-time home run leader at UT Martin.
Owen knocked a program-record 18 long balls last season.
The Skyhawks start their campaign in less than two weeks with a three-game weekend series at South Alabama on Feb. 18-20.

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