Messenger Sports Briefs for March 15

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 15

3-on-3 hoops event
at Calvary Baptist

A three-on-three basketball tournament is scheduled for March 26 at Calvary Baptist Church’s Mac Building.
The event will include play for teams comprised of adults of all ages and seperate brackets for youths in both junior high and high school.
The entry fee per team is $10 and a $1 donation will be collected as admission at the door.
Proceeds will benefit Hometown Walk of Hope.
For more information, contact Diane Cheatham at 885-5566 or 446-8273.

UT Martin football
announces practice

UT Martin head football coach Jason Simpson has announced his team’s spring practice schedule.
The first of the 15 practices is set for 3:30 p.m. March 25.
Spring practice is set to conclude April 20.
The Skyhawks finished the 2010 with a 6-5 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. Simpson’s team went 3-0 against Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay and Tennessee State and won its first Sgt. Alvin York Trophy.
UTM opens the 2011 season at 6 p.m on Sept. at Jacksonville State (Ala.) University.

Relay for Life 5K
in Dresden Saturday

A 5K run to benefit the Weakley County East Relay for Life is scheduled for Saturday morning in Dresden.
The event, slated to start and end at Bancorp South in Dresden, will begin at 8.
The cost to enter is $18 and T-shirts will be available.
For more information, contact Jennifer Campbell at or call 731-364-3193

Generals’ baseball tix
go on sale in Jackson

Individual game tickets for Jackson Generals baseball went on sale this morning at 9.
The Generals are the franchise formerly known as the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and the double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Jackson’s home schedule begins on April 13 against the Jacksonville Suns. Fans may purchase individual game tickets at the Pringles Park box office or by calling 988-5299.
Individual game ticket prices will remain the same as in 2010. Reserved seats (green chair back) are $10 and general admission seating is $6.
Fans may also purchase flex and season ticket packages. Flex books come in 10-game and 35-game increments.

Ky. b-ball tourney
set to make a move

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A premier basketball tournament for Kentucky’s smallest high schools is moving from Richmond to Frankfort starting next year.
The All “A“ Classic will be held at the Frankfort Convention Center as part of a three-year agreement announced late last week.
The boys’ and girls’ tournaments for Kentucky’s 125 smallest high schools are moving from McBrayer Coliseum in Richmond. The move was due to a conflict between the All “A“ tournament schedule and Eastern Kentucky University’s basketball schedule.
Next year’s All “A“ Classic is set for Jan. 25-29.
The Frankfort Convention Center arena, in downtown Frankfort, has a seating capacity of 5,365.

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