Messenger Sports Briefs for March 17

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 17

OC bats silent again
in defeat to Gleason

The Obion Central bats were silent for the second straight day as the Rebels got but two hits after collecting just one in their opener on Tuesday.
As a result, OC fell to Gleason 4-1 Wednesday.
Parker McMinn had an infield single and scored Central’s lone run on a RBI double by Brady York to account for the county locals’ offense.
York turned in a solid mound effort, despite being tagged with the pitching loss — giving up three earned runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Tanner Cary pitched a hitless inning of relief with a strikeout.
Obion Central faces Fulton County today.

Fulton Co. alum Smith
is track All-American

Western Kentucky University track and field student-athlete Sharika Smith — a Fulton County product — was honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday
Smith was named second-team all-America in the long jump and honorable mention in the triple jump for her efforts at the NCAA Indoor Championships last weekend.
At Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, the Hickman native placed 16th in the long jump to earn second-team laurels, while also finishing 17th in the triple jump to earn honorable mention.
Smith also becomes only the sixth female to earn all-America status and joins Jonathan Brown (2004) as the only WKU athletes to earn multiple all-America honors in the same meet.

UCHS grad Chandler
near top on links list

Union City High School product and current Union University golfer Ryan Chandler led his team with an eighth-place overall finish at the Grover Page Invitational — at the Jackson Country Club.
Chandler’s cumulative total of 225 was 10 shots back of individual medalist Cameron Carrico (Murray State).
The Bulldog golf team claimed sixth place.
Union’s final round of 297 was the second-best score posted in the round, only one shot behind Tennessee Tech’s 296.
Union finished with a 3-round total of 901 after first and second round scores of 300 and 304. Murray State finished first (862), Morehead State was second (884), Tennessee Tech was third (885), Southern Illinois was fourth (888) and Arkansas State was fifth (900).

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