Messenger Sports Briefs for March 18

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 18

UTM women’s team
has made it to Duke

The UT Martin women’s basketball team arrived in Durham on Thursday afternoon, landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport just before noon.
The Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion Skyhawk women flew out of Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah at 10:15 and got settled in at the team hotel headquarters before practicing at Duke’s practice facility on Thursday.
UTM was to hold a press conference today at 3:30 and practice at Cameron Indoor Stadium immediately thereafter until 5:50 p.m.
UT Martin and Duke will square off in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Wynridge winners
card 9-under-par

The team of Matt Russell, Robert Huff-stutter, Bobby Boyd and Bruce Culver combined to shoot an 9-under-par and win the men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of J.D. Stephens, Ike Peel, David Puckett, Bryan Barker and Kerry Carter totaled a 7-under and finished in second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, call 536-4653.

Quality of local deer
to be discussed locally

The West Tennessee Chapter of Quality Deer Management will hold a meeting at O’Allisons in Greenfield.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30.
For more information, call Larry Porter at 699-3781

Volunteer TE Stocker
happy with NFL drills

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Luke Stocker knows there’s not a lot of room for tight ends in the NFL draft. That’s why he’s glad he was able to improve on his 40-yard-dash at Tennessee’s pro day.
The former Vol was happy with all of his drills at the NFL combine except for his 4.79 time in the 40 yard-dash. Recently, he clocked times of 4.71 and 4.74 in front of NFL scouts.
Stocker has been projected as the second-best tight end prospect for this year’s draft, and he’s hoping he’s done enough to end up as at least a second-round pick.
Stocker joined wide receiver Denarius Moore as the only former Tennessee players to participate in this year’s NFL combine. The pair only participated in the 40-yard dash and position drills on pro day.
Ten other former Vols participated in pro day hoping to catch the eyes of the scouts. Among them were former starting wide receiver Gerald Jones, defensive lineman Gerald Williams and linebacker Nick Reveiz, who worked out both as a linebacker and as a fullback.

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