Messenger Sports Briefs for March 22

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 22
Briefly

Central gets push
in soccer opener

Obion Central finished where it started in its boys’ soccer opener Monday.
The Rebel boys and Covington tied at 2.
Jackson Smith and Tanner Noles each had a goal for OC.
Rebel goalkeeper Samuel Smith made 14 saves.
The Central soccer team goes to Westview this afternoon at 5.

Red Devil soccer
falls on historic day

A small piece of history was made on Monday.
South Fulton’s Ryan Fowell booted the first goal in varsity boys’ soccer history at the school during the  team’s 6-2 defeat to South Gibson.
Jaylen Fowell also had one goal on a penalty kick in the second half.
SG was ahead 4-0 at halftime.
The Red Devil soccer team returns to action this afternoon at home against Ripley at 6 p.m.

Local USTA league
to have meeting

The local United States Tennis Association league meeting has been scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
It will take place at the Obion County Public Library.
The meeting is open to prospective captains and interested players wanting to form a team, play on a team, or learn more about USTA league tennis.  
Plans for the upcoming season will be discussed, including mixed and tri-level leagues.
For more information, call Monty Mooney at 697-5890 or Margie Smith 885-9730.

Vol safety Brewer
reaches plea deal

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee safety Brent Brewer has reached a plea agreement and been reinstated to the football team.
Brewer has been placed on diversion on a misdemeanor charge of offensive touching. The charge will be dismissed if Brewer remains out of trouble for six months.
He had faced a more significant domestic assault charge after a woman accused the 22-year-old of putting his hands around her throat and attempting to strangle her on Feb. 13.
Brewer’s attorney, Don Bosch, said Monday that Brewer was trying to restrain the woman after she physically assaulted him.
The Tyrone, Ga., native played in every game for the Vols in 2010, recording 30 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Coach Derek Dooley reinstated Brewer Monday but says the player will face additional punishment.

Alabama DB Barron
arrested in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama safety Mark Barron was arrested on charges of hindering prosecution, a misdemeanor charge.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday on its website that Barron was booked on the charge. His bond was listed at $500.
No additional details were available, and it could not immediately be determined if Barron had an attorney.
Alabama coach Nick Saban was still gathering information and had no immediate comment, spokesman Jeff Purinton said.
The arrest comes as the football team is set to begin spring practice Monday.
Barron led the team with 75 tackles last season. He has been rehabilitating from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in November.

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