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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 7

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 7

Gleason hoops hires
come from within

Gleason has hired from within to fill the roles of high school and junior high boys’ basketball coach.
Jamie Roney — an assistant in both programs the past four years — has been named the Bulldogs’ new high school skipper.
Meanwhile, Chris Leo, who just finished his first campaign as an aide with both teams, has been promoted to the position of head junior high coach.
The duo replaces assistant principal/athletic director Lee Lawrence, who vacated the hoop posts recently to focus on his administrative duties.
Lawrence was the Bulldogs’ skipper at both the high school and junior high level for five seasons.
Bryan Sanders — a 1993 graduate of the school who lettered in basketball, football and baseball and is the grandson of Bulldog coaching legend Dudley Sanders —will be an aide within both programs.
Sanders was an aide in Bradford when the girls’ team made the Class 1A State Tournament semifinals in 2007-08.

Weekly Pop scramble
goes to scorecard

Poplar Meadows Country Club’s weekly scramble went down to the wire.
The winning team — comprised of Cory Morrow, Matt Russell, Bobby Russell, Bruce Culver, Brad Dame and Robert Huffstutter — finished at 7-under and won via a scorecard playoff.
In second place was the combination of Chris Tidwell, Tony Westbrook, Robert King, David Sturkie and David Puckett. That team also carded a 7-under
Poplar Meadows Country Club holds its weekly scramble every Wednesday. The cost to participate is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Participants are requested to register for play by 2 p.m. each Wednesday.
For more information, contact Tiger Haag at 885-3650.

Sunshine only in sky
for UT Martin golfers

A gorgeous spring day was the biggest positive for the UT Martin golfers at King’s Creek in Spring Hill Tuesday.
The Skyhawk golfers entered the final round of the Tennessee State Big Blue Intercollegiate one stroke off the pace and landed in a tie for third place with tournament host Tennessee State.
Junior Graham Sleigh shot a 5-over par 75 and finished fourth in the tournament and was named to the all-tournament team.
Murray State won the tournament with a 595.


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