Messenger Sports Briefs for May 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 5

UCMS sets banquet
to reward athletes

The Union City Middle School spring sports banquet will be held on Monday.
The event is to take place in the “Commons Area” of Union City High School.
UCMS will be honoring its boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, the soccer squad, track and field athletes and basketball cheerleaders.
Athletes are to be admitted free.
Parents and guardians wishing to attend must purchase a ticket by Friday at the UCMS office.
Tickets are $5.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
Team members of the Union City Middle School basketball squad, which won the highest possible prize for a junior high team (the TMSAA Small School West Sectional crown), will receive their rings at the banquet.
For more information, call 885-2901.

Former Vol Lincoln
is in honor society

Former Tennessee kicker Daniel Lincoln was named Wednesday a member of the 2011 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
Qualifications for membership include being a starter or a significant substitute in one’s last year of eligibility, achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and meeting all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements and graduation.
The Ocala, Fla., native, who was a graduate student in public administration this past year, twice earned a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and was selected to the Academic All-SEC squad four times.
He also made the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll during his redshirt season of 2006.
On the field, Lincoln finished his career sixth on Tennessee’s all-time field goal made list with 51 and was seventh in field-goal percentage at .689.
Lincoln is attempting to make a professional football team, but also has plans to join the United States’ Navy SEALs program.

Local Rodney Jones
records links eagle

Rodney Jones recorded a double-eagle at Wynridge Greens in Troy last week.
Jones finished off the 17th hole in two strokes by using a driver and 5-wood.
Doug Cunningham, Jimmy Yates and Jerry Todd witnessed his shots at the Troy course.

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