Messenger Sports Briefs for May 9

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 9

Devil soccer boys
claim 1st-ever win

The South Fulton boys soccer team claimed its first-ever victory on Saturday — a 1-0 decision over Ripley.
Lane Akers kicked in the lone goal in the Devils’ historic triumph.
SF goalie Ryan Moore had 20 saves for the victors.
South Fulton also played on Friday, but lost 8-0 to Westview.
The Redmen return to action tonight at Covington in the Region 7A-AA Tournament.

OC soccer fellows
eye Ripley or Milan

The Obion Central soccer team will face the winner of today’s first-round game between Ripley and Milan in a Region 7A-AA Tournament quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
Should Milan triumph today, Tuesday’s contest would begin at 4:30 in Troy. A Ripley win and the second round contest would be played at 5 p.m.
OC beat both teams during regular season play — Milan 4-3 and Ripley 10-1.
The Rebels will take a 7-2-2 record into the contest.

UC alum Chandler
a champ at Union

The Union University men’s golf team captured the 2011 TranSouth Conference Championship in at the Blytheville (Ark.) Country Club.
The title is the Bulldogs’ second straight and fourth in the last six years. With the championship, Union will also advance to their second straight NAIA National Tournament.
Union shot a three-round 863 to earn the win. The Bulldogs were just two shots ahead of second-place Cumberland.
Two Union Bulldogs posted scores in the 60’s in the final round to propel the Union victory.
Brett Barry shot a final round 68, after shooting 71 and 70 in the first two rounds.
Micah Gentle shot a final round 69.
Union City High School alum Ryan Chandler finished seventh in the tournament with a 218.
It was Chandler’s 21st Top 10 finish in his 33 career tournaments.
Union trailed by 11 shots after the first round of links action at the TranSouth finale.
The NAIA Golf National Championships will be played at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois on May 23-27.

Vol lineman Bullard
gets hardship waiver

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Alex Bullard has received a hardship waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play as an offensive lineman at Tennessee during the 2011 season.
Bullard, a Franklin native, transferred from Notre Dame to Tennessee at the start of the 2011 spring semester following the death of his father. Tennessee and Bullard were notified of the waiver on Thursday.
The 6-foot-2, 309-pound sophomore was given the Vols’ Harvey Robinson award for top performance by an offensive player during spring drills.

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