Messenger Sports Briefs for May 17

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 17

Bryant records ace
on Wynridge hole

Billy Bryant recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Sunday.
Bryant’s ace came on the 144-yard, second hole.
His club of choice on the shot was an 8-iron.
Joe Coats and David Kelley witnessed his hole-in-one.

UTM softball senior
an All-OVC selection

Senior softball outfielder Megan Latimer was the lone University of Tennessee at Martin representative on the Ohio Valley Conference All-Tournament team.
Latimer hit .455 in the Skyhawks’ four games in the tournament. She had five hits and drove in a run. She also stole two bases.
The Skyhawks, seeded No. 3 in the six-team tournament field, suffered a first round loss to Murray State and then eliminated SIU Edwardsville and Murray State from the tournament. The Skyhawks suffered a 9-3 loss to No. 1 Eastern Illinois in the tournament.
 Jacksonville State defeated Southeast Missouri State 9-5 to win the OVC Tournament and clinch the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Generals set to host
West TN prep stars

The Jackson Generals are set to host the fourth annual West Tennessee High School on June 1 at 6:05.
The All-Star Game will follow the Generals’ 11:05 game against the Montgomery Biscuits at Pringles Park.
It will be a nine-inning game featuring the best high school seniors from West Tennessee.
For more information on the game or the nomination process, please contact the Jackson Generals at 988-5299.
Also, the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex will host the 2011 West Tennessee High School Softball All-Star Game showcasing the area’s best senior softball players.
The game will be played on June 1 at 3:30 in Complex D at the WTH Sportsplex, next to Pringles Park.
Participation in the game will be limited to seniors who have received all-district regular or postseason honors in 2011 from districts 13A, 13AA, 13AAA, 14A, 14AA, 15A and area teams in Division II A West.
For more information on the game, please contact Ricky Yates at 425-8640.
Murray State tennis
voted best behaved

The Ohio Valley Con-ference announced recently that the Murray State University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams are the recipients of the 2010-11 Team Sportsmanship Awards.
Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.
The 2010-11 school year marks the sixth year the team sportsmanship honors have been awarded. It marks the third time the MSU men’s program has won the award and fourth time the Racers women’s program has been honored.
The Murray State men’s team was the No. 6 seed in this year’s OVC championship tourney. The Racers women compiled a 5-3 OVC mark in 2010-11, which tied for third in the conference. The squad lost 4-3 in the first round of the OVC Championship.

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