Messenger Sports Briefs for May 18

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 18

Central scrimmage
set for Saturday night

Obion Central will conclude its spring football drills with a scrimmage Saturday night against Dyer County at Rebel Field.
Action is set to begin at 6 p.m.
Admission will be $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Ross Shelton ‘Be An 11’ Scholarship Fund.
The scrimmage will end OC’s allotted spring practice time.

Log jam at the top
for W’ridge ladies

The team of Sheri Vaughn, Stephanie Mosley, Deb Forsythe and Di Pilkenton combined to shoot a 2-under-par and win the women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Tuesday via a scorecard playoff.
Meanwhile, the team of Letha Barnes, Cheryl Brundige, Joyce Bell and Janice Hannah had a like score, but finished in second due to the playoff.
Shelby Stout, Jamie Prince, Teresa Scott and Shirley Campbell also combined for a two-under, but got third place.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday.
For more information, call 536-4653.

UTM tennis squad
set for (camp)ing

The UT tennis team will hold a camp next week at Skyhawk Varsity Courts. The camp will take place Monday through Friday and is for players ages 10-18.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday and the cost to participate is $100.
All levels of players are encouraged to participate.
The camp will take place from 8:30 to noon each day and focus on developing tennis strokes with various drills and games that will help the attendees compete on the middle school or high school level.
For more information, contact Mary Beth Gunn at (931) 703-8077 or at
The Skyhawks are coming off their fifth Ohio Valley Conference championship this past spring, finishing with a 12-9 overall record.

Skyhawk baseball
falls at Arkansas

Junior catcher Chase Okey drove in a pair of runs against No. 23 Arkansas, but UT Matin fell 6-2 to the Razorbacks on Tuesday.
UT Martin, which put its first two men on base in the ninth inning but could not bring the tying run to the plate, is now 18-32 on the season.
Along with Okey’s two RBI, Jordan Owen led the Skyhawk offense with a pair of hits and a run.
Cory Stooksbury scored UT Martin’s other tally while Matt Haynes also reached base three times for the Skyhawks.
Junior Willie Frederick allowed three runs on just five hits in 52⁄3 frames during his first career start.
The Skyhawks close out the regular season with a home series this weekend against Austin Peay.
In order to qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference postseason tournament, UT Martin must take two games from the Governors or win one game and hope for a Southeast Missouri sweep of Eastern Illinois and for Tennessee Tech to win at least one game against Murray State.

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