Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:02 am

Sports Briefs

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The Greenfield High School tennis team knows who is had to beat to make a a return trip to the Class A-AA State Tournament.
The Lady Yellowja-ckets — the Region 7A-AA champions — are to battle Madison Academic on Thursday afternoon in a sectional match.
The match will take place at UT Martin. It is slated to begin at 2:30.
If G’field wins, it will advance to next week’s state tournament.

Mayfield to be site
of links tournament

Mayfield-Graves Country Club will host the 2011 West Kentucky Amateur Golf Tournament on June 11 and 12.
The tournament is open to all male amateur golfers and the format will be 36 holes of medal play.
There will be six flights of competition.  A total of $6,500 in prizes will be awarded.
A hole-in-one prize is also up for grabs as is $5,000 worth of furniture from Gilliam Thompson Furniture. The entry fee is $100. A printable entry form is available online.
For more information, call (270) 247-1862 or email

Racer search starts
as Kennedy departs

Billy Kennedy has left his post as the men’s basketball at Murray State to accept a similar position with Texas A&M.
MSU athletic director Allen Ward said the search for the Racers’ 15th head coach begins immediately.
The 2010-11 season saw the Racers win their second-straight Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship and they made their second straight post-season appearance, when MSU played in the National Invitation Tournament. MSU’s 23-9 campaign came on the heels of their 31-5 season in 2009-10, which included a win in the NCAA Tournament.
MSU basketball has built an outstanding tradition over the years with an OVC-best 22 regular-season championships, and 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. After last season, the Racers have pushed their streak of consecutive winning seasons to 24. The streak is ranked fourth in the nation with Connecticut and behind only Syracuse (41), Kansas (28) and Arizona (27).

wcp 5/17/11


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