Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 12:02 am

Sports Briefs

Lady Lion program
to host golf tourney

The Dresden High School girls’ basketball team is hosting a three-person scramble golf tournament on Saturday.
The event is set for an 8 a.m. start time at Persimmon Hills Golf Course.
The entry fee per participant is $35.
The first place team will take home $300, while the runner-up earns $200 and the third-place trio will gain $125.
Mulligans are $5 each with a limit of two per player.
For more information, call Dresden High School at 364-2949 or contact Jonathan West at 571-7511.

UTM tennis squad
set to go (camp)ing

The UT Martin tennis team will hold a camp next week at Skyhawk Varsity Courts.
The camp will take place on Monday through Friday and is for players ages 10-18.
Registration is to begin at 8 a.m. Monday and the cost to participate is $100.
All levels of players are welcome, from beginner to advanced. The camp will take place from 8:30 to noon each day and focus on developing tennis strokes with various drills and games which 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.

UTM equestrians
ink Germantown gal

Ashley Thompson, the assistant equestrian coach at UT Martin, has announced that Amy Guenther, from Germantown, has signed scholarship papers to compete for the Skyhawks this fall.
Guenther is a recent graduate of Faith Heritage Christian Academy in Millington.
She is also dual enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
Guenther was named the 2011 Reserve All-Around champion at the Dixie National Quarter Horse Show in the Youth 14-18 Division.
Guenther was in the top 10 at the Sugar Bowl Classic Quarter Horse Show in Monroe, La., in horsemanship, showmanship and trail.
She won the circuit championship in western riding at the same show in January.

Sr. Skyhawk Latimer
is all-OVC softballer

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.
Latimer also stole two bases during the OVC tourney.
The Skyhawks, seeded No. 3 in the six-team tournament field, suffered a first-round loss to Murray State .
Then, UTM eliminated SIU Edwardsville and the Racers from the league’s postseason tournament.
The Skyhawks suffered a 9-3 loss to No. 1 Eastern Illinois in the tournament.
Jacksonville State defeated Southeast Missouri State to win the OVC Tournament and clinch the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

wcp 5/19/11

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