Messenger Sports Briefs for May 25

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 25

Fulton Co. thinclads
headed to state meet

Eight athletes from the Fulton County track-and-field program have qualified for the KHSAA Class A State Meet in six different events after competing at the Region 1 Class A Meet last week in Ft. Campbell.
First to advance was junior Branika Hardin, who took the regional title with a throw of 29 feet 51⁄2 inches in the girls’ shot put.
Junior Casey Dowty earned a spot at state with a runner-up finish in the 400-meter dash.
Dowty also earned an “at-large” bid to state in the long jump by being in the top 24 across the state.   
On the boys’ side, senior Shaq Day was also ranked in the state’s top 24 for Class A in the triple jump.
Two relay teams round out the state qualifiers including the regional champion 1600-meter quartet of Dowty, Samantha Ward, Shaquya Nolan and Raneshia Warren.
Finally, the 400-meter relay team of Warren, Ward, Ginette Bess and Porsche Wilson placed fourth at regionals to earn an “at large” bid to state.
The Kentucky State Track Meet is set for Friday at the University of Louisville.

Wynridge ladies
go to scorecard

The team of Janice Hannah, Letha Barnes, Cheryl Brundige, Jackie Russell and Alice Peeples 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 Joyce Bell, Sharon Dills, Sandra Davis, Ginny Acree and Edie Bryant had a like score, but finished in second due to the playoff.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Annual Abe scramble
slated for June 25

The sixth annual Abe Jolley Memorial Four-Person Scramble Golf Tournament has been set for June 25 at Poplar Meadows Country Club.
The four-man scramble event will start at 1 p.m.
Entry fee is $35 per person and lunch will be provided at noon.
All proceeds will benefit the Abe Jolley Memorial Fund.
There will be cash prizes for closest to the hole on No. 3, 6, 12 or 15.
Additionally, there will be a prize for longest drive in the fairway.
For more information, contact Tiger Haag at 885-3650 or Raymond Hendrix at 796-4046.

UTM baseball start
moved up for rain

Due to the impending threat of heavy rains in the Jackson area this evening, it was announced on Tuesday the game time for UT Martin’s baseball contest against Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament has been moved to 3 this afternoon at Pringles Park.
The tournament opener featuring Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky has also been bumped up to an 11 a.m. start.
The picnic for UT Martin alumni and fans will still start at 5 p.m. in the Tennessee National Guard Picnic Pavilion on the third base side of the stadium.

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