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Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 12:02 am

Sports Briefs

W’view alum Legens is Rhodes captain

Rhodes College football coach Dan Gritti announced recently that former Westview standout Buddy Legens has been named a co-captain for the 2011 campaign alongside fellow wideout Jake Jackson.
“I cannot think of two better student-athletes to lead our team into this new era,” Gritti said. “Jake and Buddy represent all that is great about Rhodes and our football program.”
Legens caught 47 passes for 497 yards and four touchdowns during his junior campaign at RC.
He also completed two passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.
The Lynx begin their 2011 campaign on Sept. 10 in St. Louis against rival Washington University.

OVL baseball slate
to start on Friday

The inaugural season for the Ohio Valley Collegiate Baseball Lea-gue (OVL) is set to begin on Friday.  
The Fulton Railroaders will host the Marion Bobcats at Lohaus Field that evening, while the Tradewater Pirates open at home against the Owensboro Oilers at Riverside Park in Dawson Springs, Ky.  
Both games have a 7 p.m. start time and are scheduled to be broadcasted over the Internet on TeamLine (linked from the Railroaders and Pirates websites).  
The OVL consists of teams that were formerly in the revival of the Kitty League.  
It is made up of college players using wooden bats.

Racer women sad
about loss of Smith

The first coach in the Ohio Valley Conference era of women’s basketball at Murray State, Dr. Jean Smith, passed away recently.
Dr. Smith coached the Racers from 1977-84 and was the first coach at the helm of the program when MSU helped form the OVC women’s basketball program in 1977-78.
In her seven seasons with the Racers she complied a 71-119 overall record and a 23-51 mark again OVC opponents.
She coached several of MSU’s top players from the ’70’s and ’80’s.
The list includes four members of the 1,000 Point Club in Laura Lynn (1,735 pts), Jackie Mounts (1,421 pts), Diane Oakley (1,344 pts) and Shawna Smith (1,069 pts).
Coach Smith also helped to produce the Racers’ first OVC Player of the Year, Karen Hubert Price (1983-84), and 15 All-OVC selections.
wcp 6/2/11

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