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Union City frosh
blank Dyersburg

The Union City freshman football team improved to 2-0 with a 14-0 win at Dyersburg Thursday night.
The Tornadoes got a pair of touchdown runs from Channing Green that covered 18 and six yards, respectively, with Green also carrying in a two-point conversion following his first score.
Alex Reid had an interception to pace the UC defense.
Union City’s frosh will be back in action Monday, at home vs. Dresden.

UCMS softball team
cruises by Black Oak

Taylor Crittendon drove in three runs and both Caroline Chism and Ivey Westbrooks had two ribbies as Union City rolled over Black Oak 17-1 in middle school softball play on Thursday.
Piper Warren and Matty Kelly also had RBIs for the Lady Tornadoes.
Westbrooks was the winning hurler, allowing just one hit while striking out five.
Black Oak did not report its statistics.
Union City hosts Lake County Monday in a doubleheader that is set to begin at 4:30.

SF soccer tallies nine
in shutout of Ripley

The South Fulton soccer team moved to the .500 mark with a 9-0 romp over Ripley Thursday.
Morgan Kane recorded a hat trick for the Devilettes (5-4-1), while Desiray Sturgeon booted home two goals. Holly Sowell, Samantha Murray, Lexie Johnson and Kayla Lindsey all contributed scoring kicks for SF as well.
Taleeah Cross and Emily Goodman combined for the shutout in goal for the victors.
SF hosts South Gibson on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Martin’s fast starts
stops Ridgemont

Martin jumped to a 6-0 first-inning lead and went on to beat Ridgemont 18-7 on the middle school softball diamond Thursday.
Macy Muirhead had a pair of doubles to pace the Lady Mustangs, while both Landry Webster and Sheridan Bugg were good for two singles. Keaton Cooper had a double for R’mont.
Bugg was saddled with the pitching loss. She was relieved by Macey Beeler.
Now 8-6, Ridgemont will participate in a Jackson tournament.

Red Devilettes’ slide
continued by Graves

Graves County completed a season sweep of South Fulton with an 11-1 victory over the Devilettes Thursday in middle school softball.
The Devilettes are now 8-5 after a 7-0 start.
SF got its only run in the fourth when Aalia Bivens tripled and came home on a fielder’s choice by Cassidy Ruddle.
Aerial Wright was the losing pitcher, having given up five runs in four innings. She fanned one, walked three and surrendered five hits.
Katie Clapper relieved and was charged with GC’s remaining runs.
SF hosts Ridgemont on Monday.

Vols’ Dooley busy
despite bye week

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Just because the Tennessee Volunteers have the weekend off doesn’t mean coach Derek Dooley will have much free time.
On Saturday, Dooley will travel to New York to serve as a commentator for CBS Sports’ College Football Today.
Published in The Messenger 9.23.11

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