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Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:02 pm

Westview tops D’burg
in soccer showdown

Westview knocked off Dyersburg 2-1 in their Region 7A-AA girls’ soccer showdown Thursday night in Martin.
Emily Plunk and Kayla Guthrie scored a goal each, while Makenzie Vincent had 17 saves for the Lady Chargers.
Westview is atop the region standings with an 8-0 league record and 11-2 overall mark.
The Lady Chargers travel to South Fulton today for a 6 p.m. game.

Beal leads Martin
to M.S. football win

Parker Beal rushed for 182 yards and four touchdowns to lead Martin Middle School to a 36-14 win over Tigrette in recent middle school football action.
Beal added two 2-point conversions and an 80-yard kickoff return for another TD.
He also had eight tackles and broke up a pass attempt, while Quasay Chandler added 10 tackles for the Panthers.

Lions’ quick start
puts down Gleason

Dresden scored on the game’s first play and never looked back in a 44-0 win over Gleason in middle school football action last week.
The Lions led 22-0 after one quarter and carried a 36-0 advantage into the fourth period.
Quarterback Dresser Winn was 2-for-2 passing with touchdowns.
The Lions’ defense had three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.
Upward basketball
signing up players

Upward Basketball is looking for players for the 2012 season.
Games are played at Calvary Baptist Church in Union City, and the deadline for registration is Friday.
Registration fee for players is $65, with the fee for cheerleaders $60. Military discounts for children who have guardians currently on active duty are available.
Youths ages kindergarten-6th grade are eligible to participate
Calvary office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call (731) 885-2961.

Calkins to speak
at UT Martin

Geoff Calkins, award-winning sports columnist for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, will present “From Harvard to Happiness: Looking for the good stuff in the sometimes seamy world of sports” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at UT Martin.
His presentation is scheduled in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center and is offered through the university’s Academic Speaker Series.
Calkins has twice been named Best Sports Columnist in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors and has won the Green Eyeshade Award as the Best Sports Columnist in the South three times. He has also covered six Olympics and 12 Super Bowls.
After graduating from Harvard College and then Harvard Law School, Calkins earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. He has worked with People magazine, the United States Attorney’s office and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Calkins wrote about the Westview softball team last year, sparking the idea to include him in the speakers program.
Published in The WCP 10.4.11

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