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OC-Dyersburg tickets
on sale at school

Advance tickets for Thursday night’s Dyers-burg at Obion Central football game are on sale at the school.
OC Athletic Director Craig Rogers said a big crowd is expected for the contest, which will determine both the Trojans’ and Rebels’ postseason seeding in the upcoming playoffs.
Tickets will be available during school hours for $5.
Rogers is encouraging all fans with tickets to enter at the pass gate.

Ridgemont-SF games
still on for Thursday

The Ridgemont at South Fulton middle school basketball games will be played on Thursday night, as scheduled.
Reports to The Messenger on Tuesday were that all such contests would be postponed due to the Dyersburg at Obion Central football game to be played on Thursday.
The decision to either play or reschedule was reportedly left up to the individual schools, and R’mont and SF have elected to go on as scheduled, starting at 6 p.m.
The Black Oak-Ridgemont game has been rescheduled.

Rebel hoop boosters
will hold chili supper

The Runnin’ Rebels Booster Club is sponsoring a $3 chili supper Thursday night at the Obion Central-Dyersburg home football game.
The proceeds will go to support the Rebel basketball team this season.
The $3 cost will buy a bowl of chili and all the fixings.

UTM’s Hughes earns
OVC, national awards

UT Martin junior nose guard Montori Hughes has been named the adidas OVC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort this past Saturday against Eastern Illinois.
Hughes, a 6-5, 305 defensive lineman from Murfreesboro, led the Skyhawks with 10 tackles and 5.5 TFLs  (tackles for loss) of 24 yards in their 24-23 victory over host Eastern Illinois.
Hughes added a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry. He served as the catalyst for the Skyhawk defense which recorded three sacks and 14 TFLs of 46 yards. The defense shut down the Eastern Illinois running game, limiting the Panthers to minus-5 yards on 34 carries.
Hughes’ forced fumble and fumble recovery led to UT Martin’s first touchdown of the game against Eastern Illinois.
Hughes is the second Skyhawk this season to be named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week. Ben Johnson earned the accolade Oct. 9.
Lady Vols top pick
of all SEC voters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee is the unanimous favorite to win the Southeastern Conference women’s title.
The Lady Volunteers received all 22 first-place votes from the SEC and national media in balloting released by the league Monday. Tennessee senior Shekinna Stricklen is the preseason SEC player of the year.
The Lady Vols are coming off a 34-3 season in which they swept SEC play, won the league tournament and advanced to the NCAA regional finals.
Published in The Messenger 10.26.11

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