Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
UC players earn
another dinner

In the aftermath of its thrilling come-from-behind second-round playoff victory over Lake County and in keeping with tradition, Union City’s football program will be honored with a third playoff dinner prior to the Tornadoes’ quarterfinal game at West Carroll this week.
The catered steak dinner and all the trimmings will be held on Thursday night at 6:30 at the high school cafeteria.
Family, friends and supporters of the UC program are encouraged to sponsor a varsity player or cheerleader for the dinner.
Cost is $20 per player and $20 per sponsor.
For more information or to confirm a sponsorship, contact Tammy Sparks at 885-2373 (ext. 23) or 796-1193.
Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Rebel football trio
back for banquet

Three Obion County Central football players who were originally suspended for the remainder of the season and did not suit up for the Rebels’ playoff game against Covington on Friday night will be allowed to participate in the football team’s postseason banquet, according to head coach Shawn Jackson.
Nathan Spaulding, Parker McMinn and Garrett Dunn did not play in the playoff game, won by Covington 42-41 in double overtime.
They had been suspended for a violation of a team rule but were cleared in a school disciplinary hearing earlier last week.
The date for the banquet has not been set.

UTM women’s hoops
getting six players

Kevin McMillan, the third-year women’s head basketball coach at UT Martin, announced the signing of six players for the 2012-13 season.
The six players include Cortrice Golden, Chelsey Hall, Jordan Johnson, Briana McDonald Bari-anne Taylor and Ashley Bassett-Smith.
Four of the six signees hail from Tennessee, while Smith is from Pickerington, Ohio and Johnson is from Hatton, Ala. Three of the four Tennessee signees are from Middle Tennessee. Hall is from Blackman High School in Murfrees-boro; McDonald is from Shelbyville Central High School and Taylor is from Mount Juliet High School.
“This is a great day for the UT Martin family; we have signed six talented basketball players that bring some answers to fit our needs,” McMillan said.
Published in The Messenger 11.14.11

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