Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 12:03 pm

UTM’s Elswick earns
All-America mention

Kasey Elswick, a junior libero on the UT Martin volleyball team, has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American honorable mention accolades.
A total of 124 players were recognized by the AVCA, comprising of three teams and honorable mention selections. Elswick was the only player to represent the Ohio Valley Conference and is the first All-American in UT Martin’s rich volleyball history.
The two-time defending OVC Defensive Player of the Year, Elswick has ripped through the UT Martin record book for digs (1,963), already accumulating 562 more digs than the previous record-holder with one full season remaining. The all-time digs mark in the OVC (2,454) is well within reach for the product out of Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky.
Elswick briefly led the nation in digs before settling in at the No. 2 spot at the end of the regular season with 6.50 per set. Her 852 digs in 2011 ranked atop the OVC record book for the most in a single season.

USTA info meeting
set for area players

There will a USTA tennis league meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Obion County Public Library.
The meeting is open to prospective captains and interested players wanting to form a team, play on a team or learn more about USTA league tennis.
Plans for the upcoming season will be discussed, including adult, senior and the tri-level leagues.
TennisLink will be open after Jan. 1 for captains wanting to register their teams.
For more information, call Margie Smith at 885-9730, Monty Mooney at 697-5890 or Bill Dahnke at 885-0863.

TWRA signing up
turkey quota hunts

NASHVILLE — Applications for the 2012 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts are being accepted through Feb. 8, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.
Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheets.
Hunters have up to 12 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once.
There are a total of 19 hunts listed. No person may apply more than once.
A permit fee will not be charged to Annual Sportsman (Type 004), Lifetime Sportsman (Types 401-406) license holders or Senior Citizen Hunters (Type 166) with an Annual Senior Citizen Permit (Type 167).
Published in The WCP 12.15.11

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