Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
OC hoop teams set
for Area 5 tourney

The Area 5 Middle School basketball tournament will go through Obion County teams on the girls’ side. The top boys’ squads are a little farther east.
Lake Road is the No. 1 seed and South Fulton is seeded second in the girls’ half of the bracket, while Martin is the top seed and Paris Inman is second in the boys’ tourney.
The area junior high hoops event begins Thursday and will be played on four days at Martin Middle School.
Play begins 6 p.m. Thursday with fourth-seeded Martin facing No. 5 seed Ridgemont in girls’ action followed by No. 3 Lake Road and No. 6 Hillcrest at 7:30 in the boys’ bracket.
Four games are slated for Saturday. Girls’ games have LR playing the Martin-Ridgemont winner at 11:30 a.m. and third-seed Inman meeting No. 6 Hillcrest at 2:30 p.m. The boys’ side will have No. 4 South Fulton and No. 5 Ridgemont meeting at 10 a.m. and then Inman waiting on the LR-Hillcrest winner at 1 p.m.
South Fulton will play the Inman-Hillcrest winner 6 p.m. Monday in the girls’ tourney, followed by Martin meeting the SF-Ridgemont winner at 7:30 in boys’ action.
The championship games are set for Thursday, Jan. 26, the girls at 6 and the boys at 8.

Huntingdon native
is Generals’ GM

Huntingdon native Jason Compton has been named the new general manager of the Jackson Generals, the club announced Tuesday.
Compton has been promoted from his assistant general manager role. Also, Mike Peasley has been hired as the new vice president of sales and marketing for the Generals.
Compton was an intern with the Diamond Jaxx during the 2000 Southern League Championship season and then was hired full-time in July of 2001. During his 12 seasons with the organization, he was director of ticketing and merchandise, director of group sales, and was promoted to assistant general manager in May 2008.
Compton graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1997, and then went on to receive his bachelor’s of science in education with a major in sport management from Tennessee.
Published in The Messenger 1.18.12

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