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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Dresden’s McPeak
to sign with UTM

Dresden senior Tyler McPeak has verbally committed to play football at UT Martin and is expected to sign with the Skyhawks on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 1.
McPeak has been on the college watch list since his junior season and was a standout both ways for the Lions this past season.
At linebacker, he posted 118 total tackles, included 18 for loss, for a Lions’ defense that allowed 17 points a game.
A standout at tight end as well, McPeak has 27 catches for 391 yards and five touchdowns.
He earned All-District 13A and All-State honors this past season.
McPeak had 235 receiving yards and 135 tackles his junior season.
Dresden made history in 2011 by winning a school-record 12 games and advancing to the state championship for the first time, playing Friendship Christian in the BlueCross Bowl Class 2A title game.

fighting cancer

In collaboration with the annual Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raising effort, the UT Martin men’s basketball team will be taking donations to help fight the battle against cancer Thursday night against Tennessee State.
Tip-off against the Ohio Valley Conference foe is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
Fans will have an opportunity to make a contribution at the game on Thursday. All cancer survivors will be granted free admission to the game.
To cap off the nationwide fund raiser, nearly 4,000 head and assistant basketball coaches across the United States will participate in the ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers week.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), empowering coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Pringles Park field
named top surface

The Tennessee Turf-grass Association (TTA) has named Pringles Park and the Jackson Generals turf crew, led by Tyler Brewer, as the recipients of the 2011 TTA Professional Field of the Year Award.
Pringles Park was chosen as the winner among all professional fields in the state of Tennessee with a natural grass playing surface and at least two full seasons of play.
In an effort of distinguishing fields across the state and gaining professional acknowledgement of its members, this award is based on special challenges faced and innovative solutions to playing surface problems, while also providing outstanding contributions to the turfgrass industry.
“It is great to be recognized by your peers and professionals in the industry.” said Brewer. “I was very fortunate to have a hard-working staff.”
Published in The WCP 1.24.12

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