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OC softball league
has sign-up dates

The Obion County Girls’ Softball League will have signups both Thursday and Feb. 16.
Both registrations will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, according to organizers.
The registration fee is $30, and the league is open to all female youngsters ages 6-16.
For further information, call Wayne Russell at 335-3722.

Lumley steps down
as Lady Tide coach

Tere Lumley has decided to step down as the Trenton Peabody girls’ basketball head coach after eight seasons and retire from coaching.
She leaves the bench after 10 years as a high school head coach and 20 years overall at the middle school and prep levels.
Lumley’s last official game as head coach came over the weekend when Trenton played Huntingdon. The Lady Tide opens postseason play in the District 14A Tournament against No. 1-ranked Lake County on Monday.
Lumley, who was head coach at Jackson Central-Merry two seasons prior to taking over at Trenton, posted an overall coaching record of 248-156.
Her middle school stint included a highly successful tenure at Tigrett, where she led her team to a pair of sectional championships in the late 1990s.

UT Martin’s Taylor
again top frosh

For the fifth time this season, UT Martin’s Myles Taylor has been named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, as voted on by the league’s sports information directors.
Taylor also brought home the OVC’s top freshman weekly award on Nov. 21, Dec. 12, Dec. 19 and Dec. 26. Today’s selection marks the 13th time in the past two seasons that the Skyhawks have boasted an OVC Freshman of the Week under head coach Jason James. All the other 10 OVC schools have combined for 16 selections in that same time frame.
A 6-7, 250-pound native of Little Rock, Ark., Taylor averaged 15 points and six rebounds in two games this week, while shooting a scorching 70.6 percent from the floor (12-for-17). He also added three blocks and three steals for the Skyhawks.
Against Jacksonville State on Thursday, Taylor notched a team-high 16 points and five rebounds, successfully converting six of his seven field goal attempts. He followed that with another stellar effort in UT Martin’s near upset of No. 9 Murray State on Saturday, tallying 14 points (on 6-of-10 shooting) and seven rebounds in 23 minutes of action.
The top scoring freshman in the OVC, Taylor currently ranks second on the team in scoring (12.8 points per game) and rebounding (4.9 per game). He leads UT Martin in field goal percentage (.514), free throws made (92), free throws attempted (132) and blocks (19) while logging 24.4 minutes per game.
Published in The Messenger 2.7.12

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