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Sports Briefs
OC among teams
in St. Jude Classic

The St. Jude Baseball Classic will see seven varsity games played over three days at Elam Stadium at L.H. Ladd Field.
Action begins Thurs-day afternoon with two games as McKenzie faces Westview at 4:30 p.m. and Lake County takes on Obion Central at 6:30.
Those same times will be used Friday as Lake County meets Westview and OC takes on Owensboro Catholic.
O’boro faces Westview at 10:30 a.m., McKenzie meets Lake County at 12:30 p.m. and McKenzie faces Central at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Tournament standings will be determined by a point system.
Junior varsity teams from Central, South Fulton, Union City, Westview and McKenzie will play Friday and Saturday at Thompson Field.

Local wrestling card
features Dutchman

This week’s wrestling card will include a Dutch treat.
“The Dirty Dutchman” Dutch Mantell will be on hand for the inaugural NWA Warriors of Wrestling Federation “Showdown Before Mania” event.
Mantell will be the special referee/enforcer for the main event, a two-of-three falls match for the NWA Mid-South Heavyweight championship between “The Trendsetter” Jon Michael against “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony.
Mantell will also be on hand to sign autographs and meet fans.
Other matches will see “3G” Eric Wayne taking on a mystery opponent, Bull Bronson squaring off with NBN “Rude” and “The Marvel” Stan Lee meeting The Fabulous Rocker in addition to the debut of a new tag team.
Wayne left town three weeks ago, saying he would not return until he had some worthy opponents.
This past week saw Anthony and Bronson lose by disqualification to Michael and Rude, D.C. Cross defeat Mike Parteau, Farmer Billy Hill get past Ron Horn, Lee win a hard-fought match over “The King” Shane Williams, Rocker topple Joseph Borne and “The Blues Man” Ike Turner defeat The Screamer.

Buddy bass tourney
at Reelfoot Lake

The Reefoot Lake Bass Club’s Buddy Bass Tournament is scheduled for 7 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7 with blastoff at Kirby’s Pockett.
Registration will be 6-7 a.m. with weigh-in at Kirby’s Pocket at 3 p.m.
Entry fee is $80, which includes a $10 big bass fee. Pre-entries, in check or money order, should be sent to Reelfoot Lake Bass Club at P.O. Box 952, Union City, TN, 38281. Pre-registration cut-off is 5 p.m. April 2, and those who pre-register are eligible for a drawing to win a $100 BP gas card.
There is a $1,500 guaranteed payback for the top three places — $700 for first place, $500 for second and $300 for third. The big bass has a 100 percent guaranteed payback (60 percent for first big bass and 40 percent for second).
For more information, call Gordon Fox at 885-5541, Brent Callicott at 446-3678 or Rick Kelly at 885-2029 or email Callicott at Published in The Messenger 3.27.12