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UCHS will honor
basketball squads

The Union City High School basketball awards banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. April 23, in the Commons Area.
The 2011-12 season was highlighted by the Lady Tornadoes’ historic run to the state tournament.
UC’s girls finished runner-up in the District 14A Tournament and then upset No. 1-ranked Lake County in the Region 7A finals. UC followed with a win over Adamsville in its first-ever sectional round and then knocked off Wartburg in the first round of the Class A state tourney.
Advance tickets are $10 and will be on sale next Wednesday-Friday in the school office.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, call 885-2373, ext. 23.

Rebels, Cavaliers
fit to be tied

The Obion Central soccer team battled to a 1-all tie with Crockett County on Thursday.
The Rebels (4-2-1) scored less than a minute into the contest on a breakaway goal by Victor Guerrero but could not find the net again.
Crockett County evened up the count six minutes later, according to OC head coach Daniel Johnston.
The Central skipper lauded the play of Erick Morales, Ramon Acevedo, Will Bright, Arturo Guerrero along his team’s back line.
Goalie Samuel Smith was stellar, too, with 10 saves.
The Rebels’ next outing is Thursday at Milan.

Extra period bad
for SF soccer

South Fulton’s soccer team was beaten in overtime by Trenton on Thursday evening.
Tied at 1-all after regulation, the Red Devils fell 3-2 in the penalty kicks portion of overtime.
Jalen Sowell had SF’s only goal during regulation.
South Fulton’s next match is Thursday at Crockett County.

Gators’ guard
declares for NBA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Bradley Beal is turning pro, leaving the Gators after one season.
Beal announced his intentions today, declaring for the NBA draft after telling coach Billy Donovan.
The 6-foot-4 Beal is expected to be a lottery pick in the June 28 draft.
 predicted to go in the top five. Donovan calls the 18-year-old Beal “as mature a kid at this age as I’ve ever been around.”
Beal says his dream is “sitting right here in front of me” and that he’s “ready to realize this dream.”
Beal averaged 14.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a freshman and made the first-team All-Southeastern Conference team.
He is the second player to leave Florida for the NBA after one season during Donovan’s 16 years, joining Donnell Harvey (2000).
Published in The Messenger 4.13.12