|Sports Briefs |
|Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 7:00 pm |
Rebs complete sweep
over SF soccer team
Obion Central beat South Fulton for the second time in as many soccer meetings this spring on Friday, blanking the Red Devils 3-0 at the old SFHS football field.
Victor Guerrero and Alex Terrell scored first-half goals to give the Rebels a 2-0 lead at the intermission.
Eric Torres found the net five minutes into the second half for OC to provide the final margin.
Torres and David Reyna had assists for the victors, who now stand at 6-2-1.
Stellar defensive play by Obion Central kept goal Samuel Smith from being challenged even once, according to head coach Daniel Johnston.
South Fulton fell to 2-6-1 with the shutout loss, its second straight.
Both teams will be back in action today, Central hosting Trenton and SF on the road at McKenzie.
Rain cuts short
UC track effort
Union City had several athletes who were able to beat the rest of the field, but no one could beat the rain.
The Golden Tornado boys were third overall and the Lady Twisters were fifth when rain cut short the Dyersburg Invitational track meet on Friday afternoon
Daniel Williamson placed first for UC in the boys’ meet, while Jasmine Dysart had a first-place finish for the Union City girls.
Williamson ran the 1,600 meters in 4:48.16, and Dysart has the top throw in the shot put with a distance of 32 feet, eight inches.
Deondrez Williams had a pair of runner-up runs for UC in the boys’ meet, finishing second in the 100 and 400 meters, while Donte Simpson was second in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 18.22 seconds.
Tristan Jernigan was third in the discus with a throw measuring 115 feet.
Jackie Hudson earned points in both throwing events, finishing third in the shot at 30’7” and fourth in the discus with a distance of 84 feet, one inch.
D’LeShia Olds placed 4th in the high jump with a height of 4-8.
Music City Bowl
on year’s last day
NASHVILLE (AP) — This year’s Music City Bowl will kick off at 11 a.m. Dec. 31 at LP Field in Nashville.
Bowl officials announced Monday that ESPN, which will broadcast the game, set the time.
The game pits teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the SEC. Mississippi State beat Wake Forest 23-17 in last season’s game before a crowd of 55,208.
Published in The Messenger 4.23.12