OC soccer loses
in district finale
Obion County Central came up short in its final district soccer match of the season, suffering a 5-2 loss at Dyersburg.
The Rebels trailed 3-0 at the half and then saw Victor Guerrero score twice after the intermission.
Samuel Smith had six saves for Central, now 8-5-1 on the season.
The Rebels will close out the regular season Thursday against Jackson Christian School at Union University.
fire 3-under score
Shelley Stout, Eddie Bryant and Shirley Campbell teamed up for a 3-under to win the weekly Wynridge Ladies Scramble on Tuesday.
Finishing two strokes back in second place was the team of Joyce Bell, Theresa Harbor, Shirley Hardin and Jill Emmons.
The ladies play every Tuesday night at the Troy course.
Titans ink deals
with vet, rookie
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed veteran linebacker Zac Diles and rookie fullback Collin Mooney, who will now be asking the Army for an early release.
Mooney set a rushing record as a senior at Army in 2008, running for 1,339 yards. He graduated from West Point in 2009 and spent the past three years serving. Now he’s hoping to try playing in the NFL.
Diles is a five-year veteran who played 11 games with Tampa Bay and Indianapolis last season. He started his career in Houston, where he played 50 games over four seasons, and he had his best year in 2009 when he started 12 games with 45 tackles and two forced fumbles.
NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators already faced a tough challenge returning home, down 0-2 to the Phoenix Coyotes in their Western Conference semifinal.
Now, they either have something to rally around with forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn suspended for Game 3 tonight or wind up with yet another excuse in this series.
The Preds announced the suspensions Tuesday morning, and both general manager David Poile and coach Barry Trotz say the decision to punish the forwards for violating unspecified team rules was easy.
Radulov has six points in seven playoff games. He says he apologized and will support his teammates tonight. He hinted the rule violation may have been curfew, saying he didn’t come back that late.
The Coyotes practiced at home before flying to Nashville.
Published in The Messenger 5.2.12