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Diehl no longer
on Tornado staff

John Diehl, one of three new assistant football coaches hired at Union City High School, has resigned his teaching and coaching duties.
UCHS Principal/Athletic Director Wes Kennedy said Diehl cited “personal reasons” for his decision Tuesday.
Diehl has more than 30 years of teaching, coaching and administrative experience in both Florida and New York and was hired in January to teach history and be an assistant coach when Morgan Cruce accepted the head coaching job at Gibson County.
Ricke Mallory and Wade Maddox were the other recent additions to the UCHS faculty/staff.
Kennedy said he hoped to hire a replacement for Diehl in the coming weeks.

Lady Reb softball
sets tryout date

Tryouts for next year’s Obion County Central High School softball team have been set for Monday at the school.
All girls with an interest in playing for the Lady Rebels in the spring of 2013 must try out, according to head coach Tommy Victory.
In order to participate in the tryouts, one must have completed and passed a physical.
In case of rain, the tryouts will be held on Tuesday.
For further information, contact Victory at OCCHS.

Konkol, Parker top
5K for Fannies field

Joe Konkol and Wanda Parker were the overall winners of the second annual 5K for Fannies, run recently in Union City.
Konkol won the men’s 5K, while Parker topped the women’s 5K field. Alan Chase was the one-mile men’s winner, and Angie Cash bested the women’s one-mile field.
The following is a list of winners in each division:
5K Men
11-13 Joshua Grant; 14-15 Hunter Guess; 25-29 Adam Reeves; 30-34 Josh McFall; 35-39 Jeff Eakes; 40-44 Darren Bowling 1st, Bobby Baker 2nd, Chris Guess 3rd; 45-49 Tim Shanks 1st, Ken Grant 2nd; 50-54 Joe Konkol 1st, Dr. Kofi Nuako 2nd; 70-plus Bruce Conley.
5K Women
11-13 Efia Nuako; 14-15 Amanda Lund; 16-17 Rebecca Lund; 20-27 Kathy Doupis 1st, Bethany Palmer 2nd, Cari Beth Cash 3rd; 28-34 Laney Rogers 1st, Samantha Green 2nd, Jamie Gurley 3rd; 35-39 Billie Eakes 1st, Michelle Hobbs 2nd; 40-44 Debbie Conley 1st, Susan Storey 2nd, Datrice Hardin 3rd; Elizabeth Byars 1st, Ann Clark 2nd, Lori Crittenden 3rd; 50-54 Debbie Garrison; 55-59 Wanda Parker.
Chase was the 28-34 winner in the men’s one-mile. In the women’s one-mile, Katie Ramsey was first and Mary Chase was second in the 28-34 group; Angie Cash was first in the 40-44; and Jane Taylor was first in the 65-69 age group.

Trio scrambles
for Wynridge win

The three-person team of Shelley Stout, JoLynn Gibson and Norma Kissell won the weekly ladies scramble at Wynridge on Tuesday.
Laurie Higdon, Kathy Baker, Shirley Campbell and Jane Hardin finised in second place.
The event is held each week at the Troy course, according to a spokesman.

Published in The Messenger 5.16.12

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