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Martin lodge hosting
summer golf outing

Martin City Lodge No. 551 will host its fifth annual Summer Classic charity golf tournament Saturday at the Doe Valley Golf Center.
The cost to participate is $45 per person. Entry fees include closest to pins, longest drive, hole-in-one and mulligans. Lunch is also included in the entry fees.
This will be a four-person scramble.
Prizes include a 3 day, 2 night trip to Las Vegas for closest to pins.
All proceeds will benefit local charities.
For additional information, call Mike Youngblood at 364-2603 or Gary Keating at Doe Valley at 479-9309.

Skyhawks’ Hughes
watched on defense

Rising senior Montori Hughes was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List for Defensive Ends and Defensive Tackles.
Hughes transferred to UT Martin from Tennessee at the beginning of the 2011 season.
Hughes, from Mur-freesboro, made 30 total tackles. He had 6.5 tackles for a loss of 28 yards, one sack, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries.
Hughes was named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against Eastern Illinois (Oct. 23, 2011).
He was also named CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week. He had 10 total tackles against Eastern Illinois. He had 5.5 tackles for loss, a sack for 11 yards, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Hughes and the Skyhawks open the 2012 season Sept. 1 at the University of Memphis.

Veteran lineman
signs with Titans

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added veteran guard Kyle DeVan to the roster.
The 6-foot-2, 306-pound DeVan played in five games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season after spending two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
To make room for the 37-year-old  DeVan, the Titans waived undrafted rookie running back Darryl Whiting of Fordham.
The Titans’ season opens Sept. 9 against New England at home, kickoff at noon.

Alabama’s Moore
lauded for work

DALLAS (AP) — The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is honoring Alabama athletic director Mal Moore.
Moore will receive the John L. Toner Award presented annually to an athletic director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics, particularly college football.
He’ll be honored at the foundation’s awards dinner on Dec. 4 in New York City.
Moore was announced as the winner last week.
NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell says Moore’s “leadership of Alabama football has been impeccable.”
The Crimson Tide has won two of the last three BCS national championships.
Moore is a former Alabama player and assistant coach under Bear Bryant. He’s been athletic director since 1999.
Published in The Messenger 6.5.12

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