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8-under, scorecard
enough for ‘Pop’

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly men’s scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par.
Members of the winning team, in a scorecard playoff, included Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Bruce Culver, Rodger Tanner, Portis Tanner and Kyle Alexander.
Also shooting 8-under par was the team of Sid Chappell, Scott Chilson, Houston Haag, Amos Davis and Tiger Haag.
The scramble, which is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes the 9-hole event and dinner afterward.
It begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday and participants are encouraged to call the club by 5:15 each week. For more information, call 885-3650.

UTM baseball hosts
prospects camp

UT Martin head baseball coach Bubba Cates has announced his coaching staff will conduct a high school showcase camp at Skyhawk Field. The camp will take place Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
The camp is open to players in grades 9-12 with check-in to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the baseball fieldhouse. Cost is $65.
The all-day event will provide campers the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of Division-I college coaches, as well as receive teaching and feedback to improve their game. The camp instructors will also talk about college recruiting and how to promote the campers to college coaches.
The camp will feature a pro-style workout, individualized evaluation and instruction on all facets of the game.
For more information, email Skyhawk assistant coaches Brad Goss ( or Zac Cole (, or call (731) 881-3691.

Ex-Bethel player
inked by Titans

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed offensive linemen Michael Jasper and Jonathan Palmer to boost their roster numbers up to 90 after a couple of injuries.
Center Eugene Amano tore his right triceps early in training camp, left guard Steve Hutchinson has been getting some time off for rest and tackle Mike Otto dislocated his ring finger Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-4, 375-pound Jasper was on Buffalo’s practice last season and on the active roster for the final week. A seventh-round draft pick out of Bethel, Jasper is a native of Mount Juliet.
Published in The Messenger 8.16.12

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