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After intermission,
SF rallies for win

A break in the action was all South Fulton needed to get going.
Trailing 1-0 at intermission, the Red Devilettes came out in the second half and put up four goals to beat Dyer County 4-2 in girls’ prep soccer action Thursday.
Desiray Sturgeon and Lexi Johnson each had two goals, while Sara Reams had an assist for the Devilettes (3-0).
Taleah Cross had 17 keeper saves, while Mikaela Hardy had two defensive blocks and Linda Kaye Dickerson added one.

Samburg fall league
set for registration

Registration fees have been set for the Samburg Fall Baseball League.
The cost to play in the league is $10 per-child, according to organizers.
Youths ages 14 and under will be eligible to complete.
Sign-ups will be held Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the Samburg ballpark.
The season is tentatively set to begin the second week of September.
For further information, call (731) 538-9050 or (731) 446-8959.

UC changes plans
for Homecoming

Union City High School’s homecoming is set for next Friday, and this year’s homecoming festivities have been changed.
The homecoming parade — traditionally held on the afternoon of the football game — will be held on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m.
This year’s route will start at the corner of Florida Avenue and First Street, and proceed down First Street, down Church Street and to Kiwanis Park for a community-wide pep rally.
The Tornado football team will host Halls at War Memorial Stadium on Friday night at 7:30.
For further information, call the high school at 885-2373.

R’mont too much
for Yellowjackets

J.P. Jones had scoring dashes of 56 and 20 yards, and Brandon Swift added a couple of short scoring plunges to lead Ridgemont to a 36-8 romp over Greenfield in middle school football Thursday.
R’mont put up 20 unanswered points in the second quarter after a scoreless first period.
Alden Marvin had Ridgemont’s other TD on a one-yard run, while both Heath Cary and Lexi Collins tacked on two-point conversions.
A 31-yard pass from Bruce Ragsdale to Jones set up the Mustangs’ first score, while Jaylee Hobbs’ 30-yard reception positioned the victors for their second TD. Two more Ragsdale completions — one to Marvin, the other to Swift — set up Swift’s short TD run.
On defense, Cary and Hunter Smith both had five tackles, while nose guard Emanuell Morgan had a sack and four solo tackles. Jones came up with an interception.
Ridgemont (2-0) plays at Lake County next Thursday.

UCMS softball squad
blanked by G’field

Union City had only one runner to get as far as third base in dropping their second middle school softball game of the young season Thursday, 5-0 vs. Greenfield.
Brttany Dysart, Taylor Crittenden and Brooklyn Cobb were the only UC players to reach base in the contest.
Crittenden stuck out three on the mound, but was charged with the pitching loss.
Union City (0-2) will play its first home game Monday, hosting Ridgemont.

Published in The Messenger 8.24.12

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