Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Status of UC’s Hyde
will be game time

The status of Union City High School standout fullback Keylon Hyde for tonight’s District 14A battle against Trenton remained up in the air this morning.
Hyde, who suffered a concussion early in the Tornadoes’ 28-14 loss to Dresden last week, has undergone various tests all week with mixed results.
He reportedly fared well on a vigorous set of tests on Thursday and was to be put through an “impact” test today.
The UCHS senior needs just 21 yards to become the program’s all-time leading rusher, surpassing Mario McElrath who totaled 3,818 yards from 1998-2000 in a purple and gold uniform.
Tonight’s game against Peabody kicks off at 7:30

OC soccer team
falls to Cavaliers

Despite playing what head coach Daniel Johnston called “one of our better halves all season,” Obion Central suffered a 3-2 soccer loss at Crockett County Thursday.
The Lady Rebels (6-5) rebounded from a 2-0 intermission advantage with a pair of goals from Brooke Jennings off feeds from Ana McWilliams and Erin Chappell, respectively.
The Lady Cavaliers (7-3) were able to push across the deciding goal in the final half, though.
Taylor Baker had five saves in goal for Central.
Obion Central plays host to Covington on Tuesday with a win forging a second-place tie between the Rebs, CC and Covington.

Falcons top UC
in volleyball play

Union City dropped a 0-2 (25-10, 25-12) decision at Hickman County in volleyball action Thursday evening.
D’Leshae Olds had two aces and two kills, while Raven Fair had two kills and Aaliyah Daniels had one ace.
Sadie Hollis led the Lady Tornadoes with 10 digs, while Halle Kennedy added eight digs.
In junior varsity, UC lost 0-2 (21-2, 21-14).
Fair had an ace, while Olds, Dawn Meyers and Molly Maclin had five digs.

Deadline extended
for UCHS bricks

The deadline to purchase personalized bricks from the Union City High School Athletic Booster Club has been extended to Oct. 31.
The bricks will pave the walkway in the new football stadium entrance.
Bricks are $50 each.
Order forms are available at the school office or at under “Booster Club Forms.”

Rebel runners
win at Hardin

Obion Central swept through Hardin Coounty by winning both the girls’ and boys’ cross country races on Thursday.
Coleman Dunn was the overall boys’ winner with a time of 18:43.
Alex Terrell and Daniel Garcia also medaled, finishing second and 13th, respectively.
The Lady Rebs won again by bunching their runners near the top, taking eight of the top 15 spots.
Rachel Jones led with a second-place finish, while Nichole Whitson was third, Brenna Wilkins was fifth, Tia Parks placed sixth, Peyton Daniel was seventh, Katelyn Smith took eighth, Nicole Storey was 12th and Stella Preuett placed 14th.
OC runs at Dyer County on Tuesday.
Published in The Messenger 9.28.12

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