Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

OC tops Covington
on Lee’s OT goal

Whitney Lee poked a ball into the corner of the net four minutes into sudden-death overtime to give Obion Central a thrilling 1-0 soccer victory over Covington Tuesday afternoon.
The win gave the Lady Rebels (7-5) a share of second place in the region standings, though OC will be seeded fourth via a tie-breaking in the upcoming postseason tournament that begins on Oct. 15.
Central controlled much of Tuesday’s match thanks to stellar defense by Bailey Boucher, Shelby Terry, Laina Roberson and Ali Adcock.
Lee then banged in her game-winner, four minutes into overtime.
Taylor Baker recorded eight saves in goal to record the shutout.
Obion Central will celebrate Senior Night Thursday against Tren-ton.

Lady Rebel runners
win at Dyer County

The Obion Central girls were first, while the Rebel boys placed second in their respective races at the Dyer County Invitational cross country meet in Newbern.
Rachel Jones, Nichole Whitson and Tia Parks all medaled for the Lady Rebs. Alex Terrell medaled for the Central boys.
The two OC teams will travel to Danville, Ala., on Saturday to run in the Jessie Owens Classic.

Todd Helton’s cousin
saved by coach

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A Knoxville high school coach’s CPR training and the use of an automated external defibrillator are being credited with saving a 14-year-old’s life.
Central High School freshman Hunter Helton had sudden cardiac arrest during a conditioning practice Monday.
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel (, coach Jon Higgins, — a former University of Tennessee player — performed the rescue protocol on Hunter and used the AED to stabilize his heartbeat. The youth is a cousin to Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, a former UT standout.
Hunter’s father said the boy had no history of heart problems.
Hunter woke up at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, remembering only a burning in his chest before he passed out.
He will undergo further tests at Vanderbilt University Medical Cen-ter.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel,

Published in The Messenger 10.3.12

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