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Union City sweeps
visiting Red Devils

Union City took both ends of a middle school basketball doubleheader from visiting South Fulton Tuesday night, rallying for a 27-23 victory in the girls’ game, then winning the boys’ nightcap 51-43.
The Lady Tornadoes (1-1) outscored SF 14-3 in the third quarter after tallying just one point in the second period and trailing 15-6 at the half.
Chynia Hyde had 10 points and Alivia Bishop eight for UC.
Tiffany Potts had seven points, six steals and four rebounds for South Fulton, which lost for the first time in three games. Brittany Proctor also had seven markers for the Devilettes.
In Game 2, Union City used a 16-6 second-quarter burst to build a lead and never again trailed in improving to 2-0.
Jamie Bumpus scored a game-high 18 points for the victors with Willaevion Burton tallying 14 and Quentrail Polk 11.
Demarco Walker led South Fulton (2-1) with 15 points. Jyriq Jones finished with nine and Zaccius Mays had eight.
Union City’s next outing is Monday at Halls in its West Tennessee Athletic Conference opener, while South Fulton plays at Hickman County Thursday.

Titans’ Martin out
all season for injuries

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have decided to keep safety Markelle Martin on the physically-unable-to-perform list for the rest of the season after the rookie practiced with the team the past three weeks.
The Titans also waived defensive end Pannel Egboh on Tuesday.
Martin was the Titans’ sixth-round draft selection out of Oklahoma State. The 6-foot, 207-pound safety struggled with injuries during the offseason and started the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Coach Mike Munchak said Monday it’s been hard to get a feel for Martin who had been limited even the past couple of weeks.
Egboh had played in six games for Tennessee (3-6) this season with two tackles.

Mabry replaces Mac
as Cards’ hit coach

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have promoted John Mabry to hitting coach as the replacement for Mark McGwire, who told St. Louis he won’t return after three seasons and appears headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mabry was assistant hitting coach last season.
St. Louis promoted Blaise Ilsley to bullpen coach on Monday.
 as the replacement for Dyar Miller, who was not retained after one season under new manager Mike Matheny. The 48-year-old Ilsley was pitching coach for the Cardinals’ Triple-A Memphis affiliate the past five seasons.
The team extended offers to pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, bench coach Mike Aldrete, third base coach Jose Oquendo and first base coach Chris Maloney to return in their current positions. They have not identified a successor to Mabry as assistant hitting coach.
Published in The Messenger 11.7.12