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Coaches vs. Cancer
is OC-Lexington date

Saturday night’s Lex-ington at Obion County Central basketball games will serve as the Rebel teams’ annual Coaches vs. Cancer contests.
On several schedules that were printed earlier, the games were listed for next weekend.
Unlike past years when several teams play in an all-day session at Troy, the Lexington/OC matchup will be simply a doubleheader between the two schools.
The girls’ game will begin at 6 p.m., with the boys’ to follow.
Central travels to Hay-wood on Friday

Skyhawk softball
hosts winter camp

The UT Martin softball team will host its annual winter exposure and skills clinic Dec. 29-30.
The two-day camp will run 2-8 p.m. Dec. 29 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Elam Center.
Head coach Donley Canary, his staff and current and former Skyhawk players will serve as instructors, helping develop individual skills in hitting, fielding and throwing will identifying players for the next level.
The cost is $85 per camper before Dec. 15 and $100 from that date on.
The cost includes insurance, a T-shirt, a meal both days.
For more information or to register, call the softball office at 881-7162 or email Canary at
Applications are available online at

UTM soccer team
lauded for grades

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has rewarded UT Martin for its academic excellence during the 2011-12 year.
The Skyhawks are one of 504 women’s collegiate teams that posted a team Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
UT Martin boasted a 3.20 team GPA for the 2011-12 academic season and sported 11 players on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
In addition to its academic success, UTM has also registered its two most successful seasons in program history under head coach Phil McNamara.
The Skyhawks have made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and won their first OVC Tournament championship (2011) and first-ever outright OVC regular season title (2012).
In the process, UT Martin has broken 14 school records with a 27-13-5 record.
Published in The Messenger 11.29.12