has 4-day slate
Eight teams are set to play 16 games in the second annual L.H. Ladd Memorial Tournament this week at Graham Park in Union City.
Union City and Obion County Central will headline the local baseball event, which will also include Dyersburg, Huntingdon, Milan, Crockett County, Lone Oak and Calloway County. Games will be played at L.H. Ladd Field and Thompson Field.
Action begins on Wednesday and continues through Saturday.
The week’s schedule includes:
Wednesday: Elam — Dyersburg vs. Milan 5 p.m.; Lone Oak vs. Huntingdon 7:15 p.m. Thompson — UC vs. Crockett County 5 p.m.; OC vs. Crockett County 7:15 p.m.
Thursday: Elam — Huntingdon vs. Dyersburg 5 p.m.; Huntingdon vs. Milan 7:15 p.m. Thompson — OC vs. Calloway County 5 p.m.; UC vs. Calloway County 7:15 p.m.
Friday: Elam — Crockett County vs. Calloway County 5 p.m.; OC vs. UC 7:15 p.m.; Thompson — Lone Oak vs. Dyersburg 5 p.m.; Lone Oak vs. Milan 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: Elam — 3rd Place 11 a.m.; Championship 1:30 p.m. Thompson — 11 a.m. 5th Place; 1:30 p.m. 7th Place.
Peay hires Cannon
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CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Austin Peay has hired Kirby Cannon as the new football coach, replacing Rick Christophel who left for a job with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.
The Governors announced the hiring Monday, and Cannon was to be introduced at a news conference today.
Cannon spent the last three seasons as secondary coach at Central Michigan, and he also was head coach for 11 seasons at Division II Missouri S&T. He becomes the Governors’ 18th head coach.
Athletic director Dave Loos says Cannon has a reputation of building programs, and Cannon says he wanted to be a head coach again at a place that needed him.
The Govs had to delay the start of spring practice until they hired a new coach after Christophel was announced as Arizona’s new tight ends coach Feb. 5.
is nation’s best
CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker added another honor to his spectacular prep career Monday.
Coming off last weekend’s fourth consecutive Illinois high school championship, the Chicago Simeon Academy senior was named the nation’s top male basketball player.
The 6-8 McDonald’s All-American, who has verbally committed to play at Duke, received the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award.
Taya Reimer, a 6-foot-3 standout from Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) High School set to play at Notre Dame, won the award for female players.
Reimer is the daughter of Ben Davis, a 1991 McDonald’s High School All-American. They’re the first father/daughter duo to be so honored.
An all-state forward, Reimer also played on a gold-medal U.S. under-17 world championship team.
Parker and Reimer are set to play at the April 3 McDonald’s All American Game at Chicago’s United Center.
Published in The Messenger 3.19.13