Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Prince effort wasted
as SF blanked again

South Fulton failed to score against Trenton for the second straight day, losing a 3-0 baseball decision to Peabody Wednesday afternoon.
The Red Devils, 4-8 overall and each of their losses vs. District 14A competition, wasted a sterling two-hit, 12-strikeout pitching performance by Ryan Prince in Wednesday’s setback. Prince allowed just two hits and one walk, but was charged with his fourth mound loss.
Trenton scored the only run it needed in the second, but tacked on two insurance tallies in the seventh.
Tyler Morris had a double and walked, while Curtis Cathey also reached base twice for the Redmen with a hit and a base on balls. Prince had the only other SF hit, a single.
South Fulton next plays at Paducah Tilghman, Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Ex-UC coach Truett
elected to GC Hall

Former Union City High School girls’ basketball and track coach Danny Truett has been elected to the Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame.
Truett was a multi-sport athlete at Trenton Peabody, earning all-Big Ten honors in football before moving on to play at UT Martin.
He coached the Lady Tornadoes’ basketball team for 10 seasons in two different stints, leading the team to the regional tournament four times. His first tenure came during the 6-on-6 days. He additionally coached state champions as the UC girls’ track coach.
Truett also coached at his alma mater and later served as a principal and administrator at Huntingdon.
This year’s class includes 13 inductees. The 17th annual Hall of Fame banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. April 12 at Bradford High School. For more information, call Ken White at (731) 414-9584.

Athletics the topic
for UT Martin ‘day’

In conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day, the UT Martin department of athletics will conduct an event Friday outside the Boling University Center.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. on the patio outside the University Center. All UT Martin students are invited to pick up a free grilled hot dog and drink, play games and learn about Skyhawk athletics.
UT Martin student-athletes are coming off a school-record 3.05 Grade Point Average in the Fall 2012 semester.

Published in The Messenger 4.4.13

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