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Weather alters
SF classic slate

Rain has altered the Caleb Turner Classic schedule, shortening the event to seven games with all games to be played at the South Fulton High School field.
Three games are slated for today. South Fulton will play Hickman County at 4 p.m., Fulton faces Gleason at 6 and Bradford plays Hickman County at 8.
On Saturday, Bradford plays Paducah Tilghman at 9 a.m., Lake County faces Tilghman at 11:15 a.m., the Falcons then meet Ballard Memorial at 1:30 p.m., and SF closes the event against Ballard at 3:45.

Wingfoot outing
aids local club

A day to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Tennessee will begin with golf and end with football.
Wingfoot Golf Course will host a round of golf on May 4th with proceeds going to the local Boys and Girls Club, play teeing off at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
Fees are $200 for teams and $50 for individuals. Hole sponsorships are $50. Door and cash prizes will be awarded, included longest drive, closes to the hole and a $10,000 cash hole-in-one prize.
Lunch will be provided.
That evening at UT Martin, new Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones will be the guest speaker at a banquet at UT Martin’s Grand Ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Trenton to host
5K, 1-mile runs

The Northwest Gibson County YMCA will host the 2013 5K Teapot Trot on May 2.
Time for this year’s event will be 6 p.m. with the start and finish line at the Trenton City Hall. Entry fees are set at $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event with all proceeds benefiting the Northwest Gibson County YMCA.
For more information, contact the YMCA at (731) 855-7516, or to have a entry form emailed, contact Hank Warren at

Three finalists
for UTC position

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Chattanooga plans to interview three finalists for its athletic director position next week.
The list of finalists includes Tennessee senior associate athletics director David Blackburn, Wake Forest associate athletics director Mike Buddie and Sun Belt Conference director of basketball operations Lee Fowler.
Blackburn’s role at Tennessee involves direct oversight of the football program. Buddie, a former major league baseball player with the New York Yankees (1998-99) and Milwaukee Brewers (2000-03), has worked at Wake Forest since 2005.
Fowler is a former athletic director at North Carolina State (2000-10) and Middle Tennessee (1994-2000).
He chaired the NCAA men’s basketball committee in 2002.
Laura Herron has been Chattanooga’s interim athletic director since July.
She took over the role after former athletic director Rick Hart left for the same position at SMU.

Published in The Messenger 4.12.13

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