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Scorecards decide
Wynridge winners

A scorecard playoff was needed to decide Tuesday night’s Wynridge Ladies Scramble at the Troy golf club.
After the top two teams tied at 2-over, the foursome of Stephanie Mosley, Deb Forsythe, Diane Pilkenton and Sheri Vaughn was awarded the win.
Finishing second was the quartet of Shirley Hardin, Jane Hardin, Joyce Bell and Rana Buchanan.
The ladies will play each Tuesday at Wynridge, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Prices are $10 for members and $15 for guests.
For more information, call 536-5565

5K run/walk in UC
for Cerebral Palsy

A 5K run/walk event will be held May 18th and begin at Union City High School.
Proceeds will support Union City and Obion County United Cerebral Palsy and the Union City Civitan Club in building wheelchair ramps.
Registration will start at 8 a.m., followed by warm-up at 8:30 and opening ceremonies at 8:45. The 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m.
Entry fees are $15 in advance and $18 on race day. Entry deadline is May 12.
Awards include top overall male and female as well as the top three finishers in age groups ranging from 14-and-under to 70-plus.
For more information, call Carl Minor at 885-6109.

Cavs’ 11 goals
bury Union City

The Union City High School soccer team was on the wrong end of an 11-1 blowout at Crockett County Tuesday.
Ramon Godireuz scored the Tornadoes’ lone goal, set up by Alex Vasquez in the first half that drew UC within 2-1.
Union City will play host to McKenzie Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Welton exits Browns
for job with Vols

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee has hired Bob Welton as director of player personnel after he spent the past nine years as a scout with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
Coach Butch Jones announced the hiring Tuesday, saying that Welton’s experience in the NFL and as a head coach will be key for the Vols.
Welton had been a college scout with Cleveland since 2004 with his first two years as the Browns’ BLESTO scout covering the Midwest.
Welton also coached Coloma (Mich.) High to an undefeated season and the school’s first playoff victory, and he coached at South Haven High in Michigan as well.

Egg Bowl returns
to Thanksgiving

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi-Mississippi State rivalry game, known as the Egg Bowl, will be played on Thanksgiving night this season for the first time since 2003.
ESPN was looking for a game to televise on Thanksgiving night and the two Southeastern Conference schools were happy to move from Saturday of that same weekend.
The 110th Egg Bowl will be played Nov. 28 at Davis Wade Stadium. The game has been played on Thanksgiving 20 times, including from 1998-2003.
Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin said in a statement Wednesday that it is a “tremendous opportunity for our state’s largest football game to be played on the largest stage of a crowded football weekend.”
Ole Miss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Bulldogs in last year’s Egg Bowl.

Published in The Messenger 4.24.13

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