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OC to hold camp
for young gridders

Obion County Central will host a football camp for all children entering grades 1-8.
The camp will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 8, and members of the OCCHS staff and the county middle school staff will teach fundamentals as well as life skills such as hard work, accountability and determination.
The cost is $35 per camper or $50 for two siblings.
Checks should be made payable to the OCCHS Quarterback Club.
For more information, contact Rebel head coach Kevin Goltra at kgoltra@k12tn.net.

OVC title repeat
denied Skyhawks

The UT Martin softball team made its second consecutive OVC Tournament championship game appearance, but their quest for their second straight NCAA Tournament fell just short as the Skyhawks fell to No. 6 seed Jacksonville State 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.
UTM was led with hits by Kayla Wade, Lauren Smith and Casey Vincent.
Vincent toed the rubber for the Skyhawks, tossing five innings and striking out two while allowing two runs. Freshman Autumn Glenn pitched the sixth inning in relief, allowing just one hit.
UTM had to win four times to get to the championship game after falling 2-1 to Murray State in the opening round.
The Skyhawks defeated Morehead State 5-2 on Friday, SIU-Edwardsville 7-1 and Eastern Kentucky 4-3 on Saturday and then Murray State 5-4 on Sunday.

Cards’ Carpenter
throws pain-free

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Cy Young award winner Chris Carpenter took another step toward possibly returning to the mound by tossing a pain-free bullpen session prior to Friday night’s game with the Colorado Rockies.
The 38-year-old’s career appeared as if it may be over when it was announced in February that he was unlikely to pitch in 2013 as he was still suffering from chronic pain in his neck, shoulder and arm. Those same symptoms shelved Carpenter for 150 games last season, though he returned late and pitched in the postseason.
But when his arm felt pain free this spring after playing catch with his 10-year-old son Sam, Carpenter notified Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak and was given the go ahead to try again.
Carpenter is 144-94 for his career, which has been beset by injuries that have cost him the better part of five seasons.

Published in The Messenger 5.13.13

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