|Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:59 pm
|OC girls’ soccer team
tunes up for opener
The Obion County Central girls’ soccer team tuned up for its upcoming season opener with a 4-2 victory over host Covington Monday.
Paige Hicks scored two goals while Kelsey Jackson and Brooke Jennings also found the net for the Lady Rebels.
Taylor Baker, a returning starter from a year ago, reportedly played well in goal.
The last of the three 20-minute periods was played in a steady rain, according to head coach Daniel Johnson.
Obion Central will open its 2010 campaign with a home match Monday against South Fulton.
Seven runs too few
for Ridgemont softball
Ridgemont dropped its second game of the young middle school softball season Tuesday, falling at Dyer 11-7.
Landry Webster had two hits — including a double — and drove in a pair of runs, while Autumn Payne tripled and two RBIs. MaKayla Scillon came off the bench in the fifth and singled home a tally for the Lady Cougars.
Macey Beeler was charged with the pitching loss. She struck out three and walked one.
Ridgemont will play again Thursday, at home vs. Martin.
PMCC two-man event
slated for Aug. 28-29
Poplar Meadows Country Club will host its annual two-man scramble Aug. 28 and 29.
The field is limited to the first 66 teams with four flights of competition guaranteed. Entry fee is $80 per player or $160 per team.
The registration fee includes a steak dinner and entry into the closest to the hole contests.
The winning teams in each flight will take home prize money: First, $650; second, $450; third, $250; and fourth, $150.
For more information, call 885-3650.
Union City linksters
better than Westview
Union City’s Mollie Stone shot a 47 to outdistance Tara Wilkey (68) of Westview in what was essentially a singles prep golf match Tuesday afternoon.
On the boys’ side, UC was five strokes better than the Chargers, 210-215.
Grant Walton shot a 50 to pace the Tornadoes. Clay Treece was next on the Union City ledger with a 51, Turner Ams shot 54, Brady Tidwell a 55 and Parker Dotson came in with a 57.
Westview’s Austin Smith was the match medalist with a 41.
UC is slated to play vs. South Fulton at the Fulton County Club on Thursday.
UTM women’s hoops
continues Canada trip
The UT Martin women’s basketball team continued its tour through Canada with a 97-57 exhibition victory over host Carleton University Tuesday.
It was the Skyhawks’ second win in as many starts on the trip north of the border.
Four UTM players scored in double figures, led by Jasmine Newsome with 17 points. Former Gibson County High School star Heather Butler added 16 points with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Published in The Messenger 8.18.10