Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:00 pm
UTM rifle team
signs two shooters
UT Martin head rifle coach Bob Beard has announced the signings of Nikki Lee Kroll and Sean O’Brien — both of which are expected to contribute immediately for the Skyhawks.
The pair of signees have both trained and competed at the Olympic Training Center at Colorado Springs, the United States team tryouts at Fort Benning, Ga. and the NRA national championships at Camp Perry in Ohio.
A native of Lowber, Pa., Kroll is an honor student at Yough Senior High School. She was the 2011 Pennsylvania air rifle champion and was the runner-up in smallbore. She earned multiple selections to the NRA’s President’s Hundred and will major in pre-med at UT Martin.
O’Brien hails from Voorhies, NJ, and is an honor student at Eastern Regional High School. He is the reigning back-to-back New Jersey air rifle champion (2010-11). He is also expected to major in pre-med.
Murray State’s Aska
cleared to return
MURRAY (AP) — Murray State forward Ivan Aska says he’s been cleared to return after missing the last six games with a broken right hand for the nation’s only undefeated men’s Division I basketball team.
Aska expected positive news and says he couldn’t sleep before his doctor’s appointment on Monday morning.
Aska is a starter and the leading rebounder for the 11th-ranked Racers, but broke the hand in the first half of a victory at Eastern Illinois on Dec. 30.
The Racers (20-0, 8-0 OVC) have a rematch with Eastern Illinois at home on Saturday.
Aska averaged 12.6 points and six rebounds in his first 14 games.
Preds’ $10 tickets
popular with fans
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Pred-ators’ $10 tickets on game day are proving so popular that team officials are changing how those tickets get sold on Saturdays.
Predators president Sean Henry said last week they made the switch for the convenience of fans after seeing some camp out overnight.
The team will start Saturday handing out raffle tickets 30 minutes before the box office opens to those 12 and older in line for the 100 $10 tickets to that night’s game with the first 25 fans chosen getting the chance to buy up to four tickets each.
Published in The WCP 1.26.12