|Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 7:00 pm
Hickman’s top ladies
win by two strokes
Two strokes decided the winner of this past Thursday’s Hickman County Club ladies league outing.
The top team of Joyce Bell, Kathy Barker, LeAnn Gantt and Beverly Yates fired a 2-under total to top the field of 16 players.
Coming in second place with an even par score was the foursome of Charlotte Hall, JoLynn Gibson, Dino Nerren and Evelyn Whitten.
Jacque Lethcoe was closest to the pin on No. 8, getting within 13 feet, six inches.
The ladies play every Thursday evening at 5:30. Those interested in playing are encouraged to call (270) 236-9128.
Several plans offered
for Vol grid tickets
The 2012 Tennessee football season is approaching, and a new mini-plan and select single-game tickets are on sale began today.
The Tennessee Triple Option is a flexible mini-plan in which fans select either the Florida or Alabama game plus any two of the remaining five home games for only $150. Additionally, single-game tickets will be available to any of the following games: Georgia State, Akron, Troy, Missouri, or Kentucky.
Tickets to the Tennessee season opener at the Georgia Dome against North Carolina State and the Nov. 17 game in Nashville against Vanderbilt are also available.
To order tickets, call the UT Ticket Office at (865) 656-1200 or log on to UTtix.com.
to Griz roster
MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced forwards Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur have agreed to multi-year contracts with the team.
The team did not disclose terms of the deals announced on Friday, but General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace said in a statement that signing the crucial players is important to the future of the franchise.
Speights came to Memphis in January from Philadelphia and set career highs in scoring (8.8 points), rebounding (6.2 points) and minutes (22.4 minutes) in 60 games. With Speights in the starting lineup, the Grizzlies clinched home court advantage for the first time in the first round of the playoffs.
Arthur missed the entire 2011-12 season with an injury, but the 24-year-old underwent surgery and is expected to play next season.
Kentucky heads up
ESPN tip-off slate
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion Kentucky will play Duke, and Michigan State meets Kansas in the Champions Classic Doubleheader that will cap ESPN’s 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon.
The network announced Wednesday that the fifth annual day of hoops will start Nov. 12 at 11 p.m. with West Virginia at Gonzaga.
Eleven games will follow, capped by the marquee doubleheader in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.
Sixteen conferences will be represented in the marathon. Despite Butler and Xavier both being in the Atlantic 10, their game in Cincinnati will be a nonconference matchup since it was scheduled before Butler joined the conference.
for this season.
Eight schools will make their debut in the marathon: Davidson, Detroit, Harvard, Houston Baptist, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Valparaiso and Xavier.
Published in The Messenger 7.16.12