|Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 7:06 pm
is SF soccer coach
South Fulton didn’t have to look far for a new girls’ soccer coach.
Crossing the county line, the Red Devilette program has tapped former Westview softball and soccer standout Emily Belote to take over.
The season begins Monday with a home match against Gibson County, action slated to begin at 6 p.m.
In addition to softball and soccer, Belote was a member of the Lady Chargers’ basketball team through her junior season.
She earned a softball scholarship to UT Martin but suffered an ACL tear in one of her first workouts with the Skyhawks and chose to give up athletics to concentrate on school.
Belote was a four-time all-district and all-region soccer player as well as a three-time all-district, all-region and all-academic softball player at Westview.
A certified fitness instructor, Belote has a degree in Health and Human Performance from UTM and is working on her masters in Occupational Therapy.
She is coaching at SF on a paraprofessional basis, replacing Mixon Moore.
The school system is still in the process of searching for a new boys’ soccer coach.
delayed by storms
A 24-hour delay.
That is what Westview and Dresden settled for instead of playing their 2012 football season opener Thursday night in Martin due to a thunderstorm that moved through the area shortly after the scheduled 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Weakley County rivals were set to the kick off the season as the only game in West Tennessee.
Both teams went through their full pregame routines, the Charger players had come out onto the field and the officiating crew was preparing for the coin toss when lightning was spotted.
That forced the game to go into a 30-minute hold, with more lightning continuing to push back the start time.
Eventually, a heavy rainstorm added to the weather problems, and officials from both schools agreed to postpone the game at around 8:30.
Kickoff from Graham Stadium on the UT Martin campus will be 7:30 tonight.
gets win in LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Starting pitcher Brock Myers struck out eight and homered, and Goodlettsville beat Kearney, Neb., 12-1 on Thursday to spoil the debut of a Nebraska team at the Little League World Series.
Myers, a 12-year-old righty, kept the Midwest’s mini-mashers at bay with a fastball and off-speed pitch. He allowed one hit over 4 1-3 innings.
Myers added a two-run blast in the fifth, and Ryan Lyle also homered before Tennessee added seven runs in the sixth inning.
Zane Schmidt had a hit and RBI for Nebraska, which will play Saturday against Connecticut.
No matter what happens, Kearney’s kids have become stars back home.
The coaches and players are getting well-wishes from all over their state at a time when fans are eagerly awaiting the start of Cornhuskers football.
Published in The Messenger 8.17.12