|Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:00 pm
Devils set to host
junior high tourney
The Lake Road girls and South Fulton boys are the top seeds in the upcoming Area 5 Middle School Basketball Tournament that will begin Thursday at SFHS.
Action in the single-elimination Area 5 event begins Thursday evening at 5 when the Hillcrest girls (8-4) play Paris Inman (9-5) in a matchup of 4 and 5 seeds.
The winner will face Lake Road Saturday at noon. Thursday’s other girls’ quarterfinal pits third-seed South Fulton (11-5) against No. 6 Ridgemont (3-11) at 7:30 p.m.
The winner of that contest advances to play second-seeded Martin (11-4) in a second girls’ semi at 2:30 Saturday.
The girls’ championship is set for Monday night at 6.
On the boys’ side, Hillcrest (7-5) and Paris Inman (6-8) play a quarterfinal game Thursday night at 6:15 with the survivor moving on to face SF Saturday at 1:15 in the first of two semifinals.
Second-seeded Ridge-mont (9-5) and No. 3 Martin (9-6) play in the second semi at 3:45 Saturday.
The boys’ title tilt is slated for Monday at 7:30.
holding fund raiser
The Obion County Central High School tennis teams and cheerleader squads are selling barbecue ribs and bologna as a fund raiser.
The slab of baby back ribs are being sold for $20, while four-pound sticks of barbecue bologna are being sold for $12 each.
All orders will be ready for pick-up at OCCHS in the back parking lot 4 p.m. Feb. 2, in time for the Super Bowl the following day.
To place an order, contact David Byars at email@example.com or Jeff Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 31.
Cards, Motte agree
to new contract
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reliever Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
The 30-year-old right-hander had a career-high 42 saves in 49 chances last year, when he was 4-5 with a 2.75 ERA. He made $2 million.
Motte is 17-13 with a 2.87 ERA and 54 saves since his major league debut in 2008. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2014 season.
St. Louis announced the deal on Tuesday.
Two Cardinals remain in arbitration: third baseman David Freese and left hander Marc Rzepczynski. If they fail to reach agreements, hearings would be held next month in Phoenix before three-arbitrator panels.
Published in The Messenger 1.23.13