Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 pm
Martin’s tourney start
delayed by flu illness
The Martin girls are seeded second and the Panther boys are third in the Area 5 Tournament, which will be played at South Fulton.
Scheduled to start Wednesday, the event has been postponed due to a flu outbreak that has closed schools in the Obion County system the rest of the week.
It will now be played Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
In recent action, the Lady Panthers improved to 11-5 with a 52-22 win over South Fulton and 48-25 decision over Paris Inman.
Tasia Jones scored 13 against SF and nine vs. Paris.
Lydia Pritchett and Jordyn Greene had six points against the Devilettes and eight vs. Paris.
Heidi Craddock scored nine and Charlyce Davis eight vs. South Fulton, while Mary Katherine Tucker put up eight against Inman
UTM softball team
records high GPA
Ninety percent of the UT Martin softball team made the Dean’s List for the fall semester and the Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament champions sported a 3.43 Grade Point Average (GPA).
Seventeen out of 19 players on the team made the Dean’s List and four players earned a perfect 4.0.
Students or student-athletes must make a minimum GPA of 3.20 and be enrolled in at least 12 hours to make the University Honor Roll (formerly the Dean’s List).
The UT Martin softball team is no stranger to academic success.
Under the direction of head coach Donley Canary the team has been ranked as high as the top 10 for grades among teams in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
Final FCS grid polls
The UT Martin football team finished the 2012 football season with an 8-3 record and its first-ever victory over a Bowl Championship Subdivision team, Mem-phis.
Now that the season is officially over, the Skyhawks are ranked among the best teams in the country.
UT Martin is 30th in the final Football Championship Subdivi-sion Coaches Poll and 30th in the final Sports Network Poll.
UT Martin was one of three Ohio Valley Conference teams to get votes in either or both polls this season. Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois were also in both polls.
North Dakota State, which defeated Sam Houston State in the championship game, was No. 1 in both polls. Sam Houston State was No. 2.
going to Reds’ camp
Former McKenzie High School and Bethel University pitcher Drew Hayes has been invited to the Cincinnati Reds big league spring training camp.
Hayes, who also played at Vanderbilt, pitched last season for Double-A Pensacola.
Hayes had 64 strikeouts in 631⁄3 innings last season and was awarded the 2011 MLB.com Class A Relief Pitcher of the Year with 22 saves.
He will report to the Major League camp Feb. 11.
Hayes is the son of Glenn and Joyce Hayes of McKenzie. The elder Hayes is the former athletics director and baseball coach at Bethel. Published in The WCP 1.24.13