|Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Local USTA tennis
There will a USTA tennis league meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Obion County Public Library in Union City.
The meeting is open to prospective captains and interested players wanting to form a team, play on a team, or learn more about USTA league tennis.
Plans for the upcoming season will be discussed, including changes to the league formats in Adult, Mixed and the Tri-Level leagues.
TennisLink is now open for captains wanting to register their teams.
Deadline for Adult team registration is March 17.
For more information, call Margie Smith at 885-9730 or Bill Dahnke at 885-0863.
Two sign-up dates
for Rives baseball
The Rives Summer Baseball League will hold registration.
Two sign-up sessions are scheduled — Thursday at Rives City Hall from 4-5 p.m. and Saturday at Rives City Hall from 10 a.m.-noon.
The sign-up includes ages 5-12 for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minor League, Little League.
Fee is $20 for first player, $15 for additional players in the same family.
Fees must be paid at time of registration. There will be no late registration.
For information, call Perry Jenkins at 536-6403 or Peggy Kendall at 536-5733.
earns OVC awards
Jasmine Newsome, a junior guard on the UT Martin basketball team, has been named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for her effort against Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee State.
Newsome also was named College Sports Madness’ Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for her efforts against Southeast Missouri State.
The Millington product scored 27 points, going 13-of-14 from the floor in the victory over Southeast Missouri State. She followed that up with 31 points, including 24 in the first half, as UT Martin defeated host Tennessee State Monday night in Nashville.
Newsome shot 93.8 percent from the free throw line over the two games. She also hit seven 3-pointers to go with five assists and seven steals.
She is UT Martin’s second all-time leading scorer behind her teammate Heather Butler.
The Skyhawks are currently 8-5 in the OVC West and 13-14 overall and will return to action at 2 p.m. Saturday when they play at Murray State.
Hearings in March
for Alabama duo
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Preliminary hearings have been set for two of the four Alabama football players arrested after a pair of robberies on campus.
Court documents filed Tuesday show that Judge James C. Guin set March 19 hearings in Tuscaloosa District Court for Eddie Williams and Brent Calloway, both 20.
Those players and 18-year-old D.J. Pettway have requested youthful offender status.
Williams is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and two counts of second-degree robbery. Calloway was arrested for using a debit card stolen during one of the robberies.
Pettway and 18-year-old Tyler Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. No court date has been set for them.
Williams, Pettway and Hayes are suspended from school pending a university judicial review.
Published in The Messenger 2.20.13