Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:54 pm
Rebel boys to host
hoop play Wednesday
The Obion County Central Running Rebel Booster Club will sponsor a play date involving the boys’ basketball team on Wednesday.
OCCHS will host reigning Class 1A state champion Lake County, fellow District 13AA member Ripley and Dresden in action that is set to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Admission is $2 and concessions will be available, according to Rebel head coach Bill Kail.
SEMO honored with
Southeast Missouri State University has been named the recipient of the Ohio Valley Conference’s annual Institutional Sportsmanship Award.
The award — presented last week — goes to the conference institution selected by its peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.
The award, which was implemented in August 2003, is one of three accolades bestowed by the Conference to honor sportsmanship.
This marks the eighth time the Institutional Sportsmanship Award has been bestowed and the second time Southeast Missouri has won the honor (they won the inaugural award in 2003-04).
Memphis shows pride
in Grizzlies skipper
MEMPHIS (AP) — The City of Memphis will honor Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins for his role in leading the NBA team to its most successful playoff run in franchise history.
Hollins will be honored at today’s City Council meeting with a formal proclamation by Mayor A C Wharton and city council chairman Myron Lowery.
The Grizzlies upset the No. 1 seeded San Antonio Spurs and pushed Oklahoma City to seven games before ultimately losing in the Western Conference semifinals.
The Grizzlies went 5-1 in front of six consecutive sellout crowds at FedExForum in Memphis during that run.
Since becoming Memphis’ coach on Jan. 25, 2009, Hollins has guided the team to a 99-104 record, eclipsing Mike Fratello as the franchise’s all-time winningest coach.
UT baseball signees
frustrated at silence
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A group of University of Tennessee baseball signees are in limbo, waiting for Athletic Director Mike Hamilton to tap a new head baseball coach.
Among the signees, at least four told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that they haven’t heard anything from the school since Todd Raleigh’s dismissal on May 23.
Meigs County shortstop Jake Rowland, who signed on last fall to play for the Volunteers, said no one has contacted him in the last two weeks.
Hamilton, speaking late last week at the SEC meetings in Sandestin, Fla., said he had several candidates in mind and that each had been notified of Tennessee’s interest.
Hamilton added only that at least some of those likely would be involved in the NCAA tournament.
The Vol AD has mentioned no timetable for naming a new coach.
Published in The Messenger 6.7.11