Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:00 pm
watched on defense
Rising senior Montori Hughes was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List for Defensive Ends and Defensive Tackles.
Hughes transferred to UT Martin from Tennessee at the beginning of the 2011 season.
Hughes, from Mur-freesboro, made 30 total tackles. He had 6.5 tackles for a loss of 28 yards, one sack, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries.
Hughes was named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against Eastern Illinois (Oct. 23, 2011).
He was also named CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week. He had 10 total tackles against Eastern Illinois. He had 5.5 TFL, a sack for 11 yards, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Hughes and the Skyhawks open the 2012 season Sept. 1 at the University of Memphis.
Martin lodge hosting
summer golf outing
Martin City Lodge No. 551 will host its fifth annual Summer Classic charity golf tournament Saturday at the Doe Valley Golf Center.
The cost to participate is $45 per person. Entry fees include closest to pins, longest drive, hole-in-one and mulligans. Lunch is also included in the entry fees.
This will be a four-person scramble.
Prizes include a 3 day, 2 night trip to Las Vegas for closest to pins.
All proceeds will benefit local charities.
For additional information, call Mike Youngblood at 364-2603 or Gary Keating at Doe Valley at 479-9309.
UT Martin softball
offers two camps
The UT Martin softball program will conduct the second of its two summer camps June 12-13, at Bettye Giles Field.
The camp is for players age 14 through graduating high school seniors.
Running from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the camp costs $125 and includes hitting, fielding, base-running and other aspects of the game.
For more information, call Canary at 881-7162 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belmont falls twice
in NCAA regionals
BATON ROUGE, La. — Belmont fell to Louisiana Monroe 6-3 on Saturday afternoon, eliminating the Bruins from the 2012 NCAA Regional Championships in Baton Rouge.
A three-run eighth inning was too much for Belmont (39-24), as the Bruins finish the year with a program-best 39 wins.
Belmont began stringing things together in the top of the fifth, tying the game at 3-3.
Freshman Matt Beaty, from Dresden, and junior Judah Akers recorded back-to-back singles to center field to open the frame. Freshman Alec Diamond then drove in the Bruins’ first run of the game with a single up the middle.
A single by Phillip Parsley cut the ULM lead to 3-2. Dylan Craig’s sacrifice fly tied the game.
Belmont totaled three runs on six hits and one error.
The Bruins also had six hits in Friday’s 2-1 loss to Oregon State.
Belmont will move to the Ohio Valley Confer-ence for the 2013 season.
Published in The WCP 6.5.12