Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:00 pm
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It was a championship sweep for Hopkinsville.
The Hoppers wrapped up the Ohio Valley League postseason title with a 7-6 win over Fulton Monday night in Hopkinsville. Hoptown, the regular season champion, scattered 10 hits to the Railroaders’ nine.
Hoptown set the momentum in the bottom of the first when Philip Menou crushed a 3-run homer over the right field fence.
Trailing 5-0, Fulton scored three runs in the fifth, but the Railroaders were behind 7-3 going into the eighth. Fulton then scored a run in the eighth and two more in the ninth.
joins UTM staff
Jason Simpson, the seventh-year head football coach at UT Martin, recently said that David Reeves of Southern Arkansas University would take over as the new secondary coach for the Skyhawks.
Reeves replaces Nathan Burton, who left earlier this month to become the defensive coordinator at Shorter College in Rome, Ga. Reeves is the second assistant coach with Southern Arkansas ties to join the UT Martin staff. The other former SAU coach is current UT Martin defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd.
Reeves was at Southern Arkansas for four years and served as the defensive coordinator for the past two years. Before SAU, Reeves served for two years, 2005-06, as a graduate assistant at Alabama.
Before going to Alabama, Reeves was at Athens (Ala.) High School where he served for five years (2000-05) as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the football team.
Reeves received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Athens State (Ala.) College in 1991 and his master’s in sport management from Alabama in 2006. He has two sons, Rhett and Major.
Elam Center to host
FCA sports outing
The second annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Youth Sports Extravaganza is set for 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center and UT Martin.
The event is for children in kindergarten through ninth grade, and the cost is free. Registration gets under way at 8:30 a.m., in the Elam Center. Children can choose from football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, rodeo, equestrian, golf and volleyball.
Each child will be given a T-shirt and the event will include motivational speakers. Lunch will be included.
Published in The Messenger 7.31.12