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Local Sports

June 8, 2023
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Coach Ryan Ridder Basketball Camp at UT-Martin

The UT-Martin Athletics Department has announced a basketball camp for area youth. The Skyhawks men’s basketball team will host the “Coach Ryan Ridder Kids Camp” from June 19th-thru-the-22nd. Coach Ridder’s camp is being held to

Big South-OVC Football Association reveals co-branded logo

Ahead of its inaugural season, the Big South-OVC Football Association unveiled its co-branded logo Wednesday. The logo was developed to incorporate the logos and colors of each multi-sport conference, both of which have long histories

Murray State Athletics announces 2023 Hall of Fame class

Murray State Athletics has announced the 41st class of the MSU Hall of Fame presented by the Murray Bank, that will be honored the weekend of Nov. 17-18, 2023. The honored group of seven spans

UT-Martin Hires Fifth Ever Soccer Coach

The University of Tennessee-Martin has named a new soccer coach. Athletic Director Kurt McGuffin said Mike Varga will be the fifth head coach in Skyhawk soccer history. Varga comes to Martin after nine seasons as

Draws revealed for UT Martin at upcoming College National Finals Rodeo

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association has unveiled the draws for the 75th annual College National Finals Rodeo as the six UT Martin participants are set to compete amongst the nation’s best. The 2023 version of

Josiah-Jordan James Returning to Tennessee Volunteer Basketball Team

Tennessee senior guard Josiah-Jordan James has announced he was returning for another season with the Volunteers. James had previously declared for the NBA Draft and had participated in the NBA G-League Combine. He made the

UT Martin’s men’s track and field receives 2022-23 OVC Sportsmanship Award

The OVC announced that the UT Martin men’s team is the recipient of the 2022-23 Team Sportsmanship Award for outdoor track and field. Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the

UT Martin Athletics equals its best OVC Commissioner’s Cup finish in school history

For the second straight academic year, the UT Martin athletic department generated its highest finish in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup standings as the league unveiled the final 2022-23 results Tuesday afternoon. The Skyhawks compiled 83.5

Nashville’s Josef Newgarden wins first Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden finally captured his long-awaited Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and gave team owner Roger Penske his 19th and first since buying Indianapolis Motor Speedway, making an audacious pass of defending race

UT Martin and Georgia football tickets now on sale

Advanced tickets for UT Martin’s football season opener against two-time defending FBS national champion Georgia are on sale now through June 20. Fans wishing to purchase lower-level tickets for the Saturday, September 2 matchup between

Lady Chargers’ state title highlighted by Sims’ grand slams (includes audio)

The Westview Lady Chargers are the Class 2A state champions in softball, capturing Weakley County’s first state title in the sport. Westview defeated Forrest 13-5 in the state championship game Friday afternoon. The game was

Westview Lady Chargers capture state softball title

The Westview Lady Chargers are the Class 2A state champions in softball, capturing Weakley County’s first state title in the sport. Westview defeated Forrest 13-5 in the state championship game Friday afternoon. The game was

Union City Doubles Tennis Team Captures Class 1A Runner-Up Honors

The Union City doubles tennis team of Molly Kizer and Shelby Bondurant took home State Runner-Up honors today in the TSSAA Spring Fling. Kizer and Bondurant fell in the Class 1A championship match 2-0, to

TSSAA Spring Fling results from Thursday

The TSSAA Spring Fling continued Thursday in Murfreesboro. Here are results from the third day of competition.   Baseball Class 1A McKenzie 14, East Robertson 1 (Game 1) East Robertson 5, McKenzie 2 (Game 2)

Westview softball wins again; Lady Chargers play for state championship Friday

The Westview Lady Chargers defeated Waverly 4-3 in the Class 2A softball tournament Thursday to reach the state championship game. Westview plays Forrest in the finals Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Murfreesboro. In Thursday’s win,

Johnson Falls to Mandeville in Class 1A Tennis Semi-Finals

Obion County Central’s Olin Johnson fell to Tobias Mandeville in the Class 1A tennis semi-finals at the TSSAA Spring Fling on Thursday. Mandeville, of Merrol Hyde, won the match 2-0. Mandeville will now face Ethan

Coach Ryan Ridder Basketball Camp at UT-Martin

The UT-Martin Athletics Department has announced a basketball camp for area youth. The Skyhawks men’s basketball team will host the “Coach Ryan Ridder Kids Camp” from June 19th-thru-the-22nd. Coach Ridder’s camp is being held to teach and develop basketball fundamentals, with the help of the Skyhawks coaching staff and players.

Big South-OVC Football Association reveals co-branded logo

Ahead of its inaugural season, the Big South-OVC Football Association unveiled its co-branded logo Wednesday. The logo was developed to incorporate the logos and colors of each multi-sport conference, both of which have long histories of tradition and success at the FCS level. The new trademark also features the tagline

Murray State Athletics announces 2023 Hall of Fame class

Murray State Athletics has announced the 41st class of the MSU Hall of Fame presented by the Murray Bank, that will be honored the weekend of Nov. 17-18, 2023. The honored group of seven spans 47 years of Murray State history from 1976 to 2018 and includes Murray State football

UT-Martin Hires Fifth Ever Soccer Coach

The University of Tennessee-Martin has named a new soccer coach. Athletic Director Kurt McGuffin said Mike Varga will be the fifth head coach in Skyhawk soccer history. Varga comes to Martin after nine seasons as head coach at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. Overall, Varga has accumulated 254 victories over

Draws revealed for UT Martin at upcoming College National Finals

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association has unveiled the draws for the 75th annual College National Finals Rodeo as the six UT Martin participants are set to compete amongst the nation’s best. The 2023 version of the CNFR will take place on Sunday, June 11 through Saturday, June 17 in Casper,

Josiah-Jordan James Returning to Tennessee Volunteer Basketball Team

Tennessee senior guard Josiah-Jordan James has announced he was returning for another season with the Volunteers. James had previously declared for the NBA Draft and had participated in the NBA G-League Combine. He made the decision to withdraw his name and return to Tennessee for his final season of eligibility.

UT Martin’s men’s track and field receives 2022-23 OVC Sportsmanship

The OVC announced that the UT Martin men’s team is the recipient of the 2022-23 Team Sportsmanship Award for outdoor track and field. Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards

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