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• Farragut Baseball, Inc. is now accepting applications for travel league coaches. All individuals seeking to coach a travel team in FBI’s Willie Mays (age 10-and-Under), Pee Wee Reese (12-Under) or Sandy Koufax (14-Under) leagues must complete the application. A screening committee will review all applications. Forms are available at Pak Mail, 11803 Kingston Pike, in Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center or by logging on to the league’s Web site: www.farragutbaseballinc.com. Applications are due back to league officials by Saturday, Dec. 22.

• Jason Messing’s seven receptions for 89 yards led North Alabama despite its 37-23 loss to Valdosta State in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs Dec. 1. Messing, a 2002 Farragut High School graduate and ex-Admiral standout, holds UNA records for career touchdowns (23) and season TDs (nine). He ended this season with 41 reception for 561 yards and six touchdowns. For his career at UNA, Messing had 123 receptions for 1,952 yards while also ranking second in reception yardage and second in total receptions. Messing has been invited to participate in the Cactus Bowl (Division II All-Star Game) in Kingsville, Texas Jan. 11.

• In a battle featuring three former Farragut Lady Admirals, the Carson-Newman Lady Eagles got 11 points from junior win Ashley Tipton (FHS Class of 2005), helping lead C-N(4-4 record after the win) past Maryville College 61-46 Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Maryville. Tipton also had three rebounds. For the MC Lady Scots (4-3 after this game), sophomore wing Rachel Draper (FHS Class of 2006) scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field. Maryville junior post Natalie Munday (FHS Class of 2005) scored two points while raking down three rebounds.

 

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