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|Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago. |
30 Years Ago
Dec. 13 — Obion Central took both ends of a freshman basketball twinbill against Union City. In the opener, the Lady Rebels were 47-28 victors with their male counterparts on the right side of a 50-38 decision. Brenda Williams was the top scorer for the OC girls with Tammy Cook and Tammy Davis adding 13 and 11 points, respectively. Lee Ann Hobbs scored a team-high 12 for the UC freshman girls. In the boys’ game, Kevin Whipple and Brian Jones both accumulated 16 points for the Rebels. Union City’s Jonathan Turner posted a game-high 17 markers.
Dec. 17 — Union City overcame a 30-15 halftime deficit to down Obion Central by a bucket 51-49 in a girls’ thriller. In the nightcap, OC extracted a measure of revenge with a 65-56 triumph in the boys’ game. Brenda Caldwell dazzled the crowd with a 32-point evening for the Hurricanes with OC’s Sharon Bellamy nearly matching her point-for-point with 30 markers. In the nightcap, Wayne Harrell posted a game-high 23 for the Rebels with Greg Zipp’s 22 points leading the Tornadoes.
20 Years Ago
Dec. 14 — Robin Hogg and Amy Ransom scored 10 points apiece to lead Obion Central’s girls in a 53-47 victory over Dyersburg. In boys’ action, Ron Foster tallied 16 markers with Denver Whitby accumulating 15 during a 65-57 loss to the Trojans.
Dec. 18 — Kristy Petty and Michelle Green tossed in seven markers each to pace Kenton in a 35-11 drubbing of South Fulton in county girls’ jayvee basketball action. In the boys’ game, Anthony Hutch was the top gun for South Fulton with 17 points in a 54-41 win over the Warriors. Stephen Frisby added 14 markers for the victors. Meanwhile, Jason White tallied 17 points for the Warriors with teammate Randy Hill bringing down a like number of rebounds
10 Years Ago
Dec. 15 — Joe Johnson and Jason Harrell each brought 14-point evenings to the table as Obion Central feasted in an 83-62 victory over Cairo (Ill.). Michael Johnson, who had a slam dunk during the second period, finished the stand-alone boys’ outing with 10 markers.
Dec. 17 — Fulton City’s girls improved to 6-1 overall, following a 74-53 drubbing of Calloway County. The Lady Bulldogs were paced by Charlotte Johnson with a game-high 24 points. Johnson shot 5-of-7 from beyond the arc in the win. Keka Taylor and LaDonna White contributed 20 and 11 points, respectively, in the triumph over the Lady Lakers.
5 Years Ago
Dec. 16 — South Fulton’s boys nearly took out six games’ worth of frustration against Bradford in a 59-56 loss to Bradford. Ryan Graves led the local Devils, who fell to 0-7, with 21 points with Jacque Alexander tallying 10 markers in the downfall. During the opener, Tiffany Gordon offered 19, Shelby Cawthon accumulated a dozen and Cristy Cranick was responsible for 11 in a 56-40 triumph.
Dec. 17 — Obion Central’s Wes Moore and Brian Kissell were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s All-State football team. Union City’s Clay and Ty Goodrich also got the nod to the postseason glitter team. Moore finished the 2002 season passing at a clip of 215-of-376 with 3,179 yards. Kissell ended the year with 980 yards on 61 catches. Clay Goodrich recorded 52 tackles as a defensive end for the Tornadoes, with brother Ty anchoring the team’s offensive line that averaged 200 rushing yards per game.
1 Year Ago
Dec. 13 — Five Union City players finished in double digits in the team’s 90-81 triumph against District 14A rival Lake County. MJ Brown and Tony Wilkins were tied atop the team’s scoring summary with 21 points each with Cedric Allen adding 18, Jeremy Simpson contributing 14 and Andre Coby tacking on 12 for the winners. In the opener, the Lady Twisters were also victorious with a 68-61 winner. DeBrisha Robinson sank a mind-boggling 32 points with Labrica Ward adding 13 and Allison McCullough responsible for 10 markers for Union City.
Dec. 15 — South Fulton put a hurt on its Twin Cities’ rival Fulton City in a pair of jayvee basketball games. The Devilettes bettered FC 45-10 with their male equals on top of a 28-23 final. In the girls’ game, Daneshia Pettigrew paced SF with 20 markers and nine rebounds with Paxton Sisson adding 10 points for the victors. Marina Barclay was pesky on defense with six steals. In the boys’ game, Alex Gallien recorded a double-double with 11 points and a like number of rebounds. Jacob Wade posted similar numbers, though on a slightly smaller scale, finishing with eight points and seven caroms.