Remember when? Chad King’s 29 not enough for UC vs. Rebel threesome

Remember when? Chad King’s 29 not enough for UC vs. Rebel threesome
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. 20 — South Fulton’s boys squandered a 14-point halftime lead during a 65-62 loss to Dresden. In the opener, the Lady Devilettes were the victors in a come-from-behind victory by the final of 53-47. Floyd Pirtle topped the Devils’ scoring summary with 20 points with Walter Cavitt adding 14 markers in the loss. Sharmon Coley poured in 25 points for the SF girls with Diedre Stunson contributing 11 in the triumph.
Dec. 20 — Rives and Hornbeak split a jayvee basketball twinbill. The Green Wave took the girls’ game 43-24 while the Panthers were on top of a 34-29 decision in boys’ action. Diane Hayes paced Hornbeak in the girls’ game with 17 markers with Laurie Orr and Felicia Hogg tossing in 14 and 12 points, respectively. In the nightcap, Paul Brown was the top scorer for the Green Wave with eight markers in the win.
20 Years Ago
Dec. 21 — No Christmas presents were exchanged in the Union City boys’ 52-51 loss to Westview. UC’s John Parham and Eric Brooks were ejected from the game along with Westview’s Michael Ellison, due to scuffling and trash talk. Brooks was the team’s leading scorer with 14 markers while Parham and Tyrone Eskew each contributed 10 points. In the girls’ game, Union City grabbed a 61-53 triumph. Melanie Carr guided the Lady Twisters with 24 points in the victory. D.D. Allen tallied 15 markers for UC.
Dec. 22 — A nine-game winning streak came to an end for Obion Central’s girls thanks to a 63-57 loss to Todd Central (Ky.) at the Lady Patriots’ Invitational Tournament in Metropolis, Ill. Robin Hogg scored 14 in the defeat with Leslie Garrigan and Karen Harrison offering 12 and 11 points, respectively.
10 Years Ago
Dec. 22 — Three Obion Central boys’ players (Adam Griffin, Joe Johnson and Jason Harrell) finished in double digits in the team’s 71-62 victory over Union City. Griffin finished the outing with a team-best 19. Johnson and Harrell poured in 18 and 11 points, respectively. The Tornadoes were led by Chad King with 29 tallies. In the opener, Dana Conner accounted for 24 points to lead the Lady Rebels in a 78-50 drubbing of UC. T.J. Barker (14), Shonda Hogg (13) and Christy Wade (11) each posted double digits for OC. Tori Oldaker was the top Union City girl with 14 points while teammate Stephanie Head accounted for a dozen.
Dec. 24 — Hillcrest downed Ridgemont 32-29 in a pre-holiday sixth-grade youth league game. Gareth Cunningham was the leading scorer for H’crest with 14 points with Denver Storey and Brian Kissell each contributing seven markers. R’mont was paced by B.J. Hunter with eight and Zach Buckland with seven.
5 Years Ago
Dec. 20 — Obion Central cross country standout Jill Konkol signed to continue her running career at Union University. Konkol was a runner-up in the TSSAA Class A-AA meet her sophomore and senior seasons and she finished fourth in the state during her junior year.
Dec. 20 — Six locals were nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. The nominations came courtesy of each’s respective principal. Representing Obion Central were Jill Konkol and B.J. McBride, while Cristy Crannick and Trent Dowdy were nominated from South Fulton. Union City’s Elizabeth Hudson and Matt Harrelson were both tabbed for recommendation for the prestigious award.
1 Year Ago
Dec. 22 — The toughest test to-date was on tap for Union City’s boys in a 91-88 victory over Ensworth at the Battle for the State Tournament in Nashville. Tony Wilkins posted a double-double (27 points, 11 rebounds) to lead UC. MJ Brown was No. 2 in the Twisters’ scoring summary with 21 tallies. Jeremy Simpson contributed 20 points to the locals’ cause with Cedric Allen posting a 19-point evening.
Dec. 26 — Union City’s boys lost for the first time during the 2006-07 campaign at the Battle for the State Tournament in Nashville. The Twisters fell 76-74 to Brentwood Academy. Tony Wilkins was the top gun for UC in the loss with 23 points while Cedric Allen (16), Jeremy Simpson (15) and MJ Brown (12) each reached double figures in the scoring department for the Tornadoes.

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