|Remember When? Harrell-Bass showdown goes OC’s way over Twisters |
|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. 31 — It was a good night to be a boys’ basketball player from Obion County at the Lions Club Christmas Tournament in Martin. In the Class A final, Kenton edged Rutherford, 58-56, while Obion Central was the top dog in double-A with a 70-57 winner over Union City. Kenton was led by Billy Bardwell with 19 points while teammate Steven Reed contributed 10 markers in the single-A title game. In the Class AA finale, Wayne Harrell posted a game-high 22 points for the Rebels with James Bass topping the UC scoring summary with 20 and Greg Zipp chipping in 15 during the defeat to the county locals.
20 Years Ago
Dec. 29 — Union City’s girls were thumped from the Class A portion of the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament by Sharon 57-52. D.D. Allen was the top gun for the Hurricanes with 22 points while Melanie Carr finished with 15 markers.
Dec. 29 — Denver Whitby posted a 37-point effort to lead Obion Central’s boys to a 98-80 triumph over Loretto. Ron Foster (11) and Scott Northam (10) joined Whitby as double digit scorers for OC during the win. The Rebels used 12 substitutes in the 18-point decision. The Lady Rebels dropped the evening’s opener to Loretto 63-46. Karen Harrison posted a team-high 13 points with teammate Amy Ransom chipping in 10. Robin Hogg was a point shy of double digits with nine markers in the defeat.
Dec. 31 — Union City’s boys had to settle for second place after an 88-77 loss to undefeated Pickneyville (Ill.) in the finals of the Carbondale Holiday Tournament on the campus of Southern Illinois University. A quartet of Twisters finished in double digits with John Parham scoring a team-high 24 points. Eric Brooks had 20 with Aaron Nagel and Shane Sisco accumulating 16 and 11 points, respectively.
10 Years Ago
Dec. 29 — Four Union City football standouts and one South Fulton gridder were named to The Jackson Sun’s All-West Tennessee team. Brice Lovan, Scottie Hayslett, Ben Glasgow and Dallas Jordan represented UC on the glitter squad. Meanwhile, Greg Barclay was the lone Red Devil selected as part of the newspaper’s postseason team.
Jan. 1 — Former Obion Central basketball star Robin Cude finished 4-of-9 from beyond the arc for UT Martin with 14 total points, but it was not enough in a 78-64 downfall to Evansville. Cude shot 5-for-10 from the field during the loss.
5 Years Ago
Dec. 30 — Obion Central’s girls accomplished a feat against Marshall County (Ky.) that few could boast of. The Lady Rebels defeated the perennial “Bluegrass State” powerhouse at Marshall County twice within the span of the same month. Obion Central downed MC in the finals of the Marshall County Holiday Classic 69-66 to complete the task. The Lady Rebs had previously defeated Marshall County by 10 points on Dec. 5. Lynette Staggs tossed in a career-high 30 points in OC’s second triumph against the stiff Kentucky competition. Kirstin Harris also reached double digits with 17 markers in the victory.
Dec. 30 — Union City’s boys fell 48-36 in the semifinals of the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament to Dyersburg. Deandre Burney led the way for the Tornadoes with 11 points. The Twisters finished the defeat with 14 field goals.
1 Year Ago
Dec. 28 — Fulton City was well-represented with four players selected to the Western Kentucky Coaches Association’s Class A postseason football team. Running backs Anthony Tipton and Daeron Williams led the charge for the Bulldogs with quarterback Aaron Wilson joining the pair on the offensive side of the glitter squad’s roster. Lineman Josh Hamrick was the lone FC defensive player to gain a nod to the team.