Remember When? John Miles is Twister gold medalist in win at Henry Co.

Remember When? John Miles is Twister gold medalist in win at Henry Co.
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
Apr. 25 — Union City was victorious in a golf match at Henry County. John Miles was the team’s medalist with a 38 for the locals. Meanwhile, Scott Fisher shot a 40, Jimmy White carded a 41, John Maness finished with a 42 and Brent Young a 44. Overall, the Tornadoes bettered HC 205-223.
Apr. 26 — The search continued into its sixth week for a head football coach at Obion Central. Among those still in the running for the job were Randy Barnes, Allen Cox, Jimmy Whitby, Charles Morris and Jim McPeake. The position was vacated when Charles Akers elected to transfer to South Fulton and become the school’s assistant principal and assistant high school football coach.
20 Years Ago
Apr. 25 — Four UT Martin gridders were selected in the National Football League Draft. Pacer running back John Burch was taken in the eighth round by the Phoenix Cardinals with wide receiver William Mackall selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth round. On the defensive side, tackle Emanuel McNeil was grabbed by the New England Patriots with end Jerome Rinehart the 11th round choice for the New York Giants.
Apr. 26 — Obion Central basketball standouts Keri Petty, Robin Hogg and Candy Owens each signed a national letter of intent to play at Dyersburg State Community College. The trio helped lead the Lady Rebels to the District 13AAA North division championship with Petty and Hogg both named to the All-District team.
10 Years Ago
Apr. 24 — Union City locked up the regular season crown of District 13AA’s North division after a 7-6 triumph over county cousin Obion Central. The Twisters got superb pitching from Grant Rauchle, who tossed the complete seven innings with just two hits allowed. Meanwhile, Steve May assisted the UC effort at the dish with four hits and three runs batted in. For Central, Joe Smith took the loss with Kyle Caldwell reaching twice and both John Hogg and Michael Atkins responsible for a pair of base knocks.
Apr. 30 — Lake Road’s second-grade basketball squad finished in second place in the Obion County Independent League postseason tournament and first place in the regular season standings. Members of the team were Emily McGee, Jordan Miller, Justin Jackson, Kirk Storey, Matt Harner, Miranda Massey, Whitney Williams, Logan Parker, Darcey Kirk and Alyssia McMinn.
5 Years Ago
Apr. 24 — The recently-refurbished KIT League field at Fulton was named after longtime coach Wayne Lohaus and then everything went downhill for his team. South Fulton — led by Gwin Wood, a former Bulldog coach himself — drubbed Fulton City 21-1 thanks largely to an 11-run first inning. Zack Parham smacked a double and triple for the Red Devils with freshman Corey White getting his first varsity victory. White struck out seven over the course of the five inning game.
Apr. 29 — South Fulton’s bats were quiet in a 5-0 loss to McKenzie in prep softball action. Lindsey McDaniel and Kaci Beadles had one hit each for the Devilettes. On the hill, Maddie Carrington was the toughluck loser with eight strikeouts. In all, South Fulton committed four errors during the defeat.
Apr. 30 — Obion Central basketball standout Lynette Staggs signed to continue her hoop career at Bethel College in McKenzie. During Staggs’ senior season, she averaged 12.2 points per game while helping OC to a 26-7 record.
1 Year Ago
Apr. 24 — Lake County could find no answers to the Union City puzzle in a 12-0 loss in prep softball action. The Lady Twisters were led by senior Brooke Laws’ 4-for-4 afternoon with four ribbies and two runs scored. Junior Allison McCullough drove in a trio thanks to an inside-the-park home run. Meanwhile, Corey Anne Youree was 2-for-3 with Allison Bruff adding a pair of singles for UC. On the mound, Karly Hollis tossed three innings with six punchouts to get the win. Katie Hawks threw the final two innings with one strikeout to hold the Lady Falcons at bay.
Apr. 27 — New Obion Central head football coach Jason Driggers was not the only new face introduced to gridiron fans at the Obion County Quarterback Club meeting. New assistant coaches John Gurschick, Mark Rich and Eric Knott were all introduced to the Rebel faithful. Gurschick and Rich come to OC from West Carroll with Knott having spent the last three years on Kevin Ward’s staff in Camden.

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