Remember When? UC track star Sedberry signs to run for UTM

Remember When? UC track star Sedberry signs to run for UTM
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 May 31 — Seven-Up doubled Superior 12-6 in Ken-Tenn Softball League action. Ron Raines was the winning pitcher for the Bottlers. Thomas Walker slammed his fifth home run of the year during the victory with Paul Jenkins offering a 2-for-3 effort and Jerry Rauchle doubling twice during the triumph. June 3 — Union City IGA walloped Samburg 23-3 in local Little League action. The Grocers trailed 3-2 after two innings, but rebounded to score seven in the fourth and take a commanding 9-3 lead. Randy Mitchell was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts. Meanwhile, Charles Jimmerson absorbed the loss. 20 Years Ago May 30 — First Volunteer drubbed Reelfoot 15-4 in Union City Little League play. The victors got a home run and single from Brian Howard with Johnny Revell the winner on the mound. For Reelfoot, losing pitcher Andrew Fowler tripled with Devin Sherman good for a double. May 31 — Shoney’s gave Dental Center a softball root canal in a 9-1 whipping during Union City Kiwanis Junior Softball League play. Tammy Davis and Molly Aiken each homered for the winners with Decia Witherspoon credited with the mound victory. June 1 — A pair of Union City 10-year-olds came home with high honors after competing in the West Tennessee Junior Tennis Tournament in Jackson. Playing in the 14-year-old division, Beth Anne Helper earned the tournament’s championship with Carolyn Dunn finishing in third. Hepler and Dunn then combined to finish in second place in doubles action. 10 Years Ago May 29 — Kentucky Fried Chicken flew past Russ Hammonds 15-2 in Union City Kiwanis Softball League play. Emily Sparks tripled and singled for the victors, while both Beth Brown and Kayla Truett had two hits in the win. KFC’s Bradi Fuzzell was the winner on the mound, while Cody Curlin absorbed the loss for RH. Kelly Murphy singled for Russ Hammonds. June 4 — Union City’s Stephanie Sedberry signed to continue her track career at UT Martin. Sedberry finished seventh in the state in the 800-meter run at the Class A-AA State Meet to complete her prep career. 5 Years Ago June 2 — South Fulton High School honored its top track and field competitors at the school’s annual spring sports banquet. Those receiving individual honors were Chandler Young, Chelsea Crews, Laura Joyner, Allison Jones, Jacob Evers, Adam Hicks and Emily Clark. June 3 — New Union City High School head football coach Jimmy Fishel completed the staff for his upcoming rookie season at the helm. Don Scott, who had been an assistant at Brighton, joined the UC staff in a similar role to what he had within the Cardinals’ program. Scott was expected to work with Twister linebackers and offensive linemen. Scott also was slated to put in time with the jayvee and freshman programs at Union City. 1 Year Ago May 31 — Former Fulton City High School basketball standout Bradley Nanney was named the new boys’ basketball coach at Hickman County. Nanney had spent the past three campaigns as an assistant at Fulton County. He played one year in college at Richmond before a knee injured ended his hardwood career prematurely. June 4 — A pair of Union City High School basketball standouts took to the prep court once more at the Golden-Circle All-Star Classic in Jackson. Cedric Allen was a part of the North team’s 119-86 loss to the South, while DeBrisha Robinson was a 73-65 winner along with her North teammates. Gleason’s Kayla Hudson was the games MVP. June 4 — Fulton County High School track standout Sharika Smith added four more Kentucky state track championships to her resume. Smith took the Bluegrass State’s top honors in the 100-meter, 200-meter, long jump and triple jump at the state track finale.

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