|Remember When? Chad Harris homers five times to help Rives to crown |
|Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:03 pm |
|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
June 26 — Reelfoot squeezed past Sterling’s 6-5 in Union City Minor League action. The victors were led by Steve Conley with a home run and single and James Cannon, who contributed a double and safety. Winning pitcher Terry Cannon assisted his own cause with a pair of singles for the winners. For Sterling’s, Mike Mathenia singled twice, as did Keith Woodard and Sandra Archie. Bruce Stewart was the losing pitcher.
June 28 — Members of the Union City Little League All-Star team were announced. Team members were Kevin Payne, Mark Griffin, David Sturkie, Greg Cochran, Jerry Slayton, Mark Cobb, Kelly Cranford, John Cary, Randy Mitchell, Robin Francis, Chuck Wilson and Greg Thomas. The manager for the traveling All-Star team was Wayne Barber.
20 Years Ago
June 27 — Sage pounded First Volunteer 20-2 in Union City Little League action. Jason Arrington homered for Sage during the victory while winning pitcher Jack Jernigan was a roundtripper shy of the cycle. On the mound, Jernigan struck out six. First Volunteer’s Brian Howard tripled to lead his team’s offensive efforts. Scott Becton was tagged with the mound loss.
June 28 — Rives battled its way through the loser’s bracket to down Obion 30-12 and 16-3 in route to the Obion County Little League’s postseason championship. Over the course of the two victories, Rives’ Chad Harris had five home runs while teammate Steven Darnell was responsible for a trio of roundtrippers and a pair of safeties. For Obion, Dewayne Eaves had a pair of doubles and singles during the championship twinbill, while Jay Hatchett doubled twice
10 Years Ago
June 26 — First Volunteer compiled an 11-1 record en route to the Union City Minor League championship. Members of the team were Ben Woods, Jon Mechal Heatherly, Chase Hamblin, Thomas McAnulty, Lucas Flood, Ian Garrigan, Blanton Hamilton, Justin Stewart, Ben Hopkins, Alex Hopkins, Travis Taylor, Will Townes and Taylor Bruff.
June 30 — Barker Brothers edged Commercial Bank 13-12 in the 16-and-under division of the Obion County Softball League’s postseason tournament. Jessica Darnall paced the victors with three singles and a double, while her teammate Sharia Hogg was a perfect 4-for-4. Meanwhile, winning pitcher Lynette Staggs, Molly Baker, J.J. Lassiter and Laura Beth Griffin all doubled. For CB, Ashley Martin homered with Courtney Seals, Kirsten Hayes and Carrie Scott each able to leg out a triple.
5 Years Ago
June 26 — Alan Hill recorded a hole-in-one at the Wingfoot Golf Course. The Goodyear associate dropped his ace with a 5-wood on the par-3 169-yard 17th hole. Witnessing the shot were Jackie Perry, Kevin Wade, Kenny Pope and B.J. Caldwell.
July 1 — Matt McClean was hired to become an assistant coach at Union City High School. McClean was slated to work with the Tornadoes’ freshman team and have some varsity duties. Prior to coming to UC, McClean worked within the Tipton County, Crockett County and Trenton school systems. He also had a couple of stops in Alabama prior to joining the Tornado fray.
1 Year Ago
June 27 — Union City Greyhound pitcher Tommy Longyear tossed a gem to lift his team in a 2-0 blanking of the Owensboro Oilers. Longyear struck out 10 and allowed just one walk during the win. Zach Helton was 3-for-4 with a run batted in during the triumph. Blake McDade also continued his hot hitting streak as he was 7-for-8 in his last two games including the win over the Oilers.
June 28 — The Sugarland Cowbelles won both the regular season and postseason championship in the Obion County Softball League’s coach pitch division. Members of the championship squad were Kinlee Ferguson, Hunter Hale, Madison Hicks, Jennan Dial, Bailey Travis, Ashton Arnold, McKinleigh Bell, Autumn Hoffman, Courtney Heuck, Grace Alexander, Marli Hogg, Cassidy Tidwell, Journey Adkins and McClain Bell.