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Remember When? UCMS skipper Dan Boykin turns down Peabody offer

Remember When? UCMS skipper Dan Boykin turns down Peabody offer
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
July 3 — Members of the Union City Babe Ruth League’s postseason 14-15-year-olds travel All-Star team were announced. Chosen for the glitter unit were Kenny Crews, Rodney Alexander, Richard Petty, Keith Powell, Mike True, Trent Arnold, John McCullough, Ronald Ward, Chuck Chandler, Clay Parker, Keith Traverse, Brent Young, Jeff Rudd, John Cook and Dale Bellamy
July 8 — Union City Middle School boys’ basketball coach Dan Boykin turned down an offer to become the girls’ basketball coach at Trenton Peabody High School. Boykin had actually been named to the job at a special board meeting, but elected to turn down the Trenton Special School District’s job offer. At UCMS, Boykin has compiled a 61-25 record and none of his teams have ever had a losing season.
20 Years Ago
July 5 — E.W. James swept both the regular season and postseason championships in the Union City Little League. Team members were Marlon Eskew, Mark Keel, Eric Johnson, David Barnes, Keith Buckner, Kevin Frilling, Damon Foster, Keith Johnson, Eric Frilling, Davy Sergerson, Scott Wilkes, Merritt Bagwell and Larquinte Ingram.
July 7 — Jim Fishel of South Fulton recorded his second hole-in-one in a week at the Goodyear Wingfoot Golf Course. The Goodyear associate knocked in his latest ace on the 155-yard second hole with his son Jimmy, an assistant football coach at Union City, a witness to the shot. Fishel used an 8-iron to sink his ace.
10 Years Ago
July 7 — Commercial Bank finished in second place in the Obion County Babe Ruth League. Members of the team were Sean Tucker, Jason McDaniel, Mike Buckelew, Bret Taylor, Tommy Robbins, Cory Thompson, Talon Blevins, Joe Whitson, Cass Mitchell and David McIntosh.
July 8 — Three Obion County residents brought home hardware from the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions’ Basketball Camp. Kristen Roberson won the top prize in the 3-point shooting contest, while Lynette Staggs was tabbed the top free throw shooter at the camp. Brittany Thompson rounded out the list of locals with honors at the camp with a win in the obstacle course.
5 Years Ago
July 3 — Jimmy Dean’s was eating high on the hog after a sweep of the regular season and postseason championships in the 12-and-under division of the Obion County Girls’ Softball League. Members of the team were Jackie Hopkins, Olivia Grady, Chassidy Fussell, Meredith Lones, Liesel Grossner, Aubrey Reedy, Kacee Eaves, Savanah Jones, Mariah Adkins, Glennese Patterson and Kara Eason.
July 8 — Obion County’s entry in the 13-and-under AAU girls’ state basketball tournament came back with the first place trophy. Winners of the championship squad were Bethany Butler, Rachel Roberson, Emily McGee, Gentry Reedy, Addy Greer, Molly Ledbetter, Whitney Williams, Audrey Gilliam and Jana Roney.
1 Year Ago
July 3 — Eric Knott’s tenure with the Obion Central football program was a short one. Knott, who was one of three assistant coaches hired by new Rebel head coach Jason Driggers, accepted the head coaching position at Dresden High School. The position became available at DHS when veteran head coach Craig Rogers resigned the post. In 14 seasons at Dresden, Rogers posted a 67-80 record. Ironically, Rogers was hired to serve as an assistant principal at OC after he gave up the duties of the Lions’ skipper. Prior to Knott’s short stay with the Rebels, he was an assistant coach at Camden, Westview and Trenton.
July 9 — Obion Central football fans got the news they had feared they would hear for a few weeks. Starting quarterback Logan Parker and his family confirmed his plans to transfer to Dyersburg and play his senior season under new DHS football coach and former OC skipper Darren Bowling. Parker was allowed to transfer without a change of residence due to the fact that the Dyersburg School System had hired his father Nick as a guidance counselor.

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