|Remember When? Lady Vol coach Pat Head instructs locals at UTM camp |
|Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:04 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
July 12 — A total of 15 locals took part in the UT Martin Lady Pacers’ Basketball Camp. Taking part in the camp that was under the supervision of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Head were Beth Gray, Becky Baldridge, Candy Polsgrove, Sally Fishel, Carol Fox, Shannon Owens, Gigi Grasfeder, Kristi Baird, Paula Sanders, Patty Bennett, Heather Cultra, Tammy Cook, Carla Sudberry, Poppy Hansen and Bonnie Haltermon.
July 13 — Pepsi blanked Moose 13-0 in Ken-Tenn Softball League action. Winning pitcher Larry Ulmer tossed a two-hitter for the Bottlers, who scored four runs in the first, two in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and three in the fifth. Tommy Turnbow and Mike May each offered a homer and double for the winners while Mark Moore also cleared the fence with a round-tripper during the victory. Arthur Worley had a pair of hits for Pepsi. For Moose, Mike Sharp and Ted Kendel each had one hit.
20 Years Ago
July 12 — Winners were announced for the annual Braves and Squaws Golf Tournament at Goodyear Wingfoot Golf Course. Victors during the tandem event were Becky Hayes and Frankie Hodges (championship flight), Beverly and Bedford Dunavant Jr. (first flight) and Ethelene and Jerry McCallan (second flight).
July 15 — Union City High School baseball standout Troy Arnold signed scholarship papers to continue his career at Dyersburg State Community College. Arnold was one of the top threats during the Twisters’ recently-completed run as the Region 7AA runner-ups.
10 Years Ago
July 14 — Troy C&S, sponsored by Coleman and Smith Electric and Crown Manufacturing, won the Obion County Minor League championship. Members of the team were Shawn Chandler, Clint Evans, Mason Storey, Jacob Fulbright, David Kissell, Jamie Berry, T.J. Brown, Dustin Crowell, Kenneth Knight, Franklin Jones, Cameron Bailey, Weylin Green, Mark Grooms, A.J. Hurst and Josh Hart.
July 15 — South Fulton baseball standout Josh McFarland and softball star Lisa Stephens were both named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s All-State team. McFarland starred as a pitcher with an 11-1 record while helping the Red Devils to substate for the first time in school history. Stephens was selected to the All-State team as a designated hitter. However, she was also an effective pitcher for SF. Stephens posted a 11-3 record and a 1.37 earned run average during the 1998 campaign.
5 Years Ago
July 11 — Shawn Simpson’s act of juggling his day job and moonlighting as Fulton City’s head football coach ended. The 1989 South Fulton graduate resigned his position as the Bulldogs’ skipper due to mounting responsibilities at Reelfoot Bank. Simpson served five years as a head football coach with four of those seasons at Gleason. During his head coaching career, Simpson posted a 5-46 record. Fulton City coaching mainstay Wayne Lohaus was named as his replacement.
July 15 — Former UT Martin head football coach Sam McCorkle resurfaced at West Alabama University. McCorkle, who was fired midway through the 2002 season after he compiled a 5-25 record in his less than three years at UTM, was brought on as an assistant football coach at WAU. During McCorkle’s tenure at Martin, the Skyhawks were 0-16 in Ohio Valley Conference play.
1 Year Ago
July 10 — Union City High School had a coaching vacancy. Ben Glasgow resigned his position as an assistant football and baseball coach. Glasgow, a UCHS alumnus, accepted an assistant coaching job at Arlington High School. New UCHS principal Barry Duncan declined comment on the matter.
July 13 — South Fulton High School softball standout Emily Pinion signed on to continue her diamond career at Shawnee Community College. Pinion posted a 13-4 record during the 2007 season and she helped SF advance to the Class A sectionals during a 27-win campaign. Overall, Pinion posted a 0.90 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 108 innings pitched.