Remember When? Arthur Worley’s dramatic HR gives Pepsi title

Remember When? Arthur Worley’s dramatic HR gives Pepsi title
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 31 — Union City High School basketball standout James Bass earned most valuable player honors at the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ basketball camp in Bowling Green. Bass, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Odie James Bass, also won the camp’s one-on-one championship.
Aug. 1 — Hospital Flower posted a 10-2 record to take its second consecutive title in the Union City Kiwanis Junior Softball League. Team members were Dawn Davies, Bridgett Roney, Robin Spicer, Tabetha Crow, Theresa Barnett, Tina Smith, Dayna Sergerson, Angie Ferguson, Robin Searcy, Beth Bramlett, Amy Horner, Rhonda Ivy, Patricia Fowler and Rae Lyn Williams.
Aug. 3 — Pepsi’s Arthur Worley smacked a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs to lift his team to the Ken-Tenn Softball League championship in a 12-11 victory over Seven-Up. Pepsi also got a pair of singles from both Barry Keathley and Mark Moore while Larry Ulmer was the mound victor. For the losing Bottlers, Lee Jones left the yard with a home run and Mike Rauchle had three singles. Paul Jenkins was the losing pitcher.
20 Years Ago
Aug. 2 — Former South Fulton High School girls’ basketball standout Sharman Coley was hired as an assistant on the UT Martin women’s coaching staff. Coley comes to UTM after a stint on the bench at her college alma mater, the University of North Alabama. Coley played a major role on the 1976 and 1977 SFHS prep teams that finished as Class A runner-up both of those years.
Aug. 3 — Former Obion County Central High School girls’ basketball star Kim Whipple was hired to assist with the girls’ basketball program at Dyersburg. The 23-year-old Whipple comes to D’burg after one year at Humboldt. In high school, she was an All-District and All-Region performer for Larry Parks’ Lady Rebels. She played college basketball at Lambuth.
10 Years Ago
July 31 — The local Sharks swim team fared well in the summer championships of the Memphis Swim Conference. The team brought home first place from the meet. Team members were Anna White, Hailey Fishel, Cameryn Fishel, Heather Dragg, Ashley White, Ashley Cammuse, Tara Johnson, Graham Smith, Colby McBride, Jeremiah McBride, Jack Lawrence, Anna Wells, Stacey Hawks and Emily Walls.
Aug. 4 — Union City announced its 10-and-under All-Star team. Members of the squad were Will Reese, Zach Sweat, Zach Johnson, Daniel Evans, Brandon Burke, Tyler Sherwood, John Graham, Hunter Lindsey, Dusty Clark, Clay McWherter, Parks Barker, Tony Moseley, Bradley Gregg and Kyle Hitt.
5 Years Ago
Aug. 1 — Poplar Meadows Country Club announced its winners from the weekly men’s golf scramble held at the course. Jere Baldrige, Matt Russell and Rick Smith combined to shoot the low score of 8-under-par. Meanwhile, the team of Sid Chappell, Amos Davis, Gary Gill, Tiger Haag and Bryan Barker was two shots back at 6-under.
Aug. 4 — Union City’s football scrimmage against Brighton finished in a 3-all tie. Kenneth Fouse led the Tornadoes with a pair of touchdowns. Fouse raced 40 yards for one score and he was on the receiving of a 70-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Regen.
1 Year Ago
Aug. 1 — New Obion County Central High School softball coach Tommy Victory was named the school’s athletic director. In an unrelated sports note at Troy that was confirmed by both county-wide AD Robert Powell and football coach Jason Driggers, OCCHS also lost an assistant football coach as John Hart resigned to concentrate on classroom responsibilities.
Aug. 2 — Fulton County High School track standout Sharika Smith took first place at the AAU Junior Olympics in the triple jump competition. Smith, who has a dozen Kentucky state championships under her belt, took first place in the nation with a personal best leap of 40 feet.

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