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Remember When? Union City’s James Bass the difference in edging of SF

Remember When? Union City’s James Bass the difference in edging of SF
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
Dec. 11 — The difference between Class A and AA turned out to be a last second basket. Double-A Union City boys’ squad edged 1A’s South Fulton 54-52. James Bass poured in 34 points for the victors, including the winning tip, while Jerry Ward added 14 for the Tornadoes. South Fulton got 18 points from Kent Bivens, 13 from Ronald Walker and a dozen from Herman Noonan.
Dec. 15 — Hornbeak and Woodland split a junior high basketball doubleheader. In the boys’ game, the Wildcats edged H’beak 32-29, while the Green Wave took a girls’ win 35-27. For the Woodland boys, Ray Smith and Phillip Mathis each had a game-high 14 points, while Paul Brown put in 12 for Hornbeak. In the girls’ game, Beverly Hodge totaled 15 points for the Green Wave, while Anita Warner offered 13 for the Lady Wildcats.
20 Years Ago
Dec. 12 — South Fulton swept Westview on the high school hardwood. The boys were 78-65 victors, while the girls won 54-43. Tim McNeal accumulated 30 for the Red Devils, while Ronnie Coneal added 17 and Tab Vowell contributed 14. The SF girls, who won for the first time after opening the season with seven consecutive losses, got 22 markers from junior center Dana Harris, with Cheryl Aiken and Amy Brann each tacking on 14.
Dec. 13 — A total of 16 Union City High School football standouts were named to the All-District 13AA team. Richard Beckett, Wright Jernigan, David Cox, Darrin Parks, Brian Fowler, Tab Ross, Brian Church, Sean Turner, Jerrick McLendon, Will Wade, Jeff Fowler and Eddie Bolden were all named to the league’s postseason glitter unit. Meanwhile, Twisters’ head coach Randy Barnes was named the 13AA Coach of the Year.
10 Years Ago
Dec. 14 — The Obion Central boys protected their homecourt in an 80-57 drubbing of Cairo (Ill.). The Rebels had twin double-doubles during the victory. Jason Harrell pitched in 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while Will David Coleman put in 12 points and collected 10 caroms. Three other OC players reached double digits as Travis Johnson offered 16, Michael Pardue totaled 11 and Adam Griffin totaled 10.
Dec. 15 — The Obion Central girls’ freshman team bested Gibson County 65-52. Whitney Angel topped the scoring summary for the Lady Rebels with 18 points, while Nikki Hall added 13 and Heather Barron offered 10.
5 Years Ago
Dec. 12 — Whitney Williams made an immediate impact in her return to the junior high hardwood. The Lake Road standout returned from a broken leg and she sank a trio of fourth quarter 3-pointers to propel her team past previously-unbeaten Ridgemont 47-41. Williams ended the game with 16 points, while Bethany Butler added 14 points and Emily McGee had 10 for the victors.
Dec. 17 — Obion Central’s boys lost 97-93 to Westview, but head coach Mike Greer wasn’t there to see the ending. Greer was ejected due to his drawing two technical fouls for arguing with the officials. Greer missed the final moments of a historic performance as Damon Shore poured in 48 points for the Rebels and he pulled down 18 rebounds. Meanwhile, Matt Sparkman (14), D.J. Gammons (12) and Kyle Toon (10) all reached double digits. OC also fell in the girls’ game as the Lady Chargers took a 49-36 decision. Jenna Roney led all Lady Rebel scorers with 11.
1 Year Ago
Dec. 11 — Outgoing South Fulton football coach Gwin Wood honored the members of his final Red Devil team. Hunter Harris, Corbin Hawks, Bart Netherland, Jonathan Avent, Armando Gonzalez and Skylar Cherry were each honored with individual hardware at the team’s annual banquet.
Dec. 12 — Obion Central swept a high school basketball doubleheader against Milan. The Lady Rebels bettered Milan 71-47, while their male counterparts were 62-50 winners. In the girls’ game, Chassidy Fussell put in a game-high 26 points, with Jana Roney responsible for 20. The OC boys were paced by Nick Gilliam’s 15-point effort. Silvanus Lee also finished with 14 and Corey Gibson totaled 12.

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