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Remember When? Before MLB career, Turnbow mowing ’em down in local league

Remember When? Before MLB career, Turnbow mowing ’em down in local league
 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

May 25 — Old and Third pitcher Mike True hurled a no-hitter, but his defense didn’t back him up in a 5-4 loss to WENK during Ken-Tenn Softball League play. Winning pitcher Jerry Slayton allowed just three hits, while Ken Barr, Kenneth Prince, Blaine Cultra, Lee McClure and Jim Hibber each scored for WENK. For Old and Third, Lyn Elam, Gary Wilson and True accounted for one hit apiece during the defeat..

20 Years Ago

May 22 — Derrick Turnbow struck out 10 to key Gurien’s 10-3 besting of Reelfoot in Union City Little League action. Termaine Quinn reached safely twice for the victors. Otherwise, Eric Garrigan had two hits during the loss, while Matt Dunn absorbed the mound defeat.

May 24 — Union City High School basketball standout D.D. Allen inked papers to continue her hoops career at Dyersburg State Community College. Allen was a four-year starter for the Lady Tornadoes and a two-time competitor at the state championship track meet.

10 Years Ago

May 21 — Fulton City’s softball teamed proved it ain’t over ’til it’s over. The Lady Bulldogs rallied for seven runs in their final at-bat to defeat Mayfield 8-5. Winning pitcher Angie Smith and Anna Coy each had two-run singles for FC, while Virginia Bard drove in a pair with a double.

May 26 — The South Fulton softball team finished in fifth place at the Class A State Tournament. The Devilettes were knocked out of the tournament after a 12-1 defeat to Huntingdon. During the loss, SF hurt itself with five errors. In all, the Devilettes had just three hits. Kristy Howard and Heather Rambo each reached on infield singles, while losing pitcher Jennifer McDaniel also accounted for one safety. The game was the final in a South Fulton softball jersey for Rambo, Howard, Kelly Wren and Nikki Collier.

 5 Years Ago

May 21 — First State Bank routed Harris Chiropractic 15-0 in Union City Kiwanis Softball League action. Betsy Appleton was a perfect 2-for-2 with two ribbies for the victors, while Hannah Adams drove in a pair for FSB. Corey Anne Youree was the winning pitcher, while Katie Hawks took the defeat. For HC, Karly Hollis had one single.

May 27 — Five errors proved to be too much for South Fulton to overcome during its 5-2 defeat to Franklin Road Academy at the Class A State Softball Tournament. Maddie Carrington, who ripped a wart off the thumb of her left hand and had trouble controlling the bleeding, pitched the first four innings and took the loss. For SF, Carrington, Kaci Beadles, Aimee Grissom and Lindsey Frazier each had one hit.

1 Year Ago

May 21 — The Union City tennis team was honored at the school’s annual spring sports banquet. Those receiving individual honors on the girls’ side were seniors Sara Gilliam, Rachel Triplett, Caroline Kirkland and junior Anna White. On the boys’ side, Brett White, Carlos Fuentes, Philip Wesner and Ben Woods were rewarded with individual awards.

May 26 — Nik Brooks brought the bronze medal back to Union City. The senior finished third in the high jump at the Class A-AA State Track Meet in Murfreesboro. Brooks, who cleared a career-best 6-foot-2, was joined by classmate Tony Wilkins at the state finale. Wilkins finished the event in ninth with a best jump of six feet. Both UC participants were also members of the state champion hoop squad.
Published in The Messenger 5.21.09 

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