|Remember When? Lady Rebel Diane Jordan washes Tide out with 28 |
|Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2010 5:05 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
Jan. 8 — Kenton gained a pair of junior high basketball victories over Obion. The Maidens edged the Lady Indians 24-22, while their male counterparts were on the right end of the whipping stick during a 55-18 decision. Melanie Campbell paced the Kenton girls with 11 points, while Kim Thompson and Sherry Vanhoy each added eight for Obion. In the nightcap, John Harris led the Warriors with 14 markers, while Glen Griffin contributed a dozen. Derrick Harrell scored over half of the Indians’ markers with a total of 10 tallies.
Jan. 9 — Obion Central really needed nothing more offensively than Diane Jordan during its 75-26 romp over Trenton. Jordan outscored the Lady Tide by a bucket, finishing the contest with 28 markers. Meanwhile, the Peabody boys extracted a measure of revenge with a 100-68 triumph in the nightcap. The Central boys had four players in double digits. Larry Thompson and Brian Jones shared the top spot on the list with 16 points each, while David Ursery pitched in 12 and Lanny Warren totaled 11.
20 Years Ago
Jan. 9 — The Union City Middle School basketball teams ended the regular season on a high note with a sweep of Rives. The Lady Tornadoes were 26-24 victors, while the UC boys thumped the Panthers 56-36. Sara Little was the only Union City girl to reach twin figures with 10 during the win. Rives’ Tabitha Jenkins offered a game-best 13 points during the defeat. In the boys’ contest, UC’s Chris Smith (20 points) and Jack Jernigan (16 markers) combined to equal the Panthers’ total. Stephen Morris offered 12.
Jan. 12 — Hillcrest thumped Black Oak during both ends of a junior high basketball twinbill. The Cougars were victorious 69-39. The H’crest girls battered BO 42-15. Robin Cude totaled a team-best 22 points for the Hillcrest boys, while Chris Palmer and Matt Harris both found their way to double digits with 21 and 17, respectively. Black Oak’s B.J. Gooch ended the game with 16. In the girls’ contest, Jamie Hatchett was the leading Lady Cougar with 14 markers, while Rebecca Farmer’s stat sheet told of a 10-point evening. Alicia Kirby accounted for six of the Black Oak girls’ tallies.
10 Years Ago
Jan. 12 — Trey Pearson scored a team-best 20 points, while B.J. Gordon and Bryan Doty each offered 11 during South Fulton’s slim 62-59 victory over Lake County. With the win, the SF basketball teams completed a sweep of their Tiptonville rivals as the girls had claimed a 63-33 triumph earlier in the evening. Elizar Rosier was the only Devilette in twin figures with 10 points, while Ashley Owens was a tally back with nine.
Jan. 13 — Union City Insurance-Gold struck it rich with a 16-13 win over First Citizens Bank-Blue in fourth-through-six grade action in the Little Twisters League. The victors had Katie Keathley with eight markers, Ally Underwood with six and Victoria Treece with a pair. FCB was led by Neena Malik’s seven-point game, while Kristen Temple was a bucket back with five. Porshia Fair offered a lone tally during the loss.
5 Years Ago
Jan. 10 — The South Fulton girls stunned the previously-unbeaten Gleason girls with a 52-45 victory. Meanwhile, the Red Devils completed the twinbill sweep with a 60-49 decision in the nightcap. Shelby Cawthon, Kaci Beadles and Brandi Alexander all offered nine points for the SF girls. Meanwhile, Jeremy Wilson was the top contributor for the South Fulton boys with 22. Adam Hicks also finished in double digits with 10.
Jan. 10 — Hillcrest’s dynamic duo kept South Fulton at bay. Kacee Eaves totaled 12 points and five steals, while Chassidy Fussell offered 10 points and six takeaways during a 39-24 Lady Cougar triumph. Maeghan Eaves and Brittany Johnson each completed the game a bucket shy of twin figures with eight points for the Devilettes. In the boys’ game, Nick Gilliam powered H’crest with 19 points during a 49-35 win. Thomas Greer offered 10 to the Cougar cause, while Adrian Taylor was SF’s top guy with 13.
1 Year Ago
Jan. 7 — The Union City Middle Schools girls fell 35-22 at Dyersburg. Jackie Hudson finished with 13 steals and seven points for the Lady Twisters, who trailed 17-10 at intermission.
Jan. 12 — Nick Gilliam was the only Obion Central boy in double digits during a 55-41 win at South Fulton. Gilliam finished the county-rival contest with 17 points, but Brandon Smith (eight) and Brandon King (seven) both helped to pick up the slack. SF had Jonathan Avent with a game-best 23 points and Jacob Wade with a dozen, but no other players on the team had more than four points. In the opener, the Lady Rebels coasted to a 65-38 victory. Chassidy Fussell propelled OC with 21 points, while Cori Jo Edmison led South Fulton with 11 markers.