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Remember When? UT Martin hires Art Tolis to take over Pacer program

Remember When? UT Martin hires Art Tolis to take over Pacer program
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 April 17 — Art Tolis was introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at UT Martin by new athletic director Ray Mears. Tolis comes to the Pacer program after a stint as chief recruiter and assistant head coach at LSU. He replaces Bob Paynter. Prior to his LSU stint, Tolis made coaching stops at Western Kentucky, East Carolina and Jacksonville. April 19 — Obion Central spanked Dyersburg 12-3 on the baeball diamond. Winning pitcher John McCullough and reliever Larry Pruitt allowed just five hits combined. Mike Matheny was 3-for-4 for the Rebels, while Richard Petty tripled. Paul Decker and Mike Grady each smacked a double for Obion Central, which struck for eight runs in the fifth inning and scored a single tally in the first, third, fourth and sixth frames.
20 Years Ago April 18 — Members of the 1990 Class AA State Champion Union City boys’ basketball team were honored at the school’s annual banquet for the sport along with their female hoops counterparts. Boys’ standouts receiving awards were Tony Brown, Stanley Caldwell and Kevin Treadwell. Meanwhile, Angela Williams, Kim Radde, Gretchen Scribner, Heather Clauson, Latasha Thompson and Latoya Hudspeth earned individual honors on the girls’ side. April 20 — Obion Central blanked Fulton County 18-0 on the high school baseball diamond. Winning pitcher Stephen White improved to 5-0 on the campaign. Offensively, Terry Killebrew had a team-best four hits, while Lance Gray and Chad Wyatt each had three safeties. All totaled, the Rebels, who scored in every inning, had 20 hits.
10 Years Ago April 17 — Union City High School girls’ basketball standout Allison Greene signed on to continue her basketball career at Jackson State Community College. Greene was a 6-foot-1 post for the Lady Twisters. April 17 — Will David Coleman and Kyle McBride both provided two hits as the Obion Central baseball team bested Graves County 7-4. Brent Nicholson also doubled for the Rebels. Zach Roberts was the winning pitcher. April 19 — Freshman Lynette Staggs hurled a two-hitter as Obion Central edged Westview 2-1. Jessica Kennedy drove in both Lady Rebel runs. Ashley Roach and Ana Anderson each contributed a hit to the Lady Rebels’ offensive efforts.
5 Years Ago
April 18 — South Fulton freshman Daniel King tossed a five-inning shutout and allowed just one hit during his team’s 10-0 victory over Fulton City. Chad Hollingsworth doubled twice for the victorious Red Devils. Jaron Baker drove in a total of three runs for South Fulton. April 19 — Union City’s Antawn Coby and Obion Central’s Jenna Roney were honored as The Messenger Prep Basketball Players of the Year. Coby was the No. 2 scorer on a Twister team that ended the regular season as the top team in the Associated Press Prep Basketball Poll. Coby also led UC in assists. Roney, who signed to play college hoops at Bethel, helped to pilot the Lady Rebels to the Class AA State Tournament.
1 Year Ago
April 15 — South Fulton routed Gleason 23-7 on the softball field. Devilette catcher Paxton Sisson was 4-for-6 with two home runs and six runs batted in. Macy Maxwell homered once and drove in three, while Katie Bivens was 3-for-6 with three ribbies. Desiray Sturgeon was the winning pitcher. April 17 — Angela Chesteen drove in four runs and scored twice as the Union City softball team downed Trenton 9-4. Paige Fisher added a three-hit outing for the Lady Twisters with three runs scores, while Corey Anne Youree had two hits, two runs and a RBI. Hannah Jackson also drove in a run. Winning pitcher Katie Hawks struck out six.

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