Remember When? South Fulton softballers outslug Fulton City neighbors

Remember When? South Fulton softballers outslug Fulton City neighbors
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 22 — The South Fulton baseball team suffered a 14-1 defeat against Greenfield. Jimmy Fishel chased in the lone Red Devil run after Larry Dublin walked and stole second base in the third inning. Jay Roney also had a hit for South Fulton.
April 25 — Obion Central doubled Trenton 4-2 on the baseball diamond. Lanny Warren, Richard Petty and Rich Matheny each had a hit for the Rebels as did Jimmy Dean and Walt Warren. Winning pitcher Larry Pruitt improved his season’s mark to 3-1.
20 Years Ago
April 18 — Goodyear blasted Wendy’s 15-0 in Union City Junior Babe Ruth League action. Winning pitcher Anthony Davis, who held the opposition to just one hit, was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double. Jack Jernigan finished the contest 3-for-4 with a home run, while Quincy Lewis doubled for the Tiremen. Eric Whitby was the losing pitcher.
April 20 — It wasn’t a football score, but it sure looked that way. The South Fulton softball team outslugged Fulton City 27-16 in a meeting between the two rival schools. All totaled, the Devilettes had 28 hits and 13 of SF’s runs came in the third inning. Kenya Wiley was a home run shy of the cycle with three singles, a double and a triple, while Alicia McCoy had two singles and a two-bagger. Sandy Powell doubled three times for SF. Dana Harris was the winning pitcher. Losing pitcher Angie Williamson, Melanie Rodehaver and Charlotte Turner had three singles each for the Lady Bulldogs. FC’s Andrea Wilburn tripled and doubled.
10 Years Ago
April 17 — The Union City tennis team swept Crockett County. The Lady Twisters were 10-0 victors, while their male counterparts claimed a 6-1 win. On the girls’ side, Betsi Hepler, Lindsey Thomas, Elizabeth Mooney, Marcy Stringfield, Elizabeth Hudson, Lori Bransford and Beth Brown all claimed individual victories. Hepler and Thomas teamed for a doubles win as did Mooney and Stringfield. Hudson and Bransford also claimed a tandem win. On the boys’ side, Ross Clark, Keith Harrelson, Bruce Brown, Drew Bacon and Lance Farmer all won individual matches. Ty Thornton and Matt Oliver earned a duos win.
April 19 — Jerry Grady of Troy sank a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens. Grady’s ace came on the 100-yard seventh hole. He used a pitching wedge on his shot. Jim Brown witnessed the ace.
5 Years Ago
April 18 — Union City edged Obion Central 3-2 on the softball diamond. Winning pitcher Bradi Fuzzell struck out five, while Shari Williams led the Lady Twisters with a 2-for-3 outing at the plate. Sara Rieger also had a hit for UC, while Allison McCullough drove in one. OC’s Audrey Gilliam was the losing pitcher. Jackie Ervin and Kelly Whitson each had two hits for the Lady Rebels, while Heather Grossner and Hailey Woodward had one safety apiece.
April 19 — The Obion Central baseball team routed Westview 12-2. Winning pitcher Aury Kangelos helped his mound cause with two hits, while Harris Pitts was 2-for-4. Zach Buckland was stuck on the No. 2 with that number of hits, runs scored and RBI. Russ Yates and Ben Hager both drove in a pair for the Rebels.
1 Year Ago
April 15 — Obion Central product Jana Roney announced her intentions to transfer to Bethel University from Murray State. Roney appeared in 29 of 32 games as a freshman with the Lady Racers, averaging eight minutes per outing. She was The Messenger/Obion County Girls’ Prep Basketball Player of the Year in 2008 and a Class AA Miss Basketball finalist her junior year in high school.
April 17 — Jeff Chandler announced on his 42nd birthday that he wouldn’t be returning as the Union City High School girls’ basketball coach. Chandler cited a desire to spend more time with his family and his feelings that the UC girls’ basketball program “didn’t get the same treatment that some of the other programs received” as his reasons for stepping down. In six years at the helm, Chandler compiled an 80-90 worksheet, leading the team to the 2006-07 District 14A championship. The 14A title during Chandler’s tenure was the program’s first in 58 years.

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