|Remember When? Aces become a daily thing for local golfer Jerry Grady |
|Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:26 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
April 29 — Kenton blanked Clarksburg 12-0 in the opening round of the district baseball tournament. Winning pitcher Mack McMackin and Leon Harris both stole home for the Warriors in the first inning. Tim White also scored one run for Kenton. Warrior catcher Kenneth Coday was an imposing force behind the plate. Coday threw out all four of Clarksburg’s would-be base thieves.
May 2 — Union City routed Obion Central 10-1 on the local baseball diamond. UC pitcher Terry Horsnby went the distance, striking out 10 and allowing just four hits. Clay Parker singled and doubled, while Keith Traverse smacked a two-bagger for the victors. The Twisters scored three runs in both the first and third innings and a pair in both the fourth and fifth. Mike True was the losing pitcher. Larry Preuett and Jeff Chappell both saw time on the hill as relief pitchers. The Rebels scored their only run in the seventh inning.
20 Years Ago
April 30 — Union City drubbed Trenton 11-4. Winning pitcher Jim Cuvelier threw the first 41⁄3 innings, striking out five. Rodney Bonds, who drove in a pair, finished the game to earn the save. Otherwise, Bill Davis had two hits and a ribbie for UC and Chris Douglas chased home a pair. Clint Joiner scored three times for Union City, while Jason Williams and Darren Martinek both scored twice during the win.
May 1 — Fulton City spanked Palmersville 19-1. The Bulldog baseball team was led during the victory over the Pirates by Bryant Pirtle, who had three hits. Tony Burton, Tim McClay and Jason Rodehaver each had two hits for FC. Sophomore Jordan Barnes struck out nine P’ville hitters en route to his first high school varsity victory.
10 Years Ago
May 1 — He did it again. One day after acing the 100-yard No. 7 hole at Wynridge Greens in Troy, Jerry Grady duplicated his feat with another hole-in-one. Grady used the same pitching wedge that he did the day before to record his second ace is as many days. Witnesses to the shot were Jim Gray and Gene Gurien.
May 3 — Obion Central blanked Caruthersville 8-0. Winning pitcher Seth Cunningham hurled a two-hit shutout. Zach Roberts hit his fourth home run of the season and totaled three RBI. Will David Coleman was 2-for-4 with one ribbie for the Rebel baseball team.
5 Years Ago
April 29 — Barry Jones accepted the position of head boys’ basketball coach at Obion Central. Jones, who was previously the mentor at Sycamore for six years, was the fourth head coach for the OC program since Jimmy Whitby — who toiled 19 years to earn 467 victories — left the program after the 2001 campaign. Prior to his Sycamore stint, Jones was an assistant at Cheatham County.
May 4 — Union City’s Nathan Woods and Daniel Evans combined to defeat fellow Twisters Ben Woods and Scotty Gilliam in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) to claim the District 13AA doubles championship. Meanwhile, the top Lady Tornado duo of Julianne Lawson and Ramie Young settled for second place, falling to Crockett County’s Jill Sims and Egleide Elenes in three sets. The UC twosome won the first set 6-2. The local tennis twosome fell 6-2 and 6-4 in the final two sets.
1 Year Ago
April 29 —Somehow the Obion Central softball team found a way to both play and win on a day when rain plagued much of rural West Tennessee. The Lady Rebel softballers defeated Dyer County 7-2 on what was a soggy day throughout the area. Winning pitcher Kacee Eaves struck out 12 and allowed just three hits. Liesel Grossner homered for the Lady Rebels, while Kirstie Thetford had three RBI and a double. Amber Victory and Olivia Grady each plated one.
May 5 — Eddie Suiter cited family concerns as the reason for his move from Obion Central to Union City. The single father of three accepted task of leading the Lady Twister basketball program after spending five seasons at OC. With the Lady Rebels, Suiter compiled a 124-37 worksheet. Including five years at both Fulton City and Spring Hill, Suiter sported a 243-184 record at the time of his hiring.