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Remember When? Twister tennis boys whip Bolivar in state tourney opener

Remember When? Twister tennis boys whip Bolivar in state tourney opener
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 7 — Members of the Union City High School football game were among the honored athletes at the school’s annual all-sports banquet. Those receiving individual accolades were Terry Maddox, Doug Latimer, Jon Cawley, Eric Maddox, Tommy Mathis, Tommy Townsley, Ray Robinson, Terry Hornsby and Clint Wilson.
May 7 — Union City High School defensive secondary coach Donnie Jones resigned his position with the local program to take a similar post at Dyersburg. The resignation cut Larry Shanks’ UC football coaching staff in half when coupled with Tom Rice’s announcement that he was also leaving the program. Additionally, Union City assistant Randy Barnes had accepted the head coaching job at Camden during the offseason. However, Barnes changed his mind, ultimately deciding to stay put with the Twister program.
20 Years Ago
May 9 — The Union City boys’ tennis team advanced to the second round of the TSSAA State Tennis Tournament after its 5-1 victory over Bolivar. Ty Sullivan, Joe Caperton, Ben Escarcega and Todd Tilghman each claimed singles wins for the Twister netters. Tyler Alexander was the only local to fall. In doubles play, Sullivan and Caperton claimed a victory.
May 11 — The Obion Central baseball team was eliminated from the District 13AA Tournament after its 4-1 defeat to Lexington. Chad Wyatt drove in the lone Rebel run, while Lance Gray scored said tally. With the loss, OC ended its season with an 18-8 record. Shane Britt was the winning pitcher for the Tigers.
10 Years Ago
May 9 — South Fulton High School basketball standout Tai Cawthon signed on to continue her hoops career at Lambuth College. Cawthon averaged 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She shot 52 percent from the field as a senior. For her career, Cawthon totaled 1,412 points.
May 11 — South Fulton hoisted the District 15A softball title after its 9-3 victory over Gleason. Winning pitcher Jennifer McDaniel improved to 13-1 on the campaign. Rachel Sanders carried a big stick for SF with a 3-for-4 outing — three RBI included. Tiffany Brundige was 2-for-3 for the Red Devils, while Elizabeth Tate drove in a pair and Sarah Hill scored on three occasions during the vcitory over the Weakley County Bulldogs.
5 Years Ago
May 10 — The Obion Central baseball team met its end at the District 13AA Tournament after a 7-1 defeat to Westview. Jamie Rambo knocked a solo home run to account for the lone Rebel run. Meanwhile, Harris Pitts had the other of OC’s two safeties, while Garrett Grady reached on an error. Charger pitcher Brandon Pate tossed a two-hitter.
May 12 — Ford Construction claimed first prize both the regular season and postseason tournament of the Little Twisterette Basketball League. Team members were Mollie Stone, Paulina Castro, Tara Elam, Aubree Guess and Sadie Hollis. Coaches for the team were Todd Guess and Randy Hollis.
1 Year Ago
May 8 —Shane Sisco gave up his post as the head coach of the Union City High School softball team. Sisco served as the team’s mentor for three seasons, compiling a 58-49 worksheet in his time at the helm. He led the program to the regional tournament for the first time and in back-to-back seasons (2007-08). The ’08 squad won a school-record 23 games.
May 12 — The South Fulton High School softball team clinched both a spot in the Region 7A championship game and a sectional berth with its 1-0 blanking of McKenzie. Winning pitcher Haley McKinney struck out 11 and retired the final 19 hitters she faced. With the win, McKinney improved her season mound mark to 20-2. The only run of the game came across as Desiray Sturgeon scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the fifth inning and Kacie Daugherty at the plate.

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