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Remember When? South Fulton girls earn bronze on single-A diamond

Remember When? South Fulton girls earn bronze on single-A diamond
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 27 — Union City High School’s Mary Jane Smith and Debbie Christian finished second and fourth, respectively, at the West Tennessee Girls’ Pentathlon in Memphis. The duo ran 1-2 for much of the race. The pentathlon included the shot put, high jump, long jump, 110-yard hurdles and an 880-yard run.
May 28 — Reelfoot edged Sterling’s 12-11 in a Union City Minor League slugfest. Brent Jones and Larry Parrish both homered for the victors, while Shawn Turner got the mound victory. Mark Zipp, Wes Buchanan, Jason Cameron and Jon Cameron each knocked a round-tripper for Sterling’s.
June 2 — Lynn Amedee was hired as the new UT Martin football coach. Amedee, who was serving as the quarterbacks coach at Tennessee, replaces Vester Newcomb, who was fired by Chancellor Charles Smith. Amedee, a 16-year veteran as an assistant coach at both the collegiate and pro level, also played professional football in the Canadian Football League.
20 Years Ago
May 29 — Kinkead got the best of Bank of Troy in a 14-6 decision on the Obion County Babe Ruth League diamond. Robert Roney tripled and doubled for the victors, while winning pitcher Terry Freeman legged out a triple and singled. BOT had Joe Brent Cary and Jay Hatchell each with a double, while Bradley Eason offered a triple. Dwayne Eaves absorbed the mound defeat.
June 1 — K&D Pharmacy defeated 1st Volunteer in Union City Little League play. Winning pitcher Grant Rauchle struck out 10. He also was a standout at the plate with two singles and a triple. Hunter Rice was the losing pitcher. Kevin Bartholomew tripled and singled during the defeat.
10 Years Ago
May 29 — South Fulton came home with bronze after its stint in the Class A State Softball Tournament. The Devilettes were eliminated from competition after their 7-2 defeat to Boyd-Buchanan. The game began on one field, but was moved and finished 61⁄2 hours after it began due to a weather delay. Tiffany Brundige and Sarah Hill each accounted for one South Fulton run. The game was the final in a Devilette softball jersey for Brundige, Leah Malray and Jessica Vinson.
June 1 — The Union City High School tennis team handed out individual awards to its standouts. Those receiving honors were Betsi Hepler, Marcy Stringfield, Lindsey Thomas, Lori Bransford, Bruce Brown, Ross Clark, Ty Thornton and Nathan Pruitt.
June 2 — Union City Insurance nearly doubled Doctors Park 11-6 in local Kiwanis Softball League coach-pitch play. Katie Townes blasted a homer, while Katie Hawks had three singles and Caitlin Yates contributed a two-bagger and safety for UCI. DP had Rachel Stegall with a home run and single and Carly Coleman with a double and safety during the youth league defeat.
5 Years Ago
May 31 — Covington girls’ basketball coach and South Fulton product Sharman Coley resigned her Lady Charger hoops duties. Coley, who also logged coaching experience at UT Martin, was set to retain her classroom responsibilities. The SF grad cited a desire to spend more time with her father, Roy, who was battling leukemia, as the reason for her resignation.
June 1 — Without a coaching job for five months, former Obion Central boys’ coach Mike Greer had two in under two weeks. Greer, who had accepted an offer to coach at Riverside, decided instead to accept a job at West Carroll. Greer abruptly resigned his position within the Rebel basketball program six games into the 2004-05 season. He compiled a 16-42 record in his two-plus seasons at OC.
1 Year Ago
May 28 — Cristina Grimm was hired to become the new Union City High School softball coach. Grimm takes over for Shane Sisco, who resigned after the 2009 season ended. Sisco led the program to respectability and the regional tournament for the first two times in school history. Grimm was a prep standout at West Noble (Ind.) High School, serving as a three-year captain and earning all-conference honors. She is a 2007 graduate of UT Martin.
May 29 — The UT Martin women’s basketball program was in need of a head coach. Tara Tansil-Gentry, an 18-year veteran of the program as a player, assistant coach and head coach, resigned her post as the team’s mentor. Tansil-Gentry compiled a 41-104 record during her five years as the skipper. She piloted the Skyhawk women to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament twice and the 2007 team was one point away from being in the conference title game.

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