|Remember When? Vicki McLeary follows lead of mother on Murray links |
|Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 1:16 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
June 10 — Vicki McLeary of Fulton easily distanced herself from the field of 78 golfers to win the George Hart Memorial Golf Tournament in Murray. McLeary, 28, posted a one-under-par to win by five strokes. Betty Vowell, McLeary’s mother and the 1971 champion of the event, finished in a tie for fifth place with a score of 83.
June 13 — Sports Base bested Seven-Up 7-4 in Ken-Tenn Softball League action. Larry Ulmer had a total of three hits — a home run included for the victors. Henry Young was the winning pitcher, while Gene Dearmitt absorbed the mound defeat. Thomas Walker homered for the Bottlers, while Barry Duncan and Mike Rauchle each had two safeties during the defeat.
20 Years Ago
June 11 — Terone Hawks smacked two home runs as Martin outslugged Troy 12-10 in Northwest Tennessee Senior Babe Ruth League play. Marcel Trice, who was a perfect 2-for-2, also homered for Martin. Troy had Chris Crockett and Curtis Colbert, going 2-for-5 each. Meanwhile, Russ Baggett and Allan Carter both homered during the defeat. Stephen Little absorbed the mound defeat for the Troy team.
June 15 — Shoney’s edged Locker Room 11-9 in Union City Kiwanis Softball League action. Brandi Blevins earned the mound victory. Meanwhile, Allison Robinson and Renee Bryant both singled and doubled for the victors. Losing pitcher Jennifer Abshire, Meredith Sherman and Chrissy Dwyer all had two hits.
10 Years Ago
June 13 — Goodyear routed Tyson 17-7 in local men’s softball action. Ronnie Fair was a perfect 3-for-3 with two home runs for the victors. Jay Gossett also smacked a homer for the victors. Meanwhile, Jim Richardson was 2-for-2 during the triumph. Tyson had losing pitcher Greg Prince, who was 2-for-2.
June 15 — The Woodland Sterling coach-pitch team completed the regular season with an unblemished 8-0 worksheet in the Obion County Youth League. Team members were Brent Griffith, Brandon Armour, Tyler Berner, Joe Hollingsworth, Drew Landon Gammons, Darrin Howard, Samantha Storey, Ronny Howard, Devin Cranford, Tanner Noles, Joey Morris, Josh Goodlett and Rob Berner. Mike Gammons served as the team’s manager, while Bryan Cranford, Bobby Berner and Johnny Berner served as assistant coaches for the squad.
5 Years Ago
June 15 — Union City Insurance more than doubled E.W. James in Union City Little League play, triumphing by a 13-6 count. Winning pitcher Chase Wright assisted his own cause with two singles and a doubles. Meanwhile, UCI’s Will Harris finished a triple shy of hitting of the cycle. Cameron Powers, the losing pitcher for the Grocers, struck out six. Offensively, Alex O’Neill, C.J. Wilson, Chase Adams and Powers each had one hit.
June 16 — Lynn Jenkins, Gordon Bruff, Brent Greer, Herman Jenkins and Bart White teamed to shoot a 7-under-par and claim a victory in the weekly men’s golf scramble at Poplar Meadows Country Club. Five teams tied for second place.
1 Year Ago
June 11 — Union City Greyhounds’ pitcher Drew Hayes, a McKenzie product and rising senior at Vanderbilt, was selected in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Seattle Mariners. Hayes, who won the 2005 Mr. Football Award in Class A, was unsure if he would sign with Seattle or return to school. However, the 6-foot-1 right-handed hurler did speak of aspirations to earn his degree in secondary education and English.
June 15 — Kevin McMillan moved back to Martin. The former Westview mentor accepted the position of women’s head basketball coach at UT Martin. McMillan comes to the Skyhawk program after leading the Gibson County girls to a perfect 35-0 season and the Class 2A title. In 17 years at the high school level, McMillan, who was an assistant for two years at Middle Tennessee State University (2005-07), compiled a 434-170 record. He takes over a UTM program that finished 2-27 in 2009-10 and in last place in the Ohio Valley Conference for the second straight campaign.