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Remember When? Rick DeMichele carries a grand stick for Troy Blue team

Remember When? Rick DeMichele carries a grand stick for Troy Blue team
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 18 — Obion routed Cloverdale 28-5 on the Obion County Little League diamond. Michael Walton smacked three home runs, while Tracy Hale also had one long ball for the victors. Kevin Lyons legged out two triples for Obion, while David Moore had one three-bagger for the victors. Brad Walton was the winning pitcher, while Chris Carpenter, who tripled for C’dale, absorbed the mound defeat.
June 20 — Troy Blue blasted Hornbeak 17-5 in Obion County Minor League play. Rick DeMichele carried a big stick for the victors, knocking a grand slam and driving in a total of seven runs. Jamie Clark gained the mound victory. H’beak had Ted Fisher with a home run. Larry Brown was the losing pitcher.
20 Years Ago
June 18 — Union City senior Joe David Hamblen was the top regional qualifier at the Big I Youth Golf Classic at Fulton Country Club. Hamblen carded a 1-over-71 for the best score of the tournament. As a result, Hamblen advanced to the state’s version of the Big I Classic in Murfreesboro.
June 21 — The Union City Kinkead 18-and-under softball team won the District 9 Tournament title. Team members were Gina Gunnels, Stephanie Darnell, Kathi Potts, Ginger Cross, Robin Ping, Sandra Pickering, Tina Baggett, Johnna Porter, Leanne Garrigan, Amy Whitehead, Kristi Huff, Pat Hill and Laura Archer. Cross was named the tourney MVP. Coaches for the team were Bobby Hill, Wendell Cross and Don Baggett.
10 Years Ago
June 21 — South Fulton High School three-sport standout Bryan Doty signed scholarship papers to continue both his football and baseball careers at Bethel College. Doty hit .405 with nine doubles during his senior season on the diamond. On the gridiron, he had 17 catches for 458 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Doty recorded 64 tackles. He was also part of the SF basketball team, which claimed the Class A State championship.
June 23 — The Union City Senior Babe Ruth team bested Martin 9-4. Ben Glasgow, Garrett Boyd, Will David Coleman and Jason Burke all had two hits for the locals during the five-run triumph.
5 Years Ago
June 21 — The Union City Insurance softball team claimed the local league’s coach-pitch championship with a perfect 12-0 record. Team members were Kelsey Lane Parker, Abby Bruff, Lilly Burcham, Courtney Worley, Raven Fair, Mary Lawrence Critchlow, Anna Oliver, Amber Fair, Kristian Davis, Mary Ali Oliver, Ashley Faught and Breanna Ward. Coaches for the team were Tiffany Parker, Johnna Hazelwood, Al Oliver and Ronnie Fair.
June 22 — Coke blasted Commercial Bank 14-2 in Union City Babe Ruth League play. Winning pitcher Daniel King went six innings, striking out a dozen and allowing just two hits. Camron Sherwood scored four times and drove in a pair for the Bottlers, while B.J. Marshall was 4-for-5 with three ribbies. Andre Coby and Larkin Austin both scored one run for the Bankers. Tyler Uzzle was the losing pitcher.
1 Year Ago
June 19 — The hits kept coming for the Union City Greyhounds and Tradewater Pirates. The two teams combined for 24 hits — leaving 22 runners on base — during the ’Hounds 6-3 victory at Elam Stadium. Cade Hoggard led UC with a 3-for-4 outing, while Brian Yeung doubled and drove in a pair. Michael Willis was the winning pitcher.
June 22 — Jeff Chandler left the Union City School System altogether. The former girls’ basketball coach, who was relieved of his duties as golf coach after he resigned his hoops post, took a job as an assistant to Randy Coffman in both sports at Dyersburg. Chandler compiled an 80-90 worksheet during his six years with the Lady Twisters, leading the team to its first district championship in 58 years in 2007. He had been reassigned to Union City Middle School for the 2009-10 school year prior to his decision to leave for D’burg.

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