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OC alum Bradley Patterson accepts Fulton football job

OC alum Bradley Patterson accepts Fulton football job
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 25 — Pete Tilghman of Kenton was named the Winston Title Series Stock Car Winner after he claimed first place at the North Alabama Dragway in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Tilghman and his wife, Janie, did most of the work in building and preparing the car. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Tilghman of Union City.
June 27 — Troy Cunningham Dozer won the Obion County Senior Girls Softball League championship with a 20-9 shellacking of Hornbeak. Winning pitcher Lisa Eaves homered twice, while Bobbie Nichols, Debbie Dial and Teresa Eaves all hit a round-tripper for TCD.
20 Years Ago
June 25 — Five local youths attended a girls’ basketball camp at UT Martin. Those taking part in the event were Tori Oldaker, Charity Nolan, Cheryl Nolan, Missy Vest and Leah Malray.
June 26 — E.W. James claimed the regular season championship of the Union City Junior Babe Ruth League with a 12-3 record. Team members were Don Townsend, Todd Bussard, David Barnes, Ricky Underwood, Matt Dunn, Brooks Dellinger, Richard King, Lance Nicholson, Jason Revell, Chad Walley, Marlon Eskew, Jonathan Robinson and Neil Quinton. Mike Hutchens served as the team’s manager, while Pete Quinton assisted as a coach.
June 27 — The Blue Bell team claimed its third straight Union City Kiwanis Junior Softball League championship. Team members were Wendi Wright, Holly Kadow, Dawn Sherwood, Susan Kemp, Connie Courtney, April Stewart, Kellee Ingram, Mary Rankin, Latecka Quinn, Jenny Fowlkes, Avery Rice and Andrea Gilkerson. Kenneth Kemp was the team’s manager, while Albert Wright and Bobby Rankin helped out as coaches.
10 Years Ago
June 27 — The Kenton Drug 5-8-year-old age group team ran the table with a 12-0 worksheet to claim the league’s regular season championship. Team members were Drew Cooley, Mary Beth Chandler, Carter McMackin, Jake Wylie, Laura Burpo, Ben Jones, Will Hollomon, Brandon Griggs, Amanda Fender, Chad McMackin and Gordon Davidson. Todd Chandler, Scott McMackin and Mac McMackin shared the coaching duties for the team.
June 29 — Bradley Patterson, a 1981 graduate of Obion County Central High School, was selected to be the new head football coach at Fulton City. He replaces Paul Decker — ironically a high school teammate of Patterson — who departed the Bulldog gridiron scene for a teaching-only position at OC. Patterson previously served as an assistant at Humboldt and Fulton County.
5 Years Ago
June 27 — The Kohler softball team compiled an unblemished 12-0 worksheet en route to winning the local softball league’s junior crown. Team members included Ginny Taylor, Sydney-Kate Worley, Claire Jackson, Brooke Jennings, Kelsey Eason, Sadie Hollis, Jada Stephens, Mary Speed, Lanzer Harris, Breanna Brown and Nirmiti Patel. Thel Taylor, Lane Jackson and Randy Hollis served as the team’s coaches.
June 28 — Ken Courtright of Union City bottomed a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens in Troy. Courtright’s ace came on the 158-yard, 13th hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses to the shot were Wayne Storey, Randy Kincade and Richie Collins.
1 Year Ago
June 24 — New UT Martin women’s basketball Kevin McMillan added Brian Haskins as an assistant coach. Haskins, who had averaged 19 wins per season in a four-year stint as the Westview boys’ hoops mentor, came to UTM with experience as a college assistant. He served under Lori Jones for two years at Lambuth University.
June 26 — UT Martin basketball standout Lester Hudson was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Hudson, who averaged 27.5 points per game and led the Skyhawks to a program-record 22 victories his senior season, was the first UTM player to be drafted. Despite only playing two years at UT Martin, the Memphis native finished his career at No. 2 on the program’s all-time points list.

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