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Remember When? Collins doubles three times for victorious Shainberg’s

Remember When? Collins doubles three times for victorious Shainberg’s
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
July 8 — Shainberg’s spanked Sage 15-3 on the Union City Little League circuit. The victors pounded out 17 hits. James Cannon singled twice and doubled once for the winners, while Terry Cannon also had two safeties. Mike Hubble smacked a double for S’berg’s, while Robert Collins added three two-baggers. Sage’s Mike Emery was the losing pitcher.
July 10 — The Union City 13-year-old American League All-Star team claimed second place in the district tournament. Team members were Jim Sutherland, Kevin Terrett, Larry Steward, Brent Fielder, Larry Mitchell, Randy Mitchell, Tony Reed, John Carey, Bobby Allison, Mark Brown, Wynn Burnett, Scottie Craddock, Barry Kendall, Andy Phelps and Tommy Elam. Coaches for the team were Kenneth Kemp, Don Reed and L.H. Ladd.
20 Years Ago
July 9 — The Union City 13-year-old All-Star team claimed first place in the District 6 Tournament. Team members were Chip Pinion, Brandon Overall, Todd Bussard, Brian Dunn, Kevin Frillins, Brian Searcy, Rhett Armour, Lance Nicholson, Richie Thomas, Chad Foley, Eric Olexa, Hal Mosier, Dan Tarver, Jackie Williams and Wes Shumate. Ron Dunn, Travis Shumate and Charles Hailey served as coaches for the team.
July 11 — The Union City 9-10-year-old All-Star team won the Area 1 championship. Team members were Travis Little, John Kemp, Steven King, Ryan Heatherly, Hunter Johnston, Andre Johnson, Chris Smith, Ryan Glasgow, Reed Clark, Justin Stringfield, Kyonn Genes and Allyn Scott. Terry Speed served as the team’s manager, while Jim Glasgow assisted as a coach for the UC glitter unit.
10 Years Ago
July 10 — Blackley Chevrolet won the championship in the Obion County Softball League’s 10-and-under postseason tournament. Team members were Kaleena Davis, Ashley Rogers, Crystal Stocksdale, Amber Roberts, Mallorie Bruce, Jade Moffatt, Meagan Beasley, Rachel Roberson, Heather Thielacker, Hannah Keeling and Tori Boane. Kim Roberson and Luke Keeling shared the coaching duties for the team.
July 12 — E.W. James Discount Pharmacy claimed its second straight Union City Kiwanis Softball League coach-pitch title. Team members were Katie Jones, Kassadie Mullins, Morgan Grisham, Allison Bruff, Angela Chesteen, Ashley Thetford, Lindsey Breeden, Chelsea Boyd, Desirae Caldwell, Katie Potter, Elizabeth Fuller and Katy Crews. Bryan Breeden, Brad Boyd and Jeff Potter served as the team’s coaches.
5 Years Ago
July 8 — Kevin McMillan was going back to college. The Westview mentor accepted a job to become an assistant coach under new Middle Tennessee State University women’s coach Rick Insell. McMillan led W’view to the state tournament on three occasions during his stint at the school. During his 15-year career at the prep level, McMillan compiled a 372-121 worksheet.
July 14 — Andrews Athletics’ Martin Heat won the ASA Class B State Tournament. Team members were Katie Bivens, Kacie Daugherty, McKenzie Norris, Brooke Yates, Lisa Betz, Shaylon Robb, Megan Godby, Ashleigh Fabianich, Megan Ables, Amber Rechis, Ashley Bynum and Macy Vincent. Brad Bynum, Greg Robb and Steve Reynolds all served as coaches for the team.
1 Year Ago
July 10 — Black Oak lost its jack of all trades. George Leake, who had served as the school’s athletic director, head football coach, girls’ basketball coach and an assistant on the boys’ hoops bench, resigned his position to become an assistant principal at Union City Elementary School. Leake is a 1996 graduate of Obion Central.
July 13 — Chassidy Fussell gave the University of Texas her word. The Obion Central basketball standout verbally committed to the Longhorn program. Fussell, a Miss Basketball finalist and Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-Stater in 2009, averaged 30.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game as a junior. She also had offers on the table from LSU, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Louisville.
Published in The Messenger 7.9.10

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