Red Cheatham, Randy Worrell lead Petty Chevy to title

Red Cheatham, Randy Worrell lead Petty Chevy to title
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 25 — The Obion County Little League All-Stars fell 3-2 to Jackson American in the District 1 Little League Tournament. Tim King, who struck out 12, was the losing pitcher. Meanwhile, David Isbell doubled and scored for the locals, while Keith Kendall crossed the pay station once.
July 26 — The Union City American Legion baseball team dropped a pair of 1-0 heartbreakers to Jackson Post No. 12. In the first defeat, Jackson scored the winning and only run of the game in the bottom of the seventh. Keith Powell was the losing pitcher. In Game 2, UC was no-hit as Phillip Puckett absorbed the mound defeat.
20 Years Ago
July 25 — Liggett claimed the Twin Cities Minor League championship. Team members were Derick Perry, Duane Hilla, Matthew Worley, William Adams, Reed Morgan, Rodicus McKinney, Heath Maddox, Justin Jones, Ahmed Pryor, Brandon Anderson, Dustin Hastings, Ricky McWherter, Jamie Grissom, John Parr and Jordan Jones. David Grissom, Pete Morgan and Tony Burton served as coaches for the squad.
July 27 — Terry Petty turned out to be a run better than Southern Machinery Repair with a 13-12 victory in the championship game of the Union City Co-ed Softball League. Donald Baggett was the winning pitcher, while Red Cheatham and Randy Worrell both finished 3-for-4 for the victors. Tim Walker and Pam Daniel each had two hits for the victors. SMR had David Hawks, Anita Kemp and Mike McDaniel all with 3-for-4 outings. John Burpo was the losing pitcher.
10 Years Ago
July 25 — Troy native Kevin Wade recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Green. Wade’s ace came on the 166-yard, hole No. 16. He used a 7-iron to ace the par-3 hole. Jim Cash and Jimmy Sutherland witnessed Wade’s shot.
July 25 — Woodland Mills Commercial Bank won the tournament championship of the Obion County Little League. The team had finished second in the circuit’s regular season standings. Team members were Ian Davis, Chase Clanton, Ben Noles, Evan Pitts, Justin Owens, Shawn Walton, Bryant Cruce, Josh Buffington, Matt Culver, Ricky Parnall and Shane Walton. Randy Walton was the team’s manager, while Chris Cummings and Donnie Noles served in coaching capacities.
5 Years Ago
July 26 — First State Bank was declared the champion team in Union City’s Kiwanis Softball League. Team members were Kayla Eason, Natasha Scales, Karnisha Blackwell, Taylor Hargrove, Angela Chesteen, LaWonda Beard, Corey Anne Youree, LaNitra Horton, Kim Collins, Paige Fisher and Sarah Bowman. Kenneth Hargrove and Larry Speed shared the coaching duties for the champions.
July 27 — Strike Zone Starz finishes as the regular season champions and postseason tournament runner-up in the 14-and-under division of the Obion County Softball League. Team members were Alex Rapp, Jerrie Carrington, Casey Russell, McCall Graves, Erin Donnell, Lauren Robertson, Kimberly Hassell, Amber Victory, Laykon Butler, Amanda Goodman, Alex Welch and Savannah London. Coaches were Wade Carrington, Joe Graves and Trent Robertson.
1 Year Ago
July 23 — Obion Central girls’ basketball standout Chassidy Fussell was named the most valuable player at the AAU National Championship Tournament. Fussell, who verbally committed to the University of Texas, averaged 20 points per game as her Memphis Elite team eventually claimed the junior national title.
July 27 — Terry Wiseman, Danny Hardin, Max Hardin, Bim Barker and Hollis Woody combined to shoot a 9-under- and claim a victory at Wynridge Green’s weekly men’s scramble.
Meanwhile, the team of Vann Kissell, Don Dills, Danny Arnold and David Kissell tied with the combination of Glen Hale, Eddie Thompson, Bruce Culver, Matt Russell and Robert Huffstutter for second place. Published in The Messenger 7.22.10

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