Remember When? Father-son Caldwells among trap shooting champions

Remember When? Father-son Caldwells among trap shooting champions
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 30 — Obion Red claimed the championship of the Obion County Minor League. Team members were Brian Sanders, Casey Hood, Shane Anderson, Vince Thompson, Brian Brewer, Jeff Cranford, Alan Yarbrough, Russell Barker, Tracy Cole, Dennie Stough, Chris Miller, Don Bloxom, Ricky Hale and Allen Brown. Danny Brown was the manager, while David Woody served as a coach.
Aug. 1 — Winners were announced at the Sizzler Trap Shoot. Kerry Irvin, James Keefe, Robert Caldwell, Stan Abernathy, Jo Harding, David Keefe and Russell Caldwell all claimed honors from the event, which was sponsored by the Hillcrest Gun Club.
20 Years Ago
July 31 — Two UT Martin football players were named to the All-Gulf South Conference Preseason team. Defensive end Lanarido Perry and cornerback Ronnie Steele both made the league’s glitter unit. Perry totaled 68 tackles and three fumble recoveries as a junior, while Steele made 40 stops and an interception.
Aug. 1 — Miller Lite won the Men’s Modified Softball League East Division championship. Team members were Thomas Walker, Ricky Howard, Mike McDaniels, Terry Phelps, Raymond Jenkins, Kevin Hudspeth, Paul Jenkins, Mike May, Henry Thomas, David Hartsfield, William Eaves, Brian Durshal, Mike Hayden and Donald Baggett.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 2 — Tim Evans was introduced as the new Union City High School baseball coach. Evans was a member of three state tournament teams as a player at Dresden, including the 1988 Class A state championship squad. He had served as an assistant to Jimmy Fishel within the Twister program during the previous two seasons.
Aug. 2 — A pair of South Fulton softball standouts were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Class A All-State team. Senior pitcher Jennifer McDaniel compiled a 19-3 en route to the glitter unit. Meanwhile, sophomore outfielder Sarah Hill hit .420 and stole 34 bases en route to her All-State selection. Both players committed just one error during the 2000 campaign as SF advanced to the Class A state tournament.
5 Years Ago
Aug. 1 — Fulton City dual-sport standout Keith Burton signed to continue his athletic career at Three Rivers Community College. Burton, who was the Paducah Sun’s Purchase Player of the Year on the basketball court, averaged 24.2 points per game as a senior. He was also the quarterback on the Bulldog football team, accounting for 1,500 all-purpose yards.
Aug. 2 — The Obion Central Spirits softball team came home with second place after participating in the ASA Junior Olympic Tournament. Team members were Sheridan Bugg, Ali Adcock, Nicole Storey, Lynsey Burner, Peyton Daniel, Hannah Richards, Alex Wilson, Calli Johnson, Maci McDaniel, Kali Decker, Claudia Cheatham and Rachel Jones. Jock Johnson, Jeremy Bugg and Tony Jones served as coaches for the team.
1 Year Ago
July 29 — Recent Union City High School graduate Colton Speed signed on to continue his baseball career at State College of Florida. Speed lettered in football, basketball and baseball at UCHS. On the diamond, he compiled a .448 batting average for his career. As a senior, Speed was also a Class A Mr. Football finalist and the Hustle Award winner on the hardwood.
Aug. 4 — The Union City Greyhounds fell 1-0 to the Tradewater Pirates in the deciding Game 3 of the KIT League championship series. Losing pitcher Chad Boughner went the distance for UC, striking out 12 and allowing just three hits and two walks. Meanwhile, Justin Guidry — the league’s batting champion — had the Greyhounds’ lone hit. Guidry also was hit by a pitch.

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