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Remember When? Devilette Amy Malray nearly outscores FC on her own in rout

Remember When? Devilette Amy Malray nearly outscores FC on her own in rout
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
Dec. 23 — The winners from The Messenger/Obion County Basketball Tournament’s “Hot Shot” contest were made known. Among eighth-graders, Tammy Burress of Kenton, Lori Smith of Hornbeak, Wade Glover of South Fulton and Jeff Chandler of Kenton were the victors. The seventh-graders that claimed top honors were Tammy Skinner of Kenton, Amy Wroten of South Fulton, Kevin Coby of Union City and Chad Hunt of Kenton. In the sixth-grade ranks, Lori Warren and Bryan Cranford claimed high honors.
Dec. 23 — Troy defeated Obion 45-26, while Trimble beat Troy 35-26 in the championship round of the Obion Booster Club Tournament. On the girls’ side, Lisa Thompson had a game-high 16 points for the victorious Lady Trojans, while Jesse Whitesides and Kim Strong offered 12 and 10, respectively. The Lady Indians had Penny Southerland as its leading lady with eight points. In the boys’ title tilt, Brad Kinsey and Perry Permenter totaled 10 points each for Trimble, while Troy’s Aaron Ray had a game-high 12 markers.
20 Years Ago
Dec. 28 — Denver Whitby poured in 31 points and Obion Central forced 24 turnovers during a 68-56 victory over Chicago’s Brother Rice in the first round of the 27th annual Carbondale Holiday Tournament. Rebels Shannon Huff and Shane Depriest also hit in double digits with 13 and 10 markers, respectively.
Dec. 28 — South Fulton’s girls routed Fulton City 58-19 in the opening round of the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament. Amy Malray was the lone Devilette in twin figures with 18 points — just a point shy of equaling FC’s total on her own. Lady Bulldog Angie Williamson accounted for nearly one-third of her team’s points with six tallies. SF was ahead 27-7 at intermission.
10 Years Ago
Dec. 27 — Union City’s got nothing but a tough way to go in its trip to the Dyer County Christmas Classic. The Lady Twisters were downed 54-49 by Halls on Day 1 action at DC. Union City also fell on the second day by a 66-34 margin to perennial state championship contender Gleason. In the defeat to Halls, Tamisha Slayton totaled 18 markers, while Ashley Patterson contributed 10. Against the Lady Bulldogs, Slayton had 15 and Patterson added 10.
5 Years Ago
Dec. 26 — The Union City boys had their six-game winning streak snapped at Forrest City. The locals were downed 72-65 by Arkansas’ No. 3-ranked Class 5A team at the Poplar Bluff Shootout. Marquis Weddle poured in 33 points for the Twisters, while Xavier Robinson tallied 11 and MJ Brown added 10 during the defeat.
Dec. 28 — The Obion Central freshman girls’ basketball team won a tournament at Murray, defeating Carlisle County by a 47-25 count to earn the crown. Members of the team were Kacee Eaves, Jordan Jones, Emily Williams, Chelsea Hogg, Sara Tatum, Jessica Hart, Savannah Jones and Brittany Barnett. Mack Pirtle served as the team’s coach.
1 Year Ago
Dec. 23 — The Union City boys edged District 14A rival Lake County 67-65 to earn third place at the Graves County TimePiece Classic. Josh Battee propelled the Twisters with 16 points during the triumph. Also, Tyler Steward, who was named the game’s most valuable player, had 14 markers, while Russ Smith contributed 13 for Union City.
Dec. 24 — The Union City girls came up just short in their bid to defeat Christian County at the Lady Bomber Shootout. The Lady Twisters were defeated 45-44. Shenisha Huff poured in a season-high 27 points for UC, while Ashton Pirtle totaled six during the defeat.

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