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Remember When? Timmy White is golden as Kenton claims Lions Club trophy

Remember When? Timmy White is golden as Kenton claims Lions Club trophy
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. 31 — Kenton edged South Fulton 64-61 to claim the Class A championship at the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament. Tournament MVP Timmy White poured in 27 points for the victorious Warriors, while All-Tournament team member Anthony Cannon added 17 for Kenton. South Fulton had Fred Pirtle, who was named to the event’s glitter unit, with a team-best 22. Fulton City’s Russell Patton was also on the single-A All-Tournament squad. Additionally, Union City’s Ronald Ward and Tony Brown both were named to the Class 2A All-Tournament team at the Martin event.
Dec. 31 — Westview protected its home court against the advances of the Obion Central girls. The Lady Chargers claimed the Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament girls’ title via a 54-46 triumph over the county locals. Lady Rebels Felicia Hogg and Diane Jordan — both members of the event’s All-Tournament team — offered 11 and seven points, respectively. Kenton’s Tina Smithson and Michelle Skinner were also designated as All-Tournament performers.
20 Years Ago
Dec. 31 — Union City brought back the bronze trophy from the Carbondale Holiday Tournament. The Twisters defeated West Frankfort (Ill.) by a 73-58 margin in the third-place contest. Stanley Caldwell topped the UC scoring summary with 20 points, while Ricky Roberson and Rodney Bonds offered 15 each. Kevin Treadwell scored 11 points for the Twisters, who had their 24-game winning streak snapped earlier at the Carbondale event.
Dec. 31 — Third time turned out to be the charm for the South Fulton boys. After being the runner-up the previous two years, the Red Devils won the top prize at the 26th annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament. SF bested Sharon 60-48 in the title tilt. Tournament MVP Anthony Hutch poured in 32 points for South Fulton. Fellow Red Devil All-Tournament team honoree Ronnie Brown had nine points in the championship contest. SF was ahead 13-4 after one quarter against the Eagles.
10 Years Ago
Jan. 3 — Obion Central swept Ripley on the high school basketball hardwood. The Lady Rebels prevailed 57-33, while their male counterparts coasted to an 84-64 triumph. In the girls’ victory, Sharia Hogg paced Central with 16 points, while Whittney Angel totaled 13 and LeeAnn Revell added a dozen. The Rebel boys’ team had five players finish in twin figures. Lucas DuRall topped that list with 17, while Travis Johnson added 16 and Dray Moultrie added 15. Also, Timmy Ware and Kyle McBride contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Jan. 5 — Ridgemont won both ends of a junior high twinbill with Hillcrest. The Mustangs won 33-21, while the R’mont ladies bragged of a 43-34 victory. In the boys’ game, Zach Buckland propelled Ridgemont with a game-high 20 points, while Tarez Bacon paced H’crest with 10. On the girls’ side, Kendra Boykin totaled a team-best nine tallies for the Lady Mustangs, while Julie Phillips offered seven for the victors. The Lady Cougars had Abby Reedy and Kelly Whitson — both with eight points.
5 Years Ago
Jan. 4 — South Fulton split with Lake County on the high school hardwood. The Devilettes won 58-52, while their male counterparts fell 78-38. In the girls’ victory, Cherissa Vinson had a team-best 24 for South Fulton, while Molly Ledbetter added 20 and Chelsea Cox contributed a dozen. The Red Devils had just one player — Corbin Hawks with 13 points — in double digits.
Jan. 5 — Former Obion Central football coach Chris Hill was on the move again. Hill resigned his post as the head football coach at his alma mater, Morrilton (Ark.), to become the skipper at Van Buren (Ark.). It was Hill’s eighth stop in 16 years as a coach. During his three years at Morrilton, Hill compiled a 19-16 worksheet.
1 Year Ago
Jan. 1 — Several locals were honored as All-Tournament performers at the 45th annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament. Obion Central’s Chassidy Fussell and Macy Wright were selected to the team along with Union City’s Micah Warford and South Fulton’s Ka-lon Martin on the girls’ side. SF’s Jonathan Avent and Central’s Tanner Noles were both on the boys’ glitter unit.
Jan. 5 — Josh Battee totaled 16 points, Peyton Mosley accounted for 14 and LaMarcus Allen added 13 as Union City more than doubled Bradford 84-40 in what was just the team’s second home game in 18 contests. In the opener, the Lady Twisters fell 52-42. Micah Warford was the UC girls’ leading lady with 17 points, while Shenisha Huff added 14 during the defeat.

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