Remember When? Andre Burns catches fire as LR caps perfect campaign

Remember When? Andre Burns catches fire as LR caps perfect campaign
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
Feb. 4 — The Union City Middle School girls’ team claimed third place at the Dyersburg Middle School Invitational Tournament after its 21-20 edging of Lake County. The Lady Twisters were down 20-17 with just under two minutes left when Stephanie Speed bottomed a basket to get the locals within a point. Then, UC’s Valerie Caldwell put in a deuce of her own with 15 ticks remaining to account for the winning bucket. Caldwell and Amy Jackson both had six points for Union City.
Feb. 6 — The Kenton boys defeated South Fulton 47-38 to win the Obion County School System Tournament. Jeff Chandler keyed the Warriors’ triumph with 19 points, while Neal White added 13 and Gary Banks offered eight for the victors. For the Red Devils, Greg Britton led the way with 13 points, while Tony Pirtle and Allen Dickerson contributed 10 and eight, respectively.
20 Years Ago
Feb. 4 — The Lake Road boys capped a perfect 15-0 season with a 43-36 triumph over South Fulton in the Obion County School System Tournament. Andre Burns poured in 26 points for the Generals, while Jarmone Hyde and Brian Howard each totaled six. The runner-up Red Devils had Jeremy McFarland with 16 points and Chad Taylor with 11 markers.
Feb. 8 — The Fulton City girls won for the second time during the 1990-91 season, besting St. Mary’s 50-44. Angie Williamson had the high point for the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points. Kim Davis and Melanie Rodehaver both hit in twin figures with 13 and 11 tallies, respectively.
10 Years Ago
Feb. 5 — The Union City High School boys reached the 20-win plateau for the first time in four seasons after their 56-41 besting of Crockett County. Robert Robinson had a career-high 22 points for the Twisters, who won for the ninth straight outing. Meanwhile, Drew Cross, Jeremy McCadney and Scottie Hayes each offered 10 tallies to UC’s cause.
Feb. 7 — Union City High School football standout Lucas Ingram signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career at UT Martin. Ingram rushed for 983 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior to help the Twisters to the Class 2A BlueCross Bowl. Ingram had ran for over 1,200 yards as a sophomore, but was suspended from the team for his junior year.
5 Years Ago
Feb. 3 — The Hillcrest girls claimed the Area Tournament championship, besting Martin 45-23. Chassidy Fussell led the way for the 21-0 Lady Cougars with 16 points. Mariah Adkins and Laykon Butler both had 10 markers for the victorious H’crest squad. The Lady Cougars led 20-7 at halftime.
Feb. 7 — Marquis Weddle became the scoring king at Union City High School. The standout guard passed Stanley Caldwell on the school’s all-time list with the final of his 25 first-half points in the Twisters’ 95-26 rout of South Fulton. Weddle watched from the bench for all of the second half as UC had the contest well in hand. Ryne Simpson joined Weddle in twin figures with 13 points, while Andre Coby added 10. SF’s Terrico Hunt scored over half of his team’s points (14).
1 Year Ago
Feb. 5 — The South Fulton boys knocked off two-time defending champion Paris Inman via a 49-45 margin to claim the Area 5 Tournament title. Kyle Watkins topped the SF scorebook with 14 points, while KeShawn McManus added 10. Harrison Hawks came up a tally shy of twin figures with nine points. In the Area 5 girls’ finale, Martin — skippered by Obion Central product and former Hillcrest assistant Bethany Palmer — bested Black Oak 54-21. Dianna Flippen had seven points for the Lady Eagles. Both teams advanced to the West Sectional
Feb. 8 — The Union City boys clinched the District 14A regular-season championship with a 67-35 besting of Halls. Rakim Gaston had high-point honors for the Twisters with 14 points, while Kendhal Warren offered nine. The UC girls also prevailed in the evening’s opener by a 55-22 count. Shenisha Huff’s 16-point effort was a high for Union City. Anna Moore also hit in twin figures with 10 tallies.

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