Remember When? No horror for OC against Gibson Co. on Friday the 13th

Remember When? No horror for OC against Gibson Co. on Friday the 13th
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. 10 — The Kendall team claimed runner-up honors in the Rives’ Lions Club Independent Basketball Tournament. Team members were Jerry Kendall, Mike Hatch, Richard Davidson, Chuck Barnes, Hayes Flippen, Jim Bradley, Jackie Flowers and Todd Kendall.
Feb. 14 — Obion Central swept Gibson County on Friday the 13th. The Lady Rebels were 62-52 victors, while their male counterparts prevailed by a 65-60 count. In the girls’ game, Dayna Johnson had 15 points, while Diane Jordan and Brenda Williams each had double-digit outings with 14 and 10, respectively. Jenna Ursery also finished a point shy of twin figures with nine for OC. Felicia Hogg added eight for the Lady Rebels. The Central boys had Jeff Clark with a team-high 26 points. Fred Lindsey offered a double-double for Obion Central with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
20 Years Ago
Feb. 12 — The Lake Road girls and Hillcrest boys both claimed second place at the Lake County Invitational. Both local teams fell to the host squad in the championship round. The Lady Generals lost 38-35, while the Cougars were defeated 61-43. Kelly Ray led the way for the Lake Road girls with 16 points. Todd Chappell and Jay Warren both had nine markers for the Hillcrest boys’ team.
10 Years Ago
Feb. 14 — South Fulton fell to Dresden 49-47 in the District 15A Tournament semifinals. Lora Bryant had 13 for the Devilettes, while Elizabeth Tate offered 10 and Kasie McClanahan pitched in seven. Though defeated in the first game of its postseason run, SF was assured at least a regional berth in the four-team league.
Feb. 14 — The Obion Central freshman girls and Union City frosh boys earned first place at the Junior Division District Tournament in Dyersburg. OC team members were Lindsey McBride, Kirsten Hayes, Ashleigh Short, Tabitha Covington, Kristin Roberson, Sara Roach, Merrany Norrid, Whitney Buchanan, Bobbi Lee Hall, Stacy Eason, Jessica Wright, Tara Robison, Brittany Eaves and Shea Pendergast. Emmylou Covington and Ashlie Mosley both served as managers for the team. The Union City squad consisted of Rick Elam, Josh Freeman, Shane Cross, Patrick Pettigrew, Ramone Kerney, Marcus Jones, Anthony Marshall, Ray Smith, Kenneth Fouse, Henry Island, Dean Wilkens and Sam Caldwell.
5 Years Ago
Feb. 14 — Union City routed Bradford 107-58 in the quarterfinals of the District 14A Tournament. Marquis Weddle had a team-best 26 points for the Twisters, while MJ Brown finished with 17. Jeremy Simpson also reached twin figures with 14 markers as did Ryne Simpson, who offered 13.
Feb. 15 — Hillcrest capped a 25-0 season with its 35-31 triumph over Mt. Pisgah in the championship game of the TMSAA West Sectional. Tourney MVP Aubrey Reedy had 19 points for the Lady Cougars in the title game. Additionally, Chassidy Fussell and Olivia Grady were both named to the event’s All-Tournament team. The contest was tied at 31-all with a minute remaining. Reedy dropped in a lay-up in the final minute to put H’crest ahead for good. She also bottomed a free throw as did Laykon Butler in the final minute of the contest.
1 Year Ago
Feb. 15 — In a season of firsts, the Union City Middle School girls had to settle for second place at the TMSAA West Sectional. The Lady Twisters, who won their first-ever Area 4 championship earlier in the year, lost to Lake County in overtime by a 44-41 margin in the event’s finale and the game for the most prestigious title available by a middle school team. Jackie Hudson had a team-best 15 points for UC, while Amber Fair also hit in double digits with 10. The Lady Tornadoes finished up with a 19-2 worksheet.
Feb. 17 — The Union City boys never gave South Fulton a chance in the quarterfinals of the District 14A Tournament. The Twisters outscored SF 39-11 in the first two quarters en route to a 73-44 triumph and at the very least a berth in the Region 7A Tournament. Kendhal Warren offered 14 for UC, while Antonio Cox added a dozen and Josh Battee had nine. South Fulton had Jonathan Avent with 17 points, while Khiry Lewis offered eight.

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