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Remember When? Rebels Worley, Eaves, Farrar combine for twin no-nos

Remember When? Rebels Worley, Eaves, Farrar combine for twin no-nos
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
April 17 — Obion Central swept Gibson County in a doubleheader on the baseball diamond. In Game 1, the Rebels won 6-1. OC won the second game 7-5. Jeff Chappell was the winning pitcher in Game 1. In the second game, winning pitcher Rick Matheny singled to aid his mound cause. Matheny came on in relief of John McCullough.
April 20 — Austin Peay edged UT Martin 5-4 in college baseball action. Losing pitcher Terry Nuskey had his record evened at 3-3 with the defeat. Jim Puryear led the Pacers with a 2-for-3 outing. David Smith also singled for UTM.
20 Years Ago
April 18 — Obion Central spun twin no-hitters to sweep a doubleheader from Fulton County. The Rebels won Game 1 by an 11-1 count and blanked FC 14-0 in the second contest. Steve Worley and Dwayne Eaves combined for the no-no in the opener. Worley had two hits in that game as did Curtis Colbert. Eaves and Jay Farrar teamed to toss a no-hitter in the second game of the twinbill.
April 19 — Obion Central swept The Messenger/Obion County Prep Basketball Player of the Year awards. Lady Rebel Rhonda Harris was the girls’ winner, while Central’s Denver Whitby was named the boys’ player of the year. Both players collected all-district, region and honorable mention all-state awards, while helping their respective squads to the Class 3A State Tournament. The OC girls finished with 21-9 record. The Rebel boys were 34-3.
10 Years Ago
April 18 — Nick Frazier led South Fulton with a 3-for-4 outing at the plate as his team bettered Hickman County 9-4. Jeremy Tibbs, Michael Crockett and Wayne Kendall all totaled two hits for the Redmen. Winning pitcher Josh Pritchard struck out nine and walked none during his time on the mound.
April 20 — Union City Middle School finished its inaugural soccer season with a 4-4 record after its 4-2 victory over Milan. John Graham booted two goals for the upstart Twister team. Brooks Taylor and Kevin Shoemaker each kicked one score into the net for UCMS.
5 Years Ago
April 17 — The Union City girls’ tennis squad suffered its first defeat of the season — a 4-3 defeat to Trenton. With the defeat and the UC boys’ 7-0 win in the guys’ match, both local teams left the tennis courts with 6-1 records. In the ladies’ loss, Caroline Kirkland and Lindsay Smith each notched singles wins for the Lady Twisters. Also, Kirkland teamed with Sara Gilliam for a doubles victory. On the boys’ side, Daniel Evans, Ben Woods, Mack Moore, Brooks Taylor and Will Reagan all gained singles victories. Evans and Woods teamed for a doubles triumph as did Moore and Taylor.
April 18 — It took nine innings, but Obion Central defeated Union City 8-5 on the softball diamond. Kacee Eaves, Randi Kaye Walker and winning pitcher Audrey Gilliam all came through during the ninth with one RBI, while Erin Bing, Kacee Eaves, Lacy Eaves and Gilliam each scored a run during the extra frames. Gilliam struck out nine to claim the pitching victory. For Union City, Brooke Laws had three hits, while Marcetta Ross finished 2-for-4 with a run scored during the extra-inning defeat.
1 Year Ago
April 19 — Union City High School honored its standout basketball players. On the boys’ side, Kendhal Warren, K.J. Brooks, Rakim Gaston, Josh Battee, Russ Smith and Antonio Cox all received awards from skipper Shane Sisco. Meanwhile, first-year Lady Twister mentor Eddie Suiter handed out individual hardware to Micah Warford, Shenisha Huff, Whitney Smith, Kierra Davis and Anna Moore.
April 20 — Hannah Jackson drove in seven runs, while Katie Townes homered and drove in a total of four tallies as the Union City softball team routed Trenton 17-3. Winning pitcher Karly Hollis also homered. Hollis struck out seven on the hill. Also, Ashlyn Chism chased a trio in for the Lady Twisters.

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