Remember When? John Maness, Tommy Elam keep Twister golfers in hunt

Remember When? John Maness, Tommy Elam keep Twister golfers in hunt
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
May 13 — The Union City golf team finished second in a three-way match with Westview and Dyersburg. The Twisters were three strokes off the pace set by Dyersburg, which totaled a 162. John Maness and Tommy Elam shared medalist honors for UC with 37s. Randy Kemp totaled a 45, while Scott Denaburg came to the clubhouse with a 46.
May 15 — Obion Central improved to 28-0 on the campaign and earned some hardware after its 7-3 besting of Munford in the District 13AA Tournament championship game. Tim James blasted a two-run homer for the Rebels. John Robert McCullough was the winning pitcher. Additionally, Paul Decker scored twice, while Richard Petty, Jeff Chappell, Mike Grady and Lynn Elam all accounted for one tally. Grady legged out a triple for Obion Central.
20 Years Ago
May 14 — Obion Central recognized its baseball team at the annual spring sports banquet. Robie Hall, Chad Wyatt, Stephen Little, Chuck Darnall, Nicky Dunny, Curtis Colbert, Hal Jenkins and Scott Crockett were honored with individual awards by head coach Tommy Victory. The Rebels were 17-8 during the campaign.
May 16 — Union City clinched a spot in the District 13AA Tournament title game and punched a ticket into the Region 7AA Tournament with its 7-3 triumph over Dyer County. Rodney Bonds was the winning pitcher in relief of Anthony Davis. Twister Weldon Doughton scored twice. Brian Sadler, Blake Caudle, Bonds, Darren Martinek and Marcus Lewis all scored one crossed the pay station once.
10 Years Ago
May 15 — Jake Underwood recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens in Troy. Underwood’s ace came on the 153-yard, 12th hole. He used a 9-iron on the shot. His father, Mike, witnessed the shot.
May 17 — South Fulton blanked Trenton 9-0 to claim the District 8A Tournament championship. Jennifer McDaniel struck out six en route to the mound triumph. McDaniel drove in a pair, as did Elizabeth Tate and Rachel Sanders. Ashley Owens also stood out for the Devilettes — winners of 13 straight — with three hits.
5 Years Ago
May 12 — The Obion Central softball team had its season ended thanks to a 2-1 defeat to Dyersburg. With the loss, the curtain came down on OC’s second-winningest campaign to date (18 victories). Kacee Eaves, who doubled twice, scored the lone Lady Rebel tally. Heather Grossner drove in said run. Erin Bing and Megan Haskins each had a single for Central. Audrey Gilliam was the losing pitcher.
May 16 — South Fulton gave just four hits, but was guilty of 10 errors during its 10-0 defeat to Huntingdon in the Region 7A Tournament semifinals. Meanwhile, the SF bats never got going as H’don hurler Brooke Thomas no-hit the locals. South Fulton only totaled two baserunners. Brittany Johnson walked in the third inning, while Kaci Beadles drew a free pass in the sixth. Brittany Cox was the losing pitcher.
1 Year Ago
May 17 — The Union City baseball team was on its way to the sectional portion of the postseason for the first time since 2003 after a 2-1 victory over Huntingdon in the Region 7A Tournament semifinals. Winning pitcher Rance Barnes spun a four-hitter for his third triumph of the postseason. Branson Sherwood doubled in the second inning and scored on Will Arnold’s sacrifice fly. The Twisters got what turned out to be the winning run in the fourth frame as Zack Cavness was plated by Barnes.
May 18 — In a game delayed 90 minutes due to rain and a change of venue, South Fulton run-ruled Union City 11-1 in the District 14A Tournament championship game. The game was originally slated to be played at Trenton. However, an afternoon thunderstorm left the Lady Tide’s Field too damp to be played on and the title contest was moved to UC on the fly. Chelsie Pitts drove in pair for the Devilettes, while Kacie Daugherty scored three runs. SF’s Kayla Davidson legged out a triple, scored once and had one ribbie. Haley McKinney was the winning pitcher. Katie Townes scored Union City’s lone run. Losing pitcher Karly Hollis doubled.

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