Remember When? Tornadoes state-bound as Cuvelier owns Chester Co.

Remember When? Tornadoes state-bound as Cuvelier owns Chester Co.
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 19 — Memphis White Station blanked Obion Central 2-0 in the state tournament to end the Rebels’ season at a mark of 29-1. John Robert McCullough was the losing pitcher. The Rebels’ best scoring opportunity came with two outs in the first inning. Paul Decker doubled with two outs in that frame and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Richard Petty then walked and stole second, but the next batter struck out to retire the side. The game was the final in an OC baseball jersey for Jeff Chappell, Lynn Elam, Jimmy Dean and Brian Reynolds.
May 22 — UT Martin hired Anne Strusz of Tampa, Fla., to be its next women’s basketball coach. Strusz became the Lady Pacers’ coach after a prolonged negotiation period with Marvin Williams fell through. Williams reportedly turned down an offer that would have made him the highest paid college women’s basketball coach in the state of Tennessee. Strusz came to UTM after serving as the skipper at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. She also served as a graduate assistant at George Williams.
20 Years Ago
May 20 — Former Union City High School mult-sport standout Wright Jernigan picked up points for Tennessee as the Volunteer men’s track team won the SEC Outdoor track championship. Jernigan, a state champion in shot put and discus at UCHS, was fourth in the hammer throw with a best toss of 163 feet, six inches.
May 22 — Union City defeated Chester County 5-2 in the Region 7AA championship game to clinch a berth in the state baseball tournament. Winning pitcher Jim Cuvelier held CC in check for the first six innings, allowing zero hits and striking out seven during that span. Rod Bonds came on in the second to close out the contest. Blake Caudle scored three times for the Twisters and had two hits, while David James doubled and crossed the pay station once. Darren Martinek also had an RBI single for UC and Bonds scored once.
10 Years Ago
May 21 — South Fulton edged Jackson Christian School 2-1 to win at the substate level and advance to the Class A State Tournament for the third straight season. Devilette hurler Jennifer McDaniel gained the triumph, despite pitching with a severely sprained ankle. McDaniel struck out six and walked just two, while limiting JCS to four hits. Sarah Hill and Ashley Owens each drove in a run for SF. Owens and Sarah Smith each scored once.
May 23 — Obion Central honored both its baseball and softball standouts at the annual spring sports banquet. Those receiving individual honors in softball were Hope Roberts, LeAnn Cheatham, Jentrie Seals, Ashley Roach, Jessica Spicer and Lynette Staggs. Rebel baseball players taking home individual hardware were Jon Kincade, Zach Roberts, Walter Greer, Kyle McBride, Clint Workman, Ben Cope, Brent Nicholson, Bret Taylor and Justin Whipple.
5 Years Ago
May 22 — The South Fulton High School baseball team honored its standouts at the annual spring sports banquet. Those receiving individual honors were Brett Parham, Jonathan Oliver, Jaron Baker, Cory White and Chad Hollingsworth. SF finished the 2006 season with an 11-8 record.
May 25 — Obion Central honored its tennis standouts with a banquet. On the girls’ side, Shannon Trout, Jessica Crackel, Autumn Victory, Kelsey Sigman, Michelle Cherry, Kristen May, Morgan Craddock and Brooke Shute all earned individual accolades after a 7-4 team campaign. Rebel boys’ players receiving solo honors were Jamie Hall, Trevor Smith, Jordan Parnell, Spencer Minyard, Steven Castellaw and Lukas Hawley.
1 Year Ago
May 21 — Rookie Union City High School softball skipper Cristina Grimm gave out awards to individual team members at the school’s annual spring sports banquet. Those receiving individual accolades on the UC team were Angela Chesteen, Olivia Arnold, Aranda Tate, Allison Bruff, Hannah Jackson, Paige Fisher, Katie Townes, Ashley Thetford, Karly Hollis and Katie Hawks.
May 24 — Marina Barclay smacked a single in the top of the eighth inning to lift South Fulton to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Riverside in a Class A sectional softball game. With the triumph, the Devilettes punched their ticket to the single-A state tournament. Barclay’s single plated Jennifer Allen, who had come on to run for catcher Paxton Sisson. Sisson reached on an error. Winning pitcher Haley McKinney got out of several jams as she stranded 10 Lady Panther baserunners — eight in scoring position.  Macy Maxwell also scored one run and drove one in, while Barclay also came across the pay station once for SF.

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