Remember When? Rauchle, Dearmitt share star billing in Ken-Tenn league

Remember When? Rauchle, Dearmitt share star billing in Ken-Tenn league
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
June 3 — Mike Rauchle was 2-for-3 with a three-run home run during Seven-Up’s 10-2 besting of Samburg in Ken-Tenn Softball League action. Gene Dearmitt was the winning pitcher, while Mark Graham also finished 2-for-3 for the victors. S’burg’s Gerald Reed absorbed the mound defeat. He doubled. Mike Hayes blasted a home run for Samburg, while David Reed also smacked a two-bagger.
June 4 — David Wilson of Paris took home a total of $150 for his overall win at a demolition derby held at the Obion County Fairgrounds. Wilson won $100 in the feature race and $50 in a heat triumph. Stacey Bruff was the winner of the other heat. He also gained $50 for his efforts.
20 Years Ago
June 4 — Tommy Victory resigned his position as the Obion Central baseball coach after nine years at the helm. The 36-year-old father of two (Autumn, 20 months old and Amber, five months old) was reportedly being considered for the assistant principal job at Ridgemont. Victory compiled a 142-106-2 record during his tenure as the Rebel skipper. All totaled, he had 13 years of service with the team — four as an assistant coach. Russ Davis had been named to take over the OC baseball job.
June 7 — Samburg edged Rives 5-4 in Obion County Minor League play. David Blakley and Josh Darnall each had one hit for the victors. Neil Stover was the winning pitcher. Rives’ Brian Reed absorbed the mound defeat, while John Worrell tripled during the defeat.
10 Years Ago
June 4 — Two holes-in-one were recorded at Wynridge Greens over the weekend. On Saturday, Zach Hill of Dyer aced the 87-yard seventh hole with a pitching wedge. Greg Hill witnessed the shot. Meanwhile, Chris Burpo of Union City recorded a hole-in-one on Sunday with an ace on the 158-yard 13th hole. Burpo used a 7-iron on the shot. Brian Mitch witnessed Burpo’s hole-in-one.
June 7 — The South Fulton softball team honored its standouts at the spring sports banquet. Those receiving individual honors were Ashley Owens, Elizabeth Tate, Jennifer McDaniel, Sarah Hill and Kasie McClanahan.
5 Years Ago
June 6 — Union City Middle School honored its basketball standouts with a banquet. Those earning individual accolades on the girls’ side were Allison Bruff, Lavonia Wetzel, Whitney Smith, Micah Warford and Paige Fisher. Boys gaining awards were Brent Barnett, Josh Nicks, Rance Barnes, K.J. Brooks and Tyler Steward.
June 8 — Atomic Ice — a softball team made up of young ladies from Obion, Weakley, Dyer and Lauderdale counties — finished second at the Henry County Classic Invitational. Team members were Kaitlyn Harrison, Kim Greer, Kayla Guthrie, Lauren Maness, Macy Allison, Brooklyn Simpson, Laura Bell, Shelly Simpson, Mary Kirk Mesimer, Randi Rogers, Brandi Goodman and Madison Mesimer. Steve Bell, Mike Guthrie and Bobby Allison served as coaches for the team.
1 Year Ago
June 3 — A UT Martin football player with a name suited for professional football was getting a chance in the National Football League. Recent UTM graduate Joe Gibbs was signed to a free agent contract by the St. Louis Rams. Gibbs was twice an All-Ohio Valley Conference team member while with the Skyhawks. He started 37 of 40 games during his career. Gibbs finished his UT Martin football career with 31 consecutive starts on the offensive line.
June 7 — Fulton City senior Jacquise Lockett finished seventh in both the high jump and the 100-meter dash at the KHSAA State Championship Track Meet. Lockett — also a football standout at the school who had signed with Kentucky State — cleared 6-foot-2 in the high jump. He ran the 100-meter sprint in 11.76 seconds.

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