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Remember When? —After a year away, Marty Sisco back on Kenton bench

Remember When? —After a year away, Marty Sisco back on Kenton bench
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 10 — Marty Sisco ended his one-year sabbatical from basketball by agreeing to take over the Kenton High School boys’ program again. The colorful 36-year-old coach had ended an 11-year tenure at the school during which he directed Warrior teams to 220 victories the year before when he got out of the coaching/school business to enter private business at the Rutherford Implement Co. Sisco was to replace Phil Meeks, whose contract was not renewed.
June 12 — Kevin Treadwell smacked a triple and a double and teammates Jason Cammeron and Dwayne Wilkins had two hits apiece as First Federal beat Tayloe-Simmons 12-4 in Union City Little League action. Anthony Kemp was the beneficiary and the winning pitcher. In Game 2 of the circuit’s twinbill, Tyrone Eskew homered, tripled and singled in support of winning pitcher Larry Parrish in IGA’s 11-8 triumph over Sterling. Shane Casey smacked a home run and Kevin James had two hits for Sterling.
20 Years Ago
June 8 — UT Martin officially gained admittance in the Ohio Valley Conference, ending a 10-year quest and organized push into the Division I college ranks. The Pacers became the ninth member of the league when they fulfilled the final stipulation of OVC officials — averaging more than 2,000 for all of the men’s home basketball games. UTM met that demand with ease, averaging over 3,000 fans in those contests. Chancellor Margaret Perry, Men’s Athletic Director Don McLeary and Women’s AD Bettye Giles spearheaded the final leg of the journey.
June 12 — Ricky Mangold, Tim Bunch and Dana Serguson had two hits apiece as Southern Machinery blasted K&D Pharmacy 29-3 in local co-ed softball league play. Winning pitcher Don Bailey and Skipper Lee each had a pair of base knocks as Mt. Ararat edged Excel 14-12. In the final game of three, Chad Garrigan, Brian Mann and Christi Huff all were good for three hits in Horner’s 9-6 victory over Mt. Zion.
10 Years Ago
June 7 — NASCAR veteran Rusty Wallace visited Union City as part of a Goodyear promotional tour. Wallace, racing’s 1989 Winston Cup champion and the circuit’s Rookie of the Year five years earlier, toured the local tire-making plant and held an autograph session at Kiwanis Park to the delight of several hundred local auto racing fans.
June 12 — Recently-graduated South Fulton High School prep basketball star Trey Pearson officially qualified academically to play his freshman season at Ole Miss. The three-time all-state Red Devil who led SF to the Class 1A championship as a sophomore, made the necessary score on his ACT to ensure he would be able to play for Ole Miss in his initial college campaign. The most-decorated athlete in SFHS history, Pearson scored 2,485 points and averaged 29.5 ppg, 9.9 rebounds, 5.6 steals and 5 assists his senior season when he was named Mr. Basketball.
5 Years Ago
June 11 — Obion County Central assistant football coaches Paul Decker and Richard Gamblin were set to join Darren Bowling in his new head coaching job at Dyersburg. Decker, an OCCHS graduate, and Gamblin were both four-year aides to Bowling for the Rebels after being holdovers from Chris Hill’s Central staff when Bowling took the Troy job in 2003. New Obion Central head coach Jason Driggers had not included either Decker or Gamblin on his staff. Decker was to join his wife, Kim — a former OC girls’ head basketball coach and star player at the school — at Dyersburg.
June 11 — The McLeary golfing clan was part of the winner’s circle at mixed scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy. Vicki McLeary teamed with Pete Haywood to win the championship flight of the event, while Mikki McLeary and her father Jerry placed second behind Vicki — the mother of Mikki and wife of Jerry.
1 Year Ago
June 7 — The lure of playing close to home enticed former Union City High School baseball standout Colton Speed to sign with Murray State. Speed, a three-sport standout during his prep playing days at UCHS where he was a Class 1A Mr. Football finalist, had spent two seasons at State College of Florida, where he helped the Manatees to the junior college world series as a freshman. He batted .333 as a sophomore with 39 RBIs.
June 10 — Promising Union City Middle School football player Jacob Hyde was picked to play in the Future Stars All-Star Game at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City. Middle school standouts from Tennessee were to play those from Kentucky in the game. Hyde was the Jr. Tornadoes’ top running back and linebacker as a seventh-grader and helped UCMS to the West Tennessee Athletic Conference championship game and a spot in the TMSAA sectionals. Published in The Messenger 6.7.12

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