|Remember When —Mike Rauchle is Poplar Meadows champion for 6th time |
|Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:00 pm |
|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
Aug. 13 — More than 125 golfers were set to compete in the annual Poplar Meadows Country Club Invitational Tournament. Weakley County’s Pat Nanney Jr. was the defending tourney champion and was expected to be in the hunt for another title along with local linksters John Maness, Scotty McCullar, Bedford Dunavant and Fulton’s Jasper Vowell. Dunavant, Mike Cox and Bruce Moss were the directors of the PMCC tournament.
20 Years Ago
Aug. 11 — Steve Willett won a savings bond as part of a shoot-out in a closest-to-the-pin contest sponsored by the Troy Jaycees. Other winners of prizes in the hole-in-one competition included Phillip Tidwell, Jesse McNeill, Keith Gilliam, James Stewart and Tommy Leggett.
Aug. 13 — The team of Bill Davis, Chuck McMillan, Brent Callicott, Mark O’Steen and David Hawks combined to shoot 8-under par and win the weekly scramble at Poplar Meadows Country Club. A group consisting of Eddie Carden, Scott Critchlow, Gordon Bruff and Dave Frankum was one shot behind the victors.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 14 — Mike Rauchle won his sixth Poplar Meadows Country Club Invitational Tournament championship. Rauchle shot a second-day 2-under par 70 to edge Mark Elam and his son, Grant, in the championship flight of the tournament. Only Bedford Dunavant with 10 titles and the late M.R. McNeil with eight have more PMCC championships than Rauchle.
Aug. 14 — Just a few days after whipping Dresden seven-touchdowns-to-one in a preseason football scrimmage, Obion Central continued to show signs of improvement by topping Crockett County 5-1. Corey Roberson and Tarez Bacon each scored twice for the Rebels against Dresden, while both Wes Moore and Kyle Ross tossed TD passes in OC’s showing vs. CC.
5 Years Ago
Aug. 13 — Obion Central topped Halls 192-205 in a prep golf match in Dyersburg. Ethan Rudd was the medalist for the Rebels with a 45. Cory Gibson and Clay Craddock both fired 48s, and Chase Wallace came in with a 51 for the county locals. Hannah Chappell shot a 56 and Katie Jones a 65 on the girls’ side.
Aug. 14 — A women’s 3.0 senior tennis entry won a state team championship in Hendersonville, Ky. Among those on the squad locally were Maggie Vaughn and Ann Cameron of Union City and Fulton’s Jean Fenwick. Raymond Sims of Murray was the group’s coach. The team was headed to Mobile, Ala., for the Southern Sectionals.
1 Year Ago
Aug. 10 — Union City rebounded from a poor performance in its first two scrimmages to outscore McKenzie 4-1 in preseason high school football. Quarterback Travis Rutland had three long completions that set up scores for the Tornadoes, with the junior signal-caller scoring twice on runs himself. Tymaine Strickland had a TD reception and snuffed out a McKenzie mark with a fumble recovery at the two-yard line. The Twisters had been beaten soundly by Perry County and Brighton in their first two scrimmages five nights earlier.
Aug. 12 — South Fulton softball standout Paxton Sisson signed scholarship papers to continue her playing career at Union University. An all-stater as a junior, Sisson hit .349 her senior season and threw out better than 70 percent of would-be base-stealers over her final two prep seasons. Sisson was a standout in the classroom as well, the valedictorian of the Class of 2011 at SFHS. Published in The Messenger 8.9.12