Looking Back … Westview softball team headed back to ‘Spring Fling’ state finals
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 pm
The Weakley County Press takes a look back at the top local sports stories from one, five, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
May 19, 1983 — Martin Little League got under way with the Argo-Collier Astros defeating Miller Sox 8-2. Phil Bynum got the win for the Astros with 12 strikeouts. He walked two and allowed six hits. Marvin West went 2-for-3 for the Astros, while both Jay Morrison and Jay Bucy picked up doubles. Todd Mathis took the loss for the Sox. He struck out 11 and walked seven.
May 26, 1983 — Thomas and Bryant Tansil of Greenfield recently won awards for fitness as Greenfield Junior High competed in the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Only students who score in 85 percentile or higher on all six tests received the Presidential Fitness Award. Only two out of 139 students scored high enough for the award, and they were the Tansils.
20 Years Ago
May 20, 1993 — Students from Dresden, Gleason and Palmersville were named to the All-District 13 A Team recently. Those making the team are shortstop Craig McAlister, catcher Shane Bone, right fielder Boyd Pierpoint and first baseman Jason Snider from Dresden. Those making it from Gleason are outfielder Bart Belew, shortstop Matt Montgomery and first baseman Jeremy Legens. Pitcher Tony Dean made the team from Palmersville.
May 25, 1993 — Gleason handed out several football and baseball awards recently at its sports banquet. Chad Ross, Mitchell Hopper, Noah Lampkins and Bryan Sanders were among those winning football awards. Willie Trevathan, Matt Montgomery and Jeremy Legens were some of the baseball award winners.
10 Years Ago
May 20, 2003 — Westview’s soccer team will have to hit the road for the sectionals after losing to Haywood County 3-1 in the Region 7A-AA Toournament championship game. The Chargers will now have to face Memphis Ridgeway, the two-time defending state champion on the road. Nathan McBeth fed a pass to Temie Guerrero for the Chargers only goal with 14 minutes to play.
May 22, 2003 — Dresden High School had several athletes win awards at its annual all-sports banquet recently. Kate Moss and Paige Hughes were a couple of the winners in girls’ basketball, while Eddie Miller and Charles Darden were some of the boys’ basketball winners. Katie Kelly and Kelly Filtz won in softball, while Wyman Price and Justin Baker won in baseball. Bruce Slusser, Adrian Breeden and Chuck Bailey were some of the gridiron winners.
5 Years Ago
May 20, 2008 — Westview will be making the Spring Fling trip for the second year in a row after beating Memphis G.W. Carver 15-0 in the Class AA softball sectionals. Lady Charger sophomore pitcher Shanna Chappell was perfect in the circle. She struck out all nine batters she faced in the three-inning game. Ashley Bynum had a two-run single in the first inning, and senior Emily Belote cleared the bases with a double in the second. Jessica Forsythe scored the game ending run in the third.
May 22, 2008 — Greenfield honored several athletes at its annual spring sports banquet recently. Hailey Rayne, Emily Randolph, Brantley Wiley and Jasmine Allen were the softball award winners. Natalie Medling and Summer Hoke a few of the tennis award winners, while Dalton Potts, Cody Ricketts and Colin Medling were some of the award winners in baseball.
1 Year Ago
May 24, 2012 — Thomas Fowler of Gleason signed a grant-in-aid to play baseball for Bethel University. The recent Gleason graduate batted .500 with 25 RBIs, scored 40 runs, stole 20 bases and hit two home runs in 2012. He posted a 4-3 record on the mound with 51 strikeouts and 25 walks.
May 29, 2012 — One current Martin native and one former Martin native showed they know a thng or two about crappie fishing recently. Trent Jones of Martin and Justin Bell, formerly of Martin, took home first place in the Tennessee Crappie Masters State Championship at Kentucky Lake. The two crappie kings earned trophies, a $4,000 prize and qualified for the Crappie Masters National Championship.
Published in The WCP 5.23.13