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Remember when? Former SF player Cory White drafted by Cleveland Indians

Remember when? Former SF player Cory White drafted by Cleveland Indians

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.
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 6 — Stan Haskins twirled a no-hitter and helped his own cause with a double in Coke’s 9-0 shutout of Commerce Union Bank in Obion County Babe Ruth League play. Kirk Snead had a two-base hit in support of winning pitcher Tim King in Storey’s 7-5 triumph over Hanafee. Keith Kendall doubled, singled and got the mound decision in Bank of Troy’s 6-3 victory over Kincaid in the county league.
June 10 — Winning pitcher Kent Hunter homered and doubled and Jai Johnson went 2-for-3 to help lead Wendy’s to a 19-5 romp over Goodyear to highlight Union City Babe Ruth Leaguue baseball action. Dwayne Wilkins had three hits — including a home run — for the Tiremen, while Bill Harrison went 3-for-3 for Goodyear. Joey Faulkner was perfect in four at-bats and Vince Gray went 3-for-4 to lead Union City Towel to a 13-8 win over Gibson’s Pharmacy. Bryan McDaniel collected a pair of hits for the Gibson’s Pharmacy squad.
20 Years Ago
June 7 — Sterling Kinkead’s 18-and-under entry in the Kiwanis Klassic walked away with first-place honors in the event. Members of the team were Cortney Neeley, Robin Ping, Dawn Daughten, Karen Dick, Mindy Lee, Lisa Baker, Gina Gunnels, Danielle Presson, Hope Kizer, Johnna Porter, Christy Powell and Pam Jerden. Benny Ping and Terry Porter were the team’s coaches.
June 11 — Marcus Lewis and Randy Barnes were preparing to team up one final time in the 10th annual Tennessee-Kentucky High School All-Star Football Game. Lewis, who’d led Union City to its first-ever playoff victory and a 21-3 record as the Tornadoes’ starting quarterback, was scheduled to make his final prep appearance before heading to Vanderbilt. It was the second such coaching experience for Barnes, who was set to serve as the linebacker coach for Tennessee’s Joe Gaddis.
10 Years Ago
June 6 — Standouts from the Union City Middle School basketball programs were recognized at the year-end awards day. Among those receiving accolades for the Lady Tornadoes were Kim Cotton, Sada Jones, Debrisha Robinson, Brittany Taylor, Hannah Adams and Allison McCullough. The Twister boys’ team had Leondre Bass, Rodney Davis, Demetrius Bracey, Justin Steward and Marquas Evans as award winners.
June 11 — David Barker was named the new softball coach at Union City High School. The 24-year-old Dresden native and graduate had been at UCHS just one year where he’d served as a football assistant and aide to head baseball coach Tim Evans. He replaced Alicia Justice, who went 13-38 in two seasons, but was relocating to Middle Tennessee with her husband. The Lady Tornado program had previously had just two winning seasons in 10 years.
5 Years Ago
June 8 — South Fulton High School graduate Cory White was picked in the 44th round of major league baseball’s amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians. White, who possessed a fastball in the low-90s, had pitched for two seasons at Rend Lake Community College. He said if he and the Tribe could not agree to contract terms, he would pitch at the University of Indianapolis. White was pitching for the second summer on a weekend basis for the Fulton Railroaders of the collegiate wood bat Kitty League.
June 11 — Just five hours after getting a call from team officials, Nate Coleman made his Union City Greyhounds’ debut and drove in three runs while scoring two more in a 13-3 rout of the Fulton Railroaders. Coleman, who was a standout in football, basketball and baseball while in high school at Union City, had just completed his freshman year at Itawamba (Miss.) Community College, where he was continuing his baseball career.
1 Year Ago
June 6 — Angie Searcy was named the first coach of the Union City High School volleyball team that was scheduled to debut in the fall. Searcy, a 1995 UCHS graduate and kindergarten teacher, was to make her first venture into the athletic coaching field. Volleyball and boys’ soccer were new sports to be added to the athletic curriculum at the high school at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.
June 8 — South Fulton High School softball standouts Haley McKinney, Macy Maxwell and Marina Barclay and Union City’s Kaitlyn Wheeles played for the final time on the prep level in the West Tennessee High School All Star Game in Jackson. McKinney, a repeat all-stater, three innings while Maxwell had a hit and scored a run. Barclay scored twice, while Wheeles — who signed with Austin Peay — drove in one run and scored another.

Published in The Messenger 6.6.13

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