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 16 — Bank of Troy won the Obion County Babe Ruth League regular season championship with a 13-5 win over Storey. The Bankers finished with a 13-2 record, one game ahead of Coke. Winning pitcher Keith Kendall helped himself with two singles, Kevin Darnell singled twice and doubled and Curtis Aaron had two hits for the champs. Losing pitcher David Isbell doubled for Storey.
June 16 — Jim Stone State Farm won the Kiwanis Softball Middle League with a 10-5 record. Team members include Faye Murphy, LaRhonda Atkins, Lisa Armstrong, Missy Maddox, Renee Amberg, Melanie Armstrong, Melanie Quinton, Dawn Easley, Lee Ann Glisson, Kelly Gray, Kristy Moss, Amy Mitchell, Missy Edgin, Jeanie Easley, Tammy Walker, Lana Hardin, Jenny Frazier and Cheri Babb.
20 Years Ago
June 14 — Bradley Robinson tossed a two-hitter as NationsBank defeated Wendy’s 15-2 in Union City Junior Babe Ruth League play. Robinson improved his record to 6-2. Aaron Ward was 2-for-3 with a double, and Richard Harris was 2-for-4 with a double.
June 15 — Bobby Williams is returning to Union City to join the high school football coaching staff. Williams served on the Golden Tornado staff five years before leaving for John Tucker’s staff at Milan in 1987. A Trenton Peabody graduate, he coached at his alma mater under Walter Kilzer and Glenn McCadams. Williams earned his bachelor’s and masters at UT Martin.
10 Years Ago
June 18 — Ken-Ten Xpress rallied from a 10-run deficit to claim its first American Legion win of the season with a 24-21 decision over the LaCenter Mudcats in front of over 200 fans at Lohaus Field in Fulton. Tyler Porter tagged an RBI double and then scored on Jason Hale’s hit to break a 21-all tie. Jacob McKinnis had a two-run homer, Zach Parham was 4-for-6 and Mike Reynolds was the winning pitcher. The Xpress trailed 16-6 at one point.
June 18 — Seth Prather and Ben Reese each pitched complete games as UC Baptist Memorial defeated Milan in Senior Babe Ruth play. Prather struck out seven in a 4-3 win in the first game, and then Reese fanned 10 and allowed only two hits in a 5-3 win to finish the doubleheader sweep. Logan Flood and Drew Bacon were both 2-for-2 in the opener, and then Flood singled, scored and drove in a run in the nightcap.
5 Years Ago
June 16 — His debut was delayed by two days, but Drew Hayes earned the pitching win in his first appearance for the Union City Greyhounds in Kitty League wood bat collegiate baseball action. Hayes went six innings, striking out six and allowing three hits as the ’Hounds topped Marion 13-5.Trey Horn was 4-for-5, and Justin Miller was 3-for-6 for UC.
June 19 — The team of Rodger Tanner, Greg Dunn, Bart White, David Johnson, Rick Smith and Ty Turner fired a 9-under to win the weekly Poplar Meadows scramble. Three other teams finsihed tied for second at 7-under.
1 Year Ago
June 13 — UT Martin junior softball player Leah Taylor has been named to the Easton Fastpitch All-America team. Taylor batted .385 with 61 runs, 77 hits, 10 triples and 37 stolen bases in leading the Skyhawks to a 39-22 record, an OVC Tournament championship and berth in the NCAA Regionals. She was also named the OVC’s Player of the Year and to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team with a 3.96 grade point average.
June 14 — UT Martin pitcher Alex Mills will forgo his senior season and sign with a Kansas City Royals. Mills was drafted by the Royals in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft recently. The 6-4 Clarksville native with a fastball clocked in the low 90s is expected to report to the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Pioneer League.
Published in The Messenger 6.13.13