JOCKEYING FOR POSITION
JOCKEYING FOR POSITION — The Union City Fire Department’s Lt. David Stone (foreground left) of Martin and firefighter Wade Adams of Cayce, Ky., tried to get around the buoy in The Whaley II during the annual Cardboard Regatta races Saturday at Discovery Park of America before two Martin teams — Team Ferrell (background left) and Martin Middle School. The UCFD won one of the two first-place awards. They were joined by father-daughter duo Brian and Emilee Ferrell, who raced in their Disney “Tangled”-themed boat. Nathan Parker (background right) and Pike Hatchett, both of Martin, raced in the USS Charger and captured one of the two second-place wins. Others placing were (not pictured) second place, Emily Woodward of Rives and Olivia Cunningham of Union City for Lowe’s; and two third-place finishers, Troop 55 Trail Life members Cooper Waggoner and Lucas Riley with David Libby Jr., all of Union City, in the TN 55 boat, and the Udderly Fast Oarsmen nephew-uncle team of Cooper Horner of South Fulton and Troy Porter of Orlando, Fla., in UFO’s Moooove Over, We’re Going Pasture Boat! Special awards included the Titanic Award for the most spectacular sinking to Troop 55 Trail Life members Curry Sullivan of Union City and Liam Titus of Water Valley, Ky., with Hunter Stephens of Kenton, in The Box; Team Spirit to Shark Bait, made up of Kason Medley of Union City and Ansley Horner of South Fulton; President’s Award to Phineas and Ferb team Scarlett and Ben Russell of Rutherford in their boat Perry the Paddlepus; and the Van Gogh award for the most creative boat to The Breakfast Babes mother-daughter team of Heather and Ansley Horner of South Fulton for their Skillet’s Going to Kill It boat.