Weekly Blast

Week of 6/4/18

Baseball Team wins Sectional

Written By Clinton Randall of Bluebag Media----RICHMOND, Ind. – Though it was a nail-biting finish, the Union City Indians baseball team held off the Rebels of Randolph Southern in extra-innings on Monday afternoon to take home the sectional championship trophy.

In an unseasonably hot Memorial Day showdown for the crown, the Indians came ready to make a statement in the first inning..scoring two runs in their first at bat. Defensively, UC were fired up after shutting down the Rebels in the bottom of the first to hold on to a 2-0 lead.

Randolph Southern took advantage of some UC mistakes to steal a 3-2 lead going into the fourth inning. Union City answered back with a pair of two-run innings in the fifth and sixth to hold a 6-3 advantage and just three outs away from victory.

The Rebels were not going down without a fight…evening up the contest at 6-6 and sending the game into extra-innings.

“They were able to take advantage of a few of our mistakes and keep it close until the end,” said UC head coach Bill Bradbury. “They never gave up.”

Union City was able to regain the lead in the top of the eighth and claim the championship by a final score of 8-6. The win marked the first since 2012 and only Union City’s second sectional baseball title in school history.

“In the past we tended to kinda give up when things looked bad, but not anymore,” the coach noted. “So proud of how we handled ourselves after some mistakes and were able to regain our composure and win. Now its time to see just how far we can go!”

Indians won the first game at the Carroll Regional on Saturday 2-1 over Covington and then lost to a very good Daleville team in the Championship game that evening.

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Team of the Spring Season Named


The Union City boys' track team completed one of the top season's in Union City history. The team had 3 first place finishes and 3 second place finishes in regular meets. In addition we finished 2nd in the Greenville Invitational, 2nd in County meet, and 3rd in the TEC meet only 1 point out of 2nd. In the post season, We had 6 athletes qualify from sectionals to Regionals in 6 different events highlighted by a Sectional championship in the 4 x 100 relay by Cameron Vincent, Mason Good, Allen Gonzalez, Rawlin Mills and a Sectional Champioinship by Trevor Thompson in the 800m run. The team finished 5th in the Sectional meet behind Yorktown, Delta, Muncie Central, and Muncie Burris. In total 10 guys qualified for regionals as a participant or alternate on a relay team. This team rewrote the record book at Union City setting 6 new school records. Those records are now held by 5 different guys:

All Times are FAT

100m Cameron Vincent 10.99

200m Cameron Vincent 22.84

High Jump Trevor Thompson 6'6.5"

Triple Jump Trevor Thompson 43'4"

4 x 100 Relay Vincent, Mason Good, Allen Gonzalez, Rawlin Mills 44.98

4 x 200 Relay Vincent, Good, Gonzalez, Mills 1:36.07

By qualifying 6 athletes in 6 different events for Regionals, Union City equaled the number of events qualified for Regionals by all other Randolph County schools combined.

Union City Tri-Athletes for 2017-2018

Forty-Three athletes received a one of a kind t-shirt Thursday at the annual awards banquet. By participating in a sport in all three seasons this past school year they received this special designed t-shirt and the Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors will also receive a free season athletic pass for next year. These athletes are our most dedicated athletes that Union City has to offer and we thank them for being great athletes along with being committed to Union City sports teams. Here are the forty-three athletes that were honored. Zach Bradbury, Emily Cline, Kahlee Dowler, Max harris, Ellie Kerns, Gabe Loesch, Cassie Martin, Christian Mills, Rawlin Mills, Trevor Spence, Trevor Thompson, Zach Adkins, Success Brodie, Josh Crawford, Mason Good, Reagan Hoggatt, Maverick Luster, Akili Roberts, Sophia Spence, Gavin Teeter, Alex Vazquez, Aliya Zimmers, Payne Abel, John Carpenter, Ashley Cline, Isabella Fuller, Jayden Hindsley, Mya Maloy, Tanner Spence, Nic Wells, Braxten Wright, Morgan Wymer, Ryan Armantrout, Seve Benavidez, Savannah Brewer, Hunter Clay, Brock Kniesly, Collin Perry, Hunter Reagan, Erik Terriquez, Jeffery Thornton, Michael Vore and Chole Wyatt.

Female and Male Athletes of the Year

To be eligible for this award an athlete must have lettered in all three seasons of their senior year. This award is voted on by the Senior class.

Female Athlete of the Year

Ellie Kerns

Ellie ran Cross Country in the fall, played Basketball in the winter and played Softball in the spring of her Senior year.

Male Athlete of the Year

Rawlin Mills

Rawlin played Football in the fall, Wrestled in the winter and ran Track in the spring of his Senior year.