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ON THIS DAY - April 10
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April 10, 1972 was a big day for Warren County track. The first Pioneer runners were pictured in the sports section – a 14-person squad which was guided by coach Bobby Cantrell. The team included Jerry Lusk, Kenneth Medlen, Rufus Gonder, Jim Lawrence, Danny Hillis, Mike Skipper, Keith Moore, Randy Hill, Mike Dykes, Denny Boles, Mike Martin, Mike Lynch, Duane Walker and John F. Brantley III.

Softball was a running theme on April 10 as well. In 2002, the Lady Pioneers were playing their first softball game on campus at Warren County High Schools. Then Director of Schools Dr. Jerry Hale threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Also on April 10, 1985, the Lady Pioneer softball team beat up on the Lady Bees 30-1 in three innings. Monica Lane also had good days on April 10, hitting a home run to spark a comeback in 2011 and pitching the Lady Pioneers to victory in 2013.

In other April 10 editions, the WCHS golf team posed for a picture (1978), bowlers earned a one-pin victory (1985), Pioneers prepped for a Lift-A-Thon (1992), Pioneer baseball downed Oakland (1996), WCMS soccer was stunned by Cookeville (1996), Pioneer baseball won in the Dr Pepper Classic (2005), the Pioneer baseball team took the district lead (2015) and the WCMS softball team continued its impressive season (2016).

Famous April 10 birthdays


1936 – John Madden, Super Bowl-winning NFL coach

1938 – Don Meredith, three-time Pro Bowl QB

1950 – Ken Griffey Sr., three-time MLB all-star

1962 – Steve Tasker, seven-time NFL pro bowler

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1970 – J.J. McCleskey, NFL safety and Vol star

1980 – Kasey Kahne, NASCAR driver

1986 – Corey Kluber, three-time MLB all-star

1994 – Nerlens Noel, NBA top-10 pick

National April 10 sports headlines (AP)


1934 — The Chicago Blackhawks edge the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 to win the Stanley Cup.

1949 — Sam Snead wins the Masters, beating Lloyd Mangrum and Johnny Bulla by three strokes.

1955 — Cary Middlecoff tops Ben Hogan by seven strokes to win the Masters.

1956 — The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup in five games.

1961 — South Africa's Gary Player becomes the first foreign player to win the Masters, edging Arnold Palmer and Charley Coe by one stroke.

1977 — Tom Watson pulls away in the final four holes to beat Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in the Masters.

1988 — Scotland's Sandy Lyle sinks a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-shot victory in the Masters, becoming the first British player to win the tournament.

1990 — Dave Taylor, Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato score three goals to power the Los Angeles Kings past the Calgary Flames 12-4. It is the first time in the NHL playoffs there are three hat tricks in one game.

1993 — Manon Rheaume, pro hockey's only female goaltender, allows six goals in her first International Hockey League start for the Atlanta Knights — an 8-6 loss to Cincinnati.

1994 — Jose Maria Olazabal captures the Masters by two strokes over Tom Lehman. It is the sixth time in seven years a non-American has won.

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1995 — Andre Agassi becomes the world's top-ranked tennis player, ending Pete Sampras' 101-week streak at No. 1.

1996 — Detroit becomes the second team in NHL history to win 60 regular-season games by defeating Winnipeg 5-2. The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens won 60 games.

1996 — Norm Duke sets a Professional Bowlers Association record with three consecutive 300s. Duke, who finished the first round with consecutive 300s, opens the second round with his third perfect game of the day.

2002 — San Jose becomes the second team in NHL history to improve its point total for six consecutive seasons, joining the Islanders (1973-79), by totaling 97 points following a 5-3 victory at Columbus.

2003 — Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere sets an NHL record for saves in a playoff debut with 63 in the Mighty Ducks' 2-1 triple-overtime win over Detroit.

2005 — Tiger Woods wins the Masters , turning back a surprising challenge from Chris DiMarco with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to capture his fourth green jacket.

2007 — Roger Goodell cracks down on the player misconduct that plagued his first seven months as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee's Adam "Pacman" Jones for the 2007 season and Cincinnati's Chris Henry for eight games.

2010 — The Boston Bruins clinch a playoff berth after scoring three short-handed goals in 64 seconds on the same penalty during a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. It's the first time an NHL team accomplishes the feat. Daniel Paille, Blake Wheeler and Steve Begin score the goals in the second period to make it 3-0.

2010 — Boston College wins the NCAA hockey championship for the second time in three years with a 5-0 victory against Wisconsin.

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2011 — South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel wins the Masters, closing with four straight birdies for a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott and Jason Day. Rory McIlroy, the 54-hole leader, falls apart on the final day.