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ON THIS DAY - April 14
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An abbreviated ‘On This Day’ takes a look at the four April 14 Standard editions from the last decade.

Back in 2017, the Lady Pioneer softball team was on its way to the program’s first district championship. On the path to the championship, Warren County took down Cookeville in a wild game at home.

The Lady Pioneers went into the final frame training by three, but Warren County refused to lose. The home team earned the victory when Skyler Youngblood hit a walk-off, three-run, inside-the-park home run.

Recently asked about the game, Youngblood recalled the at-bat.

“I’m not very fast and being a catcher, I always got a courtesy runner. When Gooby waved me home, I think I had every one nervous,” said Youngblood when recounting the victory.

Warren County went on to claim the 2017 regular season title and make memories. Members of the team recently talked about the season in detail.

In other April 14 editions, WCMS golf took home a victory at home and WCMS beat Algood (2010), local cheerleading teams won national titles (2013), WCHS baseball suffered through a drought at the plate (2013), the Pioneer baseball team swept a doubleheader against Franklin County (2019) and Calyn Damon helped the Lady Pioneers beat Rhea County (2019). 

Famous April 14 birthdays

 

1902 – Sylvio Mantha, NHL Hall of Famer

1941 – Pete Rose, MLB all-time hits leader

1963 – Cynthia Coper, WNBA All Star/Olympic gold medalist

1963 – Meg Mallon, Four-time LPGA major winner

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1966 – Greg Maddux, Hall of Fame MLB pitcher

1966 – David Justice, three-time MLB All Star

1975 – Anderson Silva, UFC title holder

1989 – Joe Haden, three-time NFL Pro Bowler

1995 – Baker Mayfield, NFL No. 1 pick, Heisman Trophy winner

National April 14 sports headlines (AP)

1928 — The New York Rangers beat the Montreal Maroons for the Stanley Cup if five games.

1931 — The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the fifth game to win the Stanley Cup after trailing 2-1 in games.

1948 — The Toronto Maple Leafs capture the Stanley Cup in four games, beating the Detroit Red Wings 7-2.

1960 — The Montreal Canadiens win their fifth straight Stanley Cup with a four-game sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs, capped by a 4-0 victory.

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1962 — Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles scores a record-61 points to lead the Lakers to a 126-121 triumph over the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals.

1968 — Bob Goalby wins the Masters when Roberto de Vincenzo of Argentina is penalized for signing an incorrect scorecard.

1985 — Bernhard Langer beats Curtis Strange, Ray Floyd and Seve Ballesteros by two strokes to win the Masters.

1991 — Ian Woosnam of Wales made a par putt to turn back Tom Watson on the last hole and capture the Masters.

1993 — The NHL’s longest winning streak ends at 17 games when the Pittsburgh Penguins play to a 6-6 tie with the New Jersey Devils.

1996 — The Detroit Red Wings wrap up the winningest season in NHL history by defeating Dallas 5-1. The Red Wings finished with 62 victories, beating the 60 wins of the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens.

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1996 — Greg Norman shoots a 78 in the greatest collapse in Masters history, giving Nick Faldo his third green jacket and sixth major championship.

2002 — Tiger Woods becomes the third player to win back-to-back Masters titles. He closes with a 1-under 71 to finish three shots ahead of Retief Goosen.

2013 — Adam Scott becomes the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National.

2016 — Breanna Stewart leads a UConn sweep of the first three picks in the WNBA draft, going first overall to the Seattle Storm. Moriah Jefferson went second to San Antonio and Morgan Tuck third to Connecticut. This is the first time in an any major draft three players from the same school went 1-2-3.