Jan. 3, 2002
The Question …
Winston Academy won the MPSA AA state football championships in 1998 and 1999. They beat the same school each year. Do you know the name of the team and the scores of the games?
Star Tracking …
Jan. 3, 2001
NEW ORLEANS, La. Miami Hurricanes can call themselves Sugar Bowl champions. National Champions would be nice, too. Playing for a possible share of the national title, the No. 2 Hurricanes defeated No. 7 Florida 37-20 Tuesday night, with Ken Dorsey passing for 270 yards and fullback Najeh Davenport scoring two touchdowns. Miami (11-1), hoping for a performance that would give voters in the Associated Press media poll reason to name them No. 1, struggled early before finally putting away the Gators (10-3).
After losing to the Quitman Panthers by only three points in overtime earlier in the year, the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans were looking to pick up a key win in division 5-4A on Tuesday night. However, the Panthers were looking to remain perfect in division play. They did just that by taking a 55-48 victory.
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Meridian. The Clown Princes of basketball will have a one-day performance Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m., in the Meridian High School gym. The Globetrotters are celebrating their 75th anniversary of providing family fun while showing off great hoops skills and make children and adults alike.
Jan. 3, 1997
NEW ORLEANS Exactly a year to the day after his most embarrassing loss, Steve Spurrier got even and got a national title, too. Shielded by Spurrier's shotgun, Danny Wuerffel and No. 3 Florida rolled to a record-setting 52-20 romp over No. 1 Florida State in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night, a victory that gave the school its first national championship.
Golf won't be the same at Northwood Country Club this year. The tournament schedule will be similar to the one last year. The course, however, has changed considerably golf course superintendent Britt Pollock said. Sandtraps have been added on holes No. 2, No. 7 and No. 17, but hole No. 6 remains the most challenging, Pollock said.
Jan. 3, 1992
Lauderdale County high school teams played the role of the perfect host Thursday night in the first round of the Frazier-Yarbrough Memorial Coca-Cola Classic basketball tournament at Northeast Lauderdale. They entertained three out-of-town opponents and lost to all three of them. Southeast Lauderdale dropped a pair to Starkville. Northeast, the homestanding girls team, then finished off the evening by losing to the visiting Kemper County Lady Wildcats 52-46.
The Answer …
Winston beat Magnolia Heights 63-42 in 1998 and 34-13 in 1999.
Sports Faces …
Most West Lauderdale fans know senior Will Moseley as the Knight's place-kicker. He helped lead his team to its first playoff game since 1985. The Knights beat Forest in the first round.
Moseley is currently helping the Knights soccer team make it back to a fifth straight Class 3A final. He plays sweeper.
Moseley's big soccer highlight happened this season.
He says his team is tight because, "I'm the light."