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Jan. 8, 2002
The Question …
Who was the Ole Miss men's basketball coach before Rob Evans?
Star Tracking …
Jan. 8, 2001
A press conference was scheduled for today at Meridian High School, where lontime athletic director Mac Barnes was expected to announce his retirement. Exact details of the press conference were not available from MHS officials at press time. During his 20 years as the Wildcats' head man, Barnes won 168 games and countless titles, including a pair of Class 5A state championships – making Meridian one of the state's most feared programs.
Meridian Community College had three players with double-doubles as the Lady Eagles knocked off the nation's ninth-ranked women's junior college basketabll team Saturday with an 84-81 win over Volunteer State in Gallatin, Tenn. The victory improved the Lady Eagles to 12-3 on the season, while Gallatin dropped to 12-2.
Jan. 8, 1997
Meridian High's Gerard McCall buried a three-pointer from the left wing with 17.1 seconds left in overtime to erasea 73-72 Brandon High lead and lift the Wildcats to a 76-73 Division 5-5A boys prep basketball win against the visiting Bulldogs Tuesday night.
Tuesday night's girls high school basketabll game between Northeast Lauderdale and Quitman was about as sloppily played as one could imagine. The two teams conbined to shoot 19-of-104 from the floor and commit 39 turnovers, but Quitman was able to do a better job of minimizing its mistakes and took a 35-20 road victory in Division5-4A play.
Jan. 8, 1992
Northeast Lauderdale got two wins over visiting Enterprise as both the girls and the boys got victories. The Lady Trojans jumped out to a big 19-1 first quarter lead, and then cruised to 67-48 win over the visiting Lady Bulldogs. The boys did not have things quite as easy in their 51-44 victory.
SAN DIEGO Rollie Fingers vividly recalls the game in which he became a relief pitcher for good and started down the road toward the Hall of Fame. The memory was sweet on Tuesday night, when Fingers was elected to Cooperstown in his second year of eligibility.
The Answer …
Ed Murhpy, who went 76-98 in six seasons.
Sports Faces …
Jimmy Beasley
Indiana native Jimmy Beasley is enjoying his first season of broadcasting high school sports on the new AM 1500 radio station in Quitman.
Beasley and his broadcast partner Joe Dunnagen are covering Enterprise High School and Quitman High School sports since the broadcasts began in November.
Jeff Byrd

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