Jan. 9, 2002
The Question …
The University of Southern Mississippi has had 17 men's basketball coaches in the history of the program, beginning with R.J. Slay in 1912. Can you name the three winningest coaches (in number of wins) in the history of the school? How about their win totals?
Star Tracking …
Jan. 9, 2001
DECATUR East Central Community College came up on the short end of two South Division basketball games with Copiah-Lincoln Monday night. The Lady Warriors suffered an early scoring drought in losing 81-58 to a Co-Lin squad that was ranked No. 6 in the Dec. 12 NJCAA poll. The Warriors led by three with less than 10 minutes remaining in the men's game only to have the Wolves rally for a 71-61 win.
Jan. 9, 1997
Shorty McWilliams, one of Meridian's greatest athletes, has died. The fabled McWilliams, 70, died early Thursday morning from longterm complications of diabetes. McWilliams starred on the Meridian High School team of 1943 and went on to a college career, which included a national championship as a member of the undefeated Army team of 1945.
Meridian High Senior defensive end Kenny Smith continues to rack in the postseason honors following the 1996 prep football season. Smith was recently named second-team All-American by The USA Today.
Jan. 9, 1992
The Lady Rockets of Neshoba Central High School started their tournament off right Wednesday night with a 60-52 win over county-line neighbor Newton County High School. In the opening night of tournament play the Lady Rockets, who had been beaten by the Lady Cougars earlier in the season, put in a strong first quarter performance and never let Newton County get the lead.
SCOOBA East Mississippi Community College hosted Southwest Community College from Summit and split a basketball doubleheader. The Lady Lions of EMCC avenged their only loss of the season with a 65-49 victory while the Bears of SWCC handed the Lions a 75-53 loss.
The Answer …
M.K. Turk (301-266), Lee Floyd (246-147) and James Green (92-70).
Sports Faces …
Guy helps mend an athletes hurts
You see them at every game. They don't particularly root for a school per se, but they are there pulling for their athletes. They are certified athletic trainers who work for Rush Hospital.
One of them is Rick Guy who has been attending prep sporting events for the past four years in his role as a trainer.
A key in doing that Guy says is seeing how a team conditions itself.
The job though, does have its tough moments.