Jan. 26, 2002
The Question …
The Golden Eagles of the University of Southern Mississippi won their first football bowl game in 1980. What bowl was it, where was it played, what was the score, who did USM beat and what Golden Eagle was named defensive MVP of the game?
Star Tracking …
Jan. 26, 2001
The Clarkdale High School soccer team picked up a 4-3 victory over Wayne County Thursday night in the final regular season game of the season. The Bulldogs, now 11-4, are watching tonight's Newton County – Philadelphia game. a Newton County win would put Clarkdale in the state playoffs.
Allowing people to bait deer hunting area with corn or other grain could do long-term damage to Mississippi's deer population, state wildlife officials say. Despite those objections, a House committee on Thursday approved a bill to allow hunting in baited fields. The bill moves to the full house and similar measures await consideration in a Senate committee.
When Jay Powell decided to put on local baseball camp for youngsters seven years ago, he likely had no idea he'd start a tradition that seems to be growing larger every year. Powell teams up with Rush Foundation Hospital for his Seventh Annual Jay Powell Baseball Camp next Saturday, Feb. 3.
Jan. 26, 1997
NEW ORLEANS Mike Ditka, who guided the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl championship 11 years ago, will become coach of the New Orleans Saints, ESPN and NBC reported Saturday.
Meridian Community College had an excellent performance Saturday in the finals of the LSU Invitational Track Meet in Baton Rouge, La., as six runners off the men's team turned in national qualifying times, while one from the women's squad qualified in three different events.
The University of West Alabama used a tight defense to overcome a nine point second half deficit and claim a 50-47 win over the University of Montevallo in Livingston Saturday night.
Jan. 26, 1992
PHILADELPHIA The red-hot Neshoba Central Lady Rockets were cooled off a bit Saturday night. The host school in the Clash of the Titans III, Neshoba had an eight-game win streak snapped by fourth-ranked Lloyd Star 53-45 before an estimated crowd of 1,300 in the second game of the tripleheader.
COLUMBIA, S.C. Chuck Evans hit a 38-foot jump shot at the buzzer, giving State a 60-57 Southeastern Conference basketball victory over South Carolina Saturday. Also during the game, Joe Rhett, a senior forward for the Gamecocks who plays with a pacemaker in his heart, collapsed in the second half.
The Answer …
USM beat McNeese State 16-14 in the Independence Bowl played in Shreveport, La., with Jerald Baylis taking defensive MVP honors.
Sports Faces …
Boo Ramsey, a junior at West Lauderdale High School, has big plans of playing basketball at the next level.
Ramsey is in his fifth year as a starter for the Knights of West Lauderdale.
His hope for the future?
Ramsey is the son of Rhonda Ramsey of Collinsville.