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Neshoba Central takes aim at state title

By Staff
From staff reports/The Meridian Star
Jan. 27 2002
If the Neshoba Central Rockets are still alive at that point, they'll host the Class 4A North State boys' tournament, Feb. 22-23.
Neshoba will also host the Division 2-4A Tournament, giving the Rockets a pretty decent shot at making their first trip to the Class 4A State Tournament since 1972.
Marty Stamper
Wolverton gets No. 800
Leake Academy's Doyle Wolverton became the third girls' basketball coach in Mississippi to achieve 800 career wins when the Rebelettes whipped Newton County Academy 75-30 Tuesday night in Madden.
The Rebelettes took a 21-4 lead in the first quarter to ease any worries.
Wolverton has an 800-149 record in his 27 seasons at the Madden school. He is the winningest coach in the MPSA. Ahead of him statewide are Lucy Seaberry with 809 victories and Robert Hooker with 861.
Marty Stamper
Louisville to play in Delta Classic
The Louisville Wildcats will be one of 12 teams to participate in the 2002 Bolivar Commercial Delta Diamond Classic, March 13-14, at Cleveland. The games will be played at both Powe and Ferriss Fields.
Also participating are Cleveland, McGehee, Ark.; Drew Central, Ark.; Clarksdale, Greenville St. Joseph, Greenville-Weston, Humphreys County, Shelby Broad Street, Mound Bayou John. F. Kennedy, Shaw, and Rosedale.
Cleveland is the defending tournament champion.
Marty Stamper
Trojan soccer posts leaders
At least five Northeast Lauderdale Trojans have scored at least six goals this season.
Northeast is currently 12-4 on the season in boys soccer action.
Leading the goal parade for the Trojans is Ryan Sweet with 13. Jorge Corral and Chad Brunson follow with eight, while David Williams has seven and Paul Tate six.
Jeff Byrd
More tough schedule for Wildcats
The Meridian Wildcats have faced six teams currently ranked in this week's Clarion Ledger Top 15 prep boys poll.
To date, the Wildcats have taken on No. 1 Jackson Murrah, No. 3 Columbus, No. 4 Wayne County, No. 5 Jackson Lanier, NO. 10 Hattiesburg and No. 13 Tupelo.
Impressively, the Wildcats are 3-3 against the ranked opponents. They own wins over Columbus (44-34), Hattisburg (69-67, 2-OT) and Tupelo (82-66).
On Saturday, the Wildcats lost to top-ranked Jackson Murrah (now 22-1), 72-58 at the Terry Classic.
Fourth ranked Wayne County (20-1) visits Meridian on Jan. 29.
Jeff Byrd

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