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Ryan Satcher / staff writer
Feb. 9, 2001
The question
In what year did Dale Earnhardt capture his first Winston Cup win?
Star tracking…
The few . The proud. The two area soccer teams that have advanced to this weekend's Mississippi High School Activities Association's state soccer tournament. The distinction belongs to the Knights of West Lauderdale and the Lady Wildcats of Meridian. Defending Class 1A-2A-3A state champion West Lauderdale, 15-0-2,defeated W.P. Daniel of New Albany 4-1 and Greenville St. Joseph 3-1, both at Collinsville, in the first two rounds of competition. Next up for the ninth-ranked Knights is Corinth, 18-2. In Class 5-A,the Meridian Lady Wildcats have beaten Gulfport 1-0 and Brandon 2-1 in a shootout to reach the semifinal round.
GULFPORT Mississippi has quietly launched an effort to lure the New Orleans Saints across the state line in the event the Saints cannot work out a deal that would keep them in Louisiana. Team owner Tom Benson has stressed that he does not want to move the team.
Feb. 9, 1997
ATHENS, Ga. Ray Harrison hit a short shot in the lane with 3.6 seconds remaining and Georgia squeaked by Mississippi State, wining 56-54 Saturday. Derrick Dukes led Georgia (17-5, 6-4 Southeastern Conference) with 19 points and Harrison added 16, including the shot that ended the upset bid by Mississippi State (11-12, 5-5).
Coach Alex George's West Lauderdale Knights needed to overcome the elements if they were to be successful against the Rock-A-Chaws of St. Stanislaus in the MHSAA Class II South State finals Saturday. But despite a gallant effort the Knights came up short as the defending state champion St. Stanislaus delivered them a 5-0 defeat .
Feb. 9, 1992
HATTIESBURG Bernard Haslett, welcome back. Having struggled all season, the Vaiden sophomore regained his shooting touch, Southern Mississippi regained its offense, and for a day at least basketball was fun again in Hattiesburg. A perimeter game conspicuous by its absence returned as the Golden Eagles took a Metro Conference win over South Florida, 87-63, before a Green Coliseum crowd of 5,392. The win snapped a three-game losing streak.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida coach Lou Kruger said his players skipped 40 percent shots to look for better ones Saturday in their highest scoring game of the season, beating Mississippi State 87-66 in Southeastern Conference play.