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Feb. 14, 2002
The Question …
Who did the Meridian High School Wildcats beat for the 1990 MHSAA Class 5A State football title and what was the final score.
Star Tracking …
Feb. 14, 2001
A lot of folks were anticipating another Choctaw Central/West Lauderdale girls' clash in Thursday's semifinals of the Division 5-3A Tournament at Southeast Lauderdale. But West coach Jody Hurst insisted his team had a major obstacle in Tuesday night's first-round game against Velma Jackson, and he was right. Velma turned on the jets in the third quarter, then opened the final period by hitting 4-of-5 three-pointers and raced to a 71-59 win over West Lauderdale in the only girls' game in the tournament Tuesday.
RAYMOND Lamar School's hopes of pulling an upset in the first round of the MPSA AAA State Tournament all but ended in one four minute span. Prairie View (La.) Academy went on a 16-1 run early in the third quarter to turn a two-point lead into a 17-point cushion on the way to a 79-62 win.
Feb. 14, 1997
The Northeast Jones High Tigers and No. 7 Laurel High Tornadoes will meet at 8 tonight at Northeast Lauderdale High for the Division 5-4A boys basketball championship. Northeast Jones advanced by knocking off the top-seeded Quitman High Panthers 71-50 Thursday night. Laurel High moved on easily with a 94-62 rout of the Mustangs of West Jones High.
NEWTON Maybe there's something to be said for the homecourt advantage. The Newton High boys, who entered the Division 7-2A tournament as the No. 5 seed, pulled off their second shocker in three days Thursday night, downing top-seed Taylorsville 74-70 in double overtime. With the win, the Tigers qualified for the South State playoffs and move on to Friday's 8 p.m. final against Bay Springs.
Feb. 14, 1992
BRANDON Many Meridian High School basketball players fought back tears. Many didn't try. Perhaps their thoughts drifted back to a few minutes earlier wondering how they'd blown a 14-point fourth quarter lead against Wayne County here Thursday night at the Division 5-5A tournament. Or possibly their tears fell for their first-year coach Geary Jackson, who came from Wayne County and never attempted to hide the emotion he felt when playing his old school. Realistically, the sadness inside the Wildcats' dressing room after Norris Craft's 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer and Meridian fell 87-85 to the War Eagles came from what could have been.
Ryan Satcher
The Answer …
Tupelo, 36-22
Sports Faces …
Brittany Lewis
Brittany Lewis is a cheer leader at Southeast Lauderdale Middle School in Meridian.
Lewis is enjoying her first year of cheering for the Tigers.
Along with cheering, her hobbies include talking on the phone, surfing the web, and chatting with friends on the Internet.
Lewis plans to try-out for cheerleading the up-coming years, and someday be a high school cheerleader.
After graduation, Lewis plans to attend the University of Alabama, and become a doctor.
Why did Lewis choose to become a doctor?
Lewis is the proud daughter of Jackie Gryner.
Jamie Sullivan

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