The Question …
Four former Meridian
Community College Eagles are members of the 2002 Ole Miss baseball team. Who are they and what positions do they play?
Star Tracking …
Feb. 16, 2001
Clarkdale coach Ronny Roberts watched hi long career with the Bulldogs end Thursday night as they never recovered from a sluggish start and fell to Bay Springs 64-54.
The Meridian Community College baseball team use a nine-run sixth inning to take a 12-5 win from visiting Bevill State Thursday at Scaggs Field. Chord Robinson pitched seven strong innings to take the win in his first start for the Eagles and the MCC offense produced four home runs.
This Sunday afternoon, basketball fans in Meridian will again her the strains of "Sweet Georgia Brown" as the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters make their return trip to the Queen City. The Harlem Globetrotters are in the midst of their 75th anniversary tour and this particular tour stop, at Meridian High's Turnage Gymnasium, promises to be a well-attended one. Officials at Meridian High and Judge Little Sporting Goods, the event's two ticket outlets, have reported steady sales as of Thursday morning.
Scott Berry's Meridian Community College Eagles opened the 1997 junior college baseball season Saturday with a 9-6 win against the Central Alabama Community College Trojans. It was Berry's debut and first win as the head baseball coach at MCC.
Brandon Wharton capped a game-high 22 points with two free throws with a half second left to lift Tennessee to a 54-53 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. Tennessee (11-11, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) held a 24-21 halftime lead and moved out to a 45-38 margin with 8:16 left before the Bulldogs began a late charge.
Feb. 16, 1992
SENATOBIA The fourth time is a charm. The Lamar Raiders captured their first win in four tries this season against the Leake Academy Rebels. In taking the 68-63 victory the Raiders advance to the class AA state tournament as the third seed.
PHILADELPHIA Screaming, jumping, smiling, laughing. Just why was the city of Philadelphia gathered in the middle of its high school basketball court Saturday night, celebrating a glorious evening? Possible because both its boys and girls basketball teams, playing for Division 5-2A championships, had held off furious attacks from their opponents and, as they sang afterward, proved too legit to quit. Both Philadelphia teams won division championships, although the girls blew a 17-point second-half lead and the boys blew a 15-point second-half advantage of their own.
The Answer …
They are catcher Rusty McDaniel, infielder Dustin Cliburn, pitcher Curt McLellan, and first baseman Josh
Sports Faces …
Felicia Washington of Velma Jackson Magnet High School in Camden, Mississippi, traded in her blue and gold high school jersey in for a green and white MCC jersey last year.
Washington now wears jersey number 32, and dominates the floor at the Ivy Sports Center on the campus of Meridian Community College.
Jackson played basketball, softball, and ran track at Velma Jackson.
Washington would like to become a Dental Hygienist.