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By Staff
The Question …
What is the name of East Mississippi Community College's baseball field?
Star Tracking …
March 6, 2001
JACKSON The Meridian High Lady Wildcats took out the frustration of five straight first game eliminations at the Mississippi Coliseum, and in the process, earned a berth in Friday night's title tilt with a 72-39 whipping of Provine that couldn't have been more thorough if it had come from a teacher's paddle.
The Meridian High Wildcats took a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Falcons Monday night in a make-up of last Friday's baseball contest. The Wildcats won it on a two-run double by Sanduan Dubose in the bottom of the seventh inning. Tyler Maxwell got the win to improve to 1-1, while the loss was charged to Matt Brown, who fell to 0-1.
The Quitman Panthers dropped a 4-0 decision to Northeast Jones Monday, dropping their record to 5-2 on the season and 0-1 in Division 5-4A play.
March 6, 1997
JACKSON No. 9 Meridian High's hopes of winning the 1997 Class 5A girls state basketball championship came to an end Wednesday afternoon in the Mississippi Coliseum. Mississippi State signee Cynthia Hall scored a game-high 18 points and Channika Grant added 16 more to lead the No. 2 Vicksburg High Missy Gators to a 50-27 win against the Lady Wildcats in Class 5A state semifinal basketball action.
ST. LOUIS Freshman Jeramy Biles sparked Saint Louis with 17 points off the bench as Saint Louis defeated Southern Mississippi, 69-61 in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament Wednesday night.
March 6, 1992
CLINTON With tears in his eyes, Meridian Community College coach Fred Thompson realized the inevitable. His Eagles had just lost an 82-79 heartbreaker to the No. 14 Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers on a desperation 3-pointer by Tracy Miller with 1.1 seconds remaining to play.
The Saints lost. Those three words usually signal sadness in these parts, but that wasn't the case at Meridian High School Thursday night. There were hundreds of happy kids, not to mention several pleased adults, as six members of the Saints put on a basketball exhibition and then signed autographs after the game. And don't think these football players can't play some hoops as well. Although the local team beat the Saints Hoopers 93-89, the New Orleans crew definitely put on a show.
Ryan Satcher
The Answer …
Gerald Poole Field. It is named after the current Scooba resident, who coached at East Mississippi for 20 years.
Sports Faces …
John Stevens
John Stevens hopes to join several of his Dixie Major teammates into the college or junior college baseball ranks next season. Stevens is the starting first baseman for the Meridian Wildcats.
He is also one of the top hitters on coach Vince McLemore's team. Last season, Stevens batted .389 and drove in 22 runs.
He then followed up that solid season by help lead Meridian's Dixie Majors to the World Series title last August in North Charleston, S.C.
Jeff Byrd

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