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By Staff
The Question …
Who were the Saints playing when Tom Dempsey kicked his 63-yard field goal?
Star Tracking …
March 25, 2001
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Xavier pulled off a stunning upset Saturday, knocking Tennessee out of the NCAA tournament and sending the Lady Vols to their earliest exit in seven years. The Musketeers overcame top-seeded Tennessee's height advantage and athleticism with sharp shooting and outstanding team play to earn an 80-65 victory in the Mideast Regional semifinals.
ANAHEIM, Calif. Six weeks after Maryland's season seemed to be coming apart, the Terrapins are headed to their first Final Four. Lonny Baxter scored 24 points and Juan Dixon added 17 as the Terps used their superior quickness and depth to overcome Stanford's inside game and upset the top-seeded Cardinal 87-73 on Saturday for the West Regional championship.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Duke's been down this road before. Jason Williams scored 28 points and Shane Battier added 20 points and 10 rebounds as Duke beat Southern California 79-69 Saturday night to advance to its 13th Final Four under coach Mike Krzyzewski.
March 25, 1997
Central Academy of Macon swept a prep softball doubleheader Monday afternoon from the homestanding Lady Raiders of Lamar. In the opener, the Lady Vikings of Central Academy banged out 23 hits en route to a 19-0 win. Kate Lindley picked up the win for the Lady Vikings. Dana Luquire, 2-3, took the loss for Lamar. In the final, Central Academy upended Lamar 14-1. Melody Pennington went 2-for-2 to lead the Lady Raiders.
DECATUR Newton County High's Dan Luke fired three-over-par 38 Monday afternoon to lead the Cougars to a win in a three-team prep golf match at the Decatur Country Club. The Cougars took home first place honors with a 167. The Union High Yellowjackets were next at 170, while the Louisville High Wildcats placed third with a 172.
March 25, 1992
COLLINSVILLE West Lauderdale showed Tuesday night why the 1992 baseball Knights are being considered as worthy successors to coach Jerry Boatner's long dynasty of winners at the school. Boatner's team spotted Heidelberg four runs in the top of the first inning, then roared back with 10 of their own in the bottom half of same frame on the way to an 18- 6 victory, called in the fourth because of the 12-run rule.
Ryan Satcher
The Answer …
The Detroit Lions.
Sports Faces …
Wanda McPhail
Wanda McPhail is the head tennis coach at Meridian Community College. Come Thursday, she may have to wear two hats.
That's because McPhail's daughter, Morgan, plays fast-pitch softball for East Mississippi. On Thursday, Meridian's softball team is scheduled to play East in Scooba.
When it comes to tennis, though, McPhail is all green-and-white. Her men's team is having a stellar season compiling a 9-3 record.
Morgan played tennis for her mom while at West Lauderdale High School.
Jeff Byrd

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