Star Tracking …
April 4, 2001
The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles returned home from the Central Alabama Tournament only to have to battle more rain clouds. And even though the rain clouds eventually won again on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles didn't leave Northeast Park a loser. MCC came within an inning and a half of completing a sweep of the Wallace Hanceville Lady Lions, as the home team held a commanding 8-0 lead in the bottom of the third when a torrential downpour halted the game for good. MCC got strong hitting to steamroll the Lady Lions in the opener, 9-1. MCC wasn't able to complete play this weekend at the Central Alabama Tournament, as rain washed out the second day of competition.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Buzz Peterson resigned as Tulsa's head basketball coach Tuesday to take the job in Tennessee. Peterson, who led Tulsa to the NIT championship last week, will succeed Jerry Green as coach of the Vols, Tulsa spokesman Don Tomkalski said.
April 4, 1997
Benji Carpenter and Hagen Scarborough must be getting used to one another. The pair played their second sudden-death playoff of the season Thursday afternoon at the West Lauderdale Invitational at Briarwood Country Club, after each carded a 2-over 74. Carpenter took medalist honors by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on Briarwood's par-3 No. 5, the pair's second playoff hole. Southeast Lauderdale also took the team title with a score of 314. Jeremy Shelton came in with a 75 for the Tigers, followed by Chris Knights' 84 and Nick Long's 81. Donny Hollingsworth's 85 did not count.
SCOOBA The Lions of East Mississippi Community College stranded seven runners over the first three innings and it came back to haunt them, as visiting Danville (Ill.) Community College took a 7-2 win Thursday afternoon. Danville, now 10-9 on the year, struck for three runs in the top of the first off EMCC starter Brooks Wilson. Next up for EMCC, now 8-19 on the year, is a key North Division doubleheader at Miss. Delta on Saturday.
April 4, 1992
West Lauderdale as waiting for the big inning Friday night, and it finally came, though the Knights had little to do with it. A previously solid Newton County defense committed four errors in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the Knights got the one swing they needed in a 3-2 Division 5-3A victory. The win puts West Lauderdale (14-2, 5-0) in first place in the league, a full game ahead of Newton County (9-4, 4-1).