April 15, 2001
The 18th Annual Anderson Cup Road Race had all the usual elements of year past, a good sized crowd of spectators and runners, music, plenty of refreshments and an overall family atmosphere. An yes, the winner was the same, too. Mike Thrailkill, who seemingly owns the Anderson Cup, took it home again Saturday morning finishing first in the 146-person field with a time of 17:25. But for Thrailkill, each year the young stock of runners just keeps coming at him. Last year Meridian High's Peter Davidson nearly beat Thrailkill for the title and this year another MHS up-and-comer was only 12 seconds away from pulling off the feat, as 16 year-old Wildcat runner Ian Hajek came in second clocking in at 17:37.
Meridian Community College used a four-run, two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to take an 8-7 Miss-Lou Conference win over Delgado Community College Saturday afternoon. Saturday's win gave MCC a sweep of the three-game series. The Eagles improved to 29-11 overall and 7-2 in the Miss-Lou. Delgado fell to 22-16 and 4-8.
April 15, 1997
The Clarkdale offense parlayed a pair of squeeze plays into five runs and pitcher Luke Gault took care of the rest Monday night. The Bulldogs came into the game needing a victory over division foe Newton to remain in the playoff hunt. They got it with a 5-0 shutout of the visiting Tigers. Newton's offensive woes spoiled an outstanding outing by starting pitcher Shawn Brown, who gave up just six hits and three walks. Brown was plagued by two errors, while he struck out four. Clarkdale must now defeat Bay Springs by more than four runs on Friday night to advance into the playoffs.
Charles Shaffer's Lamar High Raiders continued their outstanding play on the golf course, winning the Kirk Academy Invitational Monday in Grenada. The Raiders combined to shoot a 285 to take home the top spot. Mississippi County placed second with a 310, while Oak Hill Academy rounded out the top three places with a 319. Matt Swain led the Lamar onslaught, firing a round of 5-under-par 67.
April 15, 1992
Northeast Lauderdale's 8-4 win over Quitman Tuesday can be summed up in two words David Belk. The Trojan junior left-hander struck out 19, walked only two and scattered eight Panther hits on his way to win number four this season against only one loss. The win evened NEL's season record at 9-9. Northeast's outfielders should have brought folding chairs and watched the game in comfort. They went the full seven innings without a single putout. Except for Belk's 10 strike outs, every play was made by the Trojan infield. There were two popups, one to the second baseman and a foul to first base. Every other out was the result of a groundball.