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Game times changed for Bama-OM series

By Staff
From combined reports
April 18, 2002
Friday and Saturday's game times for this weekend's college baseball series between the Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide at Joe Sewell Stadium in Tuscaloosa have been changed due to Alabama hosting the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships.
Friday's series opener is now scheduled for a 4 p.m., first pitch, and Saturday's game will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday's series finale is still slated for a 2 p.m., start.
The Rebels (30-8, 10-5 SEC) enter this weekend's series two games behind Alabama (32-5, 12-3 SEC) for first place in the SEC Western Division. Ole Miss picked up its 30th win of the season Tuesday evening with an 8-1 win over Arkansas State in Oxford.
school reports
Florence takes 5-4A title
ELLISVILLE The Florence Eagles edged the West Jones Mustangs to claim the Division 5-4A Tennis Tournament here Wednesday at the Howard Sports Complex on the campus of Jones Junior College.
Florence ended up with 10 points, while the Mustangs collected nine points.
The final match of the long, sultry afternoon decided the champion. Florence's Brock Newman and Phillip Bailey edged Quitman's Kevin Murphy and Phillip Johnson, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) to get the final point of the tournament, breaking a 9-9 tie with the Mustangs.
Northeast Jones was third in team standings with six points, followed by Quitman with four, Northeast Lauderdale with three, Magee with two and Mendenhall with no points.
In boys singles, Florence's Andrew Brewer defeated West Jones' Blake Sherman, 6-4, 6-4 in the finals. In girls singles, West Jones' Rebecca
Benson defeated Quitman's Brianne Boudreaux, 6-3, 6-1 for the title. In girls doubles, West Jones' Deidra Welch and Meghann Ainsworth defeated Northeast Jones' Abby Staples and Alice Wood, 6-4, 6-0 for the title. In mixed doubles, Florence's Carmen Hayden and Dylan Garrett defeated Northeast Jones' Sam Wildman and Brittney Smith, 6-0, 7-6 (7-3).
All of the finalists will compete in the Overall State Class 4A Tournament April 29-30 at Ridgeland.
Shawn Wansley
Meridian takes Pearl River title
PICAYUNE Meridian carded a 331 to top the NJCAA Division II field in the Pearl River Community College Invitational Tournament on Tuesday at Millbrook Golf and Country Club.
Mississippi Gulf Coast was second at 312, followed by Northeast at 318,
Hinds at 321, Pearl River 331, East Mississippi at 333, and Holmes at 343.
Meridian's Daniel Boles was the Division II medalist with a tournament low round of 72. The All-Tournament team included Meridian's Clinton Hales and Brandon Laird (both shooting 74s) Gulf Coast's James Rentrop (75), Northeast's Rodney Bryant (76), and Hinds' Wayne Wooten (77).
Jones topped the four-team Division III field with a team score of 317, followed by Copiah-Lincoln at 327, Southwest at 354, and East Central at 356.
JCJC's Nolan Green was the Division III medalist with a low round of 75.
special reports
Hart cards 14th hole-in-one
Meridian Community College head golf coach Lou Hart set a great example for her players on Friday, as she fired a hole-in-one on the 165-yard 13th hole at Northwood Community College.
Hart aced the hole using a 9 wood as Milbourn VanVeckhoven watched.
Austin Bishop
Rush hosts cheerleading camp
For the second year, Rush Foundation Hospital and Universal Cheerleader Association (UCA) will present a one-day stunt camp in Meridian. The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will be held at the MCC Soccer Field.
So far approximately 600 girls from across the state have registered for the camp for junior high and high school cheerleaders. Rush Hospital will provide lunch and a t-shirt for each cheerleader and their sponsor.
During lunch break, the girls will be treated to a discussion concerning health issues facing women today. This will include topics such as preventing sports injuries, nutrition and basic female health issues. UCA will be in charge of instructing girls on cheerleading stunts.
For more information, contact the Rush Public Relations Department at 703-4429.
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