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By By Ryan Satcher / the Meridian Star
April 22, 2001
The Eagles of Meridian Community College got the job halfway done on Saturday afternoon, as they beat Bossier Parish (La.) Community College 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader to clinch the Miss-Lou Conference crown. But the visiting Cavaliers won a 6-5 thriller in the nightcap to win their 40th game and clinch second place in the conference and a spot in the Region 23 Tournament, which will be held at MCC's Scaggs Field.
DECATUR Newton County's dream of repeating as the MHSAA Class 3A/2A/1A fast-pitch state champion kicked into high gear this week when the postseason began. But Saturday afternoon, the Lady Cougars' bats went silent and the dream season came to a screeching halt. Newton County, after taking the first game of of a best-of-three South State championship series with visiting Pass Christian, dropped 2-1and 2-0 decisions in the next two games and saw its season come to an end.
April 22, 1997
DECATUR The Newton County High Cougars captured the 1997 Division 5-3A distric golf title Monday afternoon on the par-70 Decatur County Club course. The Cougars combined to shoot a 314 to take home the first place hardware. Joe Miller's Southeast Lauderdale High Tigers were just one shot back in second place at 315. The Forest High Bearcats rounded out the field, combining to shoot 319. Newton County at Southeast Lauderdale advance to the Class 3A State Golf Tournament at the Forest Country Club by virtue of its first and second place finishes.
SCOOBA East Central needed a hit to leadoff the ninth inning. Nick Dumas was happy to oblige. With the game knotted at 4-4, Dumas sparked a four-run East Central rally with a double to left to begin the ninth. Two batters later Dumas scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Marcus Thames. Brandon Williams followed with a single, as the Warriors sent nine men to the plate in the final inning. Four hits, a walk and a hit batsman earned the Warriors four runs and an 8-4 victory. For East Mississippi's Bill Baldner, Monday's game just slipped away from his squad. He sent seven pitchers to the mound, and they gave up only nine hits. Lion pitchers, however, hit six ECCC batters and walked two more.
April 22, 1992
With first place in the division on the line, both Southeast Lauderdale and Clarkdale battled into extra innings. Finally, the Southeast Tigers prevailed 5-4 in 11 innings. Going into the game, both the Bulldogs and Tigers wre in a four-way tie with Enterprise and Taylorsville. Enterprise beat Taylorsville Tuesday afternoon to tie Southeast for first-place. Both pitchers went the route with Kirby Clark getting the victory and improving to 4-1, while Wayne Rainer took the loss for Clarkdale and fell to 4-2. Clark struck out 15 batters and Rainer fanned 14 of his own.

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