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Sports Notebook

By Staff
Sept. 18, 2001
Clarkdale girls take district win
The Lady Bulldogs of Clarkdale took a dominating 13-2 victory over Bay Springs Monday night.
The Bulldog's multiple hitters included Kaylea Thrash (4-4), Brandi Wright (3-4, homerun, triple, 6 RBI's), Sabrina Woodall (2-4, 2 RBI's), Bethany Spidle (RBI), and Savannah Satcher (double).
The Dogs were led by pitcher Emily Howard. Clarkdale stand at 8-7 and 2-0 in district play.
Clarkdale will be in action Tuesday versus Newton.
MCC golf team in third place
Meridian Community College's golf team is faring well in the Shelton State Invitational standing at third overall.
Wallace state leads the tournament after 36 holes with a score of 569. Shelton State is in second with 576, MCC is in third with 590, Tyler is in fourth with 602, Garrison State has 604, Northwest Sholes has 608, and MS Gulf Coast has 634.
Scorers for MCC are Clint Hales with 74, 69; Daniel Bowles with 72, 72; Josh Martin with 77, 76; Brandon Laird with 78, 74; and Jamie Sullivan with 76, 76.
The tournament still has 18 holes to go. The tournament is being played at the University of Alabama's course.
MHS girls place 10th overall
Meridian High girls cross country team came in tenth overall recently in the Vicksburg Invitational.
Runners for MHS included Karen Allred, 41st; Olusola Isikalu, 43rd; Anna Allred, 44th; Keisha Anderson, 49th; and Samantha Brooks, 55th.
The average time for the Cats was 16:15.
The Lady Cats will be heading to the University of Southern Mississippi Friday for the Golden Eagle Invitational.
Ripkin to finish career Oct. 6
BALTIMORE (AP) Cal Ripken will close out his 21-year career with the Baltimore Orioles at home on Oct. 6 in a game rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.
Although that problem was resolved, the Orioles are still receiving calls from irate fans who paid scalper's fees for this Sunday's game against the New York Yankees, which was originally scheduled to be Ripken's final home game.
BOSTON (AP) Carl Everett was suspended for four games and fined an undisclosed amount by the Boston Red Sox after reporting late to a workout Sunday and reportedly berating manager Joe Kerrigan.
College football extends season
The college football season was extended a week when the Southeastern Conference moved its championship game to Dec. 8.
The 2001 regular season was supposed to end Dec. 1 with six major college games the SEC and Big 12 title games and four others, including Army-Navy.
All that changed after the 58 Division I-A games scheduled last weekend were called off.
Three SEC games postponed Saturday were rescheduled for Dec. 1 No. 8 Tennessee at No. 2 Florida, Auburn at No. 15 LSU and Vanderbilt at Ole Miss.
FSU player in stable condition
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State defensive end Eric Powell was in stable condition after being shot in the lower back early Sunday.
Powell was an apparent victim of a robbery attempt, university officials said. The senior remained in the intensive care unit at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Powell started the season opener at Duke and made seven tackles in the first two games for the sixth-ranked Seminoles.
Zanardi undergoes additional surgery
BERLIN (AP) Doctors performed a follow-up operation on Alex Zanardi, saying the two-time CART champion was not out of danger after losing his legs in a crash.
A dozen family members, friends, drivers and CART officials were at the Berlin Trauma Center, where Zanardi was flown after his crash Saturday in the American Memorial 500. The procedure was to check for fragments or infection.
NHL starts preseason
The NHL began its preseason after a two-day delay, and a moment of silence was observed before all seven games.
Security will be beefed up Tuesday night at the MCI Center, nine blocks from the White House, when Washington plays Philadelphia in the first major sporting event in the nation's capital since the terrorist attacks.

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