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By Staff
Jan. 13, 2002
The Question …
In what city and state is Oral Roberts University located?
Star Tracking …
Jan. 13, 2001
For the past 12 months, Wayne County High School has been focused on upgrading its athletic program. As a result, the War Eagles didn't have to look very far for a new head football coach after Bobby Hall left earlier this week. Wayne County principal Al Smith announced Friday the hiring of Marcus Boyles to guide the War Eagles' football program, reassuring the team's players, boosters and fans of the school's commitment to winning on the Class 5A level.
As expected, cross-county rivals Southeast and Northeast will battle for the Sam Dale/Walter Ethridge Memorial Tournament girls' championship tonight. Both shook off slow starts Friday night to get there. Northeast grabbed the momentum late in the first half of their 64-48 winover Kemper County, while Southeast used a second-quarter burst on its way to a 67-46 win over Enterprise.
Jan. 13, 1997
Measuring up against the best. That's what Clemson Tigers cornerback Dexter McCleon will do all this week in Mobile, Ala., as the former Meridian High standout prepares for Saturday's Senior Bowl. The 1996 second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection is looking forward to the opportunity.
Jan. 13, 1992
MONTGOMERY, Ala. One hundred years ago, James Naismith tacked a peach basket to a wall and basketball was born. He would be amazed to see where Troy State has taken the sport. The Trojans entered Sunday's game against DeVry Institute intent on breaking their own NCAA scoring record and perhaps becoming the first college team ever to reach the magic 200-point mark. But no one expected what actually happened: A 258-141 victory that broke at least a dozen NCAA records and set marks that may be impossible to duplicate.
For Dexter McCleon, the recruiting season is over. The highly-recruited Meridian High School quarterback has verbally committed to play football at Clemson University.
The Answer …
Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Sports Faces …
Rob Bullock Jr.
Parental involvement key to youth baseball success.
It's nearly that time of the year for youths to start thinking about summer baseball. Rob Bullock, Jr., president of the North Meridian Optimist League, is looking forward to working with the area's youths and their parents.
Bullock feels the key to success for the organization has been parental involvement. He has two sons, Clark 14 and Christopher 9, who have played in the NMO since they were seven.
Jeff Byrd

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