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The Question …
Who was the quarterback during Rockey Felker's first year as head coach at Mississippi State?
Star Tracking …
March 26, 2001
The Meridian Community College baseball team survived a ninth-inning rally to knock off homestanding Delgado 11-10 Sunday afternoon in the decisive contest of a three-game Miss-Lou Conference series. Trailing 11-10 with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Delgado loaded the bases and threatened to take the lead. But Eagle skipper Russ McNickle brought in Michael Goodson, who lured a ground ball to shortstop Lance Dawkins. Dawkins was able to field the ball and connect with Matt McClesky for the 6-4-3 double play to end the inning and secure the win for the Eagles.
BRISTOL, Tenn. A bottle of champagne sat at Eddie Wood's feet and tears sparkled in his eyes. His brother was too overcome with emotion to speak. Elliott Sadler, their driver, was thrilled by his first victory, one that put a pioneer NASCAR team in the winner's circle for the first time in eight years. Sadler outraced John Andretti on Sunday to win the Food City 500 an even that ended with Jeff Gordon sending Tony Stewart into the wall at Bristol Motor Speedway.
March 26, 1997
Meridian High School's Joni Crenshaw can add another line to her impressive basketball resume. The 6-1 senior post player has been named the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year, designating her as the state's premiere female basketball player. Crenshaw led the Lady Wildcats to a 26-8 finish in 1997, including a runner-up finish in the South State Tournament and a trip to the Big House.
Joe Walker has high expectations for his Meridian Community College track program, but his runners exceeded his wildest dreams over the weekend at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Competing against schools like Ole Miss, Alabama, and Mississippi State, the Eagle men took home the championship from the meet on Sunday. It was the first time a junior college squad won the event.
March 26, 1992
SCOOBA Brian Arnett picked the right time to get his first home run of the year for the East Mississippi Community College Lions. The 5-11 sophomore jacked a David White fastball into the pine trees in right center field at Gerald Poole Field to lead the Lions to a 2-1 victory over Northeast Community College.
HAMMOND, La. Troy Melachon singled down the right field line to score Chad Anderson from second and give Southeastern Louisiana a 9-8 win over Southern Mississippi.
Ryan Satcher
The Answer …
Don Smith.
Sports Faces …
Billy Scrimpshire, Jr.
The Quitman High baseball team is having an excellent season at 16-4. One reason why is having depth in the infield. Billy Scrimpshire provides some of that depth by platooning at second base for the Panthers.
He's been a baseball player for a lot longer.
Besides playing the infield, Scrimpshire has another important role as motivator.
Jeff Byrd

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Miss RHS pageant takes place Friday

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Political announcement: David Hester speaks about run for reelection as county commissioner

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BTCPA auditions for final production of season take place March 3-4 

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RCS holds annual Black History Month program 

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PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

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RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

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RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

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PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

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Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

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Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

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PCHS JAG student places in district conference

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Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

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RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

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Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

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Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

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BTCPA announces second production of season

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RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

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Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

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Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

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Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

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RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

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