Star Tracking …
June 12, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A judge upheld a new Florida law on Monday that was crafted to seal autopsy photos of racing legend Dale Earnhardt, rejecting arguments that it unfairly prevented access to public information. Circuit Judge Joseph Will said the law was "valid and constitutional" in upholding the law passed by the Florida Legislature in March making it a felony to release autopsy photos without a judge's permission. Previously, such photos had been public record.
STARKVILLE Mississippi State quarterback Wayne Madkin and safety Pig Prather were among five seniors selected as captains for the 2001 season, coach Jackie Sherrill announced Monday. Madkin, a three-year starter, is the Bulldogs' career leader in yards passing. Tailback Dicenzo Miller and center Tommy Watson were also chosen as offensive captains. Prather's strong junior year ended with a knee injury late in the 2000 season Tackle Dorsett Davis, who started 10 games last season, was also picked as a defensive captain.
June 12, 1997
The Meridian Brakemen were able to make the most of very little Wednesday night against the Tennessee Walkers. The Brakemen had only five hits in the game, but used five walks, four stolen bases, two sacrifice fly and a three-run homer to grind out a 7-4 victory and a three-game sweep of the Walkers (0-6) in Big South League action at the RailYard.
BETHESDA, Md. Jack Nicklaus doesn't want to win the U.S. Open. "This is the only tournament that, going in, I'd like to finish second," Nicklaus said on the eve of his 142nd straight appearance in a major championship. Nicklaus would be delighted to be the runnerup behind his son Gary, who was slated to tee off in his first U.S. Open today. Jack Nicklaus, in contrast, will be playing in his 41st but none quite like this. "It's a little special, very special," Jack said Wednesday. "I've always wanted to play in the same U.S. Open as my son. If the USGA didn't give me a spot this year, I'd have probably been up here caddying."
June 12, 1992
If there's one thing that should easily be remembered about Kirby Clark's season in 1992, it's the fact that he certainly didn't leave any ducks on the pond. The Southeast Lauderdale senior ad the highest batting average in the county with a .465 clip, and smashed eight home runs on his way to earning The Meridian Star's All-Area Player of they Year. Jerry Boatner, who guided West Lauderdale to its third Class 3A state championship in the last four seasons, was named Coach of the Year.
Sports Faces …
Count David Dennis of Clarkdale as a Braves fan. The 10-year-old was in Meridian last week learning more about baseball at the MCC Baseball Camp at Scaggs Field.
Dennis plays in the Pee Wee League at Clarkdale. He plays first base and pitcher. He got to try his hand at catcher when the coaches at MCC asked the campers to try another position.
The biggest thing he learned, though, was batting.