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franklin county times


By Staff
The Question …
How well do you know the U.S. Open?
Who was the last player to win a U.S. Open with a 72-hole score over par?
a.) Andy North at Cherry Hills.
b.) Hale Irwin at Winged Foot.
c.) David Graham at Oakland Hills.
Star Tracking …
June 14, 2001
TULSA, Okla. Tiger Woods has won four straight majors, and there's nothing to suggest this week will be any different. He's flush from the tee, crisp with his irons and controlling the pace on the greens. He's the perfect package for the U.S. Open, the closest thing to perfection that golf has to offer. Woods, the only player to hold all four major titles at the same time, tries to become the first to win five in a row when the Open begins Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club.
PHILADELPHIA On his first dunk, Shaquille O'Neal caught Dikembe Mutombo in the face with an elbow. On his last dunk, O'Neal put an emphatic end to the 76ers' final run. It wasn't just dunks, though, that made it a great night for O'Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also threw timely passes when double-teamed, outrebounded everybody and cut off drives into the paint, leading the Lakers to a 100-86 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
June 14, 1997
CHICAGO The Chicago Bulls got rings for the thumb and another championship for the ages, this time on a thrilling last-second shot not by Michael Jordan but by Steve Kerr. In a clinching sixth game that was as good as they get, the Bulls did enough down the stretch to beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 on Friday night and win their fifth title in seven years. The game hung in the balance until the final seconds against the Jazz, a dogged opponent who nonetheless couldn't avoid making crucial mistakes that cost them a chance to become the first team to take the Bulls to a seventh game n a championship series. They didn't get the chance, even though they didn't allow Jordan to beat them as he did in Games 1, 2 and 5. This time, when the Bulls needed a tiebreaking shot in the final few seconds, Jordan passed to Kerr.
June 14, 1992
JACKSON No, Shaune Holiday didn't make an "F" in history class. He knew perfectly well it was the North that wanted to rise again. As in North all-stars, baseball style. Holiday and Tishomingo County teammates Richy Harrelson and Ronald Jones led the North 4A-5A all-stars to a 10-2 victory over the South Saturday evening here at Smith-Wills Stadium. "Both teams were talking static in the dorms," said Holiday. The victory broke a three-year win-streak for the South. "It'd been a long time since the North had won," said Holiday, who went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. "Too long. We had to go out and get it."
Ryan Satcher
The Answer …
a.) Andy North at Cherry Hills.
Sports Faces …
Phillip Wilson
Phillip Wilson, 12, is another camper from last week's Meridian Community College baseball camp who is hoping to make an all-star team at the end of the month.
Wilson plays for Coca Cola in Phil Hardin's Majors League.
The MCC camp proved to be beneficial for him.
Wilson said his Coca Cola team had a tough early start.
Jeff Byrd