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Star Tracking …
June 27, 2001
DENVER For 22 seasons, Ray Bourque performed like few others on the ice. On Tuesday, he showed he knew how to make a grand exit, too. Bourque announced his retirement 17 days after hoisting the Stanley Cup with tears streaming down his face. Bourque's pursuit of the elusive cup made him a sentimental favorite in this year's playoffs. Bourque, 40, the highest scoring defenseman in NHL history, was a five-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman and played in a record 19 consecutive All-Star games.
It was hard to tell who was the most excited after the first round of the Mississippi Women's Golf Association Junior Girls' Amateur Championship Tuesday at Briarwood Country Club. In the 16-18 year old division, a dogfight for the championship looms today. Alexis Rather of Tupelo shot a 1-under par 73 to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Katherine Jones of Jackson who shot an even-par 74. Two strokes off the lead with a 1-over 75 is Amanda Mathis of Picayune. At 5-foot-3, Rather says she might tip the scales at 100 pounds. But she played mighty big whenever she got in sight of the greens.
June 27, 1997
JACKSON, Miss. Belhaven College, a women's only school until 1954, will field its first football team in 1998. Calling the announcement "an important day in the life of Belhaven College," school president Roger Parrott said Thursday that football would become the 14th scholarship sport at the 114-year-old Presbyterian institution of 1,180 students. Also Thursday, the school introduced as its football coach Norman Joseph, who spent the past four seasons as offensive coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Don Hutson, generally credited with devising pass patterns as the greatest receiver of the early days of the NFL, is dead. He was 84. Hutson, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963, died Thursday. He was ill for several weeks, was hospitalized June 17 with an undisclosed illness, then discharged to a nursing home. Hutson's body was transferred from a nursing home to the Wiefels &Son funeral home in Palm Springs soon after his death, but Milton Johnson, an employee of the funeral home, did not know the cause of death.
June 27, 1992
York, Ala. is not usually the best place to find NBA players hanging around, but that may change after this year. Charles Oakley, currently a member of the New York Knicks, grew up in the West Alabama town of York. And now he's bringing in a few of his buddies for a basketball camp at Sumter County High School July 7-10.
Ryan Satcher
Sports Faces …
Dennis Warren
The voice of the opening ceremonies for the State Games of Mississippi belongs to Dennis Warren, the long-time voice of the Meridian High athletics.
Warren, who works in sales for WKZB, the Buzz 93.5, started working for the Meridian station in 1985. He has been doing the State Games for the past 11 years.
He says he enjoys the opening ceremonies.
As for Meridian High football, Warren said his personal highlight is the 1990 State 5A Champions.
Jeff Byrd

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