June 29, 2001
Meridian native Jay Powell, a relief pitcher with the Houston Astros, has been traded to the Colorado Rockies for reliever Ron Villone. Astros General Manager Gerry Hunsicker announced the deal late Wednesday night, according to MLB.com. Powell, a former Mississippi State right-handed standout, is 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA over a team-leading 35 appearances this season. However, Powell is 0-for-5 in save opportunities this year and has allowed 12 of 22 inherited runners to score.
Southeast Lauderdale culminated the Lady Tigers' championship basketball season, receiving their Class 3A State Championship rings this week. The team gathered at Ryan's restaurant Monday evening to honor the players, staff and coaches. That included the championship ring ceremony. Guided by Coach Joe Miller and Mississippi Player of the Year Monique Horner, the Lady Tigers (32-8) rolled to their 3A crown, defeating South Pontotoc 81-77 in the title game.
June 29, 1997
LAS VEGAS Evander Holyfield, bleeding badly from his right ear after being bitten by Mike Tyson, retained the WBA heavyweight championship Saturday night when Tyson was disqualified after the third round. After the fight was stopped, Tyson complained to referee Mills Lane and then charged across the ring to Holyfield's corner as the ring filled with security people. He never got to Holyfield, but he did hit a police officer before being pulled away. Several seconds after the ruckus was stopped, another broke out as Tyson again tried to get across the ring. He was stopped and Holyfield and his entourage left the ring. Tyson was winning the third round when, with about 40 seconds left, Holyfield suddenly jumped up and down in anger and walked away, blood streaming from his right ear. The fight resumed after four minutes and Tyson bit Holyfield on the left ear. Lane then disqualified Tyson.
June 29, 1992
Picayune's John Dopson wanted to pitch around Chad Dozier when Dozier came to the plate as the potential winning run with two out in the bottom of the ninth. But Dopson was overruled. And that was fortunate for the South. Dozier, the South Central's hottest hitter, popped to first base with the tying run on second, securing a wild, 4-hour and 10-minute gold medal victory for the South by the score of 16-15.