September 8, 2001
Third quarter fireworks threw a storybook gridiron battle into overtime, leaving the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans with a 14-8 victory over host Southeast Friday night. Northeast began the sudden death on the 10-yard line with four downs to score. It only took the Trojans three plays, starting with an eight-yard rush from Kelvin Horne and followed by two quarterback sneaks from Stephen Dyess. The final play resulted in a touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt was stopped, leaving Northeast up 14-8. Southeast was unable to score in its possession and the Trojans took the win.
The Clarkdale High School Bulldogs upped their record to 2-0 Friday night with a 42-21 road victory over West Lincoln. Thomas Walters scored four touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards to pace the Bulldogs to victory. Walters' first three touchdowns came in the first half on jaunts of 15, 14 and two yards, while he closed out the high scoring affair in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run into the end zone. Larry Lewis scored once on a six yard run and Michael Matthews picked up six points on a 32-yard run.
September 8, 1997
Meridian Community College's Robert Dreyfus (70-71) shot a 141 to win low medalist honors in the John A. Logan Pizza Hut Invitational Golf Tournament held at Crad Orchard (Carterville, Ill.) and Hickory Ridge (Carbondale, Ill.). Jackie McLaughlin (70-74) shot a 144 to finish in second place. Both golfers earned All-Tournament team honors. Austin Wilkey (79-76) finished with a 155. Benji Carpenter (81-77) shot a 158, while Mark Palmer (80-81) carded a 161. Playing as an individual, Chip Sorrels (78-75) shot a 153. MCC finished second at 597, two strokes behind Rend Lake.
Jerry Boatner's West Lauderdale High Lady Knights defeated Louisville 24-3 late Saturday night to win the Meridian Invitational/Coca-Cola Classic Softball Tournament at Sammie Davidson Complex. Regina Thompson hit a two-run homer for West Lauderdale. Charlotte Davis had four hits. Amanda Murphy added a triple and three singles. Adelia Luke collected three singles. Kim Herrington chipped in with a double and a single, while Katina Jenkins had two singles. Top-ranked West Lauderdale remains undefeated at 11-0.
September 8, 1992
Colton Tisdale and Rex Gentry did their best Ross Perot imitation Monday afternoon at Briarwood Country Club. They came out of nowhere to make a difference. Perot burst onto the political scene earlier this year, while Tisdale and Gentry longtime 4-Ball partners came from five strokes behind to win the Second Annual Harry Lackey Labor Day 4-Ball Tournament. Tisdale and Gentry shot a final-round 63 to win by one stroke.
Better work habits has led to former Meridian High Wildcat Gerrod Williams a starting job on the East Mississippi Community College offense.
Williams started at fullback in the season opener at Jones CC on Saturday night.
Williams started playing football in the seventh grade at Kate Griffin. As a freshman at EMCC, Williams saw back-up duty.
Head coach Tom Goode said Williams didn't work as hard as he could have.
Williams said the work could pay off into a better season for the Lions.