Blast from the Past

Take a trip down memory lane with some sports highlights from years past.

Feb. 14, 1970

The World Champion Baltimore Orioles hired Laurel native Kenny ‘Squeaky’ Parker as a Major League scout.

Therrel Myers scored 31 points as Laurel downed Meridian, 71-61, in the semifinals of the District 5-AA tournament. The win secured a spot in the championship game against Hattiesburg but also gave Laurel a ticket to their third only visit to the South State AA basketball tournament. Rod Gilbreath contributed 15 points while George Hill chipped in with 11 points. Ray Orange and Jack Young added seven and six points, respectively. Willie Price led Meridian with 19 points, and Mac Barnes added a dozen points.

Charlotte Wells scored 21 points as Northeast Jones nipped South Jones, 39-38. Gail Guthrie added 12 points for the Lady Tigers, while Diane Stringer led South Jones with 23 points.

Feb. 14, 2000

Lance Jones went 2-for-2 with a home run in his debut as Ole Miss third baseman. The Rebels defeated Nichols State, 9-5, in their season opener. USM catcher Darren Welch homered and drove in three runs in leading the Golden Eagles past Georgia Sate, 14-8.

Feb. 17, 1995

Wayne County bested Pascagoula, 108-94, in the semifinals of the District 7-5A tournament. Delano Jones led the War Eagles (21-5) with 21 points followed by Kendrick Davis with 18 points.

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