Blast from Past

December 4, 1989

Calhoun City stopped Bay Springs, 28-14, in the Class 2-A state championship game. Kevin Winfrey caught two touchdown passes from Billy Caston on plays of 22 and 44 yards. Caston was 9-of-17 passing for 213 yards for the Bulldogs.

December 4, 1989

Joseph Cooper netted 20 points and Robert Morgan added 17 points as Wayne County stormed by George County, 75-55, to capture first place in the Richton Rotary Tournament. Odell Taylor scored a dozen points while Tracey Lampley and Charles White chipped in 10 points apiece.

December 6, 1969

Temple High School of Vicksburg defeated Oak Park, 28-6, to win the Big 8 Negro Championship played at R. H. Watkins Stadium. Collie Harmon threw a 23-yard TD pass to Demaus Cooper for the only Dragons points.

Ted Musgrove pumped in 31 points as West Jones ran past Quitman, 56-44. Elaine Windham scored 29 points for the Lady Mustangs in a 51-40 win over Quitman.

December 6, 1999

Ole Miss prepared to play Oklahoma in the Independence Bowl, USM prepared to tangle with Colorado Sate in the Liberty Bowl and Mississippi State prepared to meet Clemson in the Peach Bowl. Ole Miss standout Deuce McAllister won the Conerly Trophy presented to the state’s best college football player.

December 7, 1979

Laurel dominated the Central Zone defense as four players were named to the first team. Lineman Milton Gavin, linebacker Lee Cole, and defensive backs Jeff Moss and Frank Wright were selected to the team. Cole was also named the conference’s placekicker.

Alfonzo Butler scored a game high 43 points in leading West Jones over Quitman, 73-71.

In girls’ competition, Tammy Bayne scored 24 points in leading Jones County Junior College to a 98-83 win over Utica. In the boys’ game, Randy Terry’s 33 points led JCJC to a 107-97 win.

December 8, 1969

Arkansas, a 15-14 loser to Texas, was to be the Ole Miss opponent in the January 1 Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss also announced that head coach Johnny Vaught signed a four-year extension to his contract.

December 8, 1979

Laurel linebacker Lee Cole and West Jones running back Adolph Ducksworth signed football scholarships with Ole Miss.

December 9, 1994

Lani Jefcoat scored two goals while Jennifer Ratcliff and Ginger Rayner each tallied solo goals as Laurel downed West Jones, 4-1, in soccer action. Becky Hollingsworth scored the lone goal for the Mustangs.

Marcus Price led JCJC over Southwest, 91-67, as he pumped in 27 points.

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