Step back in time and enjoy great sports memories from years gone by. 

May 21, 1990

Stringer eliminated Beulah Hubbard, 12-3, in the 1-A MHSAA playoffs behind the hitting of Chip Ward, who had three hits. Winning pitcher Heath Graham doubled and tripled for Chuck Blackwell’s Red Devils.  

May 22, 1970

Steve Powe fanned 15 batters in leading the Yankees over the White Sox, 5-0, in Dixie Youth baseball action. Steve Fairchild homered for the winners. Mike Daly pitched for the White Sox. 

May 22, 1990

USM baseball, with a school record 41 wins, received their first ever bid to the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Hill Denson Eagles were to play USC in Baton Rogue. MSU (45-18) was host their regionals and meet BYU in the opening round play. Ole Miss baseball coach Jake Gibbs stepped down as the Rebels’ head coach. 

May 22, 2000

LSU pitcher Britni Sneed hit USM’s Jennifer Ford with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning as USM claimed the Baton Rouge Regionals with a 1-0 win. The lady Eagles will advance to the College World Series in Oklahoma City. USM’s Courtney Blades was named the MVP of the tournament, as she allowed only three runs in four games. 

May 23, 1970

West Jones basketball star Ted Musgrove signed with A.G. Robinson and Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel. Musgrove averaged 18.6 points per game and was named West Jones High School Best All-Around Athlete as he started in football, basketball and track. 

May 23, 1995

Ole Miss for the first time since 1977 was invited to the NCAA baseball tournament. The Rebels (37-20) were to travel to Tallahassee. 

May 24, 1960

Julian Fagan homered in leading the Yankees over the Tigers, 4-2, at Little Boys Park action. Richard Parker added a double for the winners.

May 24, 1980

Casey Coffin banged out three hits, and William Reed added two hits in leading Coke over Osco, 7-6, in Dixie Boys baseball play. Dale Thornton was the winning pitcher in the contest. Tony Thaxton had four hits for OSCO. 

May 25, 1990

Mercy Cross downed Stringer, 10-4, in the South State Championship. Chip Ward and Jason Buckley each had two hits for the Red Devils.

May 25, 1995

Daniel Blackledge banged out four hits and Scott Fenton added three hits in leading McMurry over Wayne Farms, 16-5, in Dixie Boys baseball action. Derek McKee singled and hit an inside the park home run, while Clifton Pitts doubled and singled for the winners. Joey Hickner was the winning pitcher in the contest and also doubled.  Corey Jones led Wayne with three hits. Clint Rayburn added an inside the park home run for Wayne Farms. 

May 26, 1980

Steven Wyrick of Kilgore, Texas, claimed the Laurel Oilmen’s Golf Tournament. Defending champion Murray Langston and Frank Williams finished three shots back with a 150 total. 

May 26, 2000

Courtney Blades pitched a perfect game in leading USM (62-11) over No. 2 Arizona, 1-0, in the College World Series. Blades fanned 11 batters in improving her pitching record to 51-6 on the year. 

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