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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2002

June 2, 2000

AISA football Championships need Troy

A lot of talk has been made about the possibility of Troy and Troy State University hosting the 2000 AISA Football Championships and the benefits for both.

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Sox try and keep pace with the Cardinals in Dixie Youth

Trying to keep pace with the league-leading and undefeated Dixie Youth Cardinals, the Rogers Company Inc. White Sox notched a couple of big wins last week outscoring the Lyncoach Reds and Dairy Fresh Red Sox by 10 runs and ending both games early.

Tournament team selected for Dixie Boys 13 and 14

The Dixie Boys 13- and 14-year-old Tournament Teams were voted on and selected Wednesday night with 13 members being named to both.

June 6, 2000

Cardinals seal up top spot in Dixie Youth ranks with 9-1 win over White Sox

The Wallace Pump and Supply Cardinals solidified their number one spot in the Dixie Youth ranks Saturday with a 9-1 win over the second place Rogers Company White Sox improving their overall record to an undefeated 14-0.

Trojans add two more to 2001 list

Troy State baseball added two more players to its growing list of 2000 signees with a junior college outfielder and a high school pitcher. That puts the number at nine new additions for the 2001 squad.

Troy State set to hold softball camp

Troy State softball will hold this year’s softball camp Monday through Wednesday, June 12-14 next week.

June 7, 2000

What does it take to be an All-Star?: Part 1

What does it take to be a Tournament-Team player? That question is on the minds of a lot of parents and players throughout Troy and Rec Leagues everywhere about this time of the summer.

What does it take to be an All-Star?: Part 2 – Coaches

Probably the hardest job to have in all this All-Star and Tournament Team choosing business is the head-coaching job itself.

Things have changed since I was a kid!

Looking back on those good ole days growing up in Troy a hot summer day was sometimes fun and exciting and sometimes dull with nothing to do.

Davis pitches one-hitter in big win over Sox

Chris Davis of the B & W Electric Pirates held the Rogers Company White Soxs scoreless in five of six innings and held them hitless until the sixth pushing his team to a 9-2 win last Friday.

June 8, 2000

Cardinals let three of four get past

The Dixie Majors Cardinals fought it out with two Luverne teams in another four-game set recently and came out on the short end of a 1-3 showing.

Dixie Angel Bay Bears seal up league with 20-15 win

The Dixie Angel Bay Bears posted held off the Lugnuts and posted a 20-15 win to wrap up the League Championship Tuesday night.

June 9, 2000

What does it take to be an All-Star?: Part 3 – Parents

It’s a huge honor for a player to be named to an All-Star or Tournament Team, but the price can be large sometimes – for themselves and their parents.

Junior Legion jumps out to 5-0 lead, holds on for 6-4 victory Wednesday

With a quick start on offense and a strong showing on defense, the Post 70 Junior Legion team rolled to a 6-4 victory over Slocomb Wednesday.

June 13, 2000

Bowdens return to Troy State for camp

For the second straight year, Troy State University will serve as host to the Bowden Quarterback/Receiver Academy. The camp will have two sessions. Session I is June 18-21, while Session II is June 21-24.

Early offense propels Jr Legion to three wins

The two key words of the weekend for the Troy Post 70 Junior Legion baseball team were: early and offense. Needless to say, they had plenty to speak of.

Cards stave off Orioles in 6-5 victory

The Wallace Pump and Supply Cardinals were only a run away from tarnishing what has been a spotless season so far, but the Murphree Bridge Corporation Orioles could only score one run in the sixth in a tight 6-5 win by the Cards.

Reeves qualifies for U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Jake Reeves earned his right to play with the best last week and he’ll get that chance at the 2000 U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, California.

June 14, 2000

Bill Jackson Tourney a Big Success

The 10th Annual Bill Jackson 4-Ball Golf Tournament held at the Troy Country Club this past weekend was another huge success.

Dixie Minor names Tournament Teams

The Troy Park and Recreation Dixie Minor Youth Baseball squads have reached a decision on who will be representing them come Tournament time.

June 16, 2000

‘BAMA’ bicycle gang comes through Troy as part of 2000 mile trip

You might have noticed that Troy was invaded yesterday, invaded by a horde of bikers. No, not a motorcycle gang, but a horde of bicyclist riding with Bicycle Across Magnificent Alabama, BAMA for short.

Ponytail, Dixie Angel softball leagues name Tourney Teams

Both the Troy Park and Recreation Dixie Angels and Ponytail softball leagues put together names for their Tournament Teams recently, both leagues naming 12 to their rosters.

Rocker suffers from foot in mouth disease

In spite of getting off to one of their best starts ever, the Atlanta Braves’ season continues to be overshadowed by the repeated juvenile antics of volatile reliever John Rocker.

June 20, 2000

All-Star rosters and games for Dixie Minor and Youth set tonight

The Dixie Minor and Dixie Youth All-Stars will be playing their annual games tonight at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Troy Sportsplex.

Bowdens begin camp at Troy State

Watch five minutes of the practice sessions going on this week down on the Troy State practice fields during the Bowden Academy and one word pops to mind – organization.

Interviewing in sports is an art form

In my short time as a sports writer/editor I guess if there is one piece of advice that I can give to others stupid enough to put their heads on a chopping block every day like I do, it’s to learn how to give a decent interview.

Junior Legion shuts out AUM, falls to Ozark

The Troy Post 70 Junior Legion Trojans won their sixth straight, and played probably one of their best defensive games of the season Thursday as they ousted two-time defending State Champions AUM 2-0.

June 21, 2000

College Football is Just Around the Corner

Believe it or not college football starts in 66 days from today and I can’t wait.

Garrett pitches nine innings in Marlins win

With a nice performance on the mound and some timely offense, the League Champion Marlins ousted the Midland City Diamond Backs 14-2 in Troy Amateur Baseball League action Sunday.

Nettle named Student Athlete Of The Year

The 1999-2000 Trans America Athletic Conference Student-Athletes-of-the-Year are Jacksonville State University’s Lisa Baswell and Troy State University’s Shannon Nettle in voting completed by the TAAC’s Faculty Athletic Representatives.

June 22, 2000

Troy 14 year olds are D-Boys elite

There’s little doubt what the overall goal for Troy’s 14-year-old Dixie Boys Tournament Team is this tournament season – win it all.

Players perform at the top of their game

Just how good is Tiger Woods?