Broome sends off 16 to colleges

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 20, 2000

Copiah-Lincoln head football coach Phil Broome will be following quite a few colleges next season.

Sixteen sophomores off of last year’s team signed scholarships.

Mississippi State signed four Wolves to scholarships, including wide receivers Marco Minor and Clarence Parker of Natchez.

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Tommy Watson and Julius Griffith also signed with Mississippi State.

Co-Lin cornerback Tavaris Turner of Natchez signed with Florida A&M, while Natchez linebacker Marcus D. Green inked with Youngstown State.

Defensive end Stephen Murray and defensive lineman Tim Smith, both of Hazlehurst, both signed with Sam Houston.

— The Mississippi Golf Association celebrates its 75th anniversary with a record 14 MGA State Championships.

The MGA will hold its Mississippi Cup Matches Nov. 10-12 at Beau Pre Country Club.

— Did you know that Mississippi and Arkansas are the only two states who do not have high school wrestling?

Texas became the 48th state to adopt a boys wrestling tournament last year.

— Kentucky fans will find small solace in the fact their Wildcats have been in the most NCAA Tournaments (40) and have participated in the most tournament games (121).

Kentucky was beaten by Syracuse Saturday in the second round after just getting past St.&160;Bonaventure.

You can bet the pressure will really be on Tubby Smith to knock on the door of the Final Four next year.

— Louisiana Tech and Tennessee are the only two women’s teams to compete in all 19 NCAA tournaments.

Tennessee has competed in 77 games, while the Lady Techsters have played in 72.

Lady Techster fans will be wondering who will take over after Leon Barmore announced his resignation before the Alcorn game Saturday.

There have been several former Lady Techster players and coaches go on to build solid programs. You would have to think one of them would be glad to come back to a place where women’s basketball is on par with men’s basketball.

— After being thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple, Josh Hoffpauir slipped on a dugout step and twisted his ankle in the seventh inning of Southern Mississippi’s game against Memphis Friday.

With his ankle half taped-up, Hoffpauir returned to bat in the 10th inning and delivered a game-winning single.

Hoffpauir, missed Saturday’s game against Memphis with the swollen ankle.

— Do ULL and ULM&160;need anymore reasons to go back to USL&160;and NLU?

During ESPN and CBS telecasts of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette basketball games (Southland and NCAA&160;Tournament games) they referred to ULL as ULA and called them Louisiana.

Northeast Louisiana and Southwestern Louisiana are just so much simpler to deal with. You can bet the confusion will continue. At least when folks called Northeast by Northeastern Louisiana you could still tell who was who.

— Look for more complete details in Tuesday’s Democrat on Saturday’s alumni baseball games consisting of past South Natchez, North Natchez and Natchez High players.

Coordinator Michael Lindsey said he has about 20 former players signed up and would like to have more by Tuesday so he can devise a format.

Joey Martin is sports editor of The Democrat. He can be reached by calling 446-5172 ext. 232 or at