02-19-10 Looking back

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 19, 2010

TWENTY YEARS AGO — 31-year-old Derrike Cope, whose previous best finish was sixth in 66 NASCAR Winston Cup Series races, wins the Daytona 500 after Dale Earnhardt cuts a tire on turn two of the last lap.

TEN YEARS AGO — David Haywood scores 11 of his game-high 35 points in the first quarter as Natchez High defeats Jim Hill 80-65 for the Division 6-5A title and its first South State home playoff game since 1995.

FIVE YEARS AGO — Tamara Gant scores 14 points and Victoria Hunt has 13 points to lead Franklin County past Hazlehurst 53-37 to win the Division 7-3A title, the Lady Bulldogs’ first district title in 15 years.