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Miss-Lou sports history: June 18

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Vidalia High junior shortstop Jarrett Hoffpauir is named The Democrat’s All-Metro Baseball Player of the Year and ACCS head coach Chad Lipscomb is the All-Metro Baseball Coach of the Year.

TEN YEARS AGO

Kobe Bryant scores 23 points despite going just 6-for-24 from the field as the Los Angeles Lakers rally to defeat the Boston Celtics 83-79 to win back-to-back NBA world championships and their 16th overall.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Nick Markakis singles in Cameron Maybin with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning and Pedro Ciriaco has two RBI singles as the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 5-3.