KEDRICK STOREY: A great sports atmosphere

Friday, New Albany visited Ripley at the RHS Event Center and I saw what could become a promising student section. One that could become one of the toughest atmospheres in northeast Mississippi high school basketball. It was the largest crowd to gather inside the spacious facility this season. Ripley High School sold tickets to students […]

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Ripley Lady Tigers look to contend in Class 4A

RIPLEY—The Ripley Lady Tigers have quietly ran their record to 20-2. They’re currently unblemished in Div. 2-4A at 7-0 after edging the New Albany Lady Bulldogs 42-41 on Friday. That was their eighth win in a row and 12th out of their last 13 ballgames. Three division games remain for the Daily Journal’s No. 4 […]

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Lady Warriors claim first Tippah County title in 20 years, RMS boys take fourth straight

WALNUT—The Chalybeate Lady Warriors are no longer brides’ maids. They’re the bride. For the first time in 20 years, the Lady Warriors are the Tippah County Junior High Tournament girls’ champs after posting a 47-40 win over Falkner Junior High in last Thursday’s finals at Walnut High School. “We’re just happy to not be second […]

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Tippah County Development Foundation announces new director

RIPLEY — Tippah County Development Foundation recently announced the appointment of Matthew Harrison as their new Executive Director. Harrison will officially take the position on Monday, Feb. 2. In his new role,  Harrison will work closely with the Board of Directors, local officials and local businesses to further their mission of promoting economic development in […]

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Benton County residents qualify for office

ASHLAND — As qualification to run for local offices continues, several races are beginning to heat up. A few individuals are running uncontested at the moment, but there are now multiple candidates for most offices within the county. Qualification continues until next month. Following is a list of candidates who had qualified to run by […]

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Ripley Park and Rec. accepting adult basketball, summer ball registration

Ripley Park & Rec. is now offering Adult (men & women) Church League Basketball. The cost is $300 per team. The deadline to sign up is Monday, Feb. 2. The Ripley Park & Rec. is also taking registration for youth summer sports ages 4-13. Players must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2015. Must bring birth […]

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Lady Tigers win eighth straight, Lady Eagles snap losing streak

(G) Ripley 42, New Albany 41: In a battle of the top two girls’ team in Division 2-4A, the Ripley Lady Tigers overcame a seven-point deficit to start the fourth quarter by outscoring the visiting New Albany Lady Bulldogs 15-7 in the fourth. Ripley (20-2, 7-0) stepped up the defensive pressure and forced four New […]

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Chalybeate girls, RMS boys win Tippah County Junior High titles

WALNUT–Thursday, the Chalybeate Lady Warriors got 14 points from Laney Jackson, 12 from Maddy Britt, 11 from Amber Clifton and 10 from Caroline Wilbanks to defeat Falkner Junior High 47-40 and claim the Tippah County Junior High Tournament girls’ championship. It was the first junior county title for Chalybeate (9-9) since 1995. The Lady Warriors […]

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Walnut running back Armani Linton has over 1,400 rushing yards and 19 scores on the season.

Walnut’s Linton said he’s sticking with the Rebels

WALNUT—Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and assistant coaches Tony Hughes and Scott Sallach visited Walnut 4-star athlete Armani Linton on Wednesday. Linton is a former MSU defensive back commitment. He accepted the Bulldogs’ offer in February 2014, but later flipped to Ole Miss in June. He said Mullen’s visit won’t make him change […]

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Wilbanks’ leadership key to Walnut’s success

WALNUT—The Walnut Lady Wildcats will go as far as gritty forward Shelby Wilbanks can take them. She’s not a one-woman gang and she will need some help, but Wilbanks understands how important her role is. The 6-foot senior welcomes the load. “It’s not pressure really,” said Wilbanks.  “I embrace it. You just know that that’s […]

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