FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Falkner faces tough test, Walnut hosts Senior Night

MANTACHIE MUSTANGS (4-6, 1-3) at WALNUT WILDCATS (8-2, 3-1) The Skinny –Mantachie won their first Div. 1-2A game last week 40-16 over East Union. They had lost three straight. –Walnut lost for the first time in eight weeks with a 55-12 setback to Baldwyn last week. –Walnut RB Armani Linton is approximately 200 rushing yards […]

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Tigers use a stingy defense to roll past New Albany

NEW ALBANY–The Ripley Tigers have an explosive offense that scores 35.1 points per game. They’ve also got a defense giving up less than two scores a night, and it was on display in Ripley’s 33-8 regular-season finale win over the New Albany Bulldogs in the “Highway 15″ Rivalry on Friday. A stingy Ripley (8-3, 4-1) […]

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THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Tigers look to make it two straight over New Albany

RIPLEY TIGERS (7-3, 3-1) at NEW ALBANY (1-9, 1-3): The Skinny –The Ripley/New Albany series began with a 19-0 win by the Bulldogs in 1931 –Ripley leads the series 32-30-2, including a 33-0 home win last season. –New Albany is averaging just 15.9 points per game, while Ripley averages 35.1. –Last season, Ripley shutout New […]

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REWIND: Wildcats’ win-streak snapped by Baldwyn

BALDWYN—The night started with promise for the Walnut Wildcats, but ended with a thud in their Division 1-2A battle against the Baldwyn Bearcats on Friday. The Wildcats couldn’t get anything going on either side of the ball against the 2013 North Half finalists and fell 55-12. “They are who we thought they were,” said Walnut […]

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REWIND: Lawrence helps lead Falkner past Smithville

By Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal  FALKNER – Falkner and Smithville slugged it out to the end to gain an edge in a tight Division 1-1A race. Jeramie Lawrence’s 42-yard touchdown with 2:25 to go lifted Falkner (6-3, 4-2) to a 26-19 win over Smithville to put them back in the hunt to host first round. “I […]

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REWIND: Tigers roll to third straight win

BYHALIA—The Ripley Tigers got touchdowns from six different players and held the Byhalia Indians to just 74 yards of total offense to roll to a 52-6 win on Friday. It was Ripley’s third straight overall and Division 2-4A victory. The Tigers rushed for 203 yards, led by senior running back Garfield Campbell’s 93 yards on […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Lady Tigers win most games in program history

SENATOBIA—The season for the Ripley High School volleyball team came to a close on Saturday with a loss to the Senatobia Lady Warriors in the second round of the MHSAA State Volleyball Playoffs. The Lady Warriors (31-4) defeated Ripley 25-19, 25-20 and 25-20 to sweep the best-of-five series. It was the second straight year the […]

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Ridge faced cancer with love and strength

Strong, giving, loving and hard-working all describe Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Dollar Ridge. The wife, mother, sister, aunt, factory worker and friend, who never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone, lost her five-year battle with Breast Cancer in July 2000. Robin Gaston, Ridge’s daughter, sat down with me recently to share the journey […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Ripley Jamboree set for Saturday

The Ripley High School Basketball Jamboree is set for Saturday, Nov. 1 at the RHS Event Center. Teams include Tupleo, New Site and H.W. Byers. The event features three abbreviated boys and girls games. The day begins at 1 p.m. Boys Ripley vs. Tupelo, 1 p.m. Ripley vs. Byers, 1:45 p.m. Tupleo vs. Byers, 2:30 […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT SCORES: Falkner wins, Ripley cruises, Walnut falls at Baldwyn

FALKNER 26, SMITHVILLE 19: The Falkner Eagles trailed Smithville 19-18 to start the fourth quarter, but they got a 42-yard TD run from senior running back Jeramie Lawrence and a two-point conversion to lead 26-19 with 2:25 to play. Falkner senior LB Adam Hearn intercepted a Smithville pass to seal it. Falkner QB Jase Stroupe […]

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