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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Hoops Homecoming scheduled at Blue Mountain College

BLUE MOUNTAIN—Blue Mountain College will celebrate “Four Decades of Topper Basketball” when the 2015 homecoming festivities take place on campus Saturday, January 24. All of the former head coaches from the program’s inception in 1967 – Johnnie Armstrong, Mari Hubbard, Dixie Everett and Jack Moser – and current coach Lavon Driskell will gather with many […]

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Tippah County basketball athletes contributing on the next level

FULTON–Itawamba Community College’s Jayla Chills (Ripley) tied a career-high with 33 points in a one-point win over Northeast last week. The tied that feat with 33 in a 10-point win over Hinds on Tuesday. She leads the Lady Indians with 18.5 points per game. Chills also pulls down 4.7 assists. The former Ripley Lady Tiger […]

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Tippah County Junior High finals set for tonight

WALNUT—The finals of the 2015 Tippah County Junior High Tournament are set for tonight at Walnut High School. The Chalybeate Lady Warriors and the Falkner Junior High Lady Eagles will meet in the girls’ championship game at 5:30 p.m. Falkner reached the finals with a thrilling 29-28 win over defending champs, Blue Mountain on Monday. […]

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Lady Panthers hold on for win, Ripley Lady Tigers win seventh straight

FALKNER–The Pine Grove Lady Panthers used a 19-5 second-quarter run to seize control of their Div. 1-1A game with the Falkner Lady Eagles. The Lady Panthers failed to score a point in the third quarter, but did enough defensively to hold Falkner at bay for a 40-38 win. It was the second win in a […]

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Antioch Baptist Church to receive Mississippi Freedom Trail marker

ANTIOCH–Antioch Baptist Church was burned to the ground in October 1964 following a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party mass meeting. On December 22, church members along with volunteers and students from Ohio’s Oberlin College began to rebuild. Saturday, Jan. 18 the Mississippi Freedom Trail will present a marker to commemorate that project called “Carpenters for Christmas” […]

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Four teams advance in Tippah County Junior High Tournament

WALNUT–The first round of the 2015 Tippah County Junior High Tournament tipped off Thursday at Walnut High School with four teams advancing. In girls action, Falkner won 24-18 over Walnut behind 10 points from Tyesha Gaillard and seven from Madison Griffin. Vivian Martindale had 11 for Walnut. Laney Jackson scored 10 points to help Chalybeate […]

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