BASEBALL: Tigers small-ball their way to win over Lafayette

RIPLEY–The Ripley Tigers small-balled their way to another win and put themselves within a victory of a big accomplishment. Monday, Ripley scored four runs in the fifth inning with the help of three infield hits, including two bunts, to defeat the Lafayette County Commodores 4-1. The win gave the Tigers (17-8, 8-1) sole possession of […]

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ARCHERY: Pine Grove places third in AIMS State Championships

JACKSON–When the 2014 archery season began, first-year Pine Grove coach Scott Hudson told his team he had aspirations of winning a state title. Last Wednesday, that aspiration almost came to fruition as Pine Grove scored a season-best 3,130 points, placing third out of 12 Class 1A schools at the Archery In Mississippi (AIMS) State Championships […]

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BASEBALL: Murphy, Eagles roll past Panthers to capture No. 2 seed

FALKNER–Senior lefty Wesley Murphy got a shot from his doctor, the nod from his coach and then pitched seven masterful innings to help the Falkner Eagles roll past the Pine Grove Panthers 9-1 in a Division 1-1A battle with playoff implications on Thursday. Murphy had been ruled out to pitch for the Eagles after battling […]

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BASEBALL: Playoff implications on the line tonight as Eagles host Panthers in 1-1A

FALKNER–Tonight, the Falkner Eagles (8-8, 5-1) will host the Pine Grove Panthers (11-10, 4-3) at 6 p.m. at the Falkner Park in a crucial game for both teams’ high school baseball playoff aspirations. The Eagles can lock up the division’s No. 2 seed, while a loss by Pine Grove, the current No. 3 seed, could […]

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Young retires after 50 years of ministry

RIPLEY — After over 50 years of service in full-time ministry, Tom Young is preparing to spend more time at leisure. In his lifetime, Young has ministered in Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. For the last 15 years, he has served at First Baptist Church of Ripley, as Associate Pastor, Minister of Music and Minister of […]

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Ripley Easter Egg Hunt to be held on the square

RIPLEY — Ripley Main Street’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19. The hunt will feature over 5,000 eggs hidden on the courthouse square. The eggs will be filled with candy and prizes. Some eggs will contain keys to unlock larger prizes.  In addition to egg hunting, there will be face […]

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BULLSEYE: County archery teams in state championships

JACKSON—The 2014 State Archery Championships are today and archers from Blue Mountain, Pine Grove and Ripley are among the hundreds shooting for titles at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson. Ripley took a team of 24, Pine Grove 18 and Blue Mountain 14. Ripley recently finished among the top three North Class 4A schools […]

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BASEBALL: Panthers in race for high school baseball playoffs

PINE GROVE—Friday, the Pine Grove Panthers defeated the Wheeler Eagles 10-2 behind a complete game performance from Britt Lindley. With the Division 1-1A win, Pine Grove improved to 4-2 in league play, good enough for the No. 3 playoff spot as the postseason looms. Four division foes remain on their schedule, including a county showdown […]

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BASEBALL: Hobson’s walk-off lifts Tigers over Bulldogs

RIPLEY–With the Ripley Tigers and New Albany Bulldogs tied in the bottom of the seventh of their Division 2-4A showdown on Tuesday night, Ripley senior Aleck Hobson said he was looking for one pitch when he stepped to the plate with the wining run at second base. A slider. And he found it. Hobson belted […]

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ARCHERY: Pine Grove wins first match of the season

WEST UNION–Tuesday, the Pine Grove archery team won a three-team match at West Union High School. It was their first team win of the season. Pine Grove, scored their best total of the year, 3,033 points to better West Union’s 2,663 and Blue Mountain’s 2,458. Pine Grove’s Caytee Rogers  and Logan Trull each scored 276, […]

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