Blue Mountain College runners rack up academic awards

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Eight Blue Mountain College cross-country student athletes recently earned conference academic honors and four earned the equivalent of academic All-American honors. Nikki Taylor, Cassidy Blaylock, Micayla Everett, Hannah Orrick, and Brian McDonnieal were named to the Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes Team, and they were joined on the Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic Team by […]

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SPIRIT HANDS: Ripley, Falkner win at MHSAA Cheer/Dance Championships

JACKSON—The Ripley High School Pom Squad and the Falkner High School Cheerleaders proved to be two of the best in the state of Mississippi on Saturday. The two groups performed at the 2014 MHSAA Cheer Dance Championships, where the RHS Pom Squad won second place in the Dance Kick Division, while Falkner won a fifth-place […]

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Tigers 12-game winning streak snapped by New Albany

NEW ALBANY–New Albany guard Jarel Lipsey scored 28 points and 6-foot-6 center Miles Washington had 10 blocks an a key late bucket to help the Bulldogs squeak out a 75-74 overtime win over the Ripley Tigers. The loss snapped a 12-game winning streak to start the season for Ripley (12-1, 1-1). Ripley coach Grant Gardner […]

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Walnut Ruritan Shootout set for Saturday

The annual Walnut Ruritan Shootout is set for Saturday, Dec. 13 at Walnut High School. The community-service organization’s fundraiser features four junior high games beginning at 11 a.m., followed by one girls and one boys high school games, tipping off at 3 p.m. Ruritan Shootout schedule 11 a.m.(8th girls) Chalybeate vs. Ramer Noon (8th boys) Chalybeate […]

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Cougars edge Rebels for first division win

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Blue Mountain guards Jacob Girley and Christian Floyd scored 12 points each to help the Cougars beat the Hickory Flat Rebels 48-43 on Thursday. Blue Mountain led by no more than seven points throughout the highly contested Div. 2-1A game. Cougars coach David Mason said it was all about fight. “Sometimes in a highly […]

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REWIND: Ripley Tigers, Byers Lady Lions take Walnut Invitational

WALNUT–The Ripley Tigers and H.W. Byers Lady Lions won Walnut Invitational championships played last Thursday and Friday at the Walnut High School Gym. The Tigers cruised to a pair of wins. They had five players in double figures in an opening-round 91-58 romp of the H.W. Byers Lions. Isaiah Howard led Ripley with 20 points. […]

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Tippah County runners complete St. Jude Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K

Over 30 Tippah County runners participated in the St. Jude Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K held Saturday, Dec. 6 in Memphis. All proceeds from the event went to support the world’s leading children’s hospital. St. Jude Marathon (26 miles) Brad McDonald, Ripley, 4:31.45 Randy Lancaster, Ripley, 4:32:43 Robyn McElwain, Falkner, 4:45:18 Lindsey McAlister, Ripley, 5:00:11 St. Jude Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) […]

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Story staying in shape with basketball

Ripley’s Michael Story has college football scholarship offers from Troy, Mississippi College and top-ranked junior college program East Mississippi. The 6-foot-5, 285 pound offensive lineman and Bernard Blackwell All-Star could pick up a couple more offers before National Signing Day in February, but in the mean time, Story is staying in shape by playing basketball. “I […]

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Walnut’s Linton readies for Saturday’s MS-AL All-Star Classic

WALNUT—The stellar high school football career of Walnut athlete Armani Linton will come to a close Saturday, as the senior Ole Miss commit suits up for the 28th Mississippi-Alabama All Star Classic. The game featuring some of the best football players in the neighboring states is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Crampton […]

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Ripley rolls past Senatobia, Walnut takes two over East Union

(G) Ripley 68, Senatobia 28: The Lady Tigers led from the start in their Div. 2-4A opener. Zaida Cox led with 21 points and Dayzsha Rogan added 16. The win improved Ripley to 9-1, 1-0. Senatobia (3-3, 0-1) got eight points from Shaniya Sessom. (B) Ripley 93, Senatobia 72: For the fifth game in a […]

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