BASEBALL: Falkner eliminated, Pine Grove postpones, Ripley advances

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles fell behind 5-1 to Houlka in Game 3 of their Class 1A best-of-three series and never recovered. Houlka won 18-6 to take the series and end the Eagles’ season at 13-11. The loss also brought to a close the Falkner high school baseball careers for senior infielders Jase Stroupe, Logan Wilbanks and Tyler […]

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GOLF: Walnut boys finish second in district tournament, Meeks qualifies for state

Last Wednesday, the Walnut High School boys golf team placed second in the Region 1 District 1 Class 1 championship at Natchez Trace Golf Course in Tupelo. Walnut seventh grader Kye Meeks qualified for the Class 2A State Tournament. Baldwyn took the team title with a score of 355, while Walnut shot a 394 in […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley takes 1-0 lead, Falkner and Pine Grove play Game 3’s today

The Ripley Tigers (13-7) wasted little time and jumped all over first-round opponent Yazoo County to start the Class 4A MHSAA High School Baseball playoffs. They scored 12 runs over the first three innings to win 12-2 in five. Full game story by the Daily Journal’s Brandon Speck. Ripley travels to Yazoo County today for […]

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FASTPITCH: Lady Panthers advance with sweep of Vardaman

PINE GROVE–The upstart Pine Grove Lady Panthers kept their season going with a 6-2 win over Vardaman, sweeping their Class 1A MHSAA fast-pitch playoff series 2-0. Pine Grove (16-8) advances to face Ray Brooks in round two. The best-of-three series begins Monday. Against Vardaman, the Lady Panthers started slow in Thursday’s Game 1 and rallied to […]

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STANDOFF: Quirky pre-game ritual sets the tone for some baseball teams

Picture a high school baseball game. The starting lineups have been announced and the National Anthem is piping through loud speakers. It nears the end…”and the home of the brave….” And then no players standing down opposite foul lines move. Thirty seconds pass and still no movement. Another 20 seconds, and then 40 seconds go by, […]

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Panthers, Eagles and Lady Panthers take 1-0 playoff leads

PINE GROVE–Last season, the Pine Grove Panthers finished the year just a game above .500 at 16-15. Things have gotten better in 2015. Thursday, they won 6-1 over Hamilton in Game 1 of their opening round Class 1A MHSAA playoff series to improve to 21-7 on the year. They got a complete game, three-hit, eight-strikeout […]

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FASTPITCH: Pine Grove enters playoffs with new attitude under LaBarreare

The Pine Grove Lady Panthers (14-9, 9-3 in 1-1A) are as young as they come, but that didn’t stop them from finishing second in Div. 1-1A and making the playoffs after a one-year absence. Maybe it “Janna LaBarreare” magic. For the ninth year in a row, the 12-year head coach has a team to the […]

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Four Tippah County teams advance to baseball, fast-pitch playoffs (dates and game times)

It’s playoff time for high school baseball and fast-pitch softball and Tippah County will send four teams to the postseason, including a top seed. In baseball, the Falkner Eagles (12-9) will represent Div. 1-1A as that No. 1 seed after going 11-1 in league play. They host No. 4 seed Houlka today at 6 p.m. […]

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Davis wins second Class 1A powerlifting title

JACKSON–Falkner junior football player Dillon Davis is one of the strongest high school athletes in the Magnolia state and he proved as much on Saturday. For the second year in a row, Davis won the 308-pound class at the 2015 MHSAA Powerlifting Championships at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. And for the second year in […]

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Walnut Golf ends stellar regular season with win at Pine Hill

RIPLEY–The Walnut High School golf team completed a stellar regular season on Thursday with wins over Falkner and Ripley at Pine Hill Country Club in Ripley. The Walnut Girls improved to a perfect 8-0 on the season. Using a 9-hole team of just three players, they scored a 106. Hadley Wilbanks shot a 50 to […]

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