About Kedrick Storey

Born and raised in Ripley. Mississippi State graduate. Southern Sentinel sports writer since Sept. 29, 2008. I also offer ground support to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

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Story overcomes losses, keeps sights set on NFL goals

Friday, former Ripley Football left tackle Michael Story will returned to Ripley for his high school graduation. The 17-year old beast-of-an-offensive lineman has already started college, enrolling early at Mississippi State University after inking a football scholarship in January. He’s come a long way to reach this point in his life. Story, along with twin […]

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Walnut’s Lewis headed back to Alcorn Central

WALNUT—Mike Lewis, who won a 1988 Class 3A boys basketball state title at Alcorn Central, has agreed to return to the school for a second stint. The move became official Monday, May 10. He replaces Mitch Howell. Lewis spent the last six seasons coaching Walnut boys. He said the move back to Alcorn Central, just […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: My high school football Fridays will never be the same

It’s a given that no one get’s out of this world alive. It’s the untimely departures that make that fact so hard to take. Last Thursday, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of longtime Walnut Football stat man Tim Jones. To this sports writer, he was Walnut Football. Seeing him walk the […]

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Remembering Walnut’s Tim Jones: 1958-2015

Only one word is needed to describe the legacy Walnut’s Tim Jones left behind when he passed away last week—selflessness. “He was always there—helping,” said Walnut coach John Meeks. Walnut Football’s legendary stat man, a native of Selmer, Tennessee, began working with the program under then-head coach Rickey Bates in the late 1980’s. He worked faithfully […]

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Willey approved to coach Ripley girls basketball

RIPLEY—On Monday, Ripley principal Buck Buchanan announced the hiring of Steve Willey, former head coach of Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro, TN, to lead girls basketball. The South Tippah School Board approved the move on Wednesday. Willey replaces Cliff Ormon who left after two seasons to coach at Oxford. Orman went 51-10 in two […]

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Spring football game dates set for Falkner, Ripley, Walnut

Spring football is in full swing at Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. All three began the later part of April and will conculde with spring games on May 14 and 15. Falkner will host 2A power Calhoun City in a non-kicking varsity game on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at Eagles Stadium. […]

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Six Tippah County athletes qualify for MHSAA state track meet

Six  Tippah County track and field athletes qualified for the MHSAA Track and Field State Championships set for Friday May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Pearl High School in Pearl. The athletes qualified by finishing in the Top 4 of their respective events at last Saturday’s regional meets. Falkner High School will send Deshaun […]

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Ripley begins search for next girls basketball coach

RIPLEY—With the departure of Cliff Ormon, Ripley High School has started the search for their next girls’ basketball coach for the second time since 2013. After two seasons, Ormon was approved to take over Oxford girls basketball, last week. Ripley principal Buck Buchanan said the position was advertised over several days last week and resumes […]

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PLAYOFFS: Ripley Baseball eliminated, Pine Grove Fast-Pitch falls in Game 1

FULTON–The 2015 season for the Ripley High School baseball team came to a close Friday with a 13-3 loss to Itawamba in the second round of the MHSAA high school baseball playoffs. Ripley scratched out a run in their first two at-bats for a short-lived 2-0 lead. Itawamba took advantage of two walks and a […]

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Tipler pushing all the right buttons at Ashland

ASHLAND–Ripley native Rolley Tipler pushed the Ashland High School basketball teams to the brink of high school state championships this season. His players said that “push” is exactly what they needed. “He’s a great coach,” said senior forward Tavargus Peterson. “Sometimes he gives you a headache, but in the end, he’s just trying to make […]

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