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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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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Pine Grove Archery takes silver in state shoot

JACKSON–The Pine Grove High School archery team won silver at the 2015 Archery in Mississippi (AIMS) State Shoot on Tuesday. That’s a spot better than their third place finish in 2014. Pine Grove’s 29 archers shot a season-high 3,239, good enough for second place out of 13 Class 1A schools at the Kirk Fordice Equine […]

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BASEBALL: Eagles belt seven doubles in win over Thrasher

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles belted seven doubles on their way to a 9-6 win over the Thrasher Rebels on Thursday, improving to 10-9 overall and 9-1 in 1-1A. They can put the final touches on the school’s first division title in recent memory with a pair of wins over Tremont, a doubleheader set for Friday, weather […]

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TAKING AIM: Pine Grove Archery eyes state title

PINE GROVE—Pine Grove Archery finished third in the state in Class 1A last season. Coach Scott Hudson and his 29 archers are looking for a higher finish this year. They’ve got the numbers to back up setting the goal of a possible state archery title: A 100 team points per match increase that has helped […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Ripley, Lafayette 9-inning affair filled with clutch-play on both sides

Tuesday’s matchup between Div. 2-4A leaders Ripley and Lafayette was littered with a plethora of big moments, huge plays and dynamite playmakers. The environment outside the lines wasn’t exactly playoff-like. It was laid back from my vantage point. The play on the field? Very playoff-like. An early example: In the first inning, Ripley catcher Tucker Childers […]

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