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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HS FOOTBALL: Eagles fly high in 1-1A battle

By Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal  HAMILTON – Falkner cashed in on Hamilton’s miscues on Friday night to gain an advantage in a tough Division 1-1A. The Eagles (2-2) turned two of Hamilton’s three second-half turnovers into their final scores of the game on the way to a 33-26 win. “In this division, when you can win […]

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Falkner wins Tippah County Slow-Pitch Tournament

WALNUT–The outstanding slow-pitch softball season for the Falkner Lady Eagles continued Saturday, as they won the Tippah County Tournament for the first time since 1998. Falkner (12-4) started the morning with a 11-1 win over Pine Grove, then bettered Blue Mountain,  11-6. The Lady Eagles lost their final game in the round-robin format to north […]

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Defense, Sykes carry Calhoun City past Ripley

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel CALHOUN CITY– Calhoun City coach Perry Liles said they had to keep the ball away from Ripley’s explosive offense in order to win on Friday. The Tigers got plenty of possessions but shot themselves in the foot more often than not. Couple that with a solid defensive effort by the […]

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SOFTBALL: Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove pushing for playoffs

ASHLAND–Thursday, the Blue Mountain Lady Cougars defeated Ashland 23-9 in five innings for their fifth straight Division 3-1A victory. It was also their fifth win in a row overall. The Lady Cougars (5-7, 5-0) have three games left on their division slate, a double header at Shelby on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and a date at […]

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Ripley Volleyball improves to 4-1 in league play

TISHOMINGO–The Ripley High School volleyball team defeated Tishomingo County 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-15, 25-18) to remain in second place in Division 1-1 at 4-1. The win moved Ripley to within one game of .500 at 9-10. Darby Patizus had a team-high IPE of 88 with a pair of aces, a block and seven kills. Shelby […]

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Falkner visits Hamilton for big 1-1A test

By Brandon Speck/Daily Journal  Falkner was in this same spot last season, 1-2 entering a matchup with Hamilton. The Eagles won. There’s a new coach at Falkner, but the Eagles are in the same position as Quess Hood’s team opens division play. Hamilton (3-1), the Journal’s No. 3 small school, opened Division 1-1A play last […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Wildcats host South Pontotoc for homecoming

SOUTH PONTOTOC COUGARS (2-2) at WALNUT WILDCATS (3-1), 7 p.m. The Skinny –Walnut won last season’s matchup over South Pontotoc 22-14. –Last year, South Pontotoc won their first three games, but ended the season on a eight-game losing streak. –The Wildcats have won three in a row since a Week 1 loss to Booneville. –Walnut […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Ripley visit Calhoun City in battle of contenders

RIPLEY TIGERS (3-1) at CALHOUN CITY (4-0), 7 p.m. The Skinny –Last year, the two teams for the first time since 1971. Ripley won in a rainstorm 22-19. –Class 2A Calhoun City takes on all comers. They’ve beaten two 4A schools (Houston, Pontotoc) and one 3A school (Water Valley) over the past three weeks, outscoring […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Eagles start division play at Hamilton

FALKNER EAGLES (1-2, 0-0) at HAMILTON LIONS (3-1, 1-0), 7 p.m.  The Skinny –Falkner won last season’s matchup up 32-27 at home. –Both teams average 30 points per game. –Last season, Falkner advanced to the first round of the Class 1A playoffs; Hamilton advanced to the second round. –Both teams have a stud at running […]

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Northeast Mississippi Youth Rally set for Sept. 27

RIPLEY–The Northeast Mississippi Youth Rally is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 6 p.m., inside the Ripley High School Auditorium. Bro. Kerry Nelson will lead the music. The Rochesters will perform, while Bro. Scott Matthews will bring the message. “Bring your church, friends, family and YOUTH to this great night of worship,” said Youth Rally organizer […]

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