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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Walnut Golf wins at Pine Hill

RIPLEY-The Walnut High School boys and girls golf teams both finished in first place in a match against Tippah County foes Falkner and Ripley on Tuesday. At Ripley’s Pine Hill Golf and Country Club the Walnut boys finished with a 189, Ripley 233 and Falkner 254. Walnut’s Kye Meeks was Boys’ Medalist. Walnut’s Elizabeth Franz was the Girls’ […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Fond basketball memories

Earlier this month I spent about 10 days in Jackson for the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament. I saw some good basketball. I like the new playoff format. I think the fact that now four teams can qualify for Jackson takes away some of the excitement of actually making it to Jackson, but having to win […]

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REWIND: James fans 19 as Walnut wins Tippah County Tournament

PINE GROVE—On a cool gloomy March Saturday at Pine Grove, one thing was as hot as a day in June at the 2015 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament—the arm of Walnut pitcher Briana James. The senior right-hander struck out 19 batters over three games, a sweep by Walnut, to claim their first Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament […]

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Falkner’s Peterson strikes out nine in 1-1A win over Pine Grove

PINE GROVE–Falkner junior lefty  Emonti Peterson struck out nine Pine Grove batters and allowed just one run in a 9-1 win on Tuesday. “It’s tough to beat Emonti,” said Falkner coach Dustin McMillin. “That’s about two games in a row that’s he’s just been lights out.” Falkner upped their record to 4-6, 3-0 in Division […]

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Walnut Lady Wildcats take Tippah County fast-pitch title

PINE GROVE–The Walnut Lady Wildcats swept the field at the Tippah County Tournament to claim their first county fast-pitch title since 2012. Walnut (7-3) won 6-2 over Falkner, defeated Pine Grove 11-0 and edged Ripley 3-0 on a cool Saturday at Pine Grove. However, Walnut pitcher Briana James was anything but cool. The senior right-hand […]

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Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament, baseball games set for Saturday

PINE GROVE–The 2015 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament was scheduled to begin this evening at Pine Grove High School, but a rain-soaked field has forced that tournament to be played in its entirety tomorrow. The four-team round-robin event will begin at 9;30 a.m. as Pine Grove faces Ripley, the defending tournament champs. Falkner, Pine Grove, Ripley […]

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Weather wreaking havoc on start to Tippah County baseball, fast-pitch seasons

The last few weeks of icy/rainy conditions has taken its toll on the start of baseball and fast-pitch seasons for county high school teams. Games have been moved and practices have been extremely limited for some. Following a pair of Ripley baseball wins against Rosa Fort on Tuesday night, coach Joel Gafford said his Tigers […]

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ICYMI: ICC’s Jayla Chills named Region 23 Player of the Year

Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com FULTON–Last week, Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Jayla Chills was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Player of the Year when the region announced their annual honors. The Ripley native was among the nations’ Top 20 scorers with 19.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.9 steals per game […]

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Pelahatchie edges Ashland for 1A girls crown

JACKSON–The Ashland Lady Blue Devils put up a valiant effort in their Class 1A state title game against Pelahatchie, but missed opportunities spelled doom in Friday’s 54-48 loss at the Mississippi Coliseum. Ashland (20-14), which sought their first state title since 1967, shot just 16 of 55 from the floor and 15 of 31 from […]

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SEASON FINALE: Ashland girls set to play for first state title since 1967

The Ashland Lady Blue Devils finished third in Division 2-1A. They lost three games–once to Ingomar and twice to West Union–to squads that also made it to Jackson. Yet, they are the last team standing from that trio, after both of those teams were eliminated this week. West Union eliminated Ashland on Monday 54-46. The […]

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