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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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Falkner’s Hood plans run to benefit Autism Center of North Mississippi

RIPLEY–Falkner coach Quess Hood has been an advocate for children and parents who deal with Autism since his son Jasper was diagnosed with the disorder. Hood has had talks with Mississippi senators and representatives about changes to health insurance to help cover costs of dealing with the condition and now he’s planning a 5K Glow […]

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Chills credits hard work for steady improvement

FULTON—Ripley’s Jayla Chills has excelled at every level of basketball on which she has played. As an 8th grader, she helped Ripley Middle School win the girls’ Tippah County and Five-County Tournament Titles. As a sophomore, she was a big part of the Ripley Lady Tigers’ 2011 Class 3A state title team. Following her senior […]

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Antioch Baptist Church to receive Mississippi Freedom Trail marker

ANTIOCH–Antioch Baptist Church was burned to the ground in October 1964 following a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party mass meeting. On December 22, church members along with volunteers and students from Ohio’s Oberlin College began to rebuild. Saturday, Jan. 18 the Mississippi Freedom Trail will present a marker to commemorate that project called “Carpenters for Christmas” […]

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Ripley sweeps Tippah County Tournament titles

WALNUT–Ripley sophomore Dewayne Cox scored 24 points and senior Canaan Ratliff added 22 to help the Tigers outgun the Falkner Eagles 86-50 in the boys’ final of the 98th Tippah County Tournament on Saturday. It was the 12th county title in 13 years  for Ripley (16-2), ranked No. 7 in the latest Daily Journal High […]

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2015 Tippah County Tournament begins tonight

WALNUT–The 2015 Tippah County Basketball Tournament tips Thursday at the Walnut High School Gym. The three-day county hardwood clash will feature three games on Thursday and Friday with championship games on Saturday. General admission is $5 each night. The Ripley Lady Tigers are defending girls’ champs, while the Ripley Tigers are reigning boys’ champs. 2015 […]

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Blue Mountain College runners rack up academic awards

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Eight Blue Mountain College cross-country student athletes recently earned conference academic honors and four earned the equivalent of academic All-American honors. Nikki Taylor, Cassidy Blaylock, Micayla Everett, Hannah Orrick, and Brian McDonnieal were named to the Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes Team, and they were joined on the Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic Team by […]

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SPIRIT HANDS: Ripley, Falkner win at MHSAA Cheer/Dance Championships

JACKSON—The Ripley High School Pom Squad and the Falkner High School Cheerleaders proved to be two of the best in the state of Mississippi on Saturday. The two groups performed at the 2014 MHSAA Cheer Dance Championships, where the RHS Pom Squad won second place in the Dance Kick Division, while Falkner won a fifth-place […]

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Tippah County runners complete St. Jude Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K

Over 30 Tippah County runners participated in the St. Jude Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K held Saturday, Dec. 6 in Memphis. All proceeds from the event went to support the world’s leading children’s hospital. St. Jude Marathon (26 miles) Brad McDonald, Ripley, 4:31.45 Randy Lancaster, Ripley, 4:32:43 Robyn McElwain, Falkner, 4:45:18 Lindsey McAlister, Ripley, 5:00:11 St. Jude Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Hats off to Falkner, Ripley and Walnut football

The high school football seasons for Tippah County schools came to an end as the Ripley Tigers lost at Greenwood and Falkner suffered a home defeat to Broad Street. Walnut lost the previous week to South Delta. Individually, the players, coaches, stat keepers, managers and anyone else associated with the teams have nothing to hang […]

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