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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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BASEBALL: Tigers rally but fall short to league-leading Commodores

LAFAYETTE–The Ripley Tigers rallied to send a second straight game to extra innings. Just like to see how  they were on the short end of a similar outcome–a walk-off loss. Down to their last strike in a one-run game to the league-leading Lafayette County Comodores on Tuesday, Ripley went double, walk, RBI-single to knot tie game […]

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My Choices Run raises over $10k for center

RIPLEY—One hundred and thirty runners participated in the 10th annual My Choices 5K Run held Saturday, March 28.  This year, a 10K route was added to mark the fundraiser’s 10-year anniversary. Funds in excess of $10,000 were raised for My Choices Pregnancy Help Center located at 109 Bails Road in Ripley. Over 350 people registered […]

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Autism Awareness run, baseball begin big sports weekend

A big sports weekend for Tippah County begins this evening with baseball and a 5K run. It concludes with a day full of baseball and softball on Saturday. The Autism Awareness 5K Glow Run/Walk is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Fred and Elizabeth Smith Memorial Park on Hwy. 4 West in Ripley. Proceeds from […]

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Carol Norton to present “Left All Alone, II” May 7 in Ripley

RIPLEY–Playwright Carol Norton will present her latest production, “Left All Alone, II” Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ripley High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 3 and under are free. For more information, call Norton at 662-322-0794. Tickets may be purchased in Ripley at PSALMS […]

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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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