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Tipler pushing all the right buttons at Ashland

ASHLAND–Ripley native Rolley Tipler pushed the Ashland High School basketball teams to the brink of high school state championships this season. His players said that “push” is exactly what they needed. “He’s a great coach,” said senior forward Tavargus Peterson. “Sometimes he gives you a headache, but in the end, he’s just trying to make […]

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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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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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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: 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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Ripley’s Cox signs with ICC Lady Indians

RIPLEY–Ripley senior guard Zaida Cox signed a National Letter Of Intent to play basketball at Itawamba Community College. Cox started all four years for the Lady Tigers, helping them to 20 or more wins per season. She played in two Class 3A state tournaments and one state title game. Cox averaged 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, […]

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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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Timmy Bryant Memorial Run raises $3,500 for scholarships

WALNUT–The 3rd annual Timmy Bryant Memorial Scholarship 5K was held Saturday, April 4 at Walnut High School. Proceeds from the event will provide a $500 scholarship to one North Tippah and South Tippah student, who majors in education. Funds raised from the event topped $3,500 for scholarships. More than 90 runners participated in the two-mile trek […]

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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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