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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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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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Ripley boys, Byers girls win Walnut Invitational

The Walnut Invitational concluded on Friday with the H.W. Byers Lady Lions and Ripley Tigers winning championships. Byers (6-2) defeated the Walnut Lady Wildcats 42-39 on a huge 3-point shot by Keosha Moore with 1.2 seconds to play. Walnut, who led most of the game, had an eight-point lead with under three minutes to play. […]

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MHSAA releases reclassification numbers for next two years

CLINTON–The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) released reclassification numbers today that will take effect for the next two years. No Tippah County schools moved up or down in classification. The closest to a move was Ripley High School, 19 students shy of going down to Class 3A. New football and basketball regions were released […]

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Two injured in four-vehicle accident

RIPLEY–Two adult drivers were injured in a four-vehicle accident that happened at the Hwy. 15 and Main Street intersection near Stone’s Jewelry at approximately 8 p.m. The accident involved one car and three sports utility vehicles. Both injured drivers, which included one female, were transported to the Tippah County Hospital. According to Ripley Police Chief […]

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Luther takes Tippah vote in run-off

RIPLEY — The polls have closed for today’s run-off between candidates Shirley Byers and Kelly Luther for District 2 Circuit Judge. Luther, who is a Tippah County resident who currently serves as Assistant District Attorney, garnered the majority of votes in Tippah County. According to unofficial preliminary results, Luther received 2,345 votes within the county. […]

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Falkner’s Lawrence named Div. 1-1A Offensive Player of the Year

FALKNER–The All-Division 1-1A Football Team was released on Tuesday and 11 Falkner Eagles were honored for their play on the football field in 2014. including senior RB Jeremie Lawrence, who was tapped as the Offensive Player of the Year. Lawrence rushed for 1,404 yards and had 17 total touchdowns. He helped Falkner to their third […]

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RMS Cheer wins second state title

RIDGELAND—Saturday the Ripley Middle School cheerleaders won their second state junior high cheering title in as many years. RMS defeated five other junior high squads in the Junior High 1A-3A division at the MHSAA Junior High and Junior Varsity Cheer/Dance Championships at Ridgeland High School. Gidget Barkley has been the team’s sponsor for their back-to-back […]

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Ripley’s Howard named Div. 2-4A Player of the Year

Ripley senior WR Isaiah Howard has been named the 2014 Div. 2-4A Player of the Year. Howard finished the season with 74 catches for 1,218 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had five grabs for 140 yards and a 43-yard score in Ripley’s playoff loss to Greenwood on Friday. The Tigers finished the year at 9-4. […]

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Tippah County MSU alumni raise $5,500 at scholarship banquet

Mississippi State Associate Head Baseball Coach Butch Thompson was the guest speaker at the 27th Annual Tippah County MSU Scholarship Banquet held on Monday, Nov. 10. Thompson, who was named the 2014 National Assistant Coach of the Year spoke to about 85 attendees at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Ripley. The event raised […]

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