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KEDRICK STOREY: Houston/Ripley Game 2 should be another goody

If tonight’s Ripley at Houston baseball game is anything like Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 4A North Half Championship series, it will be another classic that you will not want to miss. Wednesday’s game came down to a Houston single in the top of the seventh, that if Ripley senior shortstop Marquellus “Q” Edgeston […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Seven years and counting

Tuesday, Sept. 29, marked my 40th year on earth. That date also marked my seventh year as your Southern Sentinel sports writer. It’s been a great journey to this point. I still remember my first day on the job. It was a Monday. I was hired the previous Friday. My first desk was close to […]

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GENE PHELPS: So, who exactly is Joe (Horton)?

By Gene Phelps/Daily Journal So, who exactly is Joe? The headline in the Saturday, Aug. 29 Daily Journal read: “Eagles reclaim trophy … First Joe Bowl win since 2012.” The game’s final score was Falkner 20, Walnut 14 in the annual battle between the Tippah County high school football teams. To the winner goes the […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: #TriedVolleyball?

If you are at a game and you stand up to see the action because someone is standing in front of you, you’re pretty excited about the action. Thus was the case as I watched Ripley and Middleton volleyball, last Tuesday. The match went five sets, with Ripley winning 3-2. The person standing in front […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: My high school football Fridays will never be the same

It’s a given that no one get’s out of this world alive. It’s the untimely departures that make that fact so hard to take. Last Thursday, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of longtime Walnut Football stat man Tim Jones. To this sports writer, he was Walnut Football. Seeing him walk the […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Ripley, Lafayette 9-inning affair filled with clutch-play on both sides

Tuesday’s matchup between Div. 2-4A leaders Ripley and Lafayette was littered with a plethora of big moments, huge plays and dynamite playmakers. The environment outside the lines wasn’t exactly playoff-like. It was laid back from my vantage point. The play on the field? Very playoff-like. An early example: In the first inning, Ripley catcher Tucker Childers […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: A special day indeed

Saturday, March 28 was a special day for me. I was given the pleasure of throwing out the First Pitch at the Ripley High School baseball game. I never imagined I would be asked to throw out the first pitch at any baseball game, on any level. That’s for famous people like the President of […]

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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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KEDRICK STOREY: Let’s kick Ripley out of the Tippah County Tournament

All in favor of kicking the Ripley Lady Tigers and Tigers out of the Tippah County Basketball Tournament say aye. If you said aye, ask yourself why. You’re probably thinking one of these reasons: They’re a bigger school…They have more kids to pick from, thus they can select better athletes…They always win and that makes […]

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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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