SOFTBALL: Confidence, weights have Lady Eagles off to fast start

FALKNER–Life is good with Falkner Lady Eagles softball. Sitting at 7-3, 1-0 in Division 1-1A through their season’s first 10 games, it’s their best start in recent memory. Included in the win column was a huge comeback victory over Myrtle last week. They scored four runs in their final at-bat, getting a walk-off sac fly […]

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SOFTBALL: Tippah County Tournament set for Sept. 20

  WALNUT—The 2014 Tippah County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 20 at Walnut High School. Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove and Walnut high schools will play a round-robin format (each team plays 3 games) using two fields with the opening games set for 9:30 a.m. The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are defending slow-pitch […]

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Ripley’s Gaston developing into quality receiver

RIPLEY—Dorian Gaston’s fourth game of his career was his best game so far and Ripley coach Chad Cook hopes the senior will continue to develop.  The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver caught his first two touchdown passes of the season in Ripley’s 64-13 win over Falkner on Friday.  “He’s grown up a lot. You talk about […]

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Hill’s “The Chucky Mullins Effect” looks at triumph through tragedy

This year, the University of Mississippi is honoring the late Chucky Mullins, the former Ole Miss Rebels’ defensive back, who was tragically paralyzed while making a tackle against Vanderbilt 25 years ago. His fellow teammate, Falkner native Jody Hill, has written a book that will honor Mullins’ life in its on way. 38: “The Chucky […]

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What To Watch For: Sept 9-13

SOFTBALL Tuesday, Sept. 9 Ashland at Blue Mountain, 5 p.m. Jumpertown at Falkner, 5 p.m. Walnut at East Union, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 Falkner @ Biggersville, 5 p.m. Pine Grove at Thrasher, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 Falkner at Jumpertown, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Tippah County Slow-Pitch Tournament (Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove […]

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BREAKING: Drug bust yields over 150 plants

COTTON PLANT — A drug seizure in the Cotton Plant area of Tippah County has yielded approximately 165 plants of marijuana, along with other contraband, according to Tippah County Sheriff Karl Gaillard. Law enforcement officers from Tippah County Sheriff’s Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics were on site this afternoon […]

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Exchange provides new experience for family, student

RIPLEY — It was a coincidence that prompted the Browns into taking action on a thought they’d had many times. That action will change their lives and the life of one teenaged girl forever. Ken and Rhonda Brown had talked casually about hosting a foreign exchange student for years, but hadn’t taken action on the […]

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Wildcats roll Golden Bears 44-6

WALNUT–The Walnut Wildcats (2-1) sprinted to a 19-0 lead over the Alcorn Central Golden Bears in the game’s first six minutes and cruised to the 44-6 victory. All three first-quarter scores were runs by senior Armani Linton (6, 17, 31). He added a 81-yard TD in the second quarter for a 31-0 Wildcats’ lead at […]

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Ripley’s Josh Delgado tabbed MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week

By Kevin Maloney/NWCCRANGERS.com  SENATOBIA – After helping Northwest to a pair of one-goal victories over Meridian and Southwest, redshirt sophomore Josh Delgado of Ripley  was tabbed the MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week for matches played Monday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 31. Delgado, a product of Ripley High School, logged 198:45 minutes and had 12 saves, […]

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Seven Tigers reach end zone in Ripley romp

RIPLEY – Seven Ripley Tigers scored touchdowns in a 64-13 Thursday night win over the Falkner Eagles, and it was a special night for two of those players – running back Garfield Campbell and wide receiver Dorian Gaston. It was Campbell’s 19th birthday and he celebrated with two scores, an 8-yard run to start the […]

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