What To Watch For: Aug. 19-23

High school softball, volleyball and football seasons have begun. Games in all three sports can be seen in and around Tippah County this week. Here’s the varsity schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 23. Check back each Monday to see upcoming games for the week. SOFTBALL Tuesday, Aug. 19 Thrasher at Blue Mountain, […]

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Falkner’s Stroupe keeps going and going

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Falkner senior quarterback Jase Stroupe is a dual threat, at least. Last season, he threw for 1,496 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,149 and 10 touchdowns. He doesn’t require much of a breather, either. The senior just stays out there on defense. At linebacker, he had […]

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Harms named top dancer at ninth Dance Like the Stars event

TUPELO–Rev. Jason Harms of Ripley was the Judges Choice Award winner at the ninth Dance Like the Stars fundraising event at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. Harms performed a lively quickstep, bouncing around the stage with professional partner Tammy Wilson. He leaped and strutted in front of onlookers and four celebrity judges, which included Jim […]

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HS Football: Eagles, Tigers fall short at Oxford Jamboree

OXFORD – The Falkner Eagles learned two very important things in a 14-13 loss to the Marshall Academy Patriots in a two-quarter scrimmage at Saturday’s Oxford Jamboree inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium – the need for better conditioning and for more help in the secondary. “I was afraid coming in that we weren’t in as good of […]

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HS Football: Cook anxious to see how new faces will perform in jamboree

OXFORD–Ripley coach Chad Cook knows he will see plenty of athletes when his Tigers’ face Charleston, a top-ranked team in Class 3A, in today’s Oxford Jamboree at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at 4 p.m. He’s pleased about it. “It will be a good test,” said Cook. “No disrespect, but I don’t think we’ll face another […]

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HS Football: Eagles will focus on themselves in today’s Oxford Jamboree

OXFORD–The Falkner Eagles have had more than a week of trading blows on the football field with each other. Today, they’ll get to tackle different colored jerseys at the Oxford Jamboree. “I’m ready to hit somebody else,” said Falkner linebacker Adam Hearn. His Eagles will face private school Marshall Academy at 2 pm in a […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs “Dance Like The Stars” event set for Saturday

TUPELO–If you are looking for a last-minute idea for the weekend, the annual “Dance Like the Stars” may be just what you’re looking for. And you could help a worthy cause. Local celebrities will put on their dancing shoes to raise funds for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi this […]

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16-year-old Ripley native drowns in Alcorn County

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal CORINTH – The body of a 16-year-old teen from Ripley was recovered Wednesday afternoon after he apparently drowned in Hurricane Creek at the western edge of Alcorn County. Brandon Wayne Davis, of 121 C.R. 259, Ripley, was out swimming with his brother Black Davis, 18, said Sheriff Charles Rinehart. After […]

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HS Football: Tigers settling in on new quarterback

RIPLEY—Among the plethora of graduation losses for the Ripley Tigers were two very important positions—starting quarterback and backup quarterback. Key positions on any football team, but of paramount importance to the Tigers spread scheme. The last two Ripley starters, Cody (2012) and Dalton (2013) James both smashed school passing records. As the start of the […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Selflessness at 100 percent

I wonder how good a team could be if each one of the players—regardless of skill level—never thought of themselves, but only about the benefit of the team? How effective could a team be if each one in the sum of its parts committed 100 percent of their individual effort to support the team’s goals, […]

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