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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Walnut Invitational continues tonight

WALNUT–The Walnut Invitational continues tonight at Walnut High School. On Thursday, Walnut and Byers girls and Ripley and Blue Mountain boys won opening-round games. Those teams will square off in championship games this evening beginning at 7 p.m. Friday’s matchups: 4 p.m. (G) Blue Mountain vs. Ripley 5:30 p.m. (B) Byers vs. Walnut 7 p.m. […]

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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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Walnut’s Linton wins second Div. 1-2A Player of the Year award

WALNUT–Walnut senior running back Armani Linton received yet another football accolade on Tuesday. For the second year in a row, the Ole Miss football commit was named the Div. 1-2A Offensive Player of the Year. Linton rushed for 1,500 yards and scored 20 rushing touchdowns in leading the Wildcats to a nine-win season and the […]

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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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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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ICC’s Chills named NJCAA Player of the Week

By Adam Gore/ICC ITAWAMBA–Hours after being named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Women’s Player of the Week, Jayla Chills was honored as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s National Player of the Week on Wednesday. The sophomore guard from Ripley scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in […]

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