Weather wreaking havoc on start to Tippah County baseball, fast-pitch seasons

The last few weeks of icy/rainy conditions has taken its toll on the start of baseball and fast-pitch seasons for county high school teams. Games have been moved and practices have been extremely limited for some. Following a pair of Ripley baseball wins against Rosa Fort on Tuesday night, coach Joel Gafford said his Tigers […]

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ICYMI: ICC’s Jayla Chills named Region 23 Player of the Year

Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com FULTON–Last week, Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Jayla Chills was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Player of the Year when the region announced their annual honors. The Ripley native was among the nations’ Top 20 scorers with 19.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.9 steals per game […]

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Saturday is the first Tippah Trash Off drop off day

RIPLEY — This weekend, local residents will have the opportunity to beautify the community while helping local charities and organizations. The fourth annual Tippah County Trash Off, which coincides with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, is underway. The local event is a collaborative effort between Ripley Main Street Association and The Peoples Bank. A […]

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Pelahatchie edges Ashland for 1A girls crown

JACKSON–The Ashland Lady Blue Devils put up a valiant effort in their Class 1A state title game against Pelahatchie, but missed opportunities spelled doom in Friday’s 54-48 loss at the Mississippi Coliseum. Ashland (20-14), which sought their first state title since 1967, shot just 16 of 55 from the floor and 15 of 31 from […]

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SEASON FINALE: Ashland girls set to play for first state title since 1967

The Ashland Lady Blue Devils finished third in Division 2-1A. They lost three games–once to Ingomar and twice to West Union–to squads that also made it to Jackson. Yet, they are the last team standing from that trio, after both of those teams were eliminated this week. West Union eliminated Ashland on Monday 54-46. The […]

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Falkner’s Hood plans run to benefit Autism Center of North Mississippi

RIPLEY–Falkner coach Quess Hood has been an advocate for children and parents who deal with Autism since his son Jasper was diagnosed with the disorder. Hood has had talks with Mississippi senators and representatives about changes to health insurance to help cover costs of dealing with the condition and now he’s planning a 5K Glow […]

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Chills credits hard work for steady improvement

FULTON—Ripley’s Jayla Chills has excelled at every level of basketball on which she has played. As an 8th grader, she helped Ripley Middle School win the girls’ Tippah County and Five-County Tournament Titles. As a sophomore, she was a big part of the Ripley Lady Tigers’ 2011 Class 3A state title team. Following her senior […]

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Lady Blue Devils upend West Union, advance to state title game

JACKSON–For the second time this season Div. 2-1A foes Ashland and West Union met in a semifinal game. And for the second time, Ashland pulled out the win, but this time on a much bigger stage. Tuesday at the Mississippi Coliseum, Ashland got 14 points each from Dametris Anderson and J’Niya Tallie and 13 points, […]

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Ashland boys, girls advance in MHSAA State Basketball Tournament

JACKSON–The Ashland Blue Devils trailed the Durant Tigers by two points in the first minute of Wednesday’s MHSAA Class 1A quarterfinal game at Jackson State University. Ashland then settled in and never trailed again. The Blue Devils controlled both ends of the floor, rolling to a convincing 76-41 win to advance to next Tuesday’s semifinals, […]

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Falkner, Ashland boys set to battle for ticket to Jackson

FALKNER–The Falkner boys basketball team hasn’t played a state tournament game in Jackson since March 1998 when they won the Class 1A state title. If this year’s Eagles want to get back there, they’ll have to beat the Ashland Blue Devils. “That’s all I’ve been thinking about,” said Falkner senior Treyvon Jeanes on qualifying to […]

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