Four teams advance in Tippah County Junior High Tournament

WALNUT–The first round of the 2015 Tippah County Junior High Tournament tipped off Thursday at Walnut High School with four teams advancing. In girls action, Falkner won 24-18 over Walnut behind 10 points from Tyesha Gaillard and seven from Madison Griffin. Vivian Martindale had 11 for Walnut. Laney Jackson scored 10 points to help Chalybeate […]

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Tippah County Junior High Basketball Tournament begins today

The 2015 Tippah County Junior High Basketball Tournament is set to begin today at Walnut High School. The semifinals are set for Tuesday, Jan. 19 with the finals to be played Thursday, Jan. 22. The Blue Mountain Junior High Lady Cougars and the Ripley Middle School Tigers are defending champs. Thursday’s schedule (G) Walnut vs. […]

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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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REWIND: Tigers start fast, run past Eagles to county championship

WALNUT—The Ripley Tigers just had too many horses for the Falkner Eagles in the boys’ final of the 98th Tippah County Tournament, namely guards Canaan Ratliff and Dewayne Cox. The tandem combined for 46 points and No. 7 Ripley (16-2) ran past the Falkner Eagles 86-50. “Canaan got us off on the right foot and […]

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Kasia Fisher sparked the Lady Tigers offense with 14 bench-points against Walnut.

REWIND: Lady Tigers rally for win over Walnut, claim girls’ county title

WALNUT—The No. 4 Ripley Lady Tigers started slow—2 for 18 shooting from the floor to start the game slow—but they caught enough fire from the second quarter on to rally past the Walnut Lady Wildcats for a 52-39 win in the 2015 Tippah County girls’ final. “Offensively, we’ve had our struggles, but I was just […]

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ICYMI: Ripley OL Story headed to Mississippi State

RIPLEY—College football recruiting is heating up as the Wednesday, Feb. 4 National Signing Day approaches and Mississippi State added another to their list as Ripley offensive lineman Michael Story committed on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 285 pounder, who played left tackle for the Tigers as a senior, will enroll early in Starkville. Story is set to […]

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Ripley’s Michael Story commits to Mississippi State

RIPLEY–Today, Ripley High School offensive lineman Michael Story accepted a football scholarship offer from Mississippi State University. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound left tackle will make his commitment official by inking a National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Story will enroll early in Starkville. He is set to begin classes this week and calls […]

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Benton candidates qualify for office

ASHLAND — Qualification to run for local offices in the Tuesday, Aug. 4 primary has begun. Individuals who had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 to run in Benton County follow. A.A. Arnie McMullen will run for Sheriff. Marlene McKenzie will run for Chancery Clerk. Kathy Graves will run for Circuit Clerk. Shannon […]

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Locals qualify for county offices

RIPLEY — With qualification to run for local offices underway, a number of individuals have already tossed their hat in the ring. Following are the names of candidates who had qualified to run for various offices as of approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5. Mike Long has qualified to run as a Democratic candidate […]

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Locals qualify for county offices

ASHLAND — Qualification to run for local offices in the Tuesday, Aug. 4 primary has begun. Individuals who had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 follow. A.A. Arnie McMullen will run for Sheriff. Marlene McKenzie will run for Chancery Clerk. Kathy Graves will run for Circuit Clerk. Shannon Wilburn will run for Tax […]

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