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RMS sweeps Tippah County Junior High Tournament

RIPLEY–Ripley Middle School swept the 2016 Tippah County Junior High Tournament, claiming the girls’ and boys’ titles at the RMS Gym on Thursday. The Lady Tigers avenged last year’s loss to the Chalybeate Lady Warriors with a 44-33 victory behind 15 points from Amelya Hatch and Sierra Jackson and 11 from Rivers Adams. Leading by […]

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Winter storm warning moves basketball games

A winter storm warning that could cover the area with snow and ice has forced two Tippah County basketball games to be moved. Byhalia at Ripley and Walnut at Potts Camp–originally set for Friday–will be played tonight. The NFL Super Bowl High School Honor Roll presentation set for halftime of the Ripley boys game has […]

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Tippah County Junior High Tournament: RMS, Chalybeate, Falkner advance to finals

(G) RMS 54, Falkner 22: Amelya Hatch had 15 points, Sierra Jackson and Daysha Johnson had 12 points each and the Ripley Middle School Lady Tigers advanced to the girls’ finals set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the RMS Gym. They will face the Chalybeate Lady Warriors. India Prather led Falkner with 10 points. […]

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Jackson scores 17 in Tigers win over East Side

ECRU–Forward Dejun Jackson scored nine of his game-high 17 points in the first quarter, guiding the Ripley Tigers to a 20-11 advantage and eventual 53-50 victory over the East Side Trojans in Saturday’s North Pontotoc Shootout. The Tigers’ fifth win in a row upped their record to 14-3. Jackson’s first nine points were also the […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH TOURNAMENT: Falkner, Pine Grove, Blue Mountain advance

RIPLEY–The 2016 Tippah County Junior High Tournament tipped off at the Ripley Middle School gym on Thursday. Listed are first round results. The tournament resumes with second round action on Monday, Jan. 18. The finals are set for Thursday, Jan. 24. The top two girls and boys teams will advance to the Five-County Tournament set […]

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Walmart to close Walnut store

WALNUT — The Walmart Neighborhood Market store in Walnut is one of 269 stores the corporation is closing globally. The Walnut store is set to close on Thursday, Jan. 28. A press release from the company says that after a review of its portfolio, the decision was made to focus on strengthening Supercenters, optimizing Neighborhood […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Ripley holds on to win boys’ title

RIPLEY—The Ripley Tigers sweated out a 68-61 win over the Blue Mountain Cougars to win the Tippah County Tournament boys’ title at the RHS Event Center on Saturday. The Tigers led by 30-17 at the break but a barrage of Blue Mountain three-pointers, two by Austin Knight and one each from Devahn Englund and Christian […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Lady Tigers make it eight straight

RIPLEY–Ripley Lady Tigers coach Steve Willey had been searching for some paint production. Saturday, he found it as junior center Montara Crum scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior forward Megan Elliott added 16 points on six low-post baskets in Ripley’s 61-47 victory over Walnut in the Tippah County Tournament girls’ final at […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Walnut, Ripley girls meet in rubber match for girls’ title

RIPLEY—The Ripley Lady Tigers thumped the Walnut Lady Wildcats, 62-49, at the RHS Event Center back in November. Walnut returned the favor by handing Ripley their first loss to a Tippah County team in seven years, 39-35 ,  at home, a month later. It snapped a 28-game in-county winning streak. Tonight at 6 p.m.,  the […]

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Walnut junior Regan Britt had just seven points in the first half but 21 in the second half, including 14 in the fourth.

TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Lady Wildcats rally past Pine Grove, advance to finals

RIPLEY—Down by eight points to start the fourth quarter, the Walnut Lady Wildcats rallied with a 26-15 run to win 57-54 over the Pine Grove Lady Panthers and advance to tonight’s Tippah County Tournament girls’ final. Walnut coach Jackie Vuncannon figured it would take all 32 minutes to beat the Lady Panthers, the girls’ No. […]

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