BASEBALL: Hobson’s walk-off lifts Tigers over Bulldogs

RIPLEY–With the Ripley Tigers and New Albany Bulldogs tied in the bottom of the seventh of their Division 2-4A showdown on Tuesday night, Ripley senior Aleck Hobson said he was looking for one pitch when he stepped to the plate with the wining run at second base. A slider. And he found it. Hobson belted […]

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ARCHERY: Pine Grove wins first match of the season

WEST UNION–Tuesday, the Pine Grove archery team won a three-team match at West Union High School. It was their first team win of the season. Pine Grove, scored their best total of the year, 3,033 points to better West Union’s 2,663 and Blue Mountain’s 2,458. Pine Grove’s Caytee Rogers  and Logan Trull each scored 276, […]

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Around the County: Sports news and notes

Baseball/Fast-Pitch scores Baseball (April 9-13) Ripley 16, Byhalia 2 Ripley 15, Byhalia 0 Hatley 7, Walnut 2 West Union 13, Pine Grove 3 Ripley 8, Senatobia 6 Pine Grove 10, Wheeler 2 Ripley 7, Myrtle 6 Fast Pitch (April 9-13) East Union 10, Walnut 1 Falkner 7, Pine Grove 5 Jumpertown 13, Falkner 2 BMC […]

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REWIND: Falkner Baseball wins wild one over Tremont

FALKNER—As this week begins, the Falkner Eagles sit as the Division 1-1A No. 2 seed in the race for the high school baseball playoffs. Falkner won back-to-back division games over the weekend to improve to 5-1 in league play, but they needed a wacky finish to claim victory on Friday. Against the visiting Tremont Eagles, […]

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BASEBALL: Tigers rally past Warriors to clinch playoff berth

SENATOBIA–Thursday, the Ripley Tigers earned a MHSAA high school baseball playoff berth for the first time since 2011, but they had to rally to claim it. Trailing the Senatobia Warriors 3-0 in the top of the fifth inning, Ripley took advantage of five Senatobia errors, scoring seven runs they would make hold up for an […]

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Falkner’s Williams, Walnut’s Burroughs sign basketball scholarships with Northwest CC

This week, Falkner’s Brianna Williams and Walnut’s Morgan Burroughs signed basketball scholarships with Northwest Mississippi Community College. On Tuesday, Williams, a shooting guard,  inked with the Lady Rangers following a stellar four years at Falkner. This season she averaged a state Class 1A best 30.4 points per game. The year included 17 games with 30 […]

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Around the County: Sports news and notes

Baseball/ Fast-Pitch records as of Monday, April 7 Fast-pitch Blue Mountain, 4-6 (3-3 in 2-1A) Falkner, 5-14 (2-4 in 1-1A) Pine Grove, 4-6 (3-3 in 1-1A) Ripley, 5-10 (1-3 in 2-4A) Walnut 8-12 (0-6 in 1-2A) Baseball Falkner, 6-8 (3-1 in 1-1A) Pine Grove 10-8 (3-2 in 1-1A) Ripley 11-7 (3-0 in 2-4A) Walnut 6-9 […]

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FAST-PITCH: Falkner rolls past Ripley at Falkner Tournament

FALKNER—The Falkner Fast-Pitch Tournament was held over the weekend with five teams participating. The Falkner Eagles took a 9-3 victory over Ripley behind a three-hit day from Kaylee Bridges, strong pitching and quality defense. Bridges hit a solo home run in the first inning to give Falkner a 2-0 lead. They would score two more […]

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Bennett hopes experimental procedure will get him back in the game

WALNUT—Walnut senior Jake Bennett planned to play out his final year of high school baseball before moving on to his dream of college baseball. However an early-season injury has thrown a snag in that plan. Three games into the season, Bennett, a right-hand pitcher and shortstop felt pain under his throwing arm during routine warmups. […]

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Falkner’s Davis, Madrigal win state powerlifting titles

FALKNER—At Saturday’s MHSAA State Powerlifting meet at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Falkner’s Dillon Davis and Baldomar Madrigal took Class 1A state powerlifting titles. Davis won the 308-pound class, while Madrigal claimed the  114-pound division. Based on their numbers at the North qualifying meets, both felt they had a pretty good shot of bringing back […]

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