Tipler pushing all the right buttons at Ashland

ASHLAND–Ripley native Rolley Tipler pushed the Ashland High School basketball teams to the brink of high school state championships this season. His players said that “push” is exactly what they needed. “He’s a great coach,” said senior forward Tavargus Peterson. “Sometimes he gives you a headache, but in the end, he’s just trying to make […]

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FASTPITCH: Lady Panthers face defending North Half champs in round two

PINE GROVE–The Pine Grove Lady Panthers face a tall task in second-round opponent, the Hamilton Lady Lions, in the MHSAA fast-pitch playoffs. The series begins today at 6 pm. in Hamilton. Pine Grove coach Janna LaBarreare knows it won’t be easy to dethrone the defending North Half champs.She said they must continue to do the […]

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BASEBALL: Tigers even series with Indians

RIPLEY–With their backs against the wall, the Ripley Tigers got a quality relief effort from sophomore Jus Medlin and just enough runs to win 4-1 over IAHS and stave off elimination in their second round Class 4A MHSAA playoff series. First pitch for a decisive Game 3 is 6 p.m. Friday in Fulton. Medlin helped […]

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PLAYOFFS: Lady Panthers cruise past Ray Brooks, Tigers fall to IAHS

BENOIT–The Pine Grove Lady Panthers took a three-hour trip to face Ray Brooks for Game 2 of their best-of-three series on Tuesday. Then they took just over 60 minutes to finish the series. Pine Grove (18-8) used nine hits and eight walks to produce 16 runs for the 16-0, three-inning win. The win wrapped up […]

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Ripley’s Ormon tapped to lead Oxford girls

RIPLEY–After two seasons at the helm of the girls basketball program at Ripley High School, Cliff Ormon has been named the new head coach of the Oxford Lady Chargers. The hiring was approved by the Oxford School Board on Monday. Ormon replaces Shane Linzy, who left for Lafayette County after six years. Ormon went 51-10 […]

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BASEBALL: Falkner eliminated, Pine Grove postpones, Ripley advances

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles fell behind 5-1 to Houlka in Game 3 of their Class 1A best-of-three series and never recovered. Houlka won 18-6 to take the series and end the Eagles’ season at 13-11. The loss also brought to a close the Falkner high school baseball careers for senior infielders Jase Stroupe, Logan Wilbanks and Tyler […]

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GOLF: Walnut boys finish second in district tournament, Meeks qualifies for state

Last Wednesday, the Walnut High School boys golf team placed second in the Region 1 District 1 Class 1 championship at Natchez Trace Golf Course in Tupelo. Walnut seventh grader Kye Meeks qualified for the Class 2A State Tournament. Baldwyn took the team title with a score of 355, while Walnut shot a 394 in […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley takes 1-0 lead, Falkner and Pine Grove play Game 3’s today

The Ripley Tigers (13-7) wasted little time and jumped all over first-round opponent Yazoo County to start the Class 4A MHSAA High School Baseball playoffs. They scored 12 runs over the first three innings to win 12-2 in five. Full game story by the Daily Journal’s Brandon Speck. Ripley travels to Yazoo County today for […]

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FASTPITCH: Lady Panthers advance with sweep of Vardaman

PINE GROVE–The upstart Pine Grove Lady Panthers kept their season going with a 6-2 win over Vardaman, sweeping their Class 1A MHSAA fast-pitch playoff series 2-0. Pine Grove (16-8) advances to face Ray Brooks in round two. The best-of-three series begins Monday. Against Vardaman, the Lady Panthers started slow in Thursday’s Game 1 and rallied to […]

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STANDOFF: Quirky pre-game ritual sets the tone for some baseball teams

Picture a high school baseball game. The starting lineups have been announced and the National Anthem is piping through loud speakers. It nears the end…”and the home of the brave….” And then no players standing down opposite foul lines move. Thirty seconds pass and still no movement. Another 20 seconds, and then 40 seconds go by, […]

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