REWIND: Ripley shows ‘edge’ to even division record

RIPLEY—Prior to their game with the Senatobia Warriors, Ripley coach Chad Cook was concerned. He saw a much-improved Warrior team with size and speed to match, calling them the most improved team he had ever seen from one year to the next in his 14 years of coaching. His Tigers took care of those worries […]

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REWIND: Wildcats roll to seventh straight victory

WALNUT—The Walnut Wildcats’ train continued to roll on Friday as they posted a 35-14 win over the East Union Urchins for their seventh win in a row. Walnut senior quarterback Will Quinn had his best night of the season, completing six passes for 147 yards with two going for touchdowns. He found sophomore receiver Antwan […]

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SOFTBALL: Falkner, Blue Mountain and Walnut start playoffs today

FALKNER–The Falkner Lady Eagles are a vastly improved slow-pitch softball team from 2013. They finished 10-16 last season and missed the playoffs. As the 2014 postseason begins, the Lady Eagles are 17-5 and rolled through the Division 1-1A schedule at 19-1, earning the No. 1 seed. In September, Falkner won the Tippah County Tournament title […]

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Rain postpones start to slow-pitch softball playoffs

The 2014 MHSAA state slow-pitch softball playoffs were scheduled to begin today, but Monday’s rain has forced Blue Mountain, Falkner and Walnut to postpone the start of their best-of-three first round series until Thursday, Oct. 16. The Falkner Lady Eagles (17-5) will represent Div. 1-1A as a No. 1 seed. They will host the No. […]

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High School Football: Falkner, Ripley and Walnut pick up division wins

FALKNER 48, BIGGERSVILLE 22: Falkner(5-2, 4-0 in 1-1A) had seven total possessions in the first half, with six different players reaching the end zone. Emonti Peterson hauled in an 11-yard TD pass from Stroupe. Adam Hearn and Stroupe followed with rushing scores. Senior running back Jeramie Lawrence got in the mix with a 9-yard run […]

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High School Football: Linton, Story selected for All-Star games

Walnut’s Armani Linton and Ripley’s Michael Story were selected for high school football all-star games this week. Linton became the second Tippah County player to be selected for the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic, while Story was tapped for the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game. Linton, an Ole Miss commit, said he’s honored by his selection to the […]

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Ripley Volleyball qualifies for state playoffs

Ripley Volleyball (15-14, 9-2) swept  New Albany 25-22, 25-16, and 25-8 on Thursday to qualify for the state playoffs for the second year in a row. Ripley will be a No. 2 seed.  “These girls have worked their tails off to get here and they deserve it,” said Ripley coach Ashley Connolly about returning to the […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Biggersville at Falkner; East Union at Walnut

BIGGERSVILLE LIONS (1-6, 1-3) at FALKNER EAGLES (4-2, 3-0): The Skinny –Falkner has won seven straight against Biggersville, including a 59-32 shootout in 2013. –Falkner celebrates Homecoming at 6 p.m. –Last week, Biggersville won their first game of the season, 20-14 over Vardaman. –Falkner’s Jase Stroupe totaled 247 yards and three TDs in last week’s […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Senatobia much improved says Ripley’s Cook

RIPLEY–Earlier this year, the Ripley Tigers lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2011. After a loss last week to begin Div. 2-4A play, avoiding another two-game setback when they face the Senatobia Warriors tonight is paramount. “It’s big. I told the kids I thought we got the two best teams out the gate,” […]

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Stanford charged with Sexual Battery, Touching a Child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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