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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Robinson gets Northeast’s wheels turning in sweep of MDCC

By Blake Long NEMCC BOONEVILLE- Becky Robinson rose to the occasion when the Northeast Mississippi Community College coaching staff called her name on Wednesday. Robinson had a crucial RBI single that finally got the Tigers into motion in their 8-0, run-rule shortened victory over visiting Mississippi Delta Community College at David Carnell Memorial Field. Northeast also […]

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BASEBALL: Falcons pitch well, hit well to roll past Tigers

RIPLEY–Ripley coach Joel Gafford said his Ripley Tigers played as if they expected the Ingomar Falcons to “show up and just lay down” in their Saturday night baseball matchup at Ripley. The Falcons showed up, but they didn’t lay down. Ingomar starter Matt Browning scattered six hits and allowed just two runs in six innings […]

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FAST-PITCH: Falkner Tournament set for Saturday

FALKNER–The Falkner Tournament, a day of fast-pitch games involving five schools will begin Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Falkner Park. Colbert Heights, Ala., Falkner, Hickory Flat, Ingomar and Ripley high school will play two games each. Each game will have a 1 hour and 15 minute time limit. Saturday’s Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Ripley […]

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One man killed in shooting

WALNUT — A shooting on Tuesday, April 1 in Tippah County left one man dead. Joey Pannell was killed in the incident, which took place at approximately 7 p.m. on CR 127 near the Alcorn County Line. The Tippah County Sheriff’s Department and Walnut Police Department responded to the scene. According to Tippah County Chief […]

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