2A North State Tournament: Lady Wildcats look to survive and advance

CALHOUN CITY–The Walnut Lady Wildcats didn’t secure a home game in the 2A North State Girls Tournament, but they finished as the No. 3 seed in 1-2A and are still alive when many others aren’t. Now, it’s about surviving and advancing says Walnut coach Richard Byrd. “It’s just trying to survive and play again at […]

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4A North State Tournament: Lady Tigers set to host Yazoo County

RIPLEY–The Ripley Lady Tigers won as ugly as you could win a game on Saturday, but they did claim the victory and another division title. Ripley (27-3) scored just two points in the second quarter and eight in the third against the Lafayette County Lady Commodores in the 2-4A girls’ championship game. They trailed by […]

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HS Basketball: North State Tournament games and times

North State Tournament games and times Monday, Feb. 23 4A North State Girls No. 4 Yazoo County at No. 1 Ripley, 7 p.m. 2A North State Girls No. 3 Walnut at No. 2 Calhoun City, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 1A North State Boys No. 3 Hamilton at No. 2 Falkner, 7 p.m. 2A North […]

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Eagles fall in 1-1A title game, Lady Tigers win 2-4A championship

(B) Jumpertown 70, Falkner 64: The Falkner Eagles led by one-point with 2:32 left in the 1-1A boys’ title game, but a quick 6-0 spurt by the Cardinals gave them the lead for good. Falkner will be the No. 2 seed in next week’s 1A North State Tournament. They host Hamilton at home on Tuesday, […]

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Falkner’s Walker says title-game appearance a testament to hard work

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles have steadily improved under fourth-year head coach Jake Walker. Tonight they will go after a division tournament title for the second year in row when they face the Jumpertown Cardinals in the boys’ final of the 1-1A Tournament at Booneville High School at 8:30 p.m. The Eagles lost to Biggerville in last […]

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Division tournament finales moved to Saturday

Ice and bad roads have postponed division tournaments in northeast Mississippi for yet another day. Friday’s consolation games and title games for the Division 1-1A Tournament in Booneville, the 2-1A Tournament in Ashland, 1-2A in Hatley and 2-4A at Lafayette County have been pushed back to Saturday because of bad weather. The week began with games […]

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Ripley girls, Falkner boys punch tickets to title games

LAFAYETTE–Icy conditions and postponements forced the top-seeded Ripley Lady Tigers to wait two extra days before taking the floor in the Division  2-4A Tournament, but the defending champs showed little rust in a 69-44 win over No. 5 Rosa Fort. “I would have preferred to have been playing the way it was originally scheduled because […]

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Dixie Theatre presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

RIPLEY — The Ripley ARTS Council’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” opened Tuesday, Feb. 17 at The Dixie Theatre. It will continue Thursday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 22. Shows are at 7 p.m. nightly and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The director’s notes say, “Based on the Peanuts Comic Strip by […]

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Hickory Flat students join in conservation efforts at TVA

ASHLAND — Last week, students from Hickory Flat Attendance Center had the opportunity to learn about conservation in a hands-on way at the TVA Magnolia Natural Gas Combined Cycle Plant located on Hwy. 4 in Ashland. The students helped employees install birdhouses as a part of their efforts to restore the site to its native […]

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Division Tournaments: Falkner Eagles move on, Pine Grove and Blue Mountain eliminated

(B) Falkner 83, Thrasher 30: The Falkner Eagles wasted no time in taking care of their opening-round opponent in the Div. 1-1A Tournament at Booneville High School on Wednesday. Falkner will face Tremont today in a boys’ semifinal at 4 p.m. They have also qualified for next week’s Class 1A North State Tournament. The Eagles […]

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