Pine Grove Archery takes silver in state shoot

JACKSON–The Pine Grove High School archery team won silver at the 2015 Archery in Mississippi (AIMS) State Shoot on Tuesday. That’s a spot better than their third place finish in 2014. Pine Grove’s 29 archers shot a season-high 3,239, good enough for second place out of 13 Class 1A schools at the Kirk Fordice Equine […]

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BASEBALL: Eagles belt seven doubles in win over Thrasher

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles belted seven doubles on their way to a 9-6 win over the Thrasher Rebels on Thursday, improving to 10-9 overall and 9-1 in 1-1A. They can put the final touches on the school’s first division title in recent memory with a pair of wins over Tremont, a doubleheader set for Friday, weather […]

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TAKING AIM: Pine Grove Archery eyes state title

PINE GROVE—Pine Grove Archery finished third in the state in Class 1A last season. Coach Scott Hudson and his 29 archers are looking for a higher finish this year. They’ve got the numbers to back up setting the goal of a possible state archery title: A 100 team points per match increase that has helped […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Ripley, Lafayette 9-inning affair filled with clutch-play on both sides

Tuesday’s matchup between Div. 2-4A leaders Ripley and Lafayette was littered with a plethora of big moments, huge plays and dynamite playmakers. The environment outside the lines wasn’t exactly playoff-like. It was laid back from my vantage point. The play on the field? Very playoff-like. An early example: In the first inning, Ripley catcher Tucker Childers […]

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BASEBALL: Tigers rally but fall short to league-leading Commodores

LAFAYETTE–The Ripley Tigers rallied to send a second straight game to extra innings. Just like to see how  they were on the short end of a similar outcome–a walk-off loss. Down to their last strike in a one-run game to the league-leading Lafayette County Comodores on Tuesday, Ripley went double, walk, RBI-single to knot tie game […]

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FASTPITCH: Pine Grove, Ripley and Walnut win at Ingomar Tournament

INGOMAR–At Saturday’s Ingomar Fast-Pitch Tournament, the Pine Grove Lady Panthers won a pair of games, while the Ripley Lady Tigers and Walnut Lady Wildcats took one apiece. Pine Grove (10-8) got an inside the park two-run home run from Maddy Ericksen, a pair of RBIs from Meagan Hill and one each from Courtney Cox, Catelyn […]

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My Choices Run raises over $10k for center

RIPLEY—One hundred and thirty runners participated in the 10th annual My Choices 5K Run held Saturday, March 28.  This year, a 10K route was added to mark the fundraiser’s 10-year anniversary. Funds in excess of $10,000 were raised for My Choices Pregnancy Help Center located at 109 Bails Road in Ripley. Over 350 people registered […]

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Former Ripley standout, Wilbanks, relishes wins over home-county teams

Former Ripley baseball standout Andy Wilbanks said he doesn’t normally ask his Ingomar Falcons to win a game for him, but he admits he does when they face teams from his old stomping ground of Tippah County. The 2000 Ripley High School graduate got just that on Saturday as the Falcons defeated Pine Grove and Ripley. […]

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Ripley’s Cox signs with ICC Lady Indians

RIPLEY–Ripley senior guard Zaida Cox signed a National Letter Of Intent to play basketball at Itawamba Community College. Cox started all four years for the Lady Tigers, helping them to 20 or more wins per season. She played in two Class 3A state tournaments and one state title game. Cox averaged 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, […]

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BASEBALL: Panthers, Tigers upended at Ingomar

INGOMAR–The Pine Grove Panthers and Ripley Tigers ran into a bump on their baseball roads in Ingomar on Saturday. The Panthers suffered a 13-3 loss to the Class 1A Ingomar Falcons, coached by Ripley native Andy Wilbanks. Ripley scored five runs in the top of the seventh to tie Ingomar at 5-5, but the Falcons […]

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