HS FOOTBALL: News and notes from Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The start of the 2015 high school football season is now just a week away. As Falkner, Ripley and Walnut round out their second week of preparation, here’s some news and notes from their first week.  See previews on all three teams, including Three Players To Watch, in the Daily Journal’s 2015 Football preview on […]

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Falkner sophomore center Pierce Johnston and sophomore QB Autry Windham.

HS FOOTBALL: Eagles’ chemistry has Hood feeling confident

FALKNER–As the Falkner Eagles open their 2015 high school football season, second-year head coach Quess Hood said he feels more confident this year. Big shoes must be filled with the graduation of offensive studs, do-it-all QB Jase Stroupe and speedy running back Jeramie Lawrence. However, Hood believes the chemistry developed by his skilled guys, this […]

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Ripley’s Edgeston helps 49ers win state legion baseball title

HATTIESBURG—Ripley senior shortstop Marquellus Edgeston helped the Tupelo 49ers win their third straight Senior Legion baseball state title late last month. Playing at Hattiesburg’s Oak Grove High School, Edgeston contributed in a pair of title-clinching wins over Pontotoc. He pitched an inning and was used as a pinch-hitter in their decisive 18-15 victory to claim […]

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Byrd takes over basketball at Falkner

FALKNER—The chance to take charge of all basketball programs at Falkner High School was enough to lure Richard Byrd from North Tippah county-rival Walnut. Byrd, who spent three years coaching the Lady Wildcats, was approved to handle both junior high and varsity squads at Falkner last Thursday. He takes over for boys’ coach Jake Walker […]

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Ripley QB Tucker Childers threw for 2,348 yards and a school-record 29 TD in 2014.

2015 MHSAA football season underway

RIPLEY—The 2015 Mississippi high school football season officially got underway on Monday as teams across the state hit practice fields in helmets and shorts. Falkner, Ripley and Walnut began Monday afternoon. The teams can strap on shoulder pads on Thursday. The first Friday of the 2015 season is Aug. 21. Falkner travels to East Union. […]

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Walnut’s Vuncannon to lead alma mater

WALNUT—Eighteen years after leading the Walnut Lady Wildcats to their first ever appearance in the MHSAA state basketball tournament, Jackie Dillinger-Vuncannon hopes to coach her alma mater back to the Big House at some point. Vuncannon will get that chance after being approved as the new Walnut girls’ coach last Thursday. She replaces Richard Byrd, […]

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Tippah County primary election results

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel RIPLEY — The Democratic and Republican primaries were held Tuesday, Aug. 4 for state and county races. As of press time, a total of 6,540 cards were cast, representing 46.14% of Tippah County’s 14,175 registered voters. For each party, candidates receiving a true majority vote will receive that party’s nomination for […]

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VOTE TODAY: Primary polls open until 7 p.m.

The 2015 Democratic and Republican Primary Elections are today, with polls across Tippah County and the state of Mississippi open until 7 p.m. For this election, voters must decide if they will vote on the Democratic or Republican ticket before receiving a ballot. Acceptable photo ID cards must also be presented before voting. On the […]

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Kirk tabbed to coach Ripley boys’ basketball

RIPLEY–Ripley High School has turned to the junior college ranks for its next boys’ basketball coach. Adam Kirk, 35, who spent the last season serving as men’s basketball assistant at Itawamba Community College, has been hired, pending South Tippah School Board approval, according to Ripley principal Buck Buchanan. The board’s next scheduled meeting is Aug. […]

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MHP investigating Tippah County fatal collision

By The Daily Journal  BOONVILLE – Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a head-on collision on Highway 4 in Tippah County that claimed the life of a Booneville man Thursday morning. Troopers responded to the crash four miles west of the Prentiss County line at approximately 7:10 a.m. Thursday Jason M. Ford, 34, […]

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