FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: North Pontotoc travels to Falkner, Ripley hosts Corinth

FALKNER—The Falkner Eagles are off to a 2-0 start and they won the Joe Bowl for the first time since 2012, last Friday. Tonight, they step up in class to face 3A North Pontotoc (1-1). Against Walnut, Falkner sophomore QB Autry Windham threw for 232 yards and two scores, both to junior WR Terrance Edgeston. […]

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THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Walnut (0-2) at Alcorn Central (1-1)

GLEN–The injury bug has struck the Walnut Wildcats (0-2), making it a tough first two weeks to start the 2015 season. Tonight they travel to Alcorn Central for some Thursday night football in hopes of getting in the win column. “We’ve had a lot of adversity. We will try to rise up from it and […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Tigers get in win column

The Ripley Tigers won a 63-41 shootout over the North Pontotoc Vikings, on Friday, for their first win of the season. Here’s a lot at what happened. How It Happened: Senior Stephon Foote scored on a 37-yard TD pass from Tucker Childers, a 7-yard run and a 28-yard fumble recovery in the first half to […]

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The Falkner Eagles snapped a two-game skid against Walnut to win the Joe Bowl for the first time since 2013.

EAGLES SOAR: Falkner reclaims Joe Bowl with air attack

FALKNER – It was a little closer than many experts thought, but the Falkner Eagles reclaimed the Joe Bowl trophy from North Tippah rival Walnut for the first time since 2012. With the Joe Bowl tied at 14 early in the fourth quarter, Eagles running back Alex Caldwell plunged in from 1-yard out for a […]

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SOFTBALL: Pine Groves wins Tippah County Tournament

RIPLEY–The Pine Grove Lady Panthers swept the field at the 2015 Tippah County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday, claiming the title for the first time since 2012. The Lady Panthers (9-1) started the day with a 11-4 win over Walnut, held off Falkner for a 16-9 win and closed the day with a 19-2 victory […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: #TriedVolleyball?

If you are at a game and you stand up to see the action because someone is standing in front of you, you’re pretty excited about the action. Thus was the case as I watched Ripley and Middleton volleyball, last Tuesday. The match went five sets, with Ripley winning 3-2. The person standing in front […]

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Falkner’s Edgeston cleared to play by the MHSAA

FALKNER—Falkner High School’s Terrance Edgeston didn’t play in the Eagles 2015 football season opener, a win against East Union, last Friday. But the junior will be in the starting line tonight as Falkner hosts Walnut in the Joe Bowl at 7 p.m. The 6-1, 180-pound Ripley-transfer who had been ruled non-eligible for the 2015 season by […]

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JOE BOWL: Wildcats limp into 2015 edition of the North Tippah rivalry

The Walnut Wildcats will limp into the 2015 Joe Bowl, but coach John Meeks said his team will walk into Falkner with whoever they have and play to win. “It’s a very important game with lots of emotions. We have to have faith in our ability, go out there and perform,” said Meeks, who has […]

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Brown takes runoff

RIPLEY — The unofficial results for the Tippah County Justice Court Judge North Democratic Primary Runoff show Jerome Brown taking the lead by a gap of only six votes. Jerome Brown garnered 636 votes, while Glen Michael garnered 630 votes. At the time these numbers were released, there was one voter identification affadavit ballot yet […]

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FRIDAY FOOTBALL RECAP: Falkner wins, Ripley and Walnut drop season openers

FALKNER 28, EAST UNION 6: It was the coming out party for senior WR Deshaun Alexander and sophomore QB Autry Windham. The duo hooked up on three touchdown passes in the first half for a 28-0 lead at the break. Sophomore RB Alex Caldwell scored on a 70-yard jaunt. Falkner starts the season 1-0 ahead […]

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