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BASEBALL: Panthers take Game 1 against Hamilton, Ripley falls at Kosciusko

PINE GROVE–Pine Grove senior right-hander Dalton Morrow outdueled Hamilton’s Wesley Simmons on Saturday and guided the Panthers to a 4-0 win over the Lions in Game 1 of their Class 1A best-of-three baseball series. Morrow fanned five, surrendered just two hits and walked four in the complete-game win. The Panthers (22-4) will take a 1-0 […]

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Ripley freshmen Ben Fryar and head coach Joel Gafford celebrate Fryar

BASEBALL: Ripley downs Indians, takes 1-0 lead

RIPLEY–The Ripley Tigers scored seven runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the sixth to run-rule the Itawamba AHS Indians 14-3 in Game 1 of their best-of-three MHSAA Class 4A baseball series. Ripley (23-3) leads the series 1-0, as they resume tonight in Fulton at 6 p.m. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of […]

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Pine Grove coach Vince Mclemore celebrated his 400th win with his players following their victory over Biggersville.

BASEBALL: Mclemore gets 400th win as Pine Grove rolls

PINE GROVE–The No. 1 seeded Pine Grove Panthers blanked four-seed Biggersville 15-0 in five innings to take Game 1 of their best-of-three MHSAA Class 1A series. Game 2 is set for today at 2 p.m. in Biggersville. The victory was also a special one, as first-year head coach Vince Mclemore earned his 400th career win. […]

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FASTPITCH: Walnut walks their way to a 1-0 lead

WALNUT–The Walnut Lady Wildcats took advantage free base after free base to post a 15-0 win over O’Bannon in Game 1 of their MHSAA Class 2A best-of-three fastpitch series. Walnut can clinch the the play-in round today with a win at O’Bannon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Walnut plated 10 runs in their […]

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PLAYOFFS: Seven Tippah County teams qualify in baseball, fastpitch

Seven Tippah County teams have qualified for the 2016 MHSAA baseball and fastpitch playoffs, which begin this weekend. For the first time in at least eight years, Falkner, Pine Grove, Walnut and Ripley all qualified for the baseball playoffs. Pine Grove (2-1A) and Ripley (2-4A) enter as division champs and No. 1 seeds. Falkner (1-1A) […]

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Falkner trio compete set to compete for powerlifting titles

FALKNER—Falkner’s Dillon Davis, Omar Madrigal and Cody Bates will end the 2016 powerlifing season at the final meet of the year. Today, the trio will compete at the MHSAA State Powerlifting Championships inside the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson Davis will go after his third consecutive title in the 308-pound class, while Madrigal seeks his second […]

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REBEL ROAD TRIP: Ole Miss’ Freeze, Bjork coming to Tippah County

OXFORD–Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork headline the speakers in Ripley on Thursday, April 21, as the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip visits Tippah County as part of its 12-stop tour of the region. The event will be held at the First Baptist Church Life Center at 5:30 p.m. CT, […]

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BASEBALL: Goolsby provides spark for Tigers

RIPLEY—Even the best engines need a spark plug, and the Ripley Tigers, who are rolling through the baseball season at 20-2, got their spark plug back in sophomore center fielder Dylan Goolsby, last week. Goolsby took a fast ball to the face and suffered a broken nose in their Division 2-4A win over Senatobia on […]

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Hopkins ability behind the plate vital to Pine Grove’s success

PINE GROVE—Entering this week, the Pine Grove Panthers were enjoying an 18-6 record as they march towards the Class 1A playoffs. A majority of those wins can be attributed to the offensive production of Panthers’ lineup—batting .365–but hidden between the lines is the contribution of senior catcher Joshua Hopkins. Along with his talent to block […]

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Devahn Englund averaged 26.4 points per game for the Cougars.

Blue Mountain’s Englund named Division 2-1A MVP

Blue Mountain senior Devahn Englund was named the Division 2-1A Most Valuable Player. The shooting guard helped the Cougars to a 13-13 mark on the season by averaging 26.4 points per game. Englund was one of the top five scorers in the state. He also averaged 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Joining Englund on the […]

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