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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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Walnut athlete Monterio Hunt picks up scholarship offer during busy summer

WALNUT—Walnut athlete Monterio Hunt has had a busy summer. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound dual football threat has worked out weekly in preparation for his upcoming junior season with the Wildcats. The WR/CB has also held down a job at a local grocery story and attended some elite football camps at the University of Memphis, Ole Miss and […]

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Ripley’s Shoup, Gibens perform with Mississippi Lions All-State Band

RIPLEY—The Ripley High School Marching Band is known for being one of the better bands in the state of Mississippi. That success has to do with hard work, such as this week’s summer band camp and talented musicians like seniors Trevor Shoup and Jesse Gibens. Shoup, who plays the trombone and Gibens, the trumpet, recently […]

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11th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5K run results

RIPLEY—Listed are the results of the 11th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5K held on Friday June 5, 2015. Terry Quillen, Owen Childs and Ryan Simpson finished in the top three of 79 total participants. Terry Quillen, 20:30.76 Owen Childs, 21:45.12 Ryan Simpson, 21:54.51 Alec McAfee, 23:55.61 Bill Coulter, 23:58.14 Stephanie Griffin, 24:22.86 Andrew Bain, 24:29.36 […]

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2015 HS football schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The first kickoff for the 2015 high school football season is just six weeks away. Below are the schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. Please note that Ripley will participate in a scrimmage with Horn Lake at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Falkner Eagles Aug. 21  @East […]

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Falkner’s Walker tapped to lead Pine Grove boys basketball

PINE GROVE—Pine Grove wasted little time in filling their vacant boys basketball position. Last week Pine Grove Principal Brad Pounders announced the hiring of Falkner coach Jake Walker, pending South Tippah School Board approval. Walker will replace Joe Dan Roberts who left for Kossuth in late June. “We are excited to have Coach Walker and […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley defeats Oxford at NEMCABB tourney, advances to final round

NEW ALBANY – Ripley posted a 7-1 win over defending Class 5A state champ Oxford on Tuesday to advance to the final round of the NEMCABB summer tournament for the first time in coach Joel Gafford’s six seasons. “It feels good,” said Gafford. “Nobody is bad from this point on.” With the bases loaded and […]

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Falkner, Ripley play today in 2015 NEMCABB Baseball Championships

RIPLEY–The 2015 Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) Tournament us underway at the New Albany Sportsplex. The Ripley Tigers will play TCPS at 4 p.m. as a No. 1 seed after wins over Falkner and Booneville in last week’s NEMCABB Regional Tournament. The Eagles will play Tishomingo County today at noon in the […]

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Honoring Cecil Stroup: Legendary Walnut coach described as father-figure, friend, inspiration

Editor’s Note: Walnut’s most successful coach will be honored tonight at Country Inn, Too tonight at 6:30 p.m.  WALNUT—Legendary Walnut football coach Cecil Stroup helped guide the Wildcats to their best run in school history in the mid 70s. Over a span of six seasons (1974-1979)—before state championships began—the young coach directed Walnut to a […]

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Story overcomes losses, keeps sights set on NFL goals

Friday, former Ripley Football left tackle Michael Story will returned to Ripley for his high school graduation. The 17-year old beast-of-an-offensive lineman has already started college, enrolling early at Mississippi State University after inking a football scholarship in January. He’s come a long way to reach this point in his life. Story, along with twin […]

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