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FRIDAY NIGHT SCORES for Sept. 26: Tippah County goes 3-0

Falkner 54, Houlka 0: The Falkner Eagles (3-2, 2-0) scored 47 points in the first half against the Houlka Wildcats, cruising to their second Div. 1-1A victory in a row. Falkner’s Jeramie Lawrence scored four TDs, three rushing, including a 67-yard run in the second quarter. The Eagles also got scores from Logan Wilbanks, Adam […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Walnut hosts much-improved Benton County

BENTON COUNTY BUCCANEERS (3-2) at WALNUT WILDCATS (4-1): The Skinny –The Wildcats have won four in a row since a Week 1 loss to Booneville. –Benton County’s three wins are the most in the program’s four years. –Last week, Benton County fell to Hatley 41-24, snapping a three-game winning streak. –In back-to-back wins over Biggesville […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Cook hopes changes will help Tigers bounce back

PONTOTOC WARRIORS (1-4) at RIPLEY TIGERS (3-2): The Skinny –The Ripley Tigers come into this week on a two-game losing streak, their first such streak since October 2011. –Ripley coach Chad Cook said 10-11 personnel changes were made this week as they look to avoid three losses in a row. –Ripley running back Garfield Campbell […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Falkner hosts a short-handed Houlka

HOULKA WILDCATS (1-3, 1-1) at FALKNER EAGLES (2-2, 1-0) The Skinny –Falkner defeated Houlka on the road last season 38-13. –The Wildcats will be without leading rusher Tyreque Reed (6-2, 230), who will be at a baseball tryout for the Atlanta Braves. –Falkner looks to start 1-1A at 2-0 for the second season in a […]

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SOFTBALL: Blue Mountain wins Div. 3-1A, Walnut edges Strayhorn

SHAW–Thursday, the Blue Mountain Lady Cougars defeated Shaw 19-9, completing a sweep of Div. 3-1A opponents to claim the league title for the second year  in a row. Blue Mountain will host a first round state slow-pitch playoff game against the No. 2 seed from Div. 1-1A on Oct. 14, Blue Mountain (8-10) was a […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Ripley sweeps Belmont

BELMONT–The Ripley Lady Tigers (11-14) swept the Belmont Lady Cardinals, Thursday, 25-17, 25-14 and 25-15, to remain in second place in Div. 1-1 at 6-1. Lauren Byrd led with 38 assists. The freshman also added four aces, six digs, two blocks, eight kills and had just three errors in 18 attempts. Bethany Jones had six […]

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What To Watch For: Sept. 23-27

SOFTBALL Today, Tuesday, Sept. 23 Blue Mountain at Shelby (DH), 4 p.m. Pine Grove at Falkner, 5 p.m. Walnut at Ingomar, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 Blue Mountain at Shaw, 4 p.m. Strayhorn at Walnut, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 Wheeler at Pine Grove, 5 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Today, Tuesday, Sept. 23 Pontotoc at Ripley, 6:30 […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Eagles fly high in 1-1A battle

By Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal  HAMILTON – Falkner cashed in on Hamilton’s miscues on Friday night to gain an advantage in a tough Division 1-1A. The Eagles (2-2) turned two of Hamilton’s three second-half turnovers into their final scores of the game on the way to a 33-26 win. “In this division, when you can win […]

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Falkner wins Tippah County Slow-Pitch Tournament

WALNUT–The outstanding slow-pitch softball season for the Falkner Lady Eagles continued Saturday, as they won the Tippah County Tournament for the first time since 1998. Falkner (12-4) started the morning with a 11-1 win over Pine Grove, then bettered Blue Mountain,  11-6. The Lady Eagles lost their final game in the round-robin format to north […]

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Defense, Sykes carry Calhoun City past Ripley

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel CALHOUN CITY– Calhoun City coach Perry Liles said they had to keep the ball away from Ripley’s explosive offense in order to win on Friday. The Tigers got plenty of possessions but shot themselves in the foot more often than not. Couple that with a solid defensive effort by the […]

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