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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Week 1

Middleton (Tenn.) Tigers (1-9) at Falkner Eagles (7-5)  The Skinny: Falkner has won three in a row over Middleton, including a 59-29 road-win last season. Falkner running back Jeramie Lawrence rushed for 180 yards and four touchdowns, while quarterback Jase Stroupe added 152 yards on the ground and three more scores. Middleton won just one […]

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SOFTBALL: Young Lady Panthers must learn how to win

PINE GROVE–The 2014 Pine Grove slow-pitch softball team is young, seventh and eighth-grade starters young. “They’re inexperienced but gritty,” said second-year Pine Grove coach Will Wallis. “They want to win, but they lack experience.” Seven new starters, which include an eighth grader at first base and third base, a seventh-grade catcher, a pair of sophomores, […]

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Tippah County scores from Tuesday, Aug. 19

Volleyball: Lady Tigers drop second home loss  RIPLEY–The Ripley Lady Tigers (0-2) suffered a 3-1 loss to the Middleton (Tenn.) on Tuesday, 19-25, 25-23, 11-25 and 23-25 at the RHS Event Center. Lauren Byrd led Ripley with a 25 assists, four kills, three digs, three aces and a block. Bethany Jones added seven kills, while […]

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Change of attitude: Linton no longer angry kid from Chicago

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal WALNUT – Armani Linton carefully opened a squeaky door as his coach, John Meeks, did an interview. Not long ago, he might have busted in and scooted a metal chair across the floor. “I was this little ball of anger, pretty much,” Linton said. “I didn’t want to act right. […]

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SOFTBALL: Lady Wildcats will rely on assistant, defense in 2014

WALNUT–Walnut head softball coach Kelley Hopper is taking maternity leave after birthing a baby girl in June. But while she is away, the Lady Wildcats will be in good hands as assistant coach Jonathan James steps in. “I’m excited to be with this group. They’re just a good group of kids,” said James, who has […]

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What To Watch For: Aug. 19-23

High school softball, volleyball and football seasons have begun. Games in all three sports can be seen in and around Tippah County this week. Here’s the varsity schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 23. Check back each Monday to see upcoming games for the week. SOFTBALL Tuesday, Aug. 19 Thrasher at Blue Mountain, […]

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Falkner’s Stroupe keeps going and going

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Falkner senior quarterback Jase Stroupe is a dual threat, at least. Last season, he threw for 1,496 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,149 and 10 touchdowns. He doesn’t require much of a breather, either. The senior just stays out there on defense. At linebacker, he had […]

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HS Football: Eagles, Tigers fall short at Oxford Jamboree

OXFORD – The Falkner Eagles learned two very important things in a 14-13 loss to the Marshall Academy Patriots in a two-quarter scrimmage at Saturday’s Oxford Jamboree inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium – the need for better conditioning and for more help in the secondary. “I was afraid coming in that we weren’t in as good of […]

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HS Football: Cook anxious to see how new faces will perform in jamboree

OXFORD–Ripley coach Chad Cook knows he will see plenty of athletes when his Tigers’ face Charleston, a top-ranked team in Class 3A, in today’s Oxford Jamboree at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at 4 p.m. He’s pleased about it. “It will be a good test,” said Cook. “No disrespect, but I don’t think we’ll face another […]

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HS Football: Eagles will focus on themselves in today’s Oxford Jamboree

OXFORD–The Falkner Eagles have had more than a week of trading blows on the football field with each other. Today, they’ll get to tackle different colored jerseys at the Oxford Jamboree. “I’m ready to hit somebody else,” said Falkner linebacker Adam Hearn. His Eagles will face private school Marshall Academy at 2 pm in a […]

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