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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Falkner hosts Smithville, Ripley travels to Byhalia

SMITHVILLE SEMINOLES (6-2, 4-1) AT FALKNER EAGLES (5-3, 4-1): The Skinny –The game will go a long way in determining playoff seeding. A win by either team is crucial in the race for a home playoff game. –Falkner last 22-21 to Coldwater last week, while Smithville beat Vardaman 34-6. –Smithville is 4-1 against Falkner over […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Walnut faces 1-2A nemesis, Baldwyn

WALNUT WILDCATS (8-1, 3-0) at BALDWYN BEARCATS (8-1,3-0): The Skinny –Baldwyn has won the last five meetings against the Wildcats, including 41-12 last season. –A Walnut win will put them in position to win the school’s first division title. –Walnut is on an eight-game winning streak. Baldwyn is on a four-game winning streak. –Walnut features […]

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REWIND: Eagles clipped by Cougars

FALKNER—Falkner coach Quess Hood believes his team played well on Friday in their Div. 1-1A game with the Coldwater Cougars. It was just a couple of things that led to a 22-21 setback. “Offensively and defensively, I think we played well,” said Hood. “There’s always a coupe of things we didn’t do right on offense […]

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HS Football: Walnut’s big three peaking at right time

WALNUT—If there was ever a good time for the Walnut Wildcats to get good production from their big three on offense—RB Armani Linton, QB Will Quinn and WR Monterio Hunt—it’s now. The Walnut Wildcats won their eighth straight game in a row on Friday, 38-16 over New Site, in the run-up to this week’s Div. […]

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REWIND: Howard’s big plays help Tigers rally for win

RIPLEY—The Ripley Tigers trailed for much of their game with the Rosa Fort Lions on Friday, but they rallied with 13 unanswered points to win 27-26. Football is a team sport, but a few plays by Isaiah Howard went a long way in keeping Ripley in position to make the comeback. With the Tigers down […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Ripley advances to second round

  CLEVELAND–The Ripley Lady Tigers quickly eliminated the Cleveland Lady Wildcats with a 3-0 sweep in their volleyball playoff opener on Tuesday.  The 25-18, 25-18 and 25-19 victory sends Ripley to Senatobia on Saturday for a Class I second-round match.   “We expected to be here,” said Ripley coach Ashley Connolly. “It’s about surviving and advancing. […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Lady Tigers advance in state playoffs

RIPLEY–Saturday, the Ripley Volleyball team swept East Side 3-0 to win their MHSAA State Volleyball playoffs play-in game and advance to the opening round. The Lady Tigers won 25-5, 25-4 and 25-12 and improved to 18-14 on the year. The 18 wins are their most in program history. No. 2 Ripley will get back into […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT SCORES: Walnut makes it eight in row, Ripley rallies, Falkner falls short

Walnut 38, New Site 14: The Walnut Wildcats (8-1, 3-0) won their eighth game in row. Ripley 27, Rosa Fort 26: Ripley (5-3, 2-1) rallied from a 26-14 deficit in the third quarter with 13 unanswered points. Coldwater 22, Falkner 21: The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Eagles (5-3, 4-1). See more […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Ripley set for playoff run

RIPLEY–After completing a 17-14 regular season and finishing second in Division 1-1 with a 10-2 mark, the Ripley Tigers are set to begin play in the MHSAA state tournament. It’s the second consecutive trip to the postseason for a Ripley program that began six years ago. They’ve become a contender with the help of head […]

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SOFTBALL: Sweep was worth the weight for Falkner

FALKNER – Over the summer, first-year Falkner coach Jake Walker started a weight program. When new assistant coach Anna Lisa Powell showed up in July, she made it a bit more hardcore. It all added more pop to the Lady Eagles bats’ and that’s carried over into the postseason. Thursday, the Lady Eagles belted 13 […]

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