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HS Football: Ripley seeking rebound

By Brandon Speck/Daily Journal  RIPLEY–Ripley can prove a cliché this week when the Tigers go to Calhoun City. Can a loss be a good thing? That’s what the No. 1 Tigers are trying to rebound from – a 34-32 setback against Class 3A contender North Panola. Ripley (3-1) coach Chad Cook said after the game […]

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Ripley Rotary Coats for Kids 5K and 2.5K Fun Color Run set for Saturday

RIPLEY–The Ripley Rotary Coats For Kids 5K Run/Walk and 2.5K Fun Color Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 20–rain or shine–at the Tippah County Fairgrounds in Ripley. All proceeds from the event will benefit the annual Ripley Rotary Coats for Kids. Preregistration is closed, but late registrations are still available at $20 for students and […]

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Tigers stunned by North Panola, Wildcats win in a romp

By Brandon Speck/Daily Journal  RIPLEY – Ripley got out of the gates fast, but North Panola eventually sprinted right past the Tigers Friday in a 34-32 win. The Journal’s No. 1 medium school Tigers (3-1) were outscored 34-8 over the final 35 minutes, 3 seconds. North Panola back Trai Sanders tied the game with a […]

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Eagles get tougher, prepare to start Div. 1-1A during open week

FALKNER–With an open date before starting a tough Div. 1-1A slate, this week, the Falkner Eagles worked on getting tougher and finding depth according to first-year head coach Quess Hood. “We just tried to get tougher and find some kids to step up and help with some depth issues,” said Hood. “We found a couple […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Meeks says Wildcats can’t overlook Middleton

Walnut Wildcats (2-1) at Middleton (Tenn.) Tigers (0-3), 7 p.m.: The Skinny –The Middleton Tigers have won just six games since 2011, including a 38-28 win over Walnut in 2012. –Middleton lost to Walnut’s Div. 1-2A foe East Union, 39-8, last week. –In Walnut’s win over Alcorn Central, they scored 19 of their 44 points […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Ripley faces big test in North Panola

RIPLEY–Simply put, tonight will be the biggest test to date for the Ripley Tigers (3-0). Third-year head coach Chad Cook said so. “I told the kids–and this is no disrespect to anybody we’ve faced–but they’ll be the best team we’ve played,” said Cook. They face an athletic high-scoring North Panola (2-1) team led by Ole […]

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SOFTBALL: Confidence, weights have Lady Eagles off to fast start

FALKNER–Life is good with Falkner Lady Eagles softball. Sitting at 7-3, 1-0 in Division 1-1A through their season’s first 10 games, it’s their best start in recent memory. Included in the win column was a huge comeback victory over Myrtle last week. They scored four runs in their final at-bat, getting a walk-off sac fly […]

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SOFTBALL: Tippah County Tournament set for Sept. 20

  WALNUT—The 2014 Tippah County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 20 at Walnut High School. Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove and Walnut high schools will play a round-robin format (each team plays 3 games) using two fields with the opening games set for 9:30 a.m. The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are defending slow-pitch […]

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Ripley’s Gaston developing into quality receiver

RIPLEY—Dorian Gaston’s fourth game of his career was his best game so far and Ripley coach Chad Cook hopes the senior will continue to develop.  The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver caught his first two touchdown passes of the season in Ripley’s 64-13 win over Falkner on Friday.  “He’s grown up a lot. You talk about […]

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Hill’s “The Chucky Mullins Effect” looks at triumph through tragedy

This year, the University of Mississippi is honoring the late Chucky Mullins, the former Ole Miss Rebels’ defensive back, who was tragically paralyzed while making a tackle against Vanderbilt 25 years ago. His fellow teammate, Falkner native Jody Hill, has written a book that will honor Mullins’ life in its on way. 38: “The Chucky […]

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