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Falkner’s Williams, Walnut’s Burroughs sign basketball scholarships with Northwest CC

This week, Falkner’s Brianna Williams and Walnut’s Morgan Burroughs signed basketball scholarships with Northwest Mississippi Community College. On Tuesday, Williams, a shooting guard,  inked with the Lady Rangers following a stellar four years at Falkner. This season she averaged a state Class 1A best 30.4 points per game. The year included 17 games with 30 […]

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Blue Mountain Junior High girls, Ripley Middle School boys win county titles

Blue Mountain junior high coach Jeff Lollar saw that he had some talent with his seventh and eighth girls team, but he did see a championship coming. Last Thursday the young Lady Cougars defeated the Chalybeate Lady Warriors 54-17 to win the girls’ championship of the Tippah County Junior High Tournament. It was the school’s […]

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High school basketball jamborees set for Saturday

The 2013 high school basketball season is upon us. This weekend several Tippah County schools will be in action at jamborees, tune-ups before the season officially begins next week.  The Walnut Lady Wildcats, both varsity squads from Pine Grove and the Blue Mountain Cougars will participate in the Myrtle Jamboree slated for Saturday. (G) Walnut […]

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Tippah athletes attend Lady Tiger Basketball Camp

BOONEVILLE–Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball program closed its 2013 summer with the second of two Lady Tiger Pride basketball camps on June 26-28 at the college’s Bonner Arnold Coliseum. Northeast’s Lady Tiger Pride Basketball Camps focused on teaching basic fundamentals and essential skills in all aspects of the game of basketball. It utilizes time […]

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Wallis chosen to lead Pine Grove baseball

Pine Grove High School filled to coaching vacancies late last week. Principal Clint Stroupe confirmed the hiring of Joe Dan Roberts to head boys basketball and Will Wallis to coach baseball, pending board approval. Roberts comes over from New Albany, where he served as assistant middle school boys coach. He replaces Brad Pounders, who is […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Ormon chosen to lead Ripley Lady Tigers

Ripley High School has  chosen Cliff Ormon to be its next girls basketball coach. Ripley principal Jeff Palmer confirmed the hiring last week. The move must be approved by the South Tippah School Board. Ormon returns to Tippah County where he coached the Pine Grove Lady Panthers for eight seasons (2004-12) leading them to an […]

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UPDATED: Ripley’s Katie Bates set to be new girls coach at Pine Grove

After a successful six-year run at Ripley High School, including winning the 2011 Class 3A girls’ state title, Katie Walker-Bates is set to be named the new head girls’ basketball coach at Pine Grove High School, pending board approval. Pine Grove slow-pitch softball coach and administrative intern Chris Shinall confirmed the hiring on Wednesday. “We […]

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UPDATE: NEMBCA All-Star basketball games set for Saturday

The Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association All-Star basketball games are set for Saturday, June 1 and several Tippah County players will suit up for one final high school game. Falkner’s Ambreka Peterson, Rayanna Edgeston, and Dustin McCoy; Walnut’s Denzell Siddell; Ripley’s Daisha Colom and Jayla Chills; Pine Grove’s Bryana Davis and Chloe Bailey and Blue […]

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BMC travels for TSAC Tournament openers

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Blue Mountain College will hit the road for first-round action in the final TranSouth Athletic Basketball Championships. The Toppers will go to McKenzie, Tenn., for a 7 p.m. Thursday game against the Bethel University Wildcats. BMC finished the season with an 8-20 overall record and an 0-10 mark in the conference. Bethel, ranked No. 15 in the latest NAIA […]

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Division tournaments begin today in Div. 1-1A

  Ten Tippah County basketball teams will begin a quest for a state title this week. Division tournaments, the first phase of the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament, begin today.   At Booneville High School, Blue Mountain, Falkner and Pine Grove high schools will play in the Div. 1-1A Tournament, which begins this evening at 5:30 p.m. […]

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