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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Ripley holds on to win boys’ title

RIPLEY—The Ripley Tigers sweated out a 68-61 win over the Blue Mountain Cougars to win the Tippah County Tournament boys’ title at the RHS Event Center on Saturday. The Tigers led by 30-17 at the break but a barrage of Blue Mountain three-pointers, two by Austin Knight and one each from Devahn Englund and Christian […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Foote’s game-winner pushes Blue Mountain past Pine Grove

RIPLEY—Blue Mountain guard Harvey Foote scored just two points in Friday’s Tippah County Tournament semifinal game against Pine Grove. They just happen to be the biggest points of the contest —the game winner. Foote, a sophomore, grabbed a rebound in a frantic final possession and tossed it back up with 1.2 seconds left,  sinking it […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Finals set as Blue Mountain, Ripley boys and Walnut girls advance

The second round of the Tippah County Tournament saw the Blue Mountain Cougars get a game-winning shot from Harvey Foote with 1.2 seconds to play to upend Pine Grove and advance to Saturday’s championship game. They will meet the Ripley Tigers, who cruised past Walnut. For the girls, the Walnut Lady Wildcats rallied late to […]

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Walnut edges Blue Mountain in two-overtime shootout

BLUE MOUNTAIN–It was a one heck of good game. Unfortunately, one team had to lose. Tuesday, the Walnut Wildcats did just enough in a second overtime period to push past the Blue Mountain Cougars 91-85 in a thriller at Blue Mountain High School. Manse Pulliam led four Wildcats in double figures with 21 points. Blue […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Division tournaments begin Monday

High school playoff basketball begins on Monday, Feb. 16 as division tournaments tip off around the Magnolia state. For the first time, the Mississippi High School Activities Association will take four teams from all six classes in the North and South, going from 24 to 48 state tournament teams. That makes the chances of a […]

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Three-point barrage pushes Cougars past Eagles

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Jacob Girley scored 21 points and Wyatt Whaley added 18, most coming from beyond the arc, as the Blue Mountain Cougars snapped a two game losing streak with 74-67 win over in-county rival Falkner, on Tuesday. Girley sank three 3-pointers and Whaley followed with four in a row during a 23-2 run that saw […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Eagles rally, upend Cougars; Ripley advances

WALNUT–Maybe the Falkner Eagles just play better when they’re behind. Thursday the Eagles began the third quarter with a 12-2 run, erasing a 10-point halfime deficit to rally and defeat the Blue Mountain Cougars 50-48 to advance in the Tippah County Tournament. Falkner’s poor shooting saw them trailing 26-16 at the break. Falkner coach Walker […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Night 2 preview

5 p.m. Ripley Tigers vs. Pine Grove Panthers: The Ripley Tigers have made ever Tippah County boys final for at least the last 12 years and they’ll be the favorites tonight. They’re an athletic bunch who strives on the transition game. Canaan Ratliff and Dewayne Cox, guards, and forward Isaiah Howard are tough matchups for […]

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Walnut Invitational continues tonight

WALNUT–The Walnut Invitational continues tonight at Walnut High School. On Thursday, Walnut and Byers girls and Ripley and Blue Mountain boys won opening-round games. Those teams will square off in championship games this evening beginning at 7 p.m. Friday’s matchups: 4 p.m. (G) Blue Mountain vs. Ripley 5:30 p.m. (B) Byers vs. Walnut 7 p.m. […]

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Cougars get rolling after slow start

BLUE MOUNTAIN–It took almost a half for the Blue Mountain Cougars to seize control of their Class 1A North Tournament game against the Wheeler Eagles. When they did, they rolled to a 65-54 victory to advance to the quarterfinals of the North Tournament for the second year in a row. Down a point with 1:29 […]

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