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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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NORTH STATE TOURNAMENT: Blue Mountain looks to rebound against Wheeler

The Blue Mountain Cougars will look to do two things when they host the Wheeler Eagles tonight in their Class 1A North State Tournament game at 6 p.m.–keep their season alive and get the bad taste of a tough loss in the Div. 2-1A boys title game out of their mouth. Last Friday, they trailed […]

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Blue Mountain Cougars claim No. 1 tournament seed

BLUE MOUNTAIN–The Blue Mountain Cougars wrapped up the Division 2-1A No. 1 seed by winning their eighth straight league game, a 66-43 win over the Ashland Blue Devils, on Monday. It’s the first regular-season division championship for the Cougars in recent history and first for sixth-year head coach David Mason. The win also guarantees the […]

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BASKETBALL: Biggersille vs. Blue Mountain Part 7 and other weekend action

BLUE MOUNTAIN–The Blue Mountain Cougars have dropped six straight to the Biggersille Lions. They get another shot to knock off the defending Class 1A champs when the two face each other tonight at Blue Mountain. The Cougars finished second to the Lions in Division 1-1A the two previous years with Biggersville taking the 1-1A Tournament […]

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REWIND: Ripley sweeps Tippah County Tournament titles

RIPLEY—The Tippah County Tournament boys’ final, a battle of teams ranked in the Top 10 of northeast Mississippi schools was a game of runs all the way to the end, but the Ripley Tigers had the last one that counted. Trailing 55-51 with less than five minutes remaining, No. 9 Ripley used a 9-2 run […]

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Tigers use late run to win Tippah County Tournament

RIPLEY – The Tippah County Tournament boys’ final was a game of runs all the way to the end, but Ripley had the last one that counted. Trailing 55-51 with less than five minutes remaining, No. 9 Ripley used a 9-2 run to take three-point lead and then held on to defeat No. 10 Blue […]

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Blue Mountain Cougars take first place in 2-1A

David Wheeler  Special to the Journal  BLUE MOUNTAIN – It’s a poorly kept secret – the Blue Mountain Cougars rely heavily on guard play. In a battle for first place in Division 2-1A Tuesday, guards Ismael Ruedas and Jacob Girley combined for 48 points to help Blue Mountain grab a 73-58 victory over the Ingomar […]

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Cougars coach keeping it real

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The paths around the bushes in Blue Mountain are clear.  Because boys basketball coach David Mason doesn’t beat around them. “They’re going to have to step up and play, the other ones who don’t score quite as much and don’t handle the ball quite as much,” Mason said. Mason’s words […]

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Cougars come up short at Baldwyn

BALDWYN–Tuesday, the Blue Mountain Cougars pushed the defending Class 2A champs, Baldwyn Bearcats to the limit but ran out of gas, falling 70-63 at Baldwyn High School. The Cougars got a rebound and stick-back from Ishmael Ruedas to trail 52-50 after three quarters, but they went scoreless on their first six trips of the final […]

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HS Basketball: Howard’s double double leads Ripley over Blue Mountain

(B) Ripley 87, Blue Mountain 75: Ripley junior Isaiah Howard had 24 points and 11 rebounds to help the Ripley Tigers upend the Blue Mountain Cougars, Monday. Howard, who chipped in five steals and four assists, scored 15 points in the second half, eight in the fourth quarter.  His corner three-pointer as the third quarter ended, […]

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