Tag Archives | Blue Mountain Cougars

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }