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Spring football game dates set for Falkner, Ripley, Walnut

Spring football is in full swing at Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. All three began the later part of April and will conculde with spring games on May 14 and 15. Falkner will host 2A power Calhoun City in a non-kicking varsity game on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at Eagles Stadium. […]

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BASEBALL: Falkner eliminated, Pine Grove postpones, Ripley advances

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles fell behind 5-1 to Houlka in Game 3 of their Class 1A best-of-three series and never recovered. Houlka won 18-6 to take the series and end the Eagles’ season at 13-11. The loss also brought to a close the Falkner high school baseball careers for senior infielders Jase Stroupe, Logan Wilbanks and Tyler […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley takes 1-0 lead, Falkner and Pine Grove play Game 3’s today

The Ripley Tigers (13-7) wasted little time and jumped all over first-round opponent Yazoo County to start the Class 4A MHSAA High School Baseball playoffs. They scored 12 runs over the first three innings to win 12-2 in five. Full game story by the Daily Journal’s Brandon Speck. Ripley travels to Yazoo County today for […]

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Panthers, Eagles and Lady Panthers take 1-0 playoff leads

PINE GROVE–Last season, the Pine Grove Panthers finished the year just a game above .500 at 16-15. Things have gotten better in 2015. Thursday, they won 6-1 over Hamilton in Game 1 of their opening round Class 1A MHSAA playoff series to improve to 21-7 on the year. They got a complete game, three-hit, eight-strikeout […]

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Four Tippah County teams advance to baseball, fast-pitch playoffs (dates and game times)

It’s playoff time for high school baseball and fast-pitch softball and Tippah County will send four teams to the postseason, including a top seed. In baseball, the Falkner Eagles (12-9) will represent Div. 1-1A as that No. 1 seed after going 11-1 in league play. They host No. 4 seed Houlka today at 6 p.m. […]

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Davis wins second Class 1A powerlifting title

JACKSON–Falkner junior football player Dillon Davis is one of the strongest high school athletes in the Magnolia state and he proved as much on Saturday. For the second year in a row, Davis won the 308-pound class at the 2015 MHSAA Powerlifting Championships at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. And for the second year in […]

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Ridge faced cancer with love and strength

Strong, giving, loving and hard-working all describe Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Dollar Ridge. The wife, mother, sister, aunt, factory worker and friend, who never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone, lost her five-year battle with Breast Cancer in July 2000. Robin Gaston, Ridge’s daughter, sat down with me recently to share the journey […]

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REWIND: Eagles clipped by Cougars

FALKNER—Falkner coach Quess Hood believes his team played well on Friday in their Div. 1-1A game with the Coldwater Cougars. It was just a couple of things that led to a 22-21 setback. “Offensively and defensively, I think we played well,” said Hood. “There’s always a coupe of things we didn’t do right on offense […]

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SOFTBALL: Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove pushing for playoffs

ASHLAND–Thursday, the Blue Mountain Lady Cougars defeated Ashland 23-9 in five innings for their fifth straight Division 3-1A victory. It was also their fifth win in a row overall. The Lady Cougars (5-7, 5-0) have three games left on their division slate, a double header at Shelby on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and a date at […]

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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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