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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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What To Watch For: Aug. 25-30

Upcoming varsity games for Tippah County schools for the Week of Aug. 25-30: SOFTBALL Monday, Aug. 25 Jumpertown at Blue Mountain, 5 p.m. Falkner at Hickory Flat (DH), 5 p.m. Walnut at Biggersville, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 Walnut at Hickory Flat, 5 p.m. Jumpertown at Pine Grove, 5 p.m. Falkner at Blue Mountain, 5 […]

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2014 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament set for Friday, Saturday

FALKNER–The 2014 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament is set for Friday March 21 and Saturday March 22 at Falkner High School. This season a round-robin format will be used to decide a champion. Games being at 3 p.m. Friday and resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are defending champs. They halted […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley edges East Union, Falkner earns walk-off win over Walnut

BOONEVILLE–Monday, the Ripley Tigers got a complete game effort from Josh Medlin and RBIs from five different players to beat the East Union Urchins 6-5 at the Booneville Classic. Ripley took advantage of Urchins’ pitcher Dakota Edwards’ woes in the first inning. Marquelleus Edgeston, who stole four bases and scored two runs, was hit by a […]

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Blue Mountain boys advance in North Half, Falkner and Walnut fall

(B) Blue Mountain 65, Wheeler 54: Raeqwon Young hit three straight baskets in a Blue Mountain 8-2 run to end the first half for a 36-31 lead they would never relinquish. Young had 14 points and eight rebounds. The win advanced the Cougars (23-8) to the quarterfinals of the Class 1A North Tournament for the […]

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Eagles use second-half push to upend Wildcats

FALKNER–Treyvon Jeanes scored 18 of his team-high 22 points in the second half and the Eagles defeated the Walnut Wildcats 65-55, Friday in the rivalry between North Tippah schools. Trailing 22-18 after two free throws by Walnut guard Jake Walker to begin the second half, Falkner scored the next eight points of the game to […]

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BASKETBALL: Cougars use late spurt to defeat Eagles

FALKNER–It was a playoff atmosphere with technical fouls and even a fan tossed for being overly aggressive towards an official. The action on the floor between the Blue Mountain and Falkner boys matched the environment with a physical back-and-fourth affair until a winner pulled away in the the closing minutes. Thursday, the Blue Mountain Cougars […]

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