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Former Tiger Robertson tabbed as finalist for prestigious Ferriss Trophy

By Blake Long/NEMCC CLEVELAND–A former Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball standout continues to be showered with numerous honors as he nears the end of his collegiate career. Will Robertson, who is currently a senior at Delta State University, has been selected as a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy. It is given to the […]

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PLAYOFFS: Seven Tippah County teams qualify in baseball, fastpitch

Seven Tippah County teams have qualified for the 2016 MHSAA baseball and fastpitch playoffs, which begin this weekend. For the first time in at least eight years, Falkner, Pine Grove, Walnut and Ripley all qualified for the baseball playoffs. Pine Grove (2-1A) and Ripley (2-4A) enter as division champs and No. 1 seeds. Falkner (1-1A) […]

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Ripley guard Dayzsha Rogan.

Division basketball tournaments begin today

RIPLEY—The second season of MHSAA high school basketball begins today as division tournaments tip-off across the state. The top four girls’ and boys’ teams in each region will advance to the first round of the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament set for next week. The RHS Event Center will host the Division 2-4A Tournament, which starts […]

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Tippah County 2015-16 high school basketball schedules

The 2015-16 MHSAA basketball season gets underway this week. Below are schedules for Blue Mountain, Falkner, Ripley, Pine Grove and Walnut high schools. Unless otherwise noted, regular season games will begin with girls at 6 p.m. This season’s Tippah County Tournament will be played at the RHS Event Center. Falkner High School will serve as […]

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GENE PHELPS: So, who exactly is Joe (Horton)?

By Gene Phelps/Daily Journal So, who exactly is Joe? The headline in the Saturday, Aug. 29 Daily Journal read: “Eagles reclaim trophy … First Joe Bowl win since 2012.” The game’s final score was Falkner 20, Walnut 14 in the annual battle between the Tippah County high school football teams. To the winner goes the […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Falkner at East Union, IAHS at Ripley, Booneville at Walnut

It’s the first Friday of the 2015 MHSAA football season and all three Tippah County teams are in action tonight. Falkner travels to East Union to face an Urchins team that will be riding high on emotion as they play for the first time without junior T.J. Hamblin, who drowned last month. Ripley plays host […]

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Falkner sophomore center Pierce Johnston and sophomore QB Autry Windham.

HS FOOTBALL: Eagles’ chemistry has Hood feeling confident

FALKNER–As the Falkner Eagles open their 2015 high school football season, second-year head coach Quess Hood said he feels more confident this year. Big shoes must be filled with the graduation of offensive studs, do-it-all QB Jase Stroupe and speedy running back Jeramie Lawrence. However, Hood believes the chemistry developed by his skilled guys, this […]

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Byrd takes over basketball at Falkner

FALKNER—The chance to take charge of all basketball programs at Falkner High School was enough to lure Richard Byrd from North Tippah county-rival Walnut. Byrd, who spent three years coaching the Lady Wildcats, was approved to handle both junior high and varsity squads at Falkner last Thursday. He takes over for boys’ coach Jake Walker […]

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Ripley QB Tucker Childers threw for 2,348 yards and a school-record 29 TD in 2014.

2015 MHSAA football season underway

RIPLEY—The 2015 Mississippi high school football season officially got underway on Monday as teams across the state hit practice fields in helmets and shorts. Falkner, Ripley and Walnut began Monday afternoon. The teams can strap on shoulder pads on Thursday. The first Friday of the 2015 season is Aug. 21. Falkner travels to East Union. […]

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2015 HS football schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The first kickoff for the 2015 high school football season is just six weeks away. Below are the schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. Please note that Ripley will participate in a scrimmage with Horn Lake at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Falkner Eagles Aug. 21  @East […]

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