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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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FASTPITCH: Lady Panthers advance with sweep of Vardaman

PINE GROVE–The upstart Pine Grove Lady Panthers kept their season going with a 6-2 win over Vardaman, sweeping their Class 1A MHSAA fast-pitch playoff series 2-0. Pine Grove (16-8) advances to face Ray Brooks in round two. The best-of-three series begins Monday. Against Vardaman, the Lady Panthers started slow in Thursday’s Game 1 and rallied to […]

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STANDOFF: Quirky pre-game ritual sets the tone for some baseball teams

Picture a high school baseball game. The starting lineups have been announced and the National Anthem is piping through loud speakers. It nears the end…”and the home of the brave….” And then no players standing down opposite foul lines move. Thirty seconds pass and still no movement. Another 20 seconds, and then 40 seconds go by, […]

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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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FASTPITCH: Pine Grove enters playoffs with new attitude under LaBarreare

The Pine Grove Lady Panthers (14-9, 9-3 in 1-1A) are as young as they come, but that didn’t stop them from finishing second in Div. 1-1A and making the playoffs after a one-year absence. Maybe it “Janna LaBarreare” magic. For the ninth year in a row, the 12-year head coach has a team to the […]

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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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Pine Grove Archery takes silver in state shoot

JACKSON–The Pine Grove High School archery team won silver at the 2015 Archery in Mississippi (AIMS) State Shoot on Tuesday. That’s a spot better than their third place finish in 2014. Pine Grove’s 29 archers shot a season-high 3,239, good enough for second place out of 13 Class 1A schools at the Kirk Fordice Equine […]

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TAKING AIM: Pine Grove Archery eyes state title

PINE GROVE—Pine Grove Archery finished third in the state in Class 1A last season. Coach Scott Hudson and his 29 archers are looking for a higher finish this year. They’ve got the numbers to back up setting the goal of a possible state archery title: A 100 team points per match increase that has helped […]

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SOFTBALL: Lady Panthers pound 16 hits in win over Tremont

TREMONT–Thursday, the Pine Grove Lady Panthers won their third straight Division 1-1A game with an 18-2 thumping of Tremont. Pine Grove is 6-5, 3-1. All nine Lady Panthers’ starters had at least one hit as they belted 16 in the run-ruled game, including three each from starting pitcher Maddy Ericksen and catcher Caitlyn Jackson. Erickson, […]

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