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Willey approved to coach Ripley girls basketball

RIPLEY—On Monday, Ripley principal Buck Buchanan announced the hiring of Steve Willey, former head coach of Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro, TN, to lead girls basketball. The South Tippah School Board approved the move on Wednesday. Willey replaces Cliff Ormon who left after two seasons to coach at Oxford. Orman went 51-10 in two […]

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Ripley begins search for next girls basketball coach

RIPLEY—With the departure of Cliff Ormon, Ripley High School has started the search for their next girls’ basketball coach for the second time since 2013. After two seasons, Ormon was approved to take over Oxford girls basketball, last week. Ripley principal Buck Buchanan said the position was advertised over several days last week and resumes […]

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Ripley’s Cox signs with ICC Lady Indians

RIPLEY–Ripley senior guard Zaida Cox signed a National Letter Of Intent to play basketball at Itawamba Community College. Cox started all four years for the Lady Tigers, helping them to 20 or more wins per season. She played in two Class 3A state tournaments and one state title game. Cox averaged 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, […]

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Lady Tigers fall to Itawamba, end season at 28-4

RIPLEY–The Ripley Lady Tigers came out of the gates like they were headed back to Jackson, but from the second quarter on, the Itawamba Lady Indians had other plans in their Class 4A MHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament game. Ripley led by as many as 10 points in the opening frame, but the Lady Indians closed […]

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4A Girls: Ticket to Jackson on the line as Ripley hosts Itawamba

RIPLEY–Tonight the Ripley Lady Tigers will host the defending Class 4A champions IAHS Lady Indians with a ticket to Jackson on the line. Ripley coach Cliff Ormon said he shouldn’t have to pep-talk his Lady Tigers too much. “They’re the defending champs, and if you can’t get motivated for that, you’re in the wrong business,” […]

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4A North State Tournament: Lady Tigers set to host Yazoo County

RIPLEY–The Ripley Lady Tigers won as ugly as you could win a game on Saturday, but they did claim the victory and another division title. Ripley (27-3) scored just two points in the second quarter and eight in the third against the Lafayette County Lady Commodores in the 2-4A girls’ championship game. They trailed by […]

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HS Basketball: North State Tournament games and times

North State Tournament games and times Monday, Feb. 23 4A North State Girls No. 4 Yazoo County at No. 1 Ripley, 7 p.m. 2A North State Girls No. 3 Walnut at No. 2 Calhoun City, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 1A North State Boys No. 3 Hamilton at No. 2 Falkner, 7 p.m. 2A North […]

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Eagles fall in 1-1A title game, Lady Tigers win 2-4A championship

(B) Jumpertown 70, Falkner 64: The Falkner Eagles led by one-point with 2:32 left in the 1-1A boys’ title game, but a quick 6-0 spurt by the Cardinals gave them the lead for good. Falkner will be the No. 2 seed in next week’s 1A North State Tournament. They host Hamilton at home on Tuesday, […]

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Ripley girls, Falkner boys punch tickets to title games

LAFAYETTE–Icy conditions and postponements forced the top-seeded Ripley Lady Tigers to wait two extra days before taking the floor in the Division  2-4A Tournament, but the defending champs showed little rust in a 69-44 win over No. 5 Rosa Fort. “I would have preferred to have been playing the way it was originally scheduled because […]

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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 […]

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