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Tippah County Tournament: Lady Tigers make it eight straight

RIPLEY–Ripley Lady Tigers coach Steve Willey had been searching for some paint production. Saturday, he found it as junior center Montara Crum scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior forward Megan Elliott added 16 points on six low-post baskets in Ripley’s 61-47 victory over Walnut in the Tippah County Tournament girls’ final at […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Walnut, Ripley girls meet in rubber match for girls’ title

RIPLEY—The Ripley Lady Tigers thumped the Walnut Lady Wildcats, 62-49, at the RHS Event Center back in November. Walnut returned the favor by handing Ripley their first loss to a Tippah County team in seven years, 39-35 ,  at home, a month later. It snapped a 28-game in-county winning streak. Tonight at 6 p.m.,  the […]

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Carley Hughes chipped in 11 points for Walnut.

STREAK SNAPPED: Lady Wildcats hand Ripley girls first county loss since 2008

WALNUT–The Ripley Lady Tigers hadn’t lost a game to a Tippah County opponent since January 2008. Friday, that stronghold came to a halt in Walnut. The Lady Wildcats got 11 points each from Regan Britt and Carley Hughes and held Ripley without a make from the floor in the fourth quarter to squeak out a […]

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ICYMI: Unselfish play leads Ripley past New Albany

RIPLEY—Ripley boys coach Adam Kirk was concerned about New Albany’s size and uptempo offense prior to last Friday’s “Highway 15” rivalry showdown at the RHS Event Center. By the end of the night, his squad had squashed those concerns with a huge victory. Dejun Jackson had a game-high 18 points and led four Tigers in […]

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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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