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Spring football game dates set for Falkner, Ripley, Walnut

Spring football is in full swing at Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. All three began the later part of April and will conculde with spring games on May 14 and 15. Falkner will host 2A power Calhoun City in a non-kicking varsity game on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at Eagles Stadium. […]

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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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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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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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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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Ripley 8U Softball All-Stars compete well in Dizzy Dean World Series

  SOUTHAVEN—The Ripley 8U All-Stars completed a summer of fun and softball wins last Saturday at the Dizzy Dean World Series. Playing at the Greenbrook Baseball Complex in Southaven, the squad finished 2-2 in the double elimination tournament held July 17-20.  “I thought we did real good and we all tried our best. I liked […]

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Tippah County coaches praise MHSAA’s proposed move of state football championships

CLINTON—The Mississippi High School activities Association (MHSAA) is working on a plan to relocate the state football championships to college venues in Oxford and Starkville for the next six years and Tippah County high school football coaches praise the proposed move. “I love it. It makes it a lot easier for us geographically,” said Walnut […]

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