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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Ripley holds on to win boys’ title

RIPLEY—The Ripley Tigers sweated out a 68-61 win over the Blue Mountain Cougars to win the Tippah County Tournament boys’ title at the RHS Event Center on Saturday. The Tigers led by 30-17 at the break but a barrage of Blue Mountain three-pointers, two by Austin Knight and one each from Devahn Englund and Christian […]

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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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Walnut junior Regan Britt had just seven points in the first half but 21 in the second half, including 14 in the fourth.

TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Lady Wildcats rally past Pine Grove, advance to finals

RIPLEY—Down by eight points to start the fourth quarter, the Walnut Lady Wildcats rallied with a 26-15 run to win 57-54 over the Pine Grove Lady Panthers and advance to tonight’s Tippah County Tournament girls’ final. Walnut coach Jackie Vuncannon figured it would take all 32 minutes to beat the Lady Panthers, the girls’ No. […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Foote’s game-winner pushes Blue Mountain past Pine Grove

RIPLEY—Blue Mountain guard Harvey Foote scored just two points in Friday’s Tippah County Tournament semifinal game against Pine Grove. They just happen to be the biggest points of the contest —the game winner. Foote, a sophomore, grabbed a rebound in a frantic final possession and tossed it back up with 1.2 seconds left,  sinking it […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Finals set as Blue Mountain, Ripley boys and Walnut girls advance

The second round of the Tippah County Tournament saw the Blue Mountain Cougars get a game-winning shot from Harvey Foote with 1.2 seconds to play to upend Pine Grove and advance to Saturday’s championship game. They will meet the Ripley Tigers, who cruised past Walnut. For the girls, the Walnut Lady Wildcats rallied late to […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Round two of TCT littered with rematches, good story lines

No disrespect to the teams who exited last night, but the opening round of the 2016 Tippah County Tournament went as I thought it would. The stronger teams prevailed, setting up tonight’s semifinals: Blue Mountain/Pine Grove boys at 5 pm, Pine Grove/Walnut girls to follow and Ripley/Walnut boys in the nightcap. Ripley girls reached the […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Ripley, Walnut advance

(G) WALNUT 68, BLUE MOUNTAIN 56: Walnut junior wing Regan Britt single-handedly outscored Blue Mountain 24-20 in the first half. She would finish with 32 points, as the Lady Wildcats advanced to face No. 1 seed Pine Grove, Friday at 6:30 p.m. Walnut’s Carly Hughes was three rebounds shy of a triple-double with 12 points, […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Open field could make 2016 TCT one to remember

I’ve never been more excited about a Tippah County Basketball Tournament. For the first time in a long time, the field is as open as it’s ever been. For years, it’s been known as the “Ripley Invitational,” because both squads have naturally dominated. Since 2002, the Ripley Lady Tigers have won every year but 2007-08, […]

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Walnut Lady Wildcats take Tippah County fast-pitch title

PINE GROVE–The Walnut Lady Wildcats swept the field at the Tippah County Tournament to claim their first county fast-pitch title since 2012. Walnut (7-3) won 6-2 over Falkner, defeated Pine Grove 11-0 and edged Ripley 3-0 on a cool Saturday at Pine Grove. However, Walnut pitcher Briana James was anything but cool. The senior right-hand […]

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