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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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KEDRICK STOREY: Let’s kick Ripley out of the Tippah County Tournament

All in favor of kicking the Ripley Lady Tigers and Tigers out of the Tippah County Basketball Tournament say aye. If you said aye, ask yourself why. You’re probably thinking one of these reasons: They’re a bigger school…They have more kids to pick from, thus they can select better athletes…They always win and that makes […]

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REWIND: Tigers start fast, run past Eagles to county championship

WALNUT—The Ripley Tigers just had too many horses for the Falkner Eagles in the boys’ final of the 98th Tippah County Tournament, namely guards Canaan Ratliff and Dewayne Cox. The tandem combined for 46 points and No. 7 Ripley (16-2) ran past the Falkner Eagles 86-50. “Canaan got us off on the right foot and […]

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Kasia Fisher sparked the Lady Tigers offense with 14 bench-points against Walnut.

REWIND: Lady Tigers rally for win over Walnut, claim girls’ county title

WALNUT—The No. 4 Ripley Lady Tigers started slow—2 for 18 shooting from the floor to start the game slow—but they caught enough fire from the second quarter on to rally past the Walnut Lady Wildcats for a 52-39 win in the 2015 Tippah County girls’ final. “Offensively, we’ve had our struggles, but I was just […]

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Ripley sweeps Tippah County Tournament titles

WALNUT–Ripley sophomore Dewayne Cox scored 24 points and senior Canaan Ratliff added 22 to help the Tigers outgun the Falkner Eagles 86-50 in the boys’ final of the 98th Tippah County Tournament on Saturday. It was the 12th county title in 13 years  for Ripley (16-2), ranked No. 7 in the latest Daily Journal High […]

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2015 TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Finals preview

2015 Tippah County Girls’ Championship: Ripley Lady Tigers (15-2) vs. Walnut Lady Wildcats (9-5): In Wednesday’s Southern Sentinel we talked about this possible matchup, a rematch of a Nov. 21 game won by Ripley 53-48. (Click HERE for story) In five previous meetings, Ripley won by an average of 20 points. Ripley will have the […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Night 2 preview

5 p.m. Ripley Tigers vs. Pine Grove Panthers: The Ripley Tigers have made ever Tippah County boys final for at least the last 12 years and they’ll be the favorites tonight. They’re an athletic bunch who strives on the transition game. Canaan Ratliff and Dewayne Cox, guards, and forward Isaiah Howard are tough matchups for […]

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TIPPAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT: Eagles edge Wildcats, Blue Mountain and Walnut girls advance

WALNUT–When the brackets for the 98th Tippah County Tournament were drawn up in December, Falkner coach Jake Walker knew he would have to win two tough games to make the finals. Thursday, his Eagles used a late rally to erase a seven-point deficit to the Walnut Wildcats and earn a tough 39-37 win. Tonight, they’ll […]

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Tippah County Tournament: Night 1 preview

5 p.m. Falkner Lady Eagles (1-11) vs Blue Mountain Lady Cougars (4-12):  Falkner is struggling with life after 30-point scorer Brianna Williams. She’s now at Northwest Mississippi Community College… Anna Lisa Powell is in her first year as head coach. She has the task of teaching a young bunch to do things they’ve never had […]

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Could there be a new Tippah County girls’ champ in 2015?

WALNUT—The Walnut Lady Wildcats haven’t won a Tippah County Tournament title since 1997. Since 1998 the girls’ championship has been claimed by the Ripley Lady Tigers or the Pine Grove Lady Panthers. Over that 17-year span, the Lady Tigers have won it 14 times, including the last six in a row. Those are dominating numbers. […]

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