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KEDRICK STOREY: My high school football Fridays will never be the same

It’s a given that no one get’s out of this world alive. It’s the untimely departures that make that fact so hard to take. Last Thursday, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of longtime Walnut Football stat man Tim Jones. To this sports writer, he was Walnut Football. Seeing him walk the […]

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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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GOLF: Walnut boys finish second in district tournament, Meeks qualifies for state

Last Wednesday, the Walnut High School boys golf team placed second in the Region 1 District 1 Class 1 championship at Natchez Trace Golf Course in Tupelo. Walnut seventh grader Kye Meeks qualified for the Class 2A State Tournament. Baldwyn took the team title with a score of 355, while Walnut shot a 394 in […]

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Walnut Golf ends stellar regular season with win at Pine Hill

RIPLEY–The Walnut High School golf team completed a stellar regular season on Thursday with wins over Falkner and Ripley at Pine Hill Country Club in Ripley. The Walnut Girls improved to a perfect 8-0 on the season. Using a 9-hole team of just three players, they scored a 106. Hadley Wilbanks shot a 50 to […]

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Ridge faced cancer with love and strength

Strong, giving, loving and hard-working all describe Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Dollar Ridge. The wife, mother, sister, aunt, factory worker and friend, who never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone, lost her five-year battle with Breast Cancer in July 2000. Robin Gaston, Ridge’s daughter, sat down with me recently to share the journey […]

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SOFTBALL: Tippah County Tournament set for Sept. 20

  WALNUT—The 2014 Tippah County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 20 at Walnut High School. Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove and Walnut high schools will play a round-robin format (each team plays 3 games) using two fields with the opening games set for 9:30 a.m. The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are defending slow-pitch […]

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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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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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For Walnut, Spider Man is more than a stuffed toy

FALKNER—The Walnut Lady Wildcats seriously want to win games, but they use a non-traditional approach to stay focused on the task at hand. Major League Baseball had a rally monkey when the Angels played in the World Series a few years back. Walnut uses a stuffed super hero. Along with the any number of 20 […]

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2014 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament set for Friday, Saturday

FALKNER–The 2014 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament is set for Friday March 21 and Saturday March 22 at Falkner High School. This season a round-robin format will be used to decide a champion. Games being at 3 p.m. Friday and resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Pine Grove Lady Panthers are defending champs. They halted […]

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