Falkner, Ashland boys set to battle for ticket to Jackson

FALKNER–The Falkner boys basketball team hasn’t played a state tournament game in Jackson since March 1998 when they won the Class 1A state title. If this year’s Eagles want to get back there, they’ll have to beat the Ashland Blue Devils. “That’s all I’ve been thinking about,” said Falkner senior Treyvon Jeanes on qualifying to […]

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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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Qualification closes in Benton County

ASHLAND — Qualifying to run for office in Benton County has officially ended. Following is the final list of candidates: • Chancery Clerk Marlene McKenzie, D, (i) • Circuit Clerk Kathy Graves, D, (i) Debra “Debbie” Poff, D • Constable District 1 Derrick Holbert, D Earlie H. Smith, D James Williams, D, (i) • Constable […]

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Qualifying closes in Tippah County

RIPLEY — Qualification to run for office in Tippah County has officially ended. Following is the final list of candidates: • Chancery Court Clerk Mike Long, D Jennifer Shackelford, D John E. Stubbs, Jr., R • Circuit Court Clerk Randy Graves, D, (i) • Constable North Half Matt Graves, D Terry Mathis, D, (i) • […]

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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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Answering the call: Basketball standout surrenders to ministry

BLUE MOUNTAIN—For the first time in his high school career, Blue Mountain’s Jacob Girley won’t play in the MHSAA high school basketball playoffs. Last week, the Cougars lost to Hickory Flat in the quarterfinals of the 2-1A Tournament, ending their season at 16-12. Girley scored 24 points in his final game, finishing with a 20.6 points per […]

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Falkner Eagles advance in 1A State Playoffs, three other Tippah County teams eliminated

(B) Falkner 64, Hamilton 56: The Falkner Eagles led by 13 points at the end of third quarter and had to fight off the Lions over the final eight minutes, but they held on for the 1A State Playoff win. The Eagles (20-12) will play on Saturday with a trip to Jackson on the line. […]

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1A North State Boys: Eagles set to host Lions

FALKNER–The Falkner Eagles will host the Hamilton Lions tonight in the opening round of the Class 1A North State Tournament and Eagles’ coach Jake Walker hopes the home court will play to their advantage. “We’ll have it at home and hopefully the guys will be fired up,” said Walker, who has guided Falkner to a […]

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4A North State Boys: Gardner likes Tigers’ chances on the road

RIPLEY–The Ripley Tigers were a bucket away from upsetting Byhalia in the semifinals of the Div. 2-4A Tournament and securing a home game for the first round of this week’s 4A North State Tournament. They bounced back to clip rival New Albany to secure the No. 3 seed. They’ll travel to face No. 2 seed […]

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UPDATED: Inclement weather moves North State Playoffs games for Tippah/Benton schools

The latest batch of inclement winter weather has forced high school basketball playoff games to be delayed for the second week in a row. This time it’s more of a problem for teams traveling south to north for North State Tournament games. Listed below are updated times. Please note that will the new weather forecast, […]

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