KEDRICK STOREY: A special day indeed

Saturday, March 28 was a special day for me. I was given the pleasure of throwing out the First Pitch at the Ripley High School baseball game. I never imagined I would be asked to throw out the first pitch at any baseball game, on any level. That’s for famous people like the President of […]

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Good dugout, hard work have Tigers on 11-game win streak

RIPLEY—Ripley coach Joel Gafford said his Tigers’ hot start to the 2015 season is a result of a good dugout filled with a group of hard-workers. Ripley won four games in four days, victories eight through 11 in a row, to improve to 11-1 on the year. They haven’t lost since a 7-0 setback to […]

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Falkner junior Emonti Peterson fanned nine in a 9-1 win over Pine Grove. He

Peterson emerging as Eagles’ ace

PINE GROVE—Falkner pitcher Wes Murphy, the 2014 Division 1-1A Pitcher of the Year, graduated, leaving a hole to fill on the Eagles’ roster. Enter junior left-hander Emonti Peterson. Last Tuesday, he struck out nine Pine Grove batters and allowed just one run in a 9-1 win. That came on the back of a 1-0 one-hit […]

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BASEBALL: Big hits, big innings lead Tigers past Warriors

RIPLEY-Ripley coach Joel Gafford wanted to see his team’s response to an early game following a late finish. The Tigers passed with flying colors. Saturday, Ripley had 11 hits and two big run-scoring innings against the Pontotoc Warriors to win 12-4 in a battle of potential 4A playoff teams. The Tigers (8-1) are now riding […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley faces early-season test in Pontotoc Warriors

RIPLEY–In 2014, the Ripley Tigers advanced to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, and now a 2015 squad, led by juniors, looks to get back there. At 8-1, 4-0 in Div. 2-4A to start the season, Ripley will get a good test of where they could stack up in the postseason with […]

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SOFTBALL: Lady Panthers pound 16 hits in win over Tremont

TREMONT–Thursday, the Pine Grove Lady Panthers won their third straight Division 1-1A game with an 18-2 thumping of Tremont. Pine Grove is 6-5, 3-1. All nine Lady Panthers’ starters had at least one hit as they belted 16 in the run-ruled game, including three each from starting pitcher Maddy Ericksen and catcher Caitlyn Jackson. Erickson, […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley improves to 4-0 in 2-4A, Blue Mountain and Walnut suffer league losses

RIPLEY–The Ripley Tigers scored nine runs on six hits in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in an 11-1 five-inning win over the Senatobia Warriors to improve to 8-1, 4-0 in Division 4-2A. Cooper Cox earned the win, fanning six while allowing one hit and one walk. Stone Parrish took the […]

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Walnut Golf wins at Pine Hill

RIPLEY-The Walnut High School boys and girls golf teams both finished in first place in a match against Tippah County foes Falkner and Ripley on Tuesday. At Ripley’s Pine Hill Golf and Country Club the Walnut boys finished with a 189, Ripley 233 and Falkner 254. Walnut’s Kye Meeks was Boys’ Medalist. Walnut’s Elizabeth Franz was the Girls’ […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Fond basketball memories

Earlier this month I spent about 10 days in Jackson for the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament. I saw some good basketball. I like the new playoff format. I think the fact that now four teams can qualify for Jackson takes away some of the excitement of actually making it to Jackson, but having to win […]

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REWIND: James fans 19 as Walnut wins Tippah County Tournament

PINE GROVE—On a cool gloomy March Saturday at Pine Grove, one thing was as hot as a day in June at the 2015 Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament—the arm of Walnut pitcher Briana James. The senior right-hander struck out 19 batters over three games, a sweep by Walnut, to claim their first Tippah County Fast-Pitch Tournament […]

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