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BASEBALL: Panthers take Game 1 against Hamilton, Ripley falls at Kosciusko

PINE GROVE–Pine Grove senior right-hander Dalton Morrow outdueled Hamilton’s Wesley Simmons on Saturday and guided the Panthers to a 4-0 win over the Lions in Game 1 of their Class 1A best-of-three baseball series. Morrow fanned five, surrendered just two hits and walked four in the complete-game win. The Panthers (22-4) will take a 1-0 […]

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Ripley freshmen Ben Fryar and head coach Joel Gafford celebrate Fryar

BASEBALL: Ripley downs Indians, takes 1-0 lead

RIPLEY–The Ripley Tigers scored seven runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the sixth to run-rule the Itawamba AHS Indians 14-3 in Game 1 of their best-of-three MHSAA Class 4A baseball series. Ripley (23-3) leads the series 1-0, as they resume tonight in Fulton at 6 p.m. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of […]

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Pine Grove coach Vince Mclemore celebrated his 400th win with his players following their victory over Biggersville.

BASEBALL: Mclemore gets 400th win as Pine Grove rolls

PINE GROVE–The No. 1 seeded Pine Grove Panthers blanked four-seed Biggersville 15-0 in five innings to take Game 1 of their best-of-three MHSAA Class 1A series. Game 2 is set for today at 2 p.m. in Biggersville. The victory was also a special one, as first-year head coach Vince Mclemore earned his 400th career win. […]

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FASTPITCH: Walnut walks their way to a 1-0 lead

WALNUT–The Walnut Lady Wildcats took advantage free base after free base to post a 15-0 win over O’Bannon in Game 1 of their MHSAA Class 2A best-of-three fastpitch series. Walnut can clinch the the play-in round today with a win at O’Bannon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Walnut plated 10 runs in their […]

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A Tip of the Hat: Article about man’s courtesy brings special reunion

RIPLEY–Last fall,  the Southern Sentinel introduced you to Henry Cook, the W.G. Construction roadman who has a pleasant habit of tipping his hat to drivers as they pass through road construction. That article went a long way. Through a Southern Sentinel subscription in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and social media, it led to a reunion. On Saturday, […]

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PLAYOFFS: Seven Tippah County teams qualify in baseball, fastpitch

Seven Tippah County teams have qualified for the 2016 MHSAA baseball and fastpitch playoffs, which begin this weekend. For the first time in at least eight years, Falkner, Pine Grove, Walnut and Ripley all qualified for the baseball playoffs. Pine Grove (2-1A) and Ripley (2-4A) enter as division champs and No. 1 seeds. Falkner (1-1A) […]

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Free program to encourage fitness

ASHLAND — Tomorrow night, area residents will have the opportunity to take a great step towards meeting their health goals. Bond Memorial Library is sponsoring “Get Healthy With Your Library” in Ashland. They will host their first meeting on Tuesday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m. at Ashland Town Hall and park. Participants will have the […]

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Falkner trio compete set to compete for powerlifting titles

FALKNER—Falkner’s Dillon Davis, Omar Madrigal and Cody Bates will end the 2016 powerlifing season at the final meet of the year. Today, the trio will compete at the MHSAA State Powerlifting Championships inside the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson Davis will go after his third consecutive title in the 308-pound class, while Madrigal seeks his second […]

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Former Blue Mountain deputy clerk arrested

JACKSON – The former Deputy City Clerk of the Town of Blue Mountain was arrested and charged with embezzlement. Machelle Holliday was also served with a demand totaling $5,669.21 from State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Pickering said the evidence developed in this investigation shows that Holliday embezzled funds from the town of Blue Mountain from February […]

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REBEL ROAD TRIP: Ole Miss’ Freeze, Bjork coming to Tippah County

OXFORD–Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork headline the speakers in Ripley on Thursday, April 21, as the BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip visits Tippah County as part of its 12-stop tour of the region. The event will be held at the First Baptist Church Life Center at 5:30 p.m. CT, […]

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