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Blake set to lead Indians on the tennis court and the stage

Victoria Blake is well-known throughout Itawamba County for being the Itawamba AHS drama teacher for more than a decade and directing some very successful theater productions, put on by the Indian Players. What most people might not know is that Blake, who originally hails from the Isle of Wight in England, might not have stayed […]

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Local youths part of USSSA 9U World Series championship team

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FOLEY, ALA. – The Amory Outlaws USSSA 9U baseball team received a bid to the Orange Beach Global World series, and didn’t disappoint. Helping lead the squad to an impressive 8-0 tournament record and the World Series championship, was a pair of youngsters from Itawamba county – Cayden Prestage and […]

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Mantachie’s DuBose picks new passion after basketball injury

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SALTILLO – On her left ankle, 17-year-old Allie DuBose has what resembles a vine with leaves growing from it. It’s not a tattoo; it’s a scar that resulted from a persistent basketball injury. “It hurts when the weather changes or if it rains and stuff,” she said, “but for […]

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Fulton 12U Dizzy Dean Stars win thriller, can’t bounce back

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor COLUMBUS – The Fulton 12U Dizzy Dean All-Stars won a nail-biter in their opening game of the state tournament on Thursday night against West Point. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to rebound from the high-emotion game and fell in their next two contests to be eliminated from the tournament. Trailing 9-7 […]

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Fulton 10U Dizzy Dean Stars fight in state tournament

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor RIPLEY – The Fulton 10U All-Stars traveled to Ripley for their Dizzy Dean State Tournament and, although they fought tremendously, came up short in the win column for the weekend. The Indians drew a bye in the first round, then faced Southaven, who defeated Houston earlier in the day, on […]

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Fulton 8U Dizzy Dean Stars pull out two wins at state tourney

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor SALTILLO – The 8U Fulton Dizzy Dean All-Stars found themselves behind the eight ball after dropping a closely-contested game against Bruce in the opening round, but managed to battle back and earn a couple of wins in the blistering heat on Friday and Saturday before bowing out. The Indians were […]

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Mantachie, IAHS fall in first and second rounds at NEMCABB tourney

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor NEW ALBANY – It was a hot and muggy week in New Albany during the annual Northeast Mississippi Coaches’ Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) tournament, but the competition on the diamond was even hotter. Itawamba County teams Itawamba AHS and Mantachie laced up the cleats, following pool play at regional […]

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IAHS hosts inaugural tennis camp

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Victoria Blake is excited about her new position as the IAHS tennis coach. The former National Scholar Athlete who played tennis at Blue Mountain College wants to increase popularity of her sport in the area, community and, most importantly, Itawamba Agricultural High School. “There are so many scholarships […]

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Who calls baseball “boring?”

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor As a sports junkie, I have a passion for all sports. Admittedly, some more than others, but every game is unique and deserving of a certain level of respect. Now, I’m a little bit biased about this, but I’ve heard people call baseball “boring” on a few different occasions and […]

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IAHS nucleus helping spark 49ers

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor COLUMBIA, TN – The 19U Tupelo 49ers finished 2-2 in the Columbia, Tennessee American Legion tournament this weekend, but the squad has been rolling right along this summer. The 49ers have been rolling thanks, in large part, to five Itawamba AHS products. Pitcher, and ICC-signee, Klay Houston picked up just […]

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Registration for Fulton Little League Football

Initial sign-ups for the Fulton Indians Little League Football Programs will be on Saturday, July 9th at Itawamba Thunder Bowl from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Registration fees are $100 per child, or $175 for two players. Copy of birth certificate and recent school photo are required, and all fees are due at sign-up date. […]

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Jordan or Lebron? It’s not as close as you think

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor   With Lebron James leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship in franchise history, people are beginning to bring up the “Lebron vs. Jordan” conversation again. While some people may argue that Lebron is better, or at least well on his way to becoming better, I respect their […]

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Six Itawamba residents contribute to ICC’s nation-leading 60 NJCAA Academic Awards

By SCOTTY NICHOLS and ADAM GORE Sports Editor/LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – A nation-leading 60 Itawamba Community College student-athletes were honored when the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced the recipients of the 2015-16 NJCAA Student-Athlete Academic Awards. The NJCAA distinguishes each student-athlete that earns at least a 3.60 grade point average (GPA) with a […]

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Indians knock off Tupelo in first round of NEMCABB tourney

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor NEW ALBANY – During the summer baseball slate for the past couple of months, Itawamba AHS and Tupelo have been extremely even, as far as head-to-head matchups are concerned. On Monday in the first round of the annual Northeast Mississippi Coaches’ Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) tournament in New Albany, […]

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