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Mantachie hoops splits with H.W. Byers

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Mantachie is a school growing in size, just a few months away from being classified as 3A. Meanwhile their opponents Thursday night, the H.W. Byers Lions, are simply fighting to keep their school open in rural Marshall county. The Byers girls team is just two years […]

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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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Scotty Nichols

High school hoops officiating has been gross

I’ve never been the type that holds grudges against an official for making a sketchy call in an athletic event. I have played, coached, officiated, covered as a journalist, and generally spectated all different sports at different levels over the years, and I completely understand the element of human error. It just seems that the […]

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Tremont, Mantachie boys and girls hoops collide

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times BELMONT – The past weekend all three Itawamba county teams were involved in a tournament in Belmont, dubbed the Tishowamba Tournament, but probably would have been more fittingly called the Belmowamba Tournament. The Mantachie boys and girls teams were knocked off by IAHS on Thursday night while the […]

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Lady Mustangs crush Thrasher, boys fall 72-53

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Friday night the Mantachie Mustangs opened their basketball season at home against the Thrasher Rebels. The Mustangs split the series one game apiece with the Lady Mustangs emerging victorious but the boys falling by 19 point deficit. However, both teams were given good starting points for […]

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Tremont kicks off season with “Meet the Eagles”

TREMONT – Last Tuesday evening, the Tremont community welcomed with a bang what is largely considered the most popular athletic season in eastern Itawamba County. In an event that lasted more than three hours, scrimmage games consisted of girls and boys games from grades three and up. Youth boys and girls had the spotlight early, […]

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ICC hoops split with Shelton State, Gray wins 600th

BY LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON – ICC faced two tough Shelton State squads last Thursday night. The Lady Indians upset the No. 17 Lady Bucs, 84-66, but the Indians fell 93-82 for their first loss of the season. Lady Indians pull off upset for Gray’s 600th The Lady Indians knew that head coach Nanci Gray […]

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Eagle basketball camps at Freed-Hardeman

  By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HENDERSON, TN – Tremont basketball players participated in a Freed-Hardeman University hosted Individual Boys Basketball Camp, last week. The camp was conducted from July 13-17 by Lions head coach and 2014 Don Meyer Coach of the Year award-winner, Jason Shelton. Tremont head boys basketball coach Brian Pearson took 23 players […]

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Itawamba Countians participate in 2014 Tiger Pride Camp

By BLAKE LONG Special to The Times BOONEVILLE – The men’s basketball program at Northeast Mississippi Community College attracted athletes from as far away as the gulf coast to take part in its annual Tiger Pride camp from June 2-5 inside historic Bonner Arnold Coliseum. The four-day event was open to any boy in the […]

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ICC basketball standouts earn academic honors

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Sophomore center Tory Rice (Starkville) of the 2014 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Champion Indians basketball team earned MACJC Academic All-State honors after finishing his final season in Fulton with a 3.44 GPA. “We are extremely proud of Tory and everything he has been able to […]

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Local team takes fourth in Shriners Tourney

A local 12-and-under basketball team recently took fourth place in the 31st annual Shriners Basketball Tournament held in Booneville. All proceeds from the tournament went to the Shriners Burn Center. Team members, shown in no particular order, are Cole Houston, Dylan Matthews, Jaxon Orr, Trey Nanney, Derek Perry, Jerrod Johnson and Clay Allison. Shown far […]

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Congratulations, IAHS Lady Indians

The City of Fulton would like to encourage businesses to show their support by displaying signs in store windows congratulating the Lady Indians on winning the 4A State Championship. Please express appreciation to the ladies and coaches for their hard work and all they have accomplished.

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Hot-shooting Rangers end ICC’s season

By GENE PHELPS Daily Journal CLINTON – Sixty-five. That’s the percentage red-hot Northwest shot last Thursday in the first half on its way to a 99-82 victory against state champion Itawamba in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament quarterfinals at Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum. The Rangers (13-10) connected on 24 of 37 field goal attempts […]

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ICC’s Chills earns NJCAA All-Region honors

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Freshman guard Jayla Chills was named to the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 team last Wednesday. “We are extremely proud of Jayla,” said Lady Indian head coach Nanci Gray. “We look forward to seeing her build on such an outstanding freshman season and come back […]

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