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Indians enjoying five-game win streak after slow start

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor SALTILLO – Things weren’t looking great for the Itawamba AHS Indians after the first two weeks of the 2017 baseball season. While the Indians were struggling to score runs on offense, the defense also hadn’t helped the cause much in the early-going. Lately, however, coach Steve Kerr’s squad has figured […]

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IAHS fends off furious Mantachie comeback bid for 9-8 victory

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – With both Itawamba AHS and Mantachie baseball teams reeling from early season struggles, each were hungry for a victory last Saturday at Fulton City Park. The Mustangs had picked up their first victory of the season, an 8-7 victory in eight innings, last Thursday night in a division […]

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Despite King’s two-hitter, Panthers knock off Indians

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor AMORY – The Itawamba AHS baseball team has been experiencing Murphy’s Law early in the 2017 season. It seems as if it can go wrong, it will. Senior Austin King orchestrated a phenomenal performance on the mound, giving up just two hits and striking out seven Amory hitters, while walking […]

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“Snakebit” Indians try to overcome early-season struggles

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor AMORY – In athletics, and baseball in particular, there are several moving parts that lead to either a smooth or rough sail for the team. In a word, IAHS head coach Steve Kerr described early season struggles as “snakebit.” “We can get hits early in innings,” said Kerr, “but we’re […]

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Indians go 0-2 in Tupelo Baseball Classic

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TUPELO – Things didn’t start out the way the Itawamba AHS baseball squad would’ve liked last Friday night, as they dropped a 9-2 contest at Tupelo to the host Golden Wave in their season opener. Tupelo popped off nine runs, while the Indians could only push two across. Braxton Bennett […]

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Lady Indians push through to north 4A playoffs

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Lady Indians have come a long way this season. They lost their two leading scorers from last season to graduation, and entered this season with only one senior on the roster. The one senior was fighting through knee injuries and, to add to the mix, […]

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Lady Indians sink division rival Pontotoc, Indians drop thriller in 2 OT

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indian basketball programs experienced a night not like many others last Tuesday on top of “the Hill.” IAHS, who hasn’t had a ton of success against Pontotoc in the past few seasons, got great efforts out of both the girls’ and boys’ squads. The ladies […]

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IAHS goes 50/50 in consecutive division road trips

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor SHANNON – The Itawamba AHS Indians and Lady Indians are hanging out in the middle of the pack, as far as division 1-4A standings go, and were looking to improve their stock heading down the homestretch of the regular season. After each squad picked up close road wins over rival […]

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“Bunch” of athletic success for IAHS senior

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor Life has been hectic for Itawamba AHS senior Russell Bunch during his four-year tenure as an Indian. The 6’3″ tri-sport standout is a varsity member of the Indian football, basketball and baseball teams, and still manages to be a 4.0 student in the classroom. “It’s been tough,” Bunch said, with […]

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Pontotoc cruises past IAHS

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer PONTOTOC – The Itawamba AHS Indians and Lady Indians basketball teams traveled to Pontotoc for a meeting with the division rival Warriors and Lady Warriors last Friday night. Both IAHS squads suffered one extremely lackluster quarter in their respective contest, and each led to their Pontotoc counterparts easing to big […]

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Mantachie, IAHS hoops compete in Peggy Bain Christmas Classic

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor GLEN – Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Alcorn Central High School hosted its 10th-annual Peggy Bain Memorial Christmas Classic tournament, which featured 32 total teams from 21 different schools. Four of those teams came from two Itawamba county schools, as the Mantachie boys and girls, and Itawamba AHS girls managed to […]

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Indians fall to Saltillo in ICC’s Rumble on the River

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – After only participating in one game during the Peggy Bain Memorial Christmas Classic tournament at Alcorn Central high school earlier in the week, the Itawamba AHS Indians traveled down the street to kick off ICC’s annual “Rumble on the River,” which features several area boys’ squads in a […]

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ICC announces plans for 2017 Leadoff Banquet

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – The annual Itawamba Community College Leadoff Banquet will be held Monday, January 30 at the David C. Cole Student Service Center starting at 6:00 p.m. The event will be an opportunity to meet and greet Indian players, alumni, Coach Rick Collier and Coach Justin Bryant before the start of […]

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Lady Indians get above .500 before break, Indians drop three of four

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indian and Lady Indian basketball squads have experienced a tale of two seasons, with each being somewhat of a roller coaster ride. The Lady Indians began the season slowly, struggling to find an identity. But now the Lady Indians find themselves with their head above […]

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