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Amory’s Thornton shining in the goal for UNA

Former Amory goalkeeper Shelby Thornton accomplished one of her biggest goals in soccer: winning a championship. Thornton and her University of North Alabama teammates captured the Gulf South Conference soccer championship in the fall in a nailbiter. “It was just the most unbelievable feeling. It came down to penalty kicks,” Thornton said. “They (Lee University) […]

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Amory’s Seger acclimated in the 4A softball grind

New Amory head fast-pitch softball coach Jessica Seger is no stranger to 4A softball or to the Lady Panthers. After all, Seger coached across the diamond from Amory for the last six years at former division rival Pontotoc. “Coaching against Amory while I was at Pontotoc, they were a very good program. While we were […]

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Aberdeen’s Lucas leading the way for Troy defense

Justin Lucas has clear goals for his senior football season at Troy: reach a bowl game. Lucas, a linebacker from Aberdeen, is in his second year at Troy after winning a pair of national championships at East Mississippi Community College and believes the Trojans have what it takes to make it to the postseason. “I’ve […]

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Nettleton’s Gardner aims for aggressive defense in his return to Tigers

Grant Gardner is no stranger to Nettleton basketball. Gardner, returning as the head coach of the Tigers, spent nine seasons at Nettleton from 2002-2010. While some things have changed, others have stayed the same, and he’s glad to be back. “The funniest thing was the keys were still on the same lanyard, and some of […]

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Visitors’ bleachers among improvements at Longenecker Field

AMORY – Visitors at Amory High School football games at Longenecker Field will enjoy updated amenities this coming season. New metal, handicap-accessible bleachers have been put down on the visitors’ side of the football field, and the former visitor’s concession stand is being turned into permanent bathrooms, replacing the portable ones usually found on the […]

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Hatley softball’s Gray glad to be back at home

New Hatley softball coach Cory Gray had always envisioned himself coming back home to coach. Now, he gets the opportunity to help get the Lady Tigers back to Jackson. “I told the girls when I met them a few weeks ago that this was my dream job. Just the talent, the drive, the want that […]

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Panthers reach semifinals at NEMCABB tourney

NEW ALBANY – The Amory Panthers finished off their summer baseball season with an impressive run in the NEMCABB tournament in New Albany. Amory picked up wins over Water Valley, Baldwyn and East Union before falling to New Hope in the semifinals of the annual tournament. “I’m proud of the guys for the way they […]

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Panthers win Corinth, Saltillo tournaments

The Amory Panthers soccer team made it a clean sweep of its 7 on 7 tournaments this past weekend, grabbing a pair of trophies. The Panthers beat host Corinth 7-3 on Friday night to win that tournament, then shut out New Albany 5-0 on Saturday to win the Saltillo Tournament as well. On Friday, Ryan […]

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Panthers get clutch hits to top Tupelo at NEMCABB

AMORY – The Amory Panthers rebounded from a loss earlier in the day and got the big hits when they needed to on Thursday afternoon. The host Panthers came out on top in a 5-4 win over Tupelo in the regional round of the NEMCABB tournament. “We showed up in this game compared to the […]

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