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East Union squeezes past Ingomar in division softball

ELLISTOWN – Ingomar fought East Union through nearly seven innings of play before the Lady Urchins scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to escape with the win in Division 1-2A softball on Thursday. “Our mental mindset entering the game was not nearly where it needs to be […]

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Urchins shutout the Wildcats in division baseball

ELLISTOWN – East Union needed only five innings to take out the Walnut Wildcats by a margin of 11-0 on Tuesday. Joel Wilkinson tossed a two-hitter in four innings of work and Ty McDonald came on to work the fifth to preserve the shutout. Zane Wilkinson got the Urchins rolling from the leadoff spot as […]

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Third inning costly in East Union division loss to Mantachie

ELLISTOWN – The third inning was the undoing for the East Union Lady Urchins in their Division 1-2A contest with rival Mantachie. The Lady Urchins surrendered five runs on two hits and four errors and lost 7-5 to the Lady Mustangs. “We had our chances and simply didn’t make the defensively plays we needed to,” […]

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Myrtle girls win small schools division at Journal Relays

Myrtle girls won six events on Saturday at the Daily Journal Relays at Tupelo High School to take home the team title among small schools (1A-2A-3A) with 188 points. Myrtle had five individual winners including double-event winner, Jenna Sampson, in the girls 100 and 300 hurdles in times of 20.34 and 1:04.67. Other individual event […]

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County Champions

Lady Urchins win fourth straight county fast pitch title INGOMAR – East Union marched through the Union County fast pitch tournament without a blemish, going 3-0 to take their fourth consecutive title and sending their seniors out on a high note. “When I took over fast pitch these seniors were ninth-graders and I think at […]

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Bulldogs use big inning to sink Commodores

NEW ALBANY – The New Albany Bulldogs only scored in one inning, but their four-run third was the difference in the 4-3 Division 2-4A win on Tuesday in the opening game of their series. “That was the biggest win that we’ve had in a long time,” New Albany head coach John Walker said. “We had […]

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New Albany hosts track and field challenge, Bulldogs medal in various events

New Albany hosted their track and field challenge on Tuesday with five schools participating from New Albany, Amory, Lewisburg, Shannon and Water Valley. No team results were turned in, but New Albany had several athletes to place in various events. Stacia Massey had a big day in the throwing events, taking first in the shot […]

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Urchins defeat Falcons in eight innings to take series

East Union reached into their bag of late-game heroics to defeat Ingomar for the second time in three days as the Urchins broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the eighth to take the 4-3 win and sweep the series in Division 1-2A. Unlike Tuesday’s series opener in which the Urchins […]

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Urchins on target for Union County archery title

East Union won the 2017 Union County Archery Tournament on Friday at Myrtle High School. The Urchins also had the top male shooter, Jeremy Rakestraw with a score of 282 plus the top female shooter and top overall shooter for the tournament, Hillary McBrayer with her score of 283. Final tournament standings and scores were: […]

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Hawks stay undefeated in division with win over Rebels

HICKORY FLAT – Myrtle got timely hitting with runners in scoring position and a strong outing from Lane Bishop on the mound as they defeated Hickory Flat 12-5. Anthony Lipsey had a big night at the plate, going three for three with four RBIs, including a double. Lipsey also walked twice and scored twice. Jaden […]

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Thursday’s sports results

New Albany Gazette Boxscores & More Softball Results East Union 15, Ingomar 5 East Union 162 006 – 15 14 0 Ingomar 200 021 – 5 10 4 WP: Emily Coggin, LP: Alex Wilhite. Multiple hits: (E) Coggin 3, Sallie Pannell 3, Kaitie Boatner, Raelee Bell, Kallie Roberts; Kelly Mayo, Maggie Smithey, Lindsay Hall. 2B: […]

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Faulkner Literary Competition now accepting 2017 entries

The 2017 William Faulkner Literary Competition is now accepting entries in the categories of novel, short story, one-act play, and poetry and student short story.  This is the 19th year for the writing competition headquartered in New Albany, MS, the location of the birth of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner who located his fictional county […]

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South Pontotoc drops Lady Eagles

ENTERPRISE – South Pontotoc took the early lead and never allowed West Union to get a rally going in their 11-4 win on Thursday. West Union threatened in the bottom of the third as they loaded the bases on singles by Emma Callicutt and Chloe Wright while Annie Orman reached on an error, but a […]

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Lady Commodores sink New Albany in division softball

NEW ALBANY – The Lady Bulldogs were their own worst enemy as errors and free passes did them in against Division 2-4A rival Lafayette in three innings by a 15-0 final. The Lady Commodores scored 15 runs in the top of the third as four consecutive errors by New Albany to start the inning paved […]

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