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MYRTLE – The second match up for West Union and Myrtle in Division 2-1A went to the Hawks. What was a closely played contest through three quarters ended with a 70-62 final score as Myrtle used a fourth quarter run to pull away from the Eagles and grab the win. “When you are playing teams about […]

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Lady Falcons defeat West Union for third consecutive county title

MYRTLE – They did it again. For the third year in a row the Lady Falcons of Ingomar claimed the Union County Girls Championship title, defeating West Union 65-32 on Saturday. Lindsay Hall finished as the leading scorer for the Falcons with 13 points with teammates Gara Beth Self, Lauren Thompson and Maggie Smithey all […]

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Ingomar holds off East Union to win county championship

MYRTLE – It was a championship game that came down to the wire with a three-pointer bouncing off the rim and the rebound coming a second too late for East Union. Ingomar edged out the Urchins 43-42 on Saturday to take the Union County Boys Champion title, their second in a row, aided by a […]

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Massengill lifts Lady Eagles into championship game; EU wins behind free throws

WEST UNION – Standing on the free-throw line, West Union forward Kylie Massengill prayed. “I just kept thinking ‘please help me Jesus,’” Massengill said. The Lady Eagles’ lone senior’s prayer was for a good reason, the two successful shots lifted Massengill’s team to a 32-30 win over East Union in Friday’s Union County Tournament semi-finals, […]

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Season Ender

Myrtle falls to Pine Grove in extra innings DUMAS – Myrtle pulled out all the stops on Monday as they attempted to make up a formidable run differential of eight against division leader Pine Grove in hopes of making the playoffs before falling 14-13 in nine innings. “We made some errors early, we went up […]

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Brick by Brick: Myrtle football program opens with win

NEW ALBANY – History comes in many forms. On Tuesday night it arrived with the blow of a whistle and the snap of a ball. Shoulder pads and helmets slapped together to the cheers of a crowd bearing witness to something that once seemed impossible. Myrtle Attendance Center, known across Mississippi as a basketball school, […]

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Karlie Bolden homered and had two singles for Myrtle. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Long ball drops Lady Hawks

MYRTLE – South Pontotoc played long ball against Myrtle and their five home runs that drove in eight runs proved to be the difference as they defeated the Lady Hawks 18-11 on Monday. Myrtle took an early 5-1 lead after an inning, sparked by Karlie Bolden’s two-run homer, but South Pontotoc began to find the […]

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Hard-working Hawks win 1A boys state track title

Myrtle boys had never won a state title in track, but that all changed on Saturday as the Hawks won the 1A title utilizing their numbers and hard-work ethic in the competition. “We put a lot of people in (events), we got a lot of people out, ” Myrtle coach Chris Greer said. “Abiram (Frazier) […]

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Lane Bishop beats the throw to home and scores the first run for Myrtle in game two on Brandon Perkins' single. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Seminoles take three game series over Myrtle

SMITHVILLE – In the best-of-three series between Smithville and Myrtle, the Seminoles grabbed the win. Smithville took a 7-1 victory over the Hawks in a decisive game three on Monday, completing a two-game comeback to snag the series win and advance to the third round of the Class 1A playoffs. Errors proved costly for Myrtle […]

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Seminoles slip past Hawks in seventh to tie series

MYRTLE – Smithville got a couple of key hits and welcomed a bit of help from Myrtle to break a 1-1 tie to take game two in their 1A playoff series and force a game three at Smithville. Blake Comer singled to start the seventh and a passed ball allowed pinch runner Layne Williams to […]

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