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Lady Eagles foiled by Bogue Chitto in state quarterfinals

JACKSON – Bogue Chitto did what they wanted when they wanted.  The Lady Bobcats controlled possession time, won the battle on turnovers and rebounds, and used their speed to dominate West Union in a 43-23 final during the Class 1A state tournament quarterfinals.  “We obviously didn’t have it today,” West Union coach Matt Thompson said, […]

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Marley Long scored 25 points to lead West Union in the win over Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Melissa Meador - Monroe Journal.

Lady Eagles top Hamilton for state tournament berth

Melissa Meador Monroe County Journal MYRTLE – West Union coach Matt Thompson has seen Marley Long step up in a big way. Long scored 25 points Friday night to lead the Lady Eagles to a 54-38 win over Hamilton to seal a spot in this Friday’s Class 1A girls quarterfinal. “She’s stepped up into a […]

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Tanner Cox drives down the court on a fast break during Saturday's playoff game against Houlka. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks lose heartbreaker to Houlka

HOULKA – Houlka slipped past Myrtle in the closing seconds to take the 69-67 win in 1A state round two action in Houlka. “These kids never quit,” Browning said. “I have been blessed to coach a group that never gives up and always think they have a shot.” The final quarter was back and forth […]

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Ivory Montgomery goes up for a layup during Friday's Class 1A playoff game with Vardaman. Photo by Donica Phifer.

Fourth quarter comeback ends Lady Hawks’ season

VARDAMAN – A hard fought three quarters turned into an offensive run in the fourth for Vardaman, as the Lady Rams (23-8) knocked off Myrtle (21-14) in Class 1A playoff competition. In a game where the lead was never larger than seven points, Shylysses Rimmer busted two back-to-back three-pointers. One of them signaled the final […]

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Dillon Clayton posts a two-point jumper for West Union during the Eagles Class 1A Playoff game with Simmons. Photo by Donica Phifer.

West Union’s season ended by Simmons Blue Devils

HOLLANDALE – Simmons controlled everything on Saturday. The Class 1A Blue Devils were slow to start, but still rolled West Union to an 83-49 final. From winning the turnover battle, where Simmons forced 16 and lost the ball only nine times, to crashing both sides of the class for rebounds, the West Union Eagles were […]

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Victory Christian Academy’s Lady Warriors won the Tri-State Christian Conference Championship at home against Emmanuel Christian School Friday. Heritage Christian Academy in Holly Springs took third place. The Lady Warriors will compete for the national title at the National Apostolic Christian School Competition in May. From left are Layla Bateman, Samantha Hale, Zeria Prather, Alex Lipsey, Zoe Holder, Hannah Ervin, Kaylee Red and Marlee Hamlin. Not present was Keona McWilliams. The Lady Warriors are coached by Tabitha Ervin.

VCA Lady Warriors win conference

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Ingomar's Mallory Russell lays up two points for the Lady Falcons during Friday's playoff game. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Back to Jackson

Lady Falcons defeat West Bolivar to return to state tournament INGOMAR – West Bolivar stayed close for a quarter, but Ingomar’s offense started clicking and the Lady Falcons won in a runaway, 52-27. “You know during a run in the postseason that one night your offense will not travel,” Ingomar coach Trent Adair said. “Of […]

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Kaitie Boatner is waved around third by Coach Josh Blythe on her inside-the-park homer against IAHS on Monday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins blank Itawamba AHS

ELLISTOWN – East Union relied on the pitching of Callie Frazier and two RBIs by Kaitie Boatner to defeat Itawamba AHS 4-0 on Monday in fastpitch softball action. The Lady Urchins struck for there runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Sallie Pannell walked to lead off the inning […]

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Chris Hill scores for the Hawks during the second half at Houlka. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks fall to Wildcats in a close one

HOULKA – Houlka slipped past Myrtle in the closing seconds to take the 69-67 win in 1A State Round Two action in Houlka. The final quarter was back and forth with five lead changes. Myrtle tried three shots from close range inside 10 seconds in the paint as they trailed 68-67, but the Hawks couldn’t […]

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Lauren Thompson attempts to pass the ball back to Mallory Russell with Gara Beth Self watching from the baseline. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Falcons breeze past West Bolivar

INGOMAR – West Bolivar stayed close for a quarter, but Ingomar’s offense started clicking and the Lady Falcons won in a runaway, 52-27. Lauren Thompson scored six of the 12 points for the Lady Falcons during the opening period and was the team’s leading scorer. “You know during a run in the postseason that one […]

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