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Hawks shut down the Blue Devils in win

MYRTLE – The Myrtle Hawks relied on a tenacious defense and strong bench play to post a 70-56 win over the Booneville Blue Devils on Tuesday. “I thought defensively we played pretty good, there were some spurts that we struggled, but overall I was pleased with the defensive effort,” Myrtle coach Rob Browning said. “Early […]

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Bulldogs hold off Trooper rally

New Albany was able to put down a furious second-half comeback attempt by Mooreville to escape with a narrow 76-71 win at home on Tuesday. New Albany went to the half enjoying a 42-25 lead, but the Troopers fought their way back and even took the lead briefly in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs […]

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Union County School Board approves football program at Myrtle

MYRTLE – The athletic landscape at Myrtle Attendance Center will look a little different for the 2016-2017 school year. The Hawks will add football to their list of sports for the upcoming school year after the Union County School Board approved a proposal brought to them by community members and parents of Myrtle students on […]

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Joel Wilkinson runs for a first down against Baldwyn. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchin face Potts Camp in final road game

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union travels to Potts Camp on Friday seeking to break a two game losing streak and to become playoff eligible with a win. The Urchins are currently 5-4 (1-2) while the Cardinals are 1-8 (0-3) on the season. “I think they (Potts Camp) will do a lot of different things on […]

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Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Sheffield, Lady Urchins top 1-2A All-Division team

Player of the Year Division 1-2A *Rebecca Sheffield *CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery First Team All-Division East Union 1- Sallie Pannell 2- Kaitie Boatner 3- Tianna Castillo 4- Raelee Bell Mantachie 1- Holly Maxcy 2- Anna Wagster 3- Emilee Clouse Baldwyn 1- Jeni Kate Scott 2- Hannah Durham 3- Emily Jenkins Okolona Honorable Mention 1- Chanda Owens […]

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Morgan Gooch went 4 for 7 with two homers and 4 RBIs on Saturday. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Eupora clips Lady Falcons in series

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – Ingomar fell to 2A power Eupora on Saturday in two games in their round two matchup by scores of 15-12 and 8-3. Eupora’s nine-run sixth spelled defeat for the Lady Falcons after they had gone up by a score of 8-3. “They had one big inning in game one and […]

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Grant White and Chase Hall bring down the Bearcat runner. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins can’t stop physical Bearcats

ELLISTOWN – Baldwyn started slow, but kicked the offense in gear in the second quarter and defeated East Union by a 55-6 margin. The Urchins were never able to get their offense going against the athletic Bearcats who remained perfect in Division 1-2A at 3-0 and 7-2 overall. “I wish that we could have moved […]

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Grant White and Chase Hall combine on the tackle along the East Union sideline. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Athletic Bearcats claw Urchins

ELLISTOWN – Baldwyn started slow, but kicked the offense in gear in the second quarter and defeated East Union handily by a 55-6 margin. The Urchins were never able to get their offense going against the athletic Bearcats who remained perfect in Division 1-2A at 3-0 and 7-2 overall. Felix Hayes had a huge night […]

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Joel Wilkinson hits the edge and pick up a nice gain for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins host explosive Bearcats on Friday

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union returns home on Friday to host Division1-2A powerhouse Baldwyn and the Bearcats will present some issues on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Urchins will need to slow down Bearcat running back Marquavious Patterson who is averaging 104 yards rushing per game. Patterson comes into the contest with 832 […]

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Kallie Roberts hit two opposite-field solo home runs in game one for the Lady Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins swept by East Webster

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union’s playoff hopes were dashed in the opening round by the hard-hitting Lady Wolverines of East Webster as they won the series 2-0 by 14-7 and 22-4 finals. “You can’t simulate playoff time and you can’t simulate the other kids that have been there and done it,” East Union […]

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