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East Union girls won the Class I Powerlifting title on Monday. Pictured from left, Sylvie McVey, Yilah Isby, Jessie Roberts, Katie Roberts, Kaitie Boatner. Middle left, Jaley White, Tianna Castillo, Calla Basil, Janna Humphreys. Back left, Katlin Prewett, Lindsey Hill, Kensie Roberts. Photo courtesy of Dana Roberts.

East Union captures first-ever North Half powerlifting title

East Union Lady Urchins took first place in the Class I North Half Powerlifting Meet on Monday in Calhoun City as they won by six points over Calhoun City. “North Half champions for the first time ever and we’ve got really good girls powerlifting in Class I this year,” East Union coach Scott Duley said. […]

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The Lady Falcons celebrate after their sem-final win over Newton on Tuesday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Miss.

Ingomar holds on for state championship appearance

JACKSON – In a game that featured 42 fouls, the Lady Falcons held strong.  Ingomar defeated Newton 49-40 on Tuesday to mark their first state championship appearance since 1999 and the first in Class 2A in school history.  “I’m just kind of shell shocked, it doesn’t seem real,” sophomore forward Mallory Russell said, “It’s just […]

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Savannah Greer held Ripley to five runs and picked up the win in four innings of work for East Union. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins roll past Ripley

RIPLEY – East Union pounced on Ripley in the first inning and continued to pile up the runs in their 23-5 win on Monday. The Lady Urchins sent 14 batters to the plate in the top of the first, scoring nine runs. Ripley came back in the bottom of the frame to two runs to […]

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Tripp Mills was the starter for the Bulldogs on Friday and struck out six through five innings of work. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Bulldogs fall to Senatobia in extra innings

NEW ALBANY – New Albany carried Senatobia into the eighth inning before the visitors got the RBI single to regain the lead and eventually take the win 5-4. Senatobia got their leadoff batter on, moved him to second on a sacrifice bunt and then drove the deciding run in on a RBI single. New Albany […]

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Callie Frazier looks to throw out the runner at first base during East Union's game against Itawamba AHS on Monday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins blank Itawamba in softball

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 three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the early 3-0 lead. “Very lethargic is the best way to […]

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Lady Falcons roll into semi-finals with win over Bassfield

JACKSON – Ingomar’s appearance in the Class 2A quarterfinals ended with a decisive win.  The Lady Falcons topped Bassfield 69-34 to advance in the state tournament on Friday, with Ingomar finishing the game shooting 50-percent on the floor and at the free-throw line.  While the Falcons controlled possession time and turnovers, where they gave up […]

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West Union

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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