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Dallas Wooten runs down the sideline for an 18-yard gain against Strayhorn. Photo by Dennis Clayton.                                    

Urchins welcome the Bears for homecoming

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will celebrate homecoming on Friday night and hope to get back on the winning track against Alcorn Central of Division 1-3A. East Union (2-2) fell to Strayhorn 28-7 on Friday while Alcorn Central (1-3) lost to Hatley 35-7.The Bears also lost to Tishomingo County 55-7 and Walnut 24-8 in the […]

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Kelly Fooshee turns the 6-4-3 double play with her throw to Alex Wilhite. Photo by Dennis Clayton.                                    

Lady Hawks hold off Lady Falcon rally

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle took the early lead, but had to hold off a late Ingomar rally to take the 8-6 win in non-division play on Tuesday. “I told the girls that it wasn’t a pretty win, our hitting today wasn’t what it has been,” Myrtle Coach Marty Cook said. “I told them […]

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Mattie Pilcher had a big night for the Lady Eagles with three hits including a triple. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Eagles clip Lady Hawks in division action

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ENTERPRISE – West Union came into Tuesday’s game against Division 2-1A rival needing not only a win, but needing to win by three runs. They got the win and nearly had the run differential, but the Lady Hawks rallied for four runs with two outs in the seventh to close to within […]

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Kylie Massengill slides home for the Lady Eagles while Tyesha Bills attempts the tag for the Lady Hawks. File photo.

Myrtle and West Union play important division game

Myrtle and West Union will meet today in an important Division 2-1A softball game at West Union. Myrtle comes into the game with a perfect 3-0 record, hoping to stay atop the division while West Union is fighting desperately to stay in the playoff conversation. Myrtle won the first meeting 9-7 at Myrtle as West […]

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Kallie Roberts is safe at home as she slides in during the first inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Lady Urchins shutout Mantachie for division win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON EAST UNION – The Lady Urchins of East Union needed only five innings to down Mantachie 10-0 to take their Division 1-2A opener. East Union took the lead early and used the combination of steady defense and Sallie Pannell’s pitch location to shutout the Lady Mustangs. “I told these kids, last year […]

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Sallie Pannell hit a two-run homer and was the winning pitcher for both games. Pannell did not issue any walks in either game. File photo.

Lady Urchins go long to sweep doubleheader

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union went long on doubleheader opponents Walnut and Wheeler as they hit six home runs, taking the sweep on Monday as they downed Walnut 11-1 in five innings and dropped Wheeler 17-1 in four frames. The Lady Urchins had 13 hits in the first game of the day against former division […]

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Cade Bell breaks loose on a quarterback keeper for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins can’t corral Mustang attack

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union missed some scoring opportunities early and Strayhorn eventually had too many offensive weapons for the Urchins as the Mustangs took a 28-7 win on Friday. “They were physical and that’s the most physical bunch we’ve played this year,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “They were showing […]

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Claudia Hill watches her three-run homer clear the fence in center during the first inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Top of order delivers in Lady Urchins win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ECRU – The numbers were exceptional for the top five batters in the East Union order: 15 runs scored, 15 hits plus four homers by four different batters as the Lady Urchins defeated north Pontotoc 17-4 in five innings. The Lady Urchins blew open a 4-3 advantage after one inning with a […]

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Joel Wilkinson breaks into the Thrasher secondary on the opening drive. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins turn back Thrasher’s second half surge

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union dominated possession and the line of scrimmage during the first half of action against Thrasher on Friday and led 14-0, but the Urchins had to brace for a second half offensive surge by the Rebels to earn the win 34-20. “I told them (East Union) at the half […]

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Braudrique Boyd moves down the New Albany sideline to earn a first down for the Bulldogs against Pontotoc.

Friday Night Lights: Ground game leads Bulldogs to win over Pontotoc

NEW ALBANY – In their first home game of the 2015 season, the Bulldogs walked away with a win. It was a close one, a 27-24 final, but one a long time coming for New Albany. The last time the Bulldogs defeated Pontotoc was in 2013, when the senior class were sophomores and the juniors […]

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