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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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Turnovers hand Shannon playoff win over Bulldogs

NEW ALBANY – Turnovers helped win the battle. Shannon forced 19 of them during Tuesday night’s Class 4A state tournament opener against New Albany, turning those steals into points that allowed the Red Raiders (20-11) to roll the Bulldogs in a 82-70 final. “Anytime we can create points off turnovers it’s a plus,” Shannon coach […]

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Long, Massengill lead Lady Eagles to win over Jumpertown

MYRTLE – Without their leading scorer on the floor, West Union’s Lady Eagles used defensive pressure to grab their win on Monday. The Eagles earned a 46-35 win over Jumpertown in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs, with Marley Long and Kylie Massengill providing the offensive spark that West Union needed. “I just get […]

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Lady Urchins foiled by Coahoma County in overtime contest

CLARKSDALE – East Union rose from the fourth quarter ashes when the game seemed all but out of reach and forced Coahoma County into overtime before falling 66-65. Coahoma County appeared to have the game in hand with a 49-38 lead with 2:39 remaining. With just over a minute left Kallie Roberts showed up and […]

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Nobles signs with Blue Mountain Cross Country

Hunter Nobles has been an integral part of the successful program for East Union cross country for the past four years and will continue his running career for Blue Mountain College. Nobles signed with the Toppers and Coach Phillip Laney on Monday and is excited about the prospects awaiting him there. “The people that are […]

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Hawks win opening round playoff games against TCPS, Wheeler

Both Myrtle squads snagged a win in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs this week. On Monday, the Lady Hawks defeated Tupelo Christian in a 64-46 final, while the Hawks topped Wheeler 67-53 on Tuesday. (G) Myrtle 64, TCPS 46 Jessica Floyd’s 22 points topped the night for both teams and the Lady […]

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Rebels season ends against Biggersville

Hickory Flat’s season came to an end on Monday as the Biggersville Lions defeated the team in a 54-47 final. Randtail Isom and Hunter Mason both concluded their high school careers in double digits for the Rebels. Isom scored 23 points to lead all scorers, and Mason earned 14. Hickory Flat took an early 14-12 […]

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Bobby High drives in for the layup during the second half at Jumpertown. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Eagles take down Cardinals in overtime

JUMPERTOWN – There was just no quit in the West Union Eagles on Tuesday night as they came from behind to force overtime and pulled out the dramatic win 58-54 to advance to the second round of 1A boys basketball playoffs. Twice in the second half, Jumpertown seemed poised to finish off the Eagles, but […]

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Raelee Bell takes on the double team from Coahoma County. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union falls just short in overtime

CLARKSDALE – East Union rose from the fourth quarter ashes when the game seemed all but out of reach and forced Coahoma County into overtime before falling 66-65. Coahoma County appeared to have the game in hand with a 49-38 lead with 2:39 remaining. With just over a minute left Kallie Roberts showed up and […]

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Marley Long wins the scramble for the loose ball  and finds help from Savannah Shirley and Kylie Massengill. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

West Union edges Myrtle in OT thriller

West Union edges Myrtle in overtime thriller HICKORY FLAT – West Union and Myrtle battled it out for a full 32 minutes and then headed to overtime by way of a Kylie Massengill buzzer-beater three to decide the Division 2-1A girls championship on Friday as the Lady Eagles squeaked out the 37-36 win. “We did […]

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