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Andrew Childers pulls up for the short jumper for the Eagles. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Eagles rally past Cougars in division tournament

HICKORY FLAT – West Union overcame a five-point deficit and buzzer-beating three-pointer at the half to post a 60-52 win over Blue Mountain in their Division 2-1A contest on Tuesday. Blue Mountain appeared to have some momentum going into the half following a Devahn Englund three from over 30 feet out, but the Eagles came […]

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Jay Pickens with the drive and basket during the second half against Potts Camp. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Falcons win a close one over Cardinals

POTTS CAMP – Ingomar and Potts Camp slugged it out over the final quarter of play in Division 1-2A Tournament action on Thursday and the Falcons took the narrow 69-66 win to advance to Friday’s championship game. The teams entered the fourth quarter tied 50-all and the Cardinals actually enjoyed the largest lead of the […]

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Mary Foley at retired educators

Retired educators learn about heart health

  The Union County Retired Education Personnel met Feb. 11 at the BNA Bank Community Room. President Anna Quinn presided and member Rheta Ann West shared a devotional. Mary Foley, RN, BSN, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, spoke to the group about heart failure. Nancy Kidd, marketing director at Baptist-Union County, accompanied the speaker. Officers […]

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Aaron Estes came off the bench and scored 18 points for the Bulldogs. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Split Decision

Bulldogs win one, lose one against Alcorn Central NEW ALBANY – The Bulldogs reached within themselves during the fourth quarter and found the energy to finally put away the Alcorn Central Bears 84-70. “We just played with some more energy in the fourth quarter,” New Albany boys coach Robert Burdette said. “We kinda just played […]

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Gara Beth Self moves between East Union’s Katie Rowan, LJ Whitenton and Raelee Bell to score two points for the Lady Falcons during Friday’s Division 1-2A game.

Lady Falcons claim 1-2A regular season title

INGOMAR – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons posted a 57-40 win over East Union on Friday; completing an undefeated run through Division 1-2A competition to claim the regular season title. East Union saw themselves plagued by missed opportunities at the line as the Lady Urchins shot for 51 percent, missing 14 of their 27 attempts; almost enough […]

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Blue Mountain falls to Myrtle in division finale

(G) Myrtle 69, Blue Mountain 68 The Lady Hawks slipped past Blue Mountain on Friday by holding of the surging Lady Cougars to capture the third seed in division 2-1A. Ivory Montgomery led all scorers with 20 points, followed by Geneshia Montgomery with 19. Amber Cook and Jessica Floyd also finished in double digits for […]

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West Union's Dillon Clayton moves the ball down the court during Monday's game against Pine Grove, Photo by Dennis Clayton.

West Union sweeps Pine Grove Panthers

DUMAS – West Union traveled to Pine Grove to take on the Lady Panthers in a matchup of 1A division champions and the Lady Eagles prevailed 41-31. “I thought both teams played really well defensively and rebounded really well,” West Union girls coach Matt Thompson said. “I figured it would come down to who could […]

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Gracen Conlee dribbles up court against the defensive pressure by Ivory Montgomery. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Myrtle and West Union divide division wins

MYRTLE – West Union held off a determined Myrtle team to post a 48-44 win and maintain sole possession of first in Division 2-1A.  “The first quarter we got a lead and held onto it the rest of the way,” West Union girls coach Matt Thompson said. “I thought we played well the first quarter, […]

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Meghan Van goes after the ball in the midfield for New Albany with Sarah Kathryn Harris . Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Richland ends Lady Bulldogs playoff run

New Albany’s hopes of avenging a previous playoff loss in 2014 to Richland were all for nought as the Lady Rangers scored in the early minutes and went on to the 4-0 win, eliminating the Lady Bulldogs from the postseason. “It (early goal) kinda took the momentum away from us and I had asked them […]

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West Union’s Cory Willis carries the ball down the court for the Eagles during the fourth quarter.

West Union grabs division sweep of Falkner

MYRTLE – A pair of wins was added to West Union’s division total on Tuesday as both Eagles teams topped Falkner. The boys opened with a close game in the first quarter where offensive shots from Hayden Basil, Bobby High and Andrew Childers put the Eagles up 21-16. West Union’s lead slipped away for the […]

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