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Cade Bell hurdles the Mantachie defender as Jeremy Jensen finishes off his block. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Big plays sink Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The big plays for the Mustangs included a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run, with all […]

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East Union boys took first place in the 2015 Union County XC Meet on Thursday at East Union. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Union County cross country results

East Union girls won the 2015 Union County XC title on Thursday. BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union won first in the Union County Cross Country Meet in boys and girls varsity at East Union on Thursday, edging Myrtle girls and Ingomar boys to take the county title. Savannah Shirley of West Union won […]

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Joel Wilkinson returned to the Urchin lineup on Saturday and scored a touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Big plays sink the Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four touchdown plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The Mustangs scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run to take control of […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs route Byhalia for first division win

NEW ALBANY – After two weeks of disappointment, the Bulldogs got themselves back on track. New Albany wrapped up their second week of division 2-4A play with a 44-27 win over Byhalia, maintaining a lead over the Indians by their second touchdown of the game. “It was just an overall good job by everyone involved […]

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Reid Raines makes a Byers defender miss along the sidelines following this reception of Cade Bell's pass on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Urchins travel to Mantachie for key division contest

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road Friday and face the Mantachie Mustangs in an important Division 1-2A football matchup between teams with identical records. “It’s a big week for us, they’re 5-2 and we’re 5-2, both of us are 1-0 in division,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “I think […]

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Senior Tianna Castillo is surrrounded by her Lady Urchin teammates during her Senior Night recognition. East Union will face East Webster in the first round of 2A slowpitch playoffs at home on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins sweep and finish perfect in division

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union wrapped up Division 1-2A play on Tuesday with 42-1 and 20-0 wins over Okolona and finished with a perfect 6-0 record. East Union retired the Lady Chieftains in order in the first and proceeded to send 34 batters to the plate in their half of the inning, scoring […]

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Chase Hall picks up the first down behind his offensive line. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Fast start gives Urchins win in division opener

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union had three possessions in the first quarter of Thursday’s Division 1-2A against H.W. Byers and the Urchins made the best of them, scoring three touchdowns to key a fast start and huge 42-6 win. “This is the point that we were wanting to get to, being 1-0 in […]

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Sallie Pannell hit three home runs against Mooreville including a grand slam and was the winning pitcher. File photo.

All in a week’s work

East Union clinches division title and drops softball powerhouse from undefeated ranks BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union book-ended a couple of home runs in their Division 1-2A game against Baldwyn to take a 13-3 win in five innings on Thursday. On Saturday the Lady Urchins ended Mooreville’s hopes for an undefeated season by […]

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Sallie Pannell hit three home runs including a grand slam against Mooreville. File photo.

Lady Urchins drop Mooreville from unbeaten ranks

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union got a bit of redemption on Saturday as the Lady Unchins defeated Mooreville 21-10, handing the Lady Troopers their only defeat of the season. Mooreville had beaten the Lady Urchins 19-9 earlier in the week at East Union. Sallie Pannell put the Lady Urchins in the lead with her grand […]

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Tianna Castillo watches as her walkoff three-run homer ends the division game with Baldwyn in five innings. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins secure division title with win over Baldwyn

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union book-ended a couple of home runs in their Division 1-2A game against Baldwyn to take a 13-3 win in five innings on Thursday. Raelee Bell led off the East Union first with a solo shot and Tianna Castillo ended it all with her walkoff three-run homer in the […]

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