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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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Geniesha Montgomery drives in for the basket against Falkner. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Myrtle rolls to big win over Falkner

HICKORY FLAT – Myrtle wasted little time in opening up a big lead in the opener at the Division 2-1A tournament and coasted in with the 74-48 win. One of the key elements to the win was the second quarter as the Lady Hawks went on a 17-0 run over the first four minutes of […]

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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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