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East Union 2015 Boys Cross County Awards from left: John Wicker, Chance Betts, Will Duley, Zach Rowan, Hunter Nobles, Jordon Salmon, Clayton Fulgham.

State Champions recognized at East Union Fall Sports Banquet

State Champions recognized at Urchin awards banquet BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union’s 2015 state champion 2A boys and girls cross country teams were recently recognized at the fall sports banquet. The Urchin boys won their second title in four years and have had two second place finishes in state 2A the other two years. The […]

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Abiram Frazier chases down the loose ball to start the Myrtle fast break with Jonathan Scales. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks fall to Ashland in Division 2-1A hoops

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle dropped a pair of games to division rival Ashland on Tuesday night with the Blue Devils taking the boys contest 61-51 and the Ashland girls took the opener by a narrow 63-62 score. Ashland took control of the game during the second quarter after switching to a zone defense […]

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West Union’s Ryder Willard drives down from the top of the key against Mantachie during the 9th Annual Peggy Bain Memorial Tournament at Alcorn Central High School.

Lady Hawks, Falcons win at Peggy Bain Tournament

GLEN – The conclusion of the Peggy Bain Memorial Tournament netted a set of trophies for three Union County teams. Myrtle’s Lady Hawks, as well as both Ingomar clubs, took home victories in their respective pools during the tournament. The Hawks won Pool D which included Mantachie, Tishomingo County and Walnut. The Falcons took the […]

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Hayden Anderson pushes up on the attack in front of the watchful eye of Bulldog coach Caryl Vogel. Photo by Dennis Clayton.                                    

Bulldogs edge Warriors in the final minute

BY DENNIS CLAYTON NEW ALBANY – New Albany and Corinth battled to a scoreless draw through 78 minutes of Division 1-4A soccer on Tuesday, but a penalty kick by Christian Rojas in the last minute of regulation gave the Bulldogs the 1-0 win. Corinth was attempting to play a ball out of the box on […]

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Christian Rojas signed a scholarship with ICC Soccer on Friday.

Rojas signs with ICC Soccer

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Christian Rojas of New Albany will further his soccer career at Itawamba Community College for Coach Mike Sullivan and the Indians next year. Rojas signed with the Indians on Friday surrounded by family, teammates and coaches. “I’m excited about it,” Rojas said. “This is something that I’ve been working for and I’ve […]

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Jay Pickens drives down the court for the Falcons as East Union’s Ty McDonald plays defense.

Falcons sweep Urchins

ELLISTOWN – Tuesday’s non-division meeting between East Union and Ingomar netted the Falcons a pair of wins as the girls’ team topped the Lady Urchins 69-48 and the boys edged out East Union in a 62-51 final. In the boys’ game, Ingomar’s Kelton Hall led all scorers with 25 points with East Union’s Ty McDonald […]

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Hawks shut down the Blue Devils in win

MYRTLE – The Myrtle Hawks relied on a tenacious defense and strong bench play to post a 70-56 win over the Booneville Blue Devils on Tuesday. “I thought defensively we played pretty good, there were some spurts that we struggled, but overall I was pleased with the defensive effort,” Myrtle coach Rob Browning said. “Early […]

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Bulldogs hold off Trooper rally

New Albany was able to put down a furious second-half comeback attempt by Mooreville to escape with a narrow 76-71 win at home on Tuesday. New Albany went to the half enjoying a 42-25 lead, but the Troopers fought their way back and even took the lead briefly in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs […]

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Union County School Board approves football program at Myrtle

MYRTLE – The athletic landscape at Myrtle Attendance Center will look a little different for the 2016-2017 school year. The Hawks will add football to their list of sports for the upcoming school year after the Union County School Board approved a proposal brought to them by community members and parents of Myrtle students on […]

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Joel Wilkinson runs for a first down against Baldwyn. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchin face Potts Camp in final road game

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union travels to Potts Camp on Friday seeking to break a two game losing streak and to become playoff eligible with a win. The Urchins are currently 5-4 (1-2) while the Cardinals are 1-8 (0-3) on the season. “I think they (Potts Camp) will do a lot of different things on […]

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