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Lucy Martin settles the ball in front of Pontotoc's Katie Hogue as Sanders Goode looks on. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Bulldogs edge Pontotoc in playoff opener

NEW ALBANY – New Albany scored their goals early and then held on to deny Pontotoc the comeback opportunity as the Lady Bulldogs won the Class 4A soccer playoff match 2-1 and advanced to the second round. “The first half we got on top, got two good goals and went into half up 2-0,” New […]

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Joseph Rainey works the ball in the midfield for the Bulldogs. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Warriors eliminate Bulldogs in 4A soccer playoffs

PONTOTOC – New Albany saw their hopes of a playoff run come to an end in the opening round match with Pontotoc on Monday as the Warriors shutout the Bulldogs 4-0 and eliminated them from the 4A playoffs for the second time in three years. “The mental aspect of having beaten them twice just does […]

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Savannah Shirley looks to pass to Marley Long on the wing.

Lady Eagle defense shuts down Hickory Flat

West Union relied on their defense to take a 48-25 division win over Hickory Flat on Thursday. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Rebels to single digits in every quarter as they rolled to the win and evened their Division 2-1A record at 2-2 on the season. “We have guarded them really well and did […]

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New Albany recognized seniors at Wednesday's matches with Byhalia. Pictured front left: Meghan Van, Katie Davis. Back left: Seth Male, Mason Chapin, Christian Rojas, Jose Favela, Eduardo Zaragoza. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany takes two from Byhalia

NEW ALBANY – New Albany got the sweep plus a double shutout in their final division matches of the season on Wednesday which were moved up from Thursday due to impending bad weather. New Albany also recognized their seven seniors on the boys and girls teams on Senior Night. (G) New Albany 9, Byhalia 0 […]

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Hunter Nobles connected on six three-pointers for the Urchins on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Site slips past Urchins

ELLISTOWN – East Union’s Urchins seemed on the verge of pulling off the upset over 3A New Site on Tuesday, but the Urchin upset bus ran out of gas in the closing seconds and the Royals escaped with the narrow 59-58 win. “We had a seven or eight point lead with probably two or three […]

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Darshawn Hill defends against Ryder Willard. File photo.

Myrtle takes sweep at West Union

Myrtle and West Union met on Friday in the Union County Tournament and the teams hit the hardwood again on Tuesday in a Division 2-1A action at West Union. Myrtle again took the boys contest, but the Lady Hawks avenged their 12-point loss and upended the Lady Eagles. (G) Myrtle 62, West Union 59 Myrtle […]

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Samantha Bridges pulls up for a jumper at the baseline during Tuesday’s game against Rosa Fort.

Bridges leads Lady Bulldogs to win over Rosa Fort

NEW ALBANY – The Lady Bulldogs’ last win came in November; the last game where leading 2015 scorers Tashonda Caviness and Jazzmine McWilliams were on the court together. On Tuesday, New Albany held off Rosa Fort to snap a 14-game losing streak, defeating the Lady Lions in a 63-61 final to move to 1-1 in […]

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Falcons top Mantachie to stay perfect in 1-2A

Both Ingomar squads hit the 20-win mark for the season after nabbing a pair of division wins against 1-2A rival Mantachie. The Lady Falcons turned in a 57-26 win over the Mustangs, led by Mallory Russell’s 22 points. Gara Beth Self added 14 more in a game where Ingomar jumped out to a 16-5 win […]

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Ingomar’s Lady Falcons girls basketball team pose with the Union County Championship trophy after defeating West Union 58-32 on Saturday.

Ingomar sweeps tournament to claim 2016 Union County titles

MYRTLE – The boys’ final of the Union County tournament featured 52 fouls in 32 minutes, with a late pull-ahead rally from Ingomar allowing the Falcons to edge Myrtle 58-54 for the title on Saturday night. Ingomar’s Kelton Hall and Myrtle’s Jonathan Scales put on an offensive show combining to score 50 points between them. […]

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Bulldogs, Urchins and Eagles advance to finals in Junior High tournament

INGOMAR – Both New Albany squads as well as the East Union Lady Urchins and the West Union Eagles will play for the 2016 Union County Junior High titles after all four teams advanced in the semi-final rounds on Jan 14. The Lady Bulldogs defeated West Union in a 33-22 as New Albany’s 11 point […]

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