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Bottom half of order delivers for Lady Eagles

ENTERPRISE – West Union rode the bats of the bottom half of their order in the 9-4 Division 2-1A win over county rival Myrtle on Thursday. Seven of the nine runs were driven in by the bottom half of the Lady Eagle lineup. “The bottom half of the order hit the ball when we needed […]

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Brick by Brick: Myrtle football program opens with win

NEW ALBANY – History comes in many forms. On Tuesday night it arrived with the blow of a whistle and the snap of a ball. Shoulder pads and helmets slapped together to the cheers of a crowd bearing witness to something that once seemed impossible. Myrtle Attendance Center, known across Mississippi as a basketball school, […]

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Coach Kevin Walton talks to the Urchins following their 48-0 win over Hamilton on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins travel to Thrasher for second road test

East Union will visit Thrasher for their third game of the season and both teams come into the contest with perfect 2-0 records. “They (Thrasher) will be in a double wing, but it will be different from what we do,” East Union head coach Kevin Walton said. “They will be under center and they will […]

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Ashley Forester tied the game in the fifth with her two-run double.

Lady Urchins land final punch in slugfest with Ingomar

ELLISTOWN – East Union and Ingomar battled back and forth with the home runs flying for both teams before the Lady Urchins landed the knockout punch in their half of the sixth to gain the 14-10 win. The teams combined for 11 total home runs with East Union hitting six and the Lady Falcons blasting […]

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Friday Night Lights: Deep ball upends Bulldogs

Itawamba opened the second game of the 2016 season with a statement. Senior quarterback Austin King hit receiver Caleb Whittle for a 68 yard touchdown pass on the first snap of the ball, and the Indians went up 7-0 on the Bulldogs en route to a 21-7 win. Both teams racked up over a 100 […]

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Dallas Wooten battles the Hamilton defender for the pass in the first quarter. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins tame the Lions in shutout win

ELLISTOWN – East Union opened up their offense by mixing in some passing with the heavy-duty ground game and downed the Hamilton Lions 48-0 on Thursday. The Urchin offensive line opened up huge holes for Joel Wilkinson to run through as the sophomore running back ran for 184 yards and a touchdown on just eight […]

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Raelee Bell had two home runs and five RBIs to lead East Union at the plate. Photos by Dennis Clayton

Home Run Derby

Mooreville tops Lady Urchins in slowpitch slugfest ELLISTOWN – East Union and Mooreville locked up in a home run battle and the Lady Troopers out-homered the Lady Urchins by a nine to five margin and outscored them 18-16 to take the win on Tuesday. The home run ball was more impressive in the run total […]

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Ingomar Lady Falcons are the 2016 Union County Slowpitch Tournament Champions. Pictured front left: Raven Watson, Whitnye McMillen, Lydia Haynie, Kathryn Smith, Kaily Edwards, Carson Grisham, Gara Beth Self, Lauren Thompson. Middle left: Alexis Campbell, Katie Beth Hall, Kortney Parker, Kelly Mayo, Morgan Gooch, Allie Williams, Ashley Forester. Back left: Alex Wilhite, Maggie Smithey, Abby Deaton, Mallory Russell, Lindsay Hall. Not pictured Camleigh Ball, Addison Pickens. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

County Champs

Walk-off homer lifts Lady Falcons over East Union for 2016 title INGOMAR – Ingomar and East met for the Union County Slowpitch Championship in the day’s final game and the Lady Falcons won 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh on Lauren Thompson’s walkoff home run with no outs. Ingomar had earlier tied the game […]

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Zach Penny follows Chandler Bobo's block for  a 10-yard gain on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins host Hamilton in Thursday’s home opener

East Union will have a short week as they will play host to Hamilton on Thursday in their second game of the season. East Union is coming off an impressive offensive performance as the Urchins ran for 492 yards in their game at Falkner. The Urchin line opened big holes for Joel Wilkinson to run […]

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Karlie Bolden homered and had two singles for Myrtle. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Long ball drops Lady Hawks

MYRTLE – South Pontotoc played long ball against Myrtle and their five home runs that drove in eight runs proved to be the difference as they defeated the Lady Hawks 18-11 on Monday. Myrtle took an early 5-1 lead after an inning, sparked by Karlie Bolden’s two-run homer, but South Pontotoc began to find the […]

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