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Joel Wilkinson breaks into the Falkner secondary for a 25-yard gain before Terrance Edgeston brings him down. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins swim past Eagles in opener

Joel Wilkinson scored early and often as the sophomore running back rushed for 292 yards on 19 carries and five touchdowns in the Urchins 47-25 win over Falkner. East Union scored first on Wilkinson’s 38-yard run and never trailed in the game. Zach Penny recovered a Falkner fumble and returned it 31 yards to to […]

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Friday Night Lights: Defensive battle goes to Bulldogs

NEW ALBANY – One pass made all the difference. The Bulldogs 7-0 win over Bruce in the season opener came in the first quarter as quarterback Sam McMillin hit senior wide receiver Sam Cagle with a touchdown pass. “It was all we needed,” McMillin said, “It was enough.” Following that score, the two offenses entered into […]

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Kensie Roberts singles and drives in two runs during the East Union first against Okolona. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Winning Ways

First inning lifts Lady Urchins to win over Okolona One inning was all that East Union needed to put away the the Lady Chieftains of Okolona as they won going away by the score of 23-0. The first 15 batters for the Lady Urchins reached base and scored as they sped out to the 15-0 […]

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Cage West runs through for an eight-yard gain against Alcorn Central. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins travel to Falkner for season opener

East Union will hit the road and travel to Tippah County to face the Falkner Eagles of 1A in a rematch of last year’s opener won by the Eagles 28-6. East Union will continue to rely on their shotgun/double wing offense in their run-oriented game featuring Joel Wilkinson as their primary runner and linebacker Chandler […]

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Joel Wilkinson follows the blocking of Chandler Bobo and Eli Hodges for a 10 yard gain against Alcorn Central. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins outrun Bears in jamboree win

East Union feel behind early, but the Urchins closed out their game with Alcorn Central on a high note, posting the 12-7 win as they fought their way back and scored two touchdowns in the closing minutes at the South Pontotoc Jamboree. “I liked the fight and we are running some new stuff, it’s more […]

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Joel Wilkinson scampers for a 10 yard gain in the first quarter against Alcorn Central. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins come from behind to post win

East Union gave up an opening drive touchdown to Alcorn Central in Friday’s South Pontotoc Jamboree, but the Urchins mounted a comeback in the second quarter to take the 12-7 win. Joel Wilkinson had 11 carries for 102 yards and scored both touchdowns to lead the Urchins. Wilkinson scored his first touchdown with 5:10 left […]

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Zach Penny breaks loose on the quarterback keeper in Wednesday’s practice. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins getting ready for the season with jamboree

East Union has spent the past several days hitting each other in practice and the Urchins are looking forward to tonight’s South Pontotoc Jamboree action against Alcorn Central with the opportunity to hit an opponent. “I’ve been really pleased, the effort has been really good and we have come together the past couple of weeks,” […]

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Tyler Warren recently signed a cross country scholarship with William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS. With Tyler at his signing is his mother Pam Warren. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Warren continuing college career at William Carey

Warren signs with William Carey Tyler Warren of Union County recently signed a cross country/track scholarship with William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS. “It’s a good program and school, they have a good program that I am trying to get into and that made a big difference,” Warren said. “I wasn’t really thinking about William […]

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Bleacher blessing

Bethlehem camp stresses faith and fundamentals The 11th annual Bethlehem Methodist youth baseball and softball camp brought over 80 campers together for the three day event from July 28 -30. All campers were able to attend free of charge and were able to be given instruction by several area high school and college coaches. “We’ve […]

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Shaelee Manning and Daniel Wiseman competed at the state swim meet in Tupelo. Photo submitted.

Local swimmers compete in long course state meet

Daniel Wiseman and Shaelee Manning of the Tallahatchie Tidal Waves competed in the Mississippi Swimming Long Course State Championship in Tupelo last weekend from July 21-24. Wiseman competed in the finals for the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. He also competed in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle and was able to compete against Blaise […]

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