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Hard-working Hawks win 1A boys state track title

Myrtle boys had never won a state title in track, but that all changed on Saturday as the Hawks won the 1A title utilizing their numbers and hard-work ethic in the competition. “We put a lot of people in (events), we got a lot of people out, ” Myrtle coach Chris Greer said. “Abiram (Frazier) […]

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Area athletes advance to state finals in track

Several local track athletes punched their tickets for the MHSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held in Pearl on May 6 and 7. Myrtle, East Union and Ingomar ran at Winona in their 1A and 2A competition that covered two days due to inclement weather. Myrtle competed in the 1A North and individual […]

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Lane Bishop beats the throw to home and scores the first run for Myrtle in game two on Brandon Perkins' single. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Seminoles take three game series over Myrtle

SMITHVILLE – In the best-of-three series between Smithville and Myrtle, the Seminoles grabbed the win. Smithville took a 7-1 victory over the Hawks in a decisive game three on Monday, completing a two-game comeback to snag the series win and advance to the third round of the Class 1A playoffs. Errors proved costly for Myrtle […]

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Seminoles slip past Hawks in seventh to tie series

MYRTLE – Smithville got a couple of key hits and welcomed a bit of help from Myrtle to break a 1-1 tie to take game two in their 1A playoff series and force a game three at Smithville. Blake Comer singled to start the seventh and a passed ball allowed pinch runner Layne Williams to […]

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Cayce Smith won the 2A girls pole vault at regionals. File photo from Journal Relays.

East Union and Myrtle win regional track titles

Union County had a huge showing at regional track meets on Saturday as East Union won the boys and girls 1-2A meet at Tupelo while Myrtle swept both titles in region 1-1A in Oxford. East Union girls were again led by Katie Rowan, winner of the 100 meter hurdles in 16.66 and 300 meter hurdles […]

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Geniesha Montgomery led Myrtle girls to the win in Division 2-1A track meet. File photo from Journal Relays.

Myrtle sweeps Division 2-1A track

Myrtle boys and girls made it a clean sweep at the division track meet at Potts Camp on Monday as the girls amassed 94.5 points to cruise to the win and the boys won by 19 points over Ashland. Geniesha Montgomery and Ivory Montgomery led the Lady Hawks domination with three firsts. Geniesha won the […]

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Jacob Kent threw a complete game in Myrtle's Division 2-1A win over West Union. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks edge Eagles, take second place in division

MYRTLE – It came down to opportunities, Myrtle capitalized on their big opportunity and West Union didn’t as the Hawks took the Division 2-1A win 3-0 and secured second place while dropping the Eagles to third. Myrtle scored all their runs in the fifth inning with the final run coming on Anthony Lipsey’s steal of […]

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Hailey Steen scores on Mattie Pilcher's two-RBI single. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Back in Business

West Union rebounds to take 2-1A softball title with perfect record ENTERPRISE – West Union has returned to take the top spot in Division 2-1A fast pitch softball as the Lady Eagles swept always tough county rival Myrtle on Thursday with a convincing 10-2 win. The Lady Eagles also capped a perfect run through division […]

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Cayce Smith of East Union tied a personal record of 8-06.00 in the pole vault at the Journal Relays on Saturday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union girls win in 1A-3A at Journal Relays

TUPELO – East Union and Myrtle went head-to-head in the 1A-3A small school division at the Daily Journal Relays and the teams finished 1-2 overall with the Lady Urchins taking the win. East Union had a total of 169 points and Myrtle finished with 137.50. Katie Rowan won three events for the second consecutive year […]

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Hillary McBrayer and Jason Rakestraw of East Union were the top individual archers in 2A. Photo submitted.

Area archery teams hit the mark at state tournament

Union County archery teams fared well in the state championships this week as East Union placed second while Ingomar and Myrtle finished fourth in their respective classes. East Union and Ingomar fell to Mantachie who took their third consecutive title. East Union finished with 3,219 points and Ingomar totaled 3,095 compared to Mantachie’s winning score […]

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