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Pitching leads improved Cougars

By Jonathan Wise South Pontotoc’s baseball team has seen a resurgence thus far in 2017. Before the season, head coach Bryan Buckner was hoping the the experience of his group, that returns eight seniors, would pay off. So far that is the case. At press time the Cougars held a record of 10-4, after going […]

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Vikings split tournament games with Ripley, Horn Lake

By Jonathan Wise SALTILLO- North Pontotoc split a pair of games last Thursday at the Saltillo Tournament, falling 8-4 to Ripley before bouncing back with an 8-2 victory over Horn Lake. The Vikings cranked out 13 hits against the Tigers, but their comeback attempt fell short. Ripley plated three runs in the 5th and 6th […]

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Cole Smith commits to LSU

Pontotoc junior offensive lineman Cole Smith made a big splash in the world of recruiting when he announced his commitment to LSU on an unofficial visit on March 10. Smith chose the Tigers after being offered by a host of other programs, including Southern Miss, Troy, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, UTSA, Arkansas State, Tulane, South […]

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Lady Vikings pitch shutout over Bruce

By Jonathan Wise ECRU- The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings got a shutout pitching effort from Cadie Beth Gates and an improved defensive performance to blank Bruce 4-0 last Tuesday. “We set a goal for the game of making two or less errors, because we have been making five or more, and today I was happy […]

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Defending champion Cougars start 2-0

By Jonathan Wise South Pontotoc’s defending 3A state champion archery squad now sits at 2-0 on the season after a win over Pontotoc last Thursday. The Cougars totaled 3,261 points to take the match. Hayden Franklin led the team by shooting a 288, and Grace Williams was the top girl with a score of 271. […]

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South rally falls just short

BY Jonathan Wise, Sports Edtior HOUSTON- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars found themselves down by six runs late in the game Friday, but responded with a scrappy comeback that fell just short in a 8-7 loss to the Houston Lady Hilltoppers. South held a 2-1 advantage after plating a pair of runs in the 2nd […]

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Vikings sweep Hatley to open Division 4-3A play

By Will Ruff ECRU- Jake Reeder tossed a complete game shutout last Thursday night, leading North Pontotoc to a 14-0 win over Hatley to start division play. Reeder allowed just three hits and struck out five. Tanner Turk had three hits, including a triple, with three runs scored, and Ethan Dyer recorded 4 RBI to […]

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PHS lifters claim 4A North Half crown

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer The Pontotoc Warrior powerlifting team continued their run of dominance last Friday at the 4A North Half championships. In past years the Warriors have fought it out to the wire with their strong 4A North powerlifting rivals, this time around PHS blew away any serious competition, taking the title with […]

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Lady Warriors pick up rivalry win over North

By Will Ruff, Sports Writer ECRU – The Pontotoc Lady Warriors defeated the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings 8-2 on Thursday night. Pontotoc took advantage of North miscues in the field and used timely hitting and pitching to beat their in county rival, scoring three runs in the first, three in the fourth and adding two […]

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Go on story walk, get a free book!

Did you ever wonder about the true story of the three little pigs? Well if you have an inquiring mind Pontotoc is the place to be to find out. The downtown shopping district features a page from this children’s book. To read the story in order, you must begin at the library and get a […]

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Vikings take down New Albany in rout

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer PONTOTOC- North Pontotoc’s offense gradually cranked up on Saturday at the Pontotoc Tournament, as the Vikings handily beat New Albany 12-2 in five innings. Each team plated a run in the 1st inning, with the Vikings tying on the game when Ethan Dyer singled to drive in Clark Mills, before […]

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Warriors start season 4-1

By Jonathan Wise The Pontotoc Warriors opened the 2017 season 4-0 before falling in a tight 4-2 game to the defending Class 2A state champion East Union in the finale of the Pontotoc Tournament on Saturday. On opening weekend the Warriors defeated Deshler (AL) 4-1 and Cherokee 9-0 at the Belmont Classic. Earlier last week […]

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