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Pontotoc boys win regional bowling championship, girls come in 3rd

TUPELO- The Pontotoc boys bowling team captured the Class I Central title Monday at Rebel Lanes in Tupelo, beating out runner up New Albany by over 300 pins. The Warriors placed four bowlers- Logan Chunn, Abel Potter, Dillan Gibson and Peyton Johnson- on the All-Tournament team. Chunn led the team with 716 score. Potter bowled […]

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Vikings rout Tigers, Lady Vikings finish unbeaten in Division 4-3A

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer HATLEY – The North Pontotoc Vikings’ pressure defense harried the Hatley Tigers most of night Friday and led to a 64-46 Division 4-3A win. 40 fouls were also called on the night in a tightly officiated contest, 27 of them coming in the first half. The Vikings shot 75% from […]

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Warriors top Indians on last second shot, blow past Tish County

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer Ty Jones drove the lane and pulled up for a highly contested jumper, finding the bottom of the net with just over 1 second to play in the second overtime period to lift the Pontotoc Warriors to a thrilling 57-55 home win over the Itawamba AHS Indians last Tuesday night. […]

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Lady Cougars 1A-3A runner ups for 5th straight year

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer CLINTON- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars got off to slow  start Saturday afternoon and never recovered, falling 7-0 to Sacred Heart in the 1A-2A-3A girls soccer state title game at Clinton High School. “We haven’t been beat this bad -ly in a long time. If you would have bet me […]

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Olive Branch inches past Warriors in OT

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer NEW ALBANY- Two NCAA Division 1 basketball prospects duked it out Saturday afternoon at the annual Hotbed Classic, with Charleston Southern signee Ty Jones of Pontotoc and Memphis commit D.J. Jeffries of Olive Branch combining for 58 points. Jones put up 35 and Jeffries 23, but the Conquistador standout scored […]

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Lady Vikings fall in 1st round, Vikings eliminated in 2nd

By Will Ruff, Sports Writer The North Pontotoc Vikings (6-9-1) opened the class 1A-2A-3A playoffs with a 2-1 upset win on the road over the Mooreville Troopers (11-5) last Tuesday behind a two-goal effort by Carlos Guerrero. North’s victory gave them a playoff win in each of the last four seasons. They later lost to […]

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Vikings inch past Cougars with strong 4th quarter

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer ECRU- Key plays at crucial moments late in the game propelled the North Pontotoc Vikings to a 51-47 home win over rival South Pontotoc on Friday. The two teams have split the regular season series, with the Cougars winning on the their home floor earlier last month. “We wanted this […]

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North catches fire in second half to topple Lady Cougars

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer ECRU- Down 5 points to South Pontotoc after giving up the first basket of the second half, the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings scored the next 14 to take control for good in a 46-37 win Friday night, their second of the season over their county rivals. “It was about time,” […]

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North Pontotoc powerlifting captures Division 1-3A crown

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer KOSSUTH- The North Pontotoc powerlifting team captured the Division 1-3A title on Friday, beating out host Kossuth. Eight individual Vikings won medals in their respective weight divisions. In the 114-pound class Gage Chism and Cornelius Sutton placed 1st and 2nd respectively. Nick Jumper finished 2nd in the 132-pound class. Grant […]

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Lady Cougars advance to 1A-3A North Half final

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars were victorious in their playoff matchups against Nettleton and Forest last week in the first two rounds of the state soccer playoffs, putting them in a position to advance to their 5th consecutive 1A-2A-3A state championship game with a win over Mooreville on Tuesday night […]

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Cougars’ Huffman signs with Blue Mountain archery

South Pontotoc archer Tanner Huffmans signed with coach Clint Gannon and the Blue Mountain College program on Thursday, January 19. Huffman was rated a top 25 male archer in Mississippi last season. He has hopes of one day competing in the Olympics. “I thought it was a beautiful campus, and it was a great Christian […]

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North girls win, boys fall short in division opener

By Will Ruff, Sports Writer MOOREVILLE- Quay Woods scored 21 points, 12 in the second half, to lead the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings to a 49-39 win over Mooreville last Tuesday. “They threw a lot of looks at us on defense, and I thought we executed and handled it well,” said Lady Vikings head coach […]

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Lady Warriors continue hot play

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer The Pontotoc Lady Warriors scored 17 of the game’s first 19 points last Tuesday against Corinth, rolling to a 71-38 victory. PHS now sits at 6-0 in Division 1-4A play after a 69-41 win over Tishomingo County on Friday. Jatyjia Jones and Mackenzie Lane made shots in the early going, […]

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Warriors fall to Corinth, drop Braves 56-44

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer The Pontotoc Warriors fell to a talented Corinth team 85-58 last Tuesday on the road before bouncing back with a 56-44 win over Tishomingo County on Friday. PHS is 5-2 over their last seven games. In their second matchup of the season with Corinth (16-5), the Warriors played competitively but […]

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