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More postseason awards for county football standouts

Football players from all three county schools received even more recognition for their play on the gridiron this year, as a total of 8 were named All-State selections by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Pontotoc, who finished 13-2, placed 6 on the 4A squad. Senior quarterback Jacob Carter, sophomore running back Gabe Harmon, and junior […]

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Pontotoc’s Carter inks with East Central Community College

PONTOTOC- Pontotoc senior quarterback Jacob Carter signed with East Central Community College last Thursday and will enroll this spring, having completed graduation requirements at Pontotoc High School. “I just feel comfortable. It felt like home in Decatur, MS,” Carter said of his decision to choose the Warriors. “(East Central head coach) Coach Karcher, I think […]

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PHS soccer recap: Lady Warriors, Warriors split games

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer Warrior soccer team put on a dominating performance last Thursday night, blanking Tishomingo County 7-0 on the road. “The first time in a couple of games we came out and possessed the ball,” said McKinley Holland. “It was maybe a lesser opponent, but that’s what it takes to win like […]

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Troopers escape with overtime win over Cougars

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer SPRINGVILLE- The Mooreville Troopers trailed most of the game but rallied late to beat South Pontotoc in overtime Friday night, picking up a big Division 4-3A win on the road. After trailing by as many as 14 in the 3rd quarter, the Troopers outscored South 32-18 over the final 12 […]

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16 teams battle at 2nd annual Tangle on the Trail

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer PONTOTOC- The Pontotoc Rotary Club’s 2nd annual Tangle on the Trail got a huge dose of last minute schedule shakeup due to winter weather that affected parts of Mississippi and the Mid-South, but the stands were full all day long on Saturday as fans braved sub-freezing temperatures to watch a […]

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North Pontotoc baseball banquet set for Monday

The North Pontotoc Baseball opening banquet is scheduled for next Monday night, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the MSU Extension Office Building in Pontotoc. The event is open to the public, and the cost to attend is $10.00, which will include a meal of lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. The banquet’s guest speaker will […]

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Blue Devils edge past Vikings

By Jonathan Wise BOONEVILLE- Timely baskets in the 4th quarter helped the Booneville Blue Devils come out on top in a 46-38 win over North Pontotoc last Friday night at the annual Kiwanis Classic tournament at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Trailing 33-32, Tyrese Bell gave the Devils the lead for good on a floater with […]

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Wildcats top Warriors in shootout

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer BRUCE- Pontotoc’s Ty Jones and Calhoun City’s Ladavius Draine put on an offensive clinic in last Tuesday’s matchup at the Bruce Shootout, which saw the Wildcats emerge with a hard-fought 87-84 win in an exciting, back and forth contest. Draine scored 43 and Jones put up a whopping 56 points. […]

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Jones, Lady Warriors too much for Pine Grove

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer and David Wheeler, Daily Journal ECRU- A stout Class 1A Pine Grove girls basketball team ran into a stout Class 4A forward in Jatyjia Jones last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers could not keep up with Jones. The Pontotoc Lady Warriors junior powered her way to 32 points, helping her team […]

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Lady Vikings pummel Water Valley

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings squad ended their 2016 schedule with a 28-point win margin, as they took down Water Valley 48-20 at their host North Pontotoc Girls Shootout. North’s defense was able to hold the Lady Blue Devils to single digit scoring in the first three quarters, and they […]

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South Pontotoc places 10 on All-Division 4-3A squad

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer South Pontotoc football improved from 2-9 to 7-5 in the recently completed 2016 season for their first winning season since 2003 and first playoff appearance since 2010. Ten Cougars have since been named All-Division performers their efforts on the gridiron, with another 8 being recognized as honorable mentions. South placed […]

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18 Warriors named AllDivision 1-4A

By Jonathan Wise Pontotoc compiled 13 wins in the 2016 football season, the most football victories at PHS since 1992, and barely missed out on a trip to the 4A state championship game. The Warriors were accordingly well-represented when All-Division 1-4A honors were awarded, with 18 Warriors recognized for their play on the gridiron this […]

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Vikings take home Division 4-3A top awards

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer North Pontotoc finished on top of Division 4-3A in 2016, winning the division championship with a perfect 5-0 record as part of season that saw them finish 10-4, their third 10-win campaign in the last four years. The Vikings also proceeded to top the division in postseason honors, sweeping three […]

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Lady Vikings edge out Myrtle for 3-point win

By Jonathan Wise ECRU- The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings finished out their pre-Christmas schedule last Tuesday with a 39-36 home win over Myrtle, holding off the Lady Hawks’ 4th quarter rally. The contest was close almost the entire way, with Myrtle holding a 9-6 after a first quarter that saw every point scored by way […]

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