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Hot shooting Vikings overwhelm Bears

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer ECRU- The North Pontotoc Vikings opened Saturday’s slate of boys hoops games at the Viking Classic with a resounding 67-29 blowout defeat over Alcorn Central. The win marked the second consecutive 35-plus point victory, as the Vikings dropped Falkner 77-23 the previous night. North stormed out of the gates with […]

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Lady Warriors’ Lane signs with Blue Mountain

Pontotoc Lady Warriors center Mackenzie Lane inked with Blue Mountain College last Wednesday. Lane, a 6’0 senior, was averaging 15.4 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks a game at the time of the signing, while shooting 58 percent from the field. “I’ve always wanted to go to school at Blue Mountain, and I’m excited about […]

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10 threes key Pontotoc win over Shannon

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer PONTOTOC- The Pontotoc Warrior offense was able to pick up steam last Tuesday, as the Warriors defeated division 1-4A foe Shannon 60-54 at home in a tight, hard-fought contest. The momentum carried over to two more wins in a 3-0 week for the Warriors. Clinging to a one-point lead with […]

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South soccer teams edge North in tight battles

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer SPRINGVILLE- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars rallied with a flurry of offense late in the second half to beat rival North Pontotoc 5-2 on Friday night, picking up a key division win. The South boys completed the sweep with a 2-1 win. The Lady Vikings led 1-0 at halftime behind […]

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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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