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Toppers win again, take third straight SSAC series

  NEW ORLEANS, La. – (Box score; BM 4, UL 2, 6 Innings) The tide may be finally turning for Blue Mountain baseball in the SSAC as the Toppers took their first ever series from Loyola (16-20, 2-7 SSAC) on Saturday, winning 4-2 in a rain-shortened, six-inning scrap. A series that has eluded them since its inception finally […]

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Brenau sneaks past Blue Mountain in doubleheader

  Game 1 NEW ALBANY, Miss. (Box score; BU 5, BM2) A home run derby broke out here Sunday between #8 Brenau and Blue Mountain, with Brenau eventually getting the best of the Toppers in game one, 5-2. With Brenau leading 1-0 after an inning, Blue Mountain’s Katlyn Whitehead hit her first homer of the […]

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Lady Panthers win Class 1A Girls State Championship

Jackson- The last time the Lady Panthers reached glory by way of a girls’ basketball state championship it was 1986. The 31-year drought came to an end last Thursday as the Pine Grove Lady Panthers won the 2017 Class 1A State Championship. The game did not start out particularly the way Pine Grove wanted it […]

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Lady Tigers show resolve, fall in girls 4A title game

Jackson- Ripley was no stranger to Division 2-4A foe, Lafayette, as the two teams met twice this year with the Lady Tigers never inching closer than 19 points in margin of defeat. But these outcomes have no bearings on their matchup in the Class 4A Girls State Championship. In the first quarter, Montara Crum was […]

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Blue Devils dominate Houlka, look to repeat as champions

Jackson- Ashland squeaked out a win in their quarterfinal matchup against West Lowndes. That victory lead to their third straight semifinals appearance. Their opponent, Houlka, was by no means an easy win. Houlka entered the game (26-4) on the season and feature a star in Madarius Hobson who scored 49 points in the second round […]

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Lady Tigers stun Byhalia, move to 4A title game

Jackson- Back on January 20th, Ripley traveled to Byhalia for a Div. 2-4A matchup. Byhalia had their way with the Lady Tigers beating Ripley 68-44, a 24-point margin. But when teams are playing in the state tournament, old scores are never remembered only the current score matters and that is exactly how the Lady Tigers […]

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Lady Panthers clinch a spot in 1A state title game

Jackson- Pine Grove entered this contest knowing they were one game away from another goal, a state championship game berth. Loren Elliot knew what was at stake in the first quarter. Elliot dropped 11 of the team’s 17 first quarter points giving Pine Grove a 17-7 lead at the end of one quarter. Haley Vick […]

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Tigers end season against Leake Central

Jackson- Ripley boys have sailed uncharted waters this season. The Tigers have one of the best players in the state in Dewayne Cox, and a good supporting cast that features two seniors, Cole Rodgers and Tae Cox. These three players have accomplished many things in their time at Ripley, and sure did not want their […]

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Local teams advance to state quarterfinals

Five basketball teams from the area are headed to Jackson this week for the state quarterfinals. Pine Grove, Ripley, and Ashland girls all won last Friday in the second-round playoffs. Pine Grove dominated Houlka, 59-20. Ripley pulled off the upset, 41-37, against Pontotoc. Ashland girls downed Hollandale Simmons, 56-45. Ripley and Ashland boys both punched […]

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Rebels down Eagles, advance to semifinals

West Union- Hickory Flat came into the Div. 2-1A tournament needing a victory to extend their season. They were set to face Falkner in the opening round, a team they had previously beaten back on Jan. 31. After taking a commanding 18-3 lead from the first quarter, the Rebels never looked back. Falkner picked up […]

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