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BMC Baseball signs power-hitting infielder

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Blue Mountain College Baseball head coach Curt Fowler announced, Friday, the signing of Columbus infielder Chris McCullough. The 5’11” former East Mississippi Community College bomber hit .315, bashed six home runs, drove in 31 and scored 29 times in 41 games in 2015 for the Lions. McCullough joins several new signees added to the […]

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12th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5k Run/Walk results

Results from the 12th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5k Run/Walk held June 3. Wesley Green, 19:30 Greg Windham, 19:40 Thomas Floyd, 21:04 Owen Childs, 21:28 C. Requena, 21:39 Chris Winburn, 23:04 Allex Tatum, 24:10 Bill Coulter, 24:22 Grey McElwain, 24:35 Heather Cardwell, 24:28 Robyn McElwain, 24:50 Randy Lancaster, 25:31 Benton Elliott, 25:55 Christy Bryowsky, 27:05 […]

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Story has no regrets about early enrollment

By Logan Lowery/Daily Journal STARKVILLE–While many of his classmates at Ripley High School were preparing for prom and graduation, Michael Story was going through grueling spring practices a few hours south at Mississippi State. Story graduated early, signed with the Bulldogs and enrolled in the same week in January 2015 so that he could get […]

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BMC Baseball adds slick-fielding second baseman

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Blue Mountain College Baseball cashed in on another sure-handed infielder Thursday, signing Snead State’s (Ala.) Grayson Bowman to the 2017 roster. The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native had a .950 fielding percentage, batted .230, smacked a home run, belted two triples and four doubles in 36 games for the Parsons in 2016. Bowman stated this week, […]

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Ripley’s Norton named Athletic Director of the Year

The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) recognized Clay Norton as the High School Athletic Director of the Year for 2016.  Norton hails from Ripley and is a graduate of Ripley High, Belhaven, and Mississippi College.  He has served as athletic director at Clinton High since 2012.  As head basketball coach, he guided his teams to […]

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Falkner’s Peterson inks baseball scholarship with Rust College

FALKNER—On Monday, Falkner’s Emonti Peterson signed a national Letter of Intent (LOI) to play baseball for Rust College, a NCAA Division III school just up the road in Holly Springs. Peterson, a three-sport athlete at Falkner, was surrounded by family and friends at Falkner High School. He said he’s excited about the opportunity to further […]

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Walnut High School competes in Lady Tiger team camp

By Blake Long/NEMCC BOONEVILLE—Fifteen squads representing nine high schools from across the Magnolia State descended upon the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus from June 27-28 to participate in the second Lady Tiger Team Camp. Two of the three regulation sized courts inside legendary Bonner Arnold Coliseum were in action from 9 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. […]

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Ripley band director remembered as loving, driven, dedicated

RIPLEY—The Ripley High School Band family is mourning the loss of 11-year band director Sam Cunningham, who passed away suddenly on Monday, July 4. “I’ll always remember how passionate he was about us and the band,” said 2015 senior drum major Grace-Anne Elliott.  “He always pushed us to be great. He dedicated his whole life […]

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BASEBALL: Tigers advance in NEMCABB Summer Tournament

NEW ALBANY–The NEMCABB Summer Baseball Tournament is a test of baseball skill, but it’s also a test of toughness. Tuesday, the Ripley Tigers showed their grit by winning a pair of games–one in comeback fashion–to advance to today’s quarterfinal round. Battling midday heat at BNA Park in New Albany, the Tigers rallied from down 5-0 to […]

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BASEBALL: Panthers, Tigers head to NEMCABB Summer Tournament

Baseball squads from Pine Grove and Ripley will be part of 26 teams participating in the 2016 NEMCABB Summer Tournament, which began today at BNA Park in New Albany. Last week, the Ripley Tigers hosted a NEMCABB regional, going 1-1. They fell to New Albany 5-1, but bounced back to defeat Pine Grove 18-0 in […]

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