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Walnut Ruritan Shootout set for Saturday

WALNUT–The 2016 Walnut Ruritan Shootout is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Walnut High School gym. Four junior high games will precede two varsity games. Action beings at 10 a.m. (G) Chalybeate Junior High vs. Ramer Junior High, 10 a.m. (B) Chalybeate Junior High vs. Ramer Junior High, 11:15 a.m. (G) Walnut Junior High […]

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Pine Grove girls win ugly, Walnut boys get first victory

WALNUT–It was far from the best looking 48 minutes of girls basketball, but the Pine Grove Lady Panthers did just enough to escape with a 39-38 win over the Walnut Lady Wildcats on Thursday. A foul call on the last game’s last play sent Pine Grove junior Haley Vick to the free throw line for […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Walnut hosts Pine Grove, Falkner travels to Thrasher

WALNUT—Severe weather that swept through Northeast Mississippi on Tuesday evening forced all of Tippah County’s scheduled high school basketball games to be postponed, as did most of the region’s matchups. Two of those games will be played tonight. Pine Grove will take the short trek down Hwy. 15 to face Walnut. Falkner travels to Thrasher. […]

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Blue Mountain College signs Gaines as first archer

By Brett Fowler/BMC MYRTLE—Blue Mountain College got its first-ever archery signee, on Wednesday, when Myrtle High School’s Jacob Gaines inked with the new program. Gaines, who graduates high school a year early, was ranked No. 7  in the the Magnolia state-across all classifications-this past season and saw his highest score reach 286. “I am beyond […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Seven Falkner Eagles named to All-Division team

FALKNER—The 2016 All-Division 1-1A Football Team was recently released and seven Falkner Eagles made the squad. Junior running back Alex Caldwell, junior offensive lineman Pierce Johnson and senior wide receiver Terrance Edgeston were named to the Supper 22 Team. In his first full year of football for the Eagles, senior linebacker Taylor Mays was named […]

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BMC XC places 31st at national meet

ELSAH, Ill. – Battling against 328 of the best runners in the NAIA, the grueling landscape of the North Farm XC course, 20 mile-per-hour winds and a 35-degree chill, the women of Blue Mountain College XC placed 31st out of 36 teams with 864 points at 19:53.52 in the national meet Saturday morning. Blue Mountain, […]

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HS BASKETBALL: What To Watch For

Athlete of the Week for Nov. 23 Dewayne Cox, G, Ripley: Cox scored 19 points and had 10 steals in Ripley’s win over Booneville on Nov. 15 He then scored 29 in a Saturday, Nov. 19 seven-point win over Desoto Central. Tuesday, Nov. 29 South Pontotoc at Blue Mountain, 6 p.m. Pine Grove at Walnut, […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Tigers roll past Lions at Lighthouse Classic, Cox named MVP

CORINTH–Dewayne Cox scored 21 points, Cole Rogers added 15 and Asa Howard 10 to help the Ripley Tigers roll past Biggersville, 78-42, in an early game at the fourth annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic on Friday inside the Corinth High School gym. A consuming Ripley defense gave the Lions fits, coming up with deflections and 15 […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Tigers’ Kirk excited to play in Lighthouse Classic

The Ripley Tigers will play in the fourth annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Ripley coach Adam Kirk is excited about his 4-0 squad facing Biggersville (2-0) at 10:30 a.m. at Corinth High School on the opening day. The now prestigious weekend tournament features some of the best boys basketball talent in Mississippi, as well […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Pine Grove off to combined 14-2 start

Basketball life is good in Dumas, as the Pine Grove Lady Panthers and Panthers are a combined 14-2 as of Thanksgiving Day.Each team won their seventh game in a row on Tuesday in the New Albany Thanksgiving Invitational. The Panthers (7-1) defeated the Amory boys, 53-36, behind 23 points from Jon Lewellen on day two […]

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