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Tigers secure trip to postseason

MARIETTA – Hatley is finally heading to the postseason. The longest tenured school in Northeast Mississippi without a playoff appearance, Hatley (5-5, 2-2 Division 1-2A) sealed its first in school history with a 20-14 win over New Site on Thursday. “These young men have come so far in two years. It’s amazing what they’ve bought […]

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Noles fall at Falkner

FALKNER – Falkner and Smithville slugged it out to the end to gain an edge in a tight Division 1-1A race. Jeramie Lawrence’s 42-yard touchdown with 2:25 to go lifted Falkner (6-3, 4-2) to a 26-19 win over Smithville to put them back in the hunt to host first round. “I thought when he made […]

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Lions shocked by Coldwater, lose ground in division race

After Friday’s surprising 38-12 loss to Coldwater, Hamilton finds itself with its back against the wall along with county rival Smithville into securing one of the final playoff spots. It marked back-to-back shocking wins for the Cougars, who edged out Falkner the week before. “We had too many turnovers, and we didn’t play very well,” […]

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Lady Noles grab third title in four years

RIDGELAND – Smithville’s five seniors – Lane Kennedy, Breanna Edgeworth, Laken Armstrong, Claire McNeese and Ashtyn Hensley – capped off a stellar slow-pitch softball career by adding their third state championship in four years. The Lady Noles (30-6) grabbed a two-game sweep of Sebastopol, 5-1 and 12-8, to win Class 1A again after back-to-back titles […]

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Lady Tigers fall in three at state

By Gene Phelps and Melissa Meador Daily Journal RIDGELAND – Harley Tucker, the bases filled with Nettleton base runners, belted a screaming line drive deep to center field at Freedom Ridge Park. She needed it to go 250 feet. Instead it traveled about 248 and into the glove of Philadelphia outfielder Kenyatta Moore for the […]

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Hatley drops close ones at state

By Brandon Speck and Melissa Meador Monroe Journal RIDGELAND – The big hit eluded Hatley. Errors did not. East Webster took advantage and won the first slow-pitch championship in school history. East Webster swept Hatley, 7-3 and 1-0 in the Class 2A state championship series on Saturday at Freedom Ridge Park. “Second game, we really […]

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Newton sweeps Amory for second year in a row

RIDGELAND – Errors plagued Amory at the wrong time in its Class 4A slow-pitch softball state championship loss on Saturday. Newton County (32-3) capitalized on four Amory (27-9) errors in the last two innings of a back-and-forth Game 1 for a 10-7 win, then rode 10 Lady Panther miscues to a 16-1 five-inning victory in […]

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Lady Noles win North slugfest with Hamilton

SMITHVILLE – Smithville slugged its way back to the Class 1A state championship series. In a 2-0 sweep that featured 31 home runs, the Lady Noles (28-6) topped rival and defending state champion Hamilton 16-8 and 36-24 to seal their trip to Ridgeland. “They’ve been a thorn in our side starting last year, and we […]

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Lady Panthers survive Tish comebacks to win North

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal IUKA – Amory isn’t sending its seniors off in style – the Lady Panthers don’t have any seniors. With Tuesday’s 10-9 and 7-6 sweep at Tishomingo County, Amory is making its second straight trip to the Class 4A slow-pitch championship. “It says a lot about our girls to be able […]

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