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Lady Panthers win Monroe County tourney

HAMILTON – Amory has come close in the last three Monroe County slow-pitch softball tournaments. On Saturday, the Lady Panthers finished the job. Amory completed a three-game sweep of its fellow county rivals, capped off with a 13-3 win over Hamilton in the final game of the day. “I’m not really sure of the date […]

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Monroe football previews: Week 2

New Hope (0-0) at Aberdeen (1-0) Last week: Aberdeen 42, Shannon 19; New Hope off…Aberdeen QB Josh Williams accounted for five total TDs in the season opener, completing 9 of 12 passing for 181 yards and three scores and another 78 yards and 2 TDs on the ground…B.J. Williams was his leading receiver with two […]

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Baldwyn tops Nettleton

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NETTLETON – The heat took its toll. There were certainly first-game mistakes. But the Nettleton Tigers and Baldwyn Bearcats opened their 2014 season with an entertaining 48 minutes of high school football Friday, with Baldwyn scoring the winning touchdown late for a 28-25 victory. “It was all about […]

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Bulldogs light up scoreboard in Shannon

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SHANNON – The Aberdeen Bulldogs’ high octane offense got revenge for last year’s season-opening loss to Shannon when they put 42 points on the board in their victory over the Red Raiders on the road Friday night. Senior QB Josh Williams accounted for five touchdowns, completing 9 of […]

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Panthers surge in second half at Independence

Amory’s defense turned in another stellar performance on Friday night, allowing just five first downs and no touchdowns in the Panthers’ 23-7 season-opening win at Independence. The game stayed locked in a scoreless tie until after halftime. Amory coach Ben Ashley said he didn’t feel like his team had the energy it needed in the […]

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Knight makes smooth adjustment at QB for Seminoles

Smithville senior Neil Knight is making the adjustment from moving from wide receiver to quarterback this season for the defending Class 1A North champs. Knight showed on Friday he’s already finding success in the role, scoring both Smithville touchdowns in a 13-2 win over Belmont. Knight had a 4-yard scoring run in the third quarter […]

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Tigers drop heartbreaker to Cougars

Hatley saw the improvement its football team has made in the last year in Friday’s season-opener against South Pontotoc. They also saw a heartbreaker as South Pontotoc’s Clay Hood hauled in the game-winning 44-yard touchdown as the clock expired in a 27-22 Hatley loss on Friday night. “It was a little screen pass, and we […]

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Hamilton Lions’ offense shines in season-opener

POTTS CAMP – Hamilton running back Keshon Heard showed he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with this season. The junior rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns in Hamilton’s 43-27 season-opening win over Potts Camp, but it was also a balanced offensive attack for the Lions. Quarterback Byron Butler passed for 137 […]

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County teams open season with wins at annual Amory Classic

AMORY – Smithville opened up its slow-pitch softball season on Saturday at the Amory Classic with a pair of dominating wins. “We hit the ball pretty hard today and played pretty good defense. I think that’s all we can ask for. We’re just working hard and trying to get better all the time,” Smithville coach […]

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