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Panthers edge out Bulldogs in final minutes

AMORY – After two weeks of close losses at the hands of Senatobia and Aberdeen, Amory finally pulled out the close one. Down 28-27 to New Albany with six minutes to go, the Panthers marched down the field on a 95-yard drive capped off with a 6-yard, game-winning touchdown run from T.J. Fields for a […]

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Hatley blanks Alcorn Central for first win

Hatley got its first win in dominating fashion on Friday night, posting up a 40-0 shutout of Alcorn Central. It was the second year in a row that the Tigers posted a shutout on homecoming, blanking Benton County 14-0 last season. “I think this was a big boost for our team all the way around, […]

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Seminoles score late to seal win

Smithville overcame the loss of several starters in last week’s loss to Caledonia and sealed its 20-7 win over Thrasher with Dee Moore’s late touchdown run for a 1-0 start in Divsion 1-1A. “In the first half, we came out a little flat, and I don’t think we played or coached our best half of […]

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Noxubee County blanks Bulldogs

Noxubee County flexed its 4A powerhouse might, shutting out Aberdeen 29-0 on Friday night. The Bulldogs saw early opportunities to get in the end zone slip away, and they were shut out for the first time since a 45-0 loss to Noxubee in 2012. Aberdeen coach Mark Bray attributed the shutout to a stingy Noxubee […]

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Lady Lions edge out Smithville in division play

HAMILTON – Defending Class 1A champion Hamilton put itself in the driver’s seat in Divsion 4-1A softball on Tuesday night. The Lady Lions held rival Smithville scoreless from the second through the sixth inning and pounced for a 12-5 win. “We hit the ball pretty well at times, but there’s still a lot of room […]

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Lady Lions sweep at Caledonia Tourney

CALEDONIA – Hamilton put its larger school softball opponents to shame on Saturday at the Caledonia Tournament. The Lady Lions went 3-0 on the day scoring double digits against Caledonia, New Hope and Columbus. Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said he’s seeing the improvement in his team. “We hit the ball fairly well at times today. […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 4

Noxubee County 29, Aberdeen 0 Amory 33, New Albany 28 Hamilton 46, Vardaman 14 Hatley 40, Alcorn Central 0 Shannon 33, Nettleton 27 Smithville 20, Thrasher 7

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Monroe football previews: Week 3

Aberdeen (2-1) at Noxubee County (2-1) Last week: Aberdeen 36, Amory 28; Noxubee County 49, Louisville 14…Aberdeen got two TDs from Tyreke Gates, including the opening kickoff return, in its sixth-straight A-Game win last week…Aberdeen QB Josh Williams had a pair of TD runs, while Donte Carter had another…Noxubee has three straight wins over the […]

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Lions escape with win over Tigers in rumble in the jungle

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HAMILTON – With Lions and Tigers prowling the field and the sign on the fence reading “Welcome to the Jungle,” it was evident a cat fight was brewing. The Hamilton Lions had to score late to take a25-19 win over the Hatley Tigers in the “Jungle” of Jimmy […]

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