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Lady Noles top Amory in high-scoring affair at tourney

SMITHVILLE – On rare occasions, football can help out with softball. Or at least the flag variety did on Saturday for Smithville. Following a tough division loss on Tuesday to rival Hamilton, Smithville coach Jeremy Duke lightened the mood with his team for Friday’s practice, taking them out on the football team’s practice field for […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 5

Aberdeen 57, Itawamba AHS 29 New Hope 34, Amory 13 Falkner 33, Hamilton 26 Hatley 41, Benton County 24 Kossuth 20, Nettleton 0 Smithville 48, Biggersville 0

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Nettleton duo hooks up for four TDs in loss

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SHANNON – Nettleton head coach Mike Scott made a couple of changes in his starting lineup on Friday night. The new lineup struggled early in the game, and after a half filled with mistakes and miscues, the Tigers fell behind Shannon 27-7. A different Nettleton team took the […]

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Lions’ ground attack pounds Rams

Coming off a close win over county rival Hatley the previous week, Hamilton overcame a slow start to eventually pick up a dominating 46-14 win over Vardaman and start out Division 1-1A play with a win. “I think last week was a tough emotional game. Our emotions were high, and it was draining,” Hamilton coach […]

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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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