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Hatley’s Seals rewarded for her perseverance through injury

Hatley’s Madison Seals has played through the pain of a broken back, then became the cheerleader and inspirational leader for her team on the sidelines after undergoing spinal surgery. Last week, the incoming Hatley senior, who plays both basketball and softball, was recognized for her courage and perseverance as she was awarded the Unselfish Hero […]

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Hatley’s Stark aims for more aggressiveness in Lady Tigers

New Hatley girls’ basketball coach Ben Stark has learned the ropes the last three years from Scott Carter and Terry Walters. Now, Stark is ready to take over the reins and adapt his own style of coaching to the Lady Tigers. “I’m really excited for the opporunity to be the head coach. I’ve had the […]

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Noles’ rally in North half falls short

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – If there was a rule in baseball that only earned runs counted in a team’s score, the Smithville Seminoles would have beaten Tupelo Christian Preparatory School 3-2 on Friday night in the Swamp in Game 2 of the North finals. The Noles would have evened the […]

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Lady Noles halt Bogue Chitto rally, repeat as fast-pitch champs

RIDGELAND – If it weren’t for one big play, the Smithville Lady Noles might not be hoisting up a second-straight Class 1A fast-pitch softball state championship. Up 4-0 going into the bottom of the seventh of a decisive Game 3, the Lady Noles saw Bogue Chitto rally to tie the game. The Lady Bobcats were […]

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Amory tennis players reach state semis

The Amory tennis team capped off a successful season with a strong showing at last week’s state championship tournament in Oxford last Monday and Tuesday. Amory tennis was led by senior Russell Applewhite and junior Megan Finney reaching the semifinals in mixed doubles and freshman Luke Flippo reaching the semifinals in boys’ singles. Eli Black […]

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Amory kicker Shelly signs with Holmes

Next season, Amory senior Caleb Shelly will be putting his kicking skills to test on the football field at Holmes Community College. “I’m super excited to get the opportunity to play college football. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Shelly said. “Holmes isn’t in a very big town, but I’m going to fit in […]

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Heard wins another track state championship

Hamilton sprinter Keshon Heard, who will play cornerback next season at Northwest Mississippi Community College, has won another Class 1A state title in the 100-meter dash. Heard ran an 11.1 to win the event. “I was hoping to run a 10.7 today, but first place is good,” the senior said after winning. It’s Heard’s second […]

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Lady Noles sweep Lady Lions to reach state again

SMITHVILLE – Morgan Barrett got the job done offensively and in the circle on Saturday afternoon to send the Smithville Lady Noles to another Class 1A state championship series. Barrett held rival Hamilton to four hits and hit two RBI doubles and drove in three runs in the Lady Noles’ 9-3 win to sweep the […]

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Mooreville pulls away late over Nettleton in North finals

NETTLETON – The Nettleton Lady Tigers’ rival Mooreville took an early lead in game two of the Class 3A North finals, then took advantage of some miscues to come away with a commanding 6-1 win to earn a trip to the state championship series. Down 2-1, Nettleton made four errors in the final three innings […]

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