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Monroe football previews: Week 11

Aberdeen (7-3, 3-1 Division 4-3A) at South Pontotoc (2-8, 0-4 Division 4-3A) Last week: Aberdeen 42, Winona 20; Nettleton 33, South Pontotoc 20…Bulldogs have clinched the No. 2 seed in Division 4-3A…South Pontotoc hasn’t won a division game since 2011…Junior RB Donte Carter rushed for 135 yards and 3 TDs against Winona last week while […]

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Panthers ensure playoff spot with win at Tish County

Winless in Division 1-4A play, Tishomingo County tried to ruin Amory’s plans of staying in the driver’s seat for a possible first-round home playoff game. The Panthers (6-4, 3-1) finished off their business anyway, taking a 55-48 road win over the Braves. Amory piled up a big 28-6 lead to start out the game, but […]

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Nettleton comes alive in second half

By Eric Dillow Pontotoc Progress SPRINGVILLE – What started out a defensive struggle in the first half, turned into a scoring battle in the second half as Nettleton edged out South Pontotoc 33-20 in a Division 4-3A contest. The Cougars drove into Nettleton territory on their first series of the game but after quarterback Colton […]

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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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