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Earlier loss motivation for Wildcats

Kemper County coach Chris Jones didn’t have a good taste in his mouth after Aberdeen’s last minute, Division 4-3A win earlier in the season. His Wildcats returned the favor on Friday night, ending the Bulldogs’ season with a 52-14 win in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs. “It’s been on our minds since […]

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Quick start doesn’t pay off for Bulldogs

ABERDEEN – Aberdeen came out with guns blazing. Visiting Kemper County extinguished the fire in a hurry. Kemper (11-3) overcame a 14-0 Aberdeen start to score 52 unanswered points and upset the Bulldogs 52-14 to advance to the Class 3A North finals against Charleston next week. “The defense just wasn’t there,” Aberdeen coach Mark Bray […]

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Tigers blast Panthers for first win of season

NETTLETON – Nettleton came into Tuesday night’s contest against with a pair of close losses to open their basketball season. The Tigers got in the win column easily, cruising to an 84-48 win over the Panthers. “We showed tonight that we can definitely score. We’re still working out the kinks on defense,” Nettleton boys’ coach […]

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Monroe football preview: Third round

Kemper County (10-3) at Aberdeen (10-3) Last week: Aberdeen 66, North Pontotoc 30; Kemper County 42, Cleveland East Side 6…Rematch of a regular season Division 4-3A meeting…Aberdeen quarterback Josh Williams was 16 of 20 passing for 451 yards and 4 TDs in the win over North Pontotoc…Juniors Jerrick Orr, Tramonte Prather and B.J. Williams had […]

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Lions rally for opening game win at Hatley

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – It took Hamilton more than half of the basketball game to start playing as a team and wrestle the lead away from the Hatley Tigers on Friday night. Once they got ahead, the Lions they managed to hold off the Tigers for a down-to-the-wire win in […]

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Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs open with wins on the road

NEW HOPE – Aberdeen officially opened up its 2014-2015 basketball season on Thursday night, grabbing a 68-63 win on the road at New Hope. New Aberdeen head coach Jaworski Rankin credited a couple of strengths, including making 75 percent of their free throws on Thursday, with helping the Bulldogs gain the win. “We put a […]

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Bulldogs blast Vikings, host Kemper next

ECRU – Aberdeen’s offense didn’t let freezing temperatures slow it down against North Pontotoc on Friday night. The Bulldogs put up a season-high in points in their 66-30 win in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to advance to host Kemper County next week. “We just took advantage of what they were doing. […]

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Turnovers doom Noles in first round

Smithville’s first round matchup was a tough one on Friday night as the Seminoles were shut out 39-0 on the road at Shaw. Five turnovers harmed the Noles as Shaw scored off the first two and led 19-0 at the half. “It’s something we talked about last week,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “We knew […]

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Amory soccer splits with Oxford, sweeps Nettleton

AMORY – Amory posted up its first shutout in boys’ soccer of the season, improving its record to 1-1 with a 2-0 win over Oxford on Tuesday night. The Panthers put up the lead in the first half and held on with a strong defensive effort in the second half. “The defense played really well […]

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