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Area players compete in NEMCABB all-star game

CORINTH – Just a day after their disappointing Class 1A state championship loss, Smithville’s four seniors – Micah McCain, Cole Williams, Kyle Noe and Neil Knight – found themselves on the end of another tight defeat, this one as part of the 1A/2A East all-stars in the annual NEMCABB all-star games on Saturday afternoon. The […]

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Hamilton trio inks with Itawamba CC

Three Hamilton seniors signed on Tuesday to continue their athletic careers next year at Itawamba Community College – Addie Thompson with softball, Sarah Garvin with women’s basketball and Mark Tipton with golf. Thompson, who has been a part of three state championship teams in slow-pitch and helped lead the Lady Lions to the fast-pitch state […]

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Aberdeen’s Williams earns MVP honors at all-star game

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal BOONEVILLE – Nine area players participated in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA) All-Star football game on Wedneday hosted by Northeast Community College in Booneville. Former Aberdeen quarterback Josh Williams drew the starting nod for the East squad and was named the Offensive MVP. Williams hit former […]

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McCain, Noe lock down on defense in Game 2

Smithville coach Steve Kerr saved his ace and senior Micah McCain for Game 2. In the fifth inning, however, McCain’s chance to go the distance was nearly ruined. Craig Bradley’s comebacker to the mound on a fastball smashed off McCain’s throwing arm, forcing his coach to come out to check on his starter. “I came […]

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Repeat denied: Cathedral spoils Noles’ bid for back-to-back championships

PEARL – Last season, Smithville celebrated a Class 1A state baseball title on the field at Trustmark Park as Cathedral players watched. This year, the roles were reversed as the Seminoles’ (20-14) bid for back-to-back titles came to an end with a two-game sweep by Cathedral. The Green Wave completed the series with a 4-2 […]

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Panthers finish spring practice with scrimmage

By Rob Williams Monroe Journal AMORY – In football language it’s called a “4-2” scrimmage. Four teams are invited and each plays two halves against two of the other teams. On Thursday night, the Amory Panthers hosted Kossuth, Booneville and Mantachie in a “4-2.” The Panthers opened the evening with a half against Kossuth and […]

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Offense shines in Bulldogs’ spring game

The Aberdeen Bulldogs graduate their longtime starting quarterback Josh Williams, but in their spring game over Okolona on Thursday, the offense didn’t miss a beat. The Bulldogs’ offense pounded out six touchdowns to trounce the Chieftains, and incoming senior Tramonte Prather showed his poise at quarterback. “He did really well for us throwing the football,” […]

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Hatley shortstop Waycaster makes it official with ICC

Hatley shortstop Jonathan Waycaster will take his game to the next level, signing on Wednesday to play baseball for Itawamba Community College. Waycaster helped lead the Tigers to a North finals appearance this season. “I think seeing the campus and knowing a lot of the players that are going to be playing next year helped […]

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Amory basketball’s Thompson inks with Pearl River College

Amory senior Ashley Thompson will take her basketball game to the next level, signing last Wednesday to play for Pearl River Community College next year. “I’m really excited about signing, and it’s really a blessing,” Thompson said. “I was traveling to different colleges and trying out, and this one I really liked in particular.” Thompson […]

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