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Lady Lions cruise in division road win

TUPELO – The Hamilton Lady Lions rebounded from an 0-1 division start and a tough loss at the Monroe County Tournament last weekend by bagging their first division win of the season on the road at Tupelo Christian Prep. The Lady Lions took control in the second and third quarters to roll out to the […]

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Nettleton pitcher Guin signs with ICC

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal Nettleton senior Hayden Guin will continue his baseball career next season, signing on Friday to play for Itawamba Community College. Guin, a left-handed pitcher, helped lead the Tigers to the 3A North finals last year where they fell in three games to eventual state champion Kossuth. Nettleton coach Will Hawkins […]

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Hatley catcher Reeves inks with ICC

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal Hatley catcher Mary Kathryn Reeves will take her softball career to the next level, signing on Thursday to play next season at Itawamba Community College. “I’m really excited because I’ve worked a long time for this,” Reeves said on Thursday. “It’s a great opportunity to have because not many people […]

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County champs: Aberdeen sweeps boys’, girls’ tournament titles

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Aberdeen completed the sweep of the county tournament titles as the Bulldogs closed out the weekend with a 62-28 win over host Amory to take the boys’ championship for the second year in a row. It was the second dominating win of the weekend for the Bulldogs (14-2), […]

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Lady Tigers take Lee County title

by David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – The Saltillo boys broke won its first Lee County championship in decades in blowout fashion but the Nettleton girls had to rally in a game that saw five fourth-quarter ties on Saturday. Nettleton’s Jabria Pounds sank two free throws with 41 seconds left and the Tigers […]

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Seminoles edge Eagles with strong second half

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles fought off a tough TCPS team on Tuesday night and pulled out a 10-point, division-opening win, 50-40, with a strong finish. Neither teams managed more than a two-point lead in the opening quarter as the teams matched bucket-for-bucket. The Eagles took a steal […]

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Lady Panthers’ shutout secures division title

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Lady Panthers secured their playoff spot on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Pontotoc, then turned around and claimed the Division 2-4A title on Friday with a 4-1 road win at Caledonia. The Lady Panthers will host a first round playoff game next week. “It’s […]

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Monroe scores and roundup

Basketball Friday (G) West Point 61, Aberdeen 40 Kirstin Metcalf scored 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs in the loss. (B) Aberdeen 58, West Point 51 Marcus Carouthers led the Bulldogs with 22 points in the win. Queshod Young chipped in with 12 points. (G) Shannon 75, Amory 33 Ashley Thompson scored 10 points for […]

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Noles take charge in second half over Tigers

SMITHVILLE – Smithville boys’ basketball coach Nick Coln has seen his team start out slow much of the season. On Friday, the Noles didn’t let a slow start stop them from pulling out a 52-42 win over county rival Hatley. “We’ve started every game, 15 games now, slow,” Coln said. “It seems like our first, […]

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