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Freshman phenom: Roberts makes big impact in lone ICC season

Former Hatley softball standout Courtney Roberts only needed one season to show her worth at Itawamba Community College. Roberts, who isn’t playing her sophomore season due to starting nursing school, racked up a host of awards as a freshman for the Lady Indians in 2015. “It was definitely a surprise to do so well, and […]

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New Amory girls’ coach Wax aims for hoops success

New Amory girls’ basketball coach Paula Wax has worked in the school district for the last several years but is ready to get back on the court to lead the Lady Panthers. “I helped out one year, but that’s been 8-9 years ago. I’d like to hopefully provide some consistency for this program,” Wax said. […]

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Nettleton’s Parker overcomes setbacks for senior success

By Makenzie Hawkins Special to the Journal A hole in her labrum and a torn rotator cuff could not stop Nettleton native Hayley Parker from playing the game she loved and finishing out her senior softball season. Parker, a shortstop at Central Arkansas, had surgery the summer before her senior year to try and repair […]

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Amory’s Cobb glad to be back in coaching

New Amory fast-pitch softball coach Jason Cobb was ready to be back in the coaching business. Cobb, who spent five seasons at Hamilton and replaced Amir Hunt as the Lady Panthers’ fast-pitch coach in late May, said the four-year break from coaching made him miss it. “I’m really excited about the opportunity, and I feel […]

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Four ICC men’s soccer players move on to the next level

By Lee Adams LetsGoICC.com Itawamba Community College men’s soccer coach Mike Sullivan has announced that four more sophomores will be continue their careers at the next level. Garrett Trautman of Amory will continue his career at Missouri S&T. Dylan Howard of Starkville heads south to play for Mississippi College. Olive Branch natives Karter Porter and […]

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Smithville’s Edwards aims to continue Noles’ championship baseball tradition

Jamie Edwards was just waiting for the right opportunity to become a head baseball coach again. After spending four years as an assistant at Hatley, Edwards found that opportunity right down the road at county rival Smithville. “It’s been four good years at Hatley, and I’ve really enjoyed my time there with coach (John) Harris,” […]

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Aberdeen’s Orr commits to Memphis

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Aberdeen football is no stranger to college football commits. The latest tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he will play for the Memphis Tigers. Aberdeen 2016 WR/DB Jerrick Orr (6-feet, 190) made it public, giving Memphis a speedy receiver to a program known nationally as on the rise. “I had always said […]

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Former Amory OF Poole named SCBL Player of the Week

By Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com Former Amory and Itawamba Community College centerfielder Tanner Poole has been named Southern Collegiate Baseball League (SCBL) Player of the Week. Poole had 13 hits in 23 at-bats last week, including a home run, double and two triples. He drove in eight runs while stealing a pair of bases for the […]

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Lady Tigers developing their youth in summer

The Hatley Lady Tigers are sporting a host of fresh new faces this summer. After graduating 5 seniors that helped lead them to their first playoff appearance since 2012, Hatley will be relying on youth on the basketball court this next season. “I’m very pleased with how our younger players are stepping up this summer,” […]

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