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Tigers finish nondivision with third-straight win of the season

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BELDEN – Hatley finished its pre-division schedule Friday with a 48-6 victory over the Tupelo Christian Eagles. “We used our speed tonight,” Hatley coach Patrick Schoolar said. “The TCPS defense was tough early against things we usually do well, and we made some adjustments.” Those adjustments for Hatley […]

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Noles’ defense pitches shutout against Cougars

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – “We were worried about Coldwater this week,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “We knew the kind of speed they had, and we didn’t want them to break long plays against us.” Collums’ defense eased the coach’s mind by not only stopping the long plays, but keeping […]

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Tigers pound Mustangs early

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Itawamba County Times NETTLETON – Friday night turned into a “getting back on track” game for Nettleton before division play, as they finished off their nondivision slate with a 48-20 win over Mantachie. “I think we played a lot better on both sides of the ball than what we have been,” Nettleton […]

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Smithville tops Hamilton in slugfest

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – In a game that decided the Division 4-1A title between softball rivals Hamilton and Smithville, the division ended up being second to the number of long balls that left Smithville’s field on Tuesday night. A whopping 25 home runs were hit as Smithville topped Hamilton 27-22, but the […]

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Amory wins home swimming meet

For the Monroe Journal Amory came out on top at its home swimming meet on Saturday, placing first with a score of 237 points. Mississippi School of Math and Science placed second with 155 points, while West Point was third with 79 points. Other schools who participated were Ingomar, Itawamba AHS and Tupelo Christian Prep. […]

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Monroe football scores: Week 6

Aberdeen 42, Corinth 7 Amory 27, Bruce 0 Hatley 48, TCPS 6 Nettleton 35, Mantachie 20 Smithville 28, Coldwater 0

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Monroe football previews: Week 6

Aberdeen (3-2) at Corinth (4-1) Last week: Aberdeen 57, Itawamba AHS 29; Corinth 52, New Albany 13…Up 30-22 at the half, Aberdeen scored four straight TDs in the third quarter to secure its win on Friday…QB Josh Williams and WR Jerrick Orr hooked up for three straight in that period…Williams also threw a TD to […]

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Orr sparks Bulldogs in second half

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Jerrick Orr was in the dog house during the first half of Aberdeen’s 57-29 win Friday against Itawamba AHS. He returned to the field in the third quarter and took three balls to the house as Aberdeen pulled away. The junior has the tools to land the Bulldogs […]

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Heard flashing speed for Lions this season

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal HAMILTON – Keshon Heard is sort of the last Lions standing. His brothers, former Hamilton standouts Zarratt Sims, the oldest, and Quinshay Heard, moved off to college, leaving the youngest of the tribe all on his own. He’s no little Lion, though. The speedy Hamilton junior running back is 6-feet, […]

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