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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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Amory soccer opens season with close losses

AMORY – Amory’s soccer teams opened up their 2014-2015 seasons on Saturday with a pair of close losses to Saltillo. The Panthers fought Saltillo to a scoreless tie through the first half, with seven shots on target to Saltillo’s one. “The first half I felt like we played really well. We had four or five […]

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Amory runners place at cross country state

For the Monroe Journal Amory’s cross country team had a strong showing at Saturday’s MHSAA state cross country meet in Clinton, with the boys’ team placing eighth overall and two placing with their individual times. Trey Clark led the way for Amory in the boys’ race earning the bronze medal with his third-place finish behind […]

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Bulldogs pull away late in first round

By Jay Tidwell Special to the Journal ABERDEEN – When Aberdeen wasn’t making much progress through the air, Donte Carter found positive yardage on the ground. The junior running back had 15 carries for 129 yards and four touchdowns and Josh Williams was nearly perfect in passing to lead the Bulldogs to a 46-16 win […]

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