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Lady Panthers take control in division game

AMORY – After Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over Itawamba AHS and losses for the Lady Indians and Pontotoc on Thursday, Amory is sitting in the catbird’s seat to win the Division 1-4A fast-pitch crown. In Tuesday night’s pitching battle, Josie Booth limited Itawamba to just one run on six hits while walking two and striking […]

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Defense holds strong for Nettleton in division win

NETTLETON – After six straight fast-pitch softball state championship appearances, Nettleton’s offense gets plenty of attention. It was its defense that shined on Tuesday to help pull out a 9-1 win over North Pontotoc to keep their control of Division 4-3A. The Lady Tigers turned three double plays early to keep the Lady Vikings off […]

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Gordon completes Boston Marathon

Amory’s Charity Gordon completed today’s Boston Marathon with a time of 04:33:48. She finished 1,609 in the Female 40-44 division. She finished in 22,635 place overall.  

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Lady Noles prepping for playoff run

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Smithville has clinched its division title, but that’s not the goal for the Lady Seminoles. Smithville (17-6) still has the fresh taste of losing in last season’s Class 1A North finals against West Union and wants another taste of 2012’s state championship. One key to that run is the meat […]

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Youth, weights have carried Nettleton softball

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal NETTLETON – Kaleigh Tackett was chasing foul balls when Nettleton’s string of six straight Class 3A fast pitch championship series began. Now, with fellow seniors Lauren Baldwyn and MariAnna Young, Nettleton is seeking a seventh shot and a fourth title. There are multiple keys to Nettleton’s success, but one underlying […]

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Lady Tigers sweep Hamilton, Smithville in tourney

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal NETTLETON – The Nettleton Lady Tigers hosted a fastpitch tournament last Saturday and wrapped the event up with a pair of wins over Hamilton and Smithville. Nettleton 8, Hamilton 1 Taylor Hyland started the game with a base hit and was bunted to second base by Raimi Bryan. […]

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Vikings’ pitcher keeps Lady Noles guessing

BY BRANDON SPECK Daily Journal NETTLETON –  Pontotoc junior Chandler Gates caught Smithville off-guard all day with nasty pitches in a 7-1 victory in six innings at the Nettleton Tournament on Saturday. “Chandler mixed it up well. She’s a North all-star for a reason,” Smithville coach Jeremy Duke said. Duke will be coaching Gates in […]

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Panthers ride Robinson’s hot start to division win

By Sam Baker For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Hoping to take their Division 1-4A record to 3-2, the Amory Panthers gave the ball to Cole Robinson hoping he could deliver. The senior answered the call, helping Amory take the wire-to-wire 7-1 victory on Thursday night. In support of their starter, the Panthers scored 7 […]

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Nettleton picks up two division wins at Aberdeen

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The Nettleton Tigers scored 36 runs on Friday in taking two games against the young, inexperienced Aberdeen Bulldogs in Division 4-3A baseball. In the first game, a 16-0 win, Nettleton centerfielder Levert Jernigan reached on a walk leading off and scored the Tigers’ first run on […]

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