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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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Strong pitching, hitting lift Tigers over Walnut

By Zac Carlisle Monroe Journal HATLEY – After getting swept by division rival New Site and county rival Smithville last week, the Hatley Tigers (6-13, 2-4) were looking for some kind of spark to get themselves back on the right track for their playoff hopes. They found it on Thursday night with a 7-2 Division […]

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Lady Panthers rally late to over come Tish in division play

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal AMORY – Josie Booth held the Tishomingo County Lady Braves to two runs on five scattered hits and drove in the winning run as the Lady Panthers took a 3-2 division win on Thursday night in Amory. Bailey Oswalt saw only three pitches in the game, but turned […]

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Week off from surgery feels like an eternity

Every week at some point while I’m out covering a game, I have someone remark on how busy I stay and wonder how I’m able to get to all your games and everything else that I cover each week. Imagine trying to schedule a surgery and recuperate from it during spring sports, probably the busiest […]

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