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Tigers grab first win of season

HATLEY – Hatley coach Brian McCollum was looking for a spark in his team’s 0-6 start to the season. He got it on Friday night as his Tigers downed Tupelo Christian 58-40 to grab their first win. “We really had our best week of practice this week,” McCollum said. “There was a lot of confidence, […]

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Lady Noles edge out Tremont in rematch

HATLEY – In a rematch of a close battle earlier in the season, the Smithville Lady Noles were clutch at the free-throw line late to grab a 40-30 win over Tremont at the Hatley Tournament on Friday. Tremont had grabbed a physical five-point win right before Thanksgiving break. “Both teams struggled early in the game, […]

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Wave hand Bulldogs first loss

TUPELO – In a showcase of two of the premier basketball teams in this corner of the state, host Tupelo stole the show. The up tempo of the Golden Wave eventually wore down the previously undefeated Aberdeen Bulldogs in the second half as Tupelo claimed a 79-52 victory on Tuesday night. “I think there were […]

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Amory soccer starts out division play with wins

AMORY – Both Amory soccer teams started off division play on the right foot with wins on Tuesday night. The Panthers exploded in overtime, scoring three goals including the game-winner by Ryan Morgan, while the Lady Panthers cruised in a 3-0 win. “They’re both big wins, and I have to tip my hat to Itawamba […]

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Lady Tigers fall to Nettleton at Vandiver Classic in Baldwyn

BALDWYN – Nettleton bottled up Hatley leading scorer Abby Cantrell and grabbed a 48-27 win on Saturday morning at the Doc Vandiver Classic at Baldwyn. Hatley coach Scott Carter complimented the defensive efforts of Jabria Pounds in guarding Cantrell and holding her to single-digit scoring for the first time this season. “Jabria is a great […]

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Tigers hold on against Lions

NETTLETON – Nettleton held off a hard-charging Hamilton team in the second half, pulling out a 51-44 win on Friday night. The Lions cut the lead to as few as four in the fourth quarter. “We weren’t making our shots and settling for our shots tonight,” Nettleton coach Derrick Sharp said. “They were playing a […]

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Eagles soar in third to down Seminoles Friday night

By Rob Williams For the Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – The Wheeler Eagles broke open a fairly close game on Friday night in Smithville, scoring 45 points in the second half to down the Seminoles by 73-46. Dee Stegall got the first two points of the game with a drive to the basket in the opening […]

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Hutchinson working to give Panthers consistency

Amory coach Todd Hutchinson has taken his new team back to the basics. Hutchinson takes over a boys’ basketball team that won just three games last season after losing its entire starting lineup from the year before, and he says his main priority is giving some consistency to a young team. “I’m basically the 11th […]

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Lady Bulldogs hold off Amory comeback

AMORY – Down by 14 at the half, the Amory Lady Panthers made some noise in the second half against their county rival Aberdeen. The Lady Bulldogs forced some key turnovers late to hold on for the 41-40 win on Thursday night. “They made some plays and got the momentum,” Aberdeen girls’ coach Lorenzo Conley […]

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