About Donica Phifer

Donica Phifer grew up in Tishomingo, Miss with two older brothers whose extracurricular activities taught her all about sports at an early age. Before joining the Gazette staff as the Sports Editor, she was a sportswriter for The Daily Corinthian and the Online Editor for three years at The Daily Mississippian, the student newspaper of The University of Mississippi. In her free time she's usually at an Ole Miss sporting event, cheering on the Rebels.

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West Union grabs division sweep of Falkner

MYRTLE – A pair of wins was added to West Union’s division total on Tuesday as both Eagles teams topped Falkner. The boys opened with a close game in the first quarter where offensive shots from Hayden Basil, Bobby High and Andrew Childers put the Eagles up 21-16. West Union’s lead slipped away for the […]

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Falcons blown out by Baldwyn; Lady Falcons roll Bearcats

BALDWYN – Rebounds, turnovers and missed baskets laid the foundation for Ingomar’s lop-sided loss to Baldwyn on Monday. The Bearcats defeated the Falcons in an 85-56 final on Monday largely behind a performance in the second quarter that shut down Ingomar’s offense and handed Baldwyn a 21-point lead at the halftime break. “I think we […]

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Bulldogs split in division contest with Senatobia

After nabbing a Division 2-4A win on Jan. 19 New Albany’s Lady Bulldogs played a close contest against the visiting Senatobia Lady Warriors in a 43-39 final. Samantha Bridges led in scoring for the Bulldogs with 19 points, followed by Latavea Harris with 10. New Albany got off to a slow start scoring only four […]

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Hawks split division games with Hickory Flat

A one-point difference handed Hickory Flat’s Lady Rebels team a win on Tuesday as they topped Myrtle in a 41-40 final. Karly Wilburn led in scoring for the Rebels with 12 points, followed by Toot Beard with 11 while Jessica Floyd and Ivory Montomery both ended the night in double digits with 16 and 10 […]

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Bridges leads Lady Bulldogs to win over Rosa Fort

NEW ALBANY – The Lady Bulldogs’ last win came in November; the last game where leading 2015 scorers Tashonda Caviness and Jazzmine McWilliams were on the court together. On Tuesday, New Albany held off Rosa Fort to snap a 14-game losing streak, defeating the Lady Lions in a 63-61 final to move to 1-1 in […]

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Falcons top Mantachie to stay perfect in 1-2A

Both Ingomar squads hit the 20-win mark for the season after nabbing a pair of division wins against 1-2A rival Mantachie. The Lady Falcons turned in a 57-26 win over the Mustangs, led by Mallory Russell’s 22 points. Gara Beth Self added 14 more in a game where Ingomar jumped out to a 16-5 win […]

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Ingomar’s Lady Falcons girls basketball team pose with the Union County Championship trophy after defeating West Union 58-32 on Saturday.

Ingomar sweeps tournament to claim 2016 Union County titles

MYRTLE – The boys’ final of the Union County tournament featured 52 fouls in 32 minutes, with a late pull-ahead rally from Ingomar allowing the Falcons to edge Myrtle 58-54 for the title on Saturday night. Ingomar’s Kelton Hall and Myrtle’s Jonathan Scales put on an offensive show combining to score 50 points between them. […]

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Bulldogs, Urchins and Eagles advance to finals in Junior High tournament

INGOMAR – Both New Albany squads as well as the East Union Lady Urchins and the West Union Eagles will play for the 2016 Union County Junior High titles after all four teams advanced in the semi-final rounds on Jan 14. The Lady Bulldogs defeated West Union in a 33-22 as New Albany’s 11 point […]

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New Albany splits non-division contest with Kossuth

The New Albany Bulldogs took a break from division competition to pay a visit to Alcorn County on Friday. The boys topped the Aggies in a 75-71 decision while the Lady Bulldogs dropped their game in a 68-29 final. Elexis Jones finished as the leading scorer on the night for New Albany, putting in 10 […]

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Ingomar outlasts H. W. Byers for division win

HOLLY SPRINGS – It took until the third quarter – on a buzzer-beater three-point shot from Cade Hall – for Ingomar to snag a lead. The shot was clean – the momentum swung the Falcons’ way and Ingomar carried it through to snag a 76-73 win over H. W. Byers on Tuesday. “We weathered the […]

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