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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Bulldogs win individual titles in division tennis tournament

NEW ALBANY – On four of the five courts in the finals of the 2-4A division tennis tournament, the Bulldogs were featured players. New Albany took home individual division titles in boys singles, girls doubles, boys doubles, and mixed doubles during Tuesday’s tournament at the BNA Tennis and Soccer complex, with the Bulldogs running the […]

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Roaton leads Urchins to 5-3 win over Ingomar

INGOMAR – In the battle for the lead in Division 1-2A, the Urchins came out on top. East Union defeated Ingomar in a 5-3 decision on Tuesday, aided by timely hitting from the batting rotation and the arm of Witt Roaton, who pitched a complete game for the Urchins and recorded nine strikeouts on the […]

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McCullough hired as Lady Eagles basketball coach

The West Union Lady Eagles will have a new face calling the shots on the court next season. The Union County School Board approved the hire of Jenny McCullough on April 4 to replace three-year Lady Eagles head coach Matt Thompson. “She was somebody that we had heard a lot about and just knew about […]

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Wilkinson pitches complete game; Urchins roll Baldwyn

ELLISTOWN – The bats did most of the work. East Union served up 12 hits during Tuesday’s 1-2A division contest with Baldwyn, ending the game in six innings with a 12-2 score. Still, defensive play proved the key for the Urchins (8-2), East Union coach Chris Basil said. “Defensively we were good tonight,” Basil said, […]

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Seventh inning shot lifts West Union over East Union

ENTERPRISE – West Union earned both the first and the last runs of the night on Thursday, as Riley Bogue’s walk-off two-RBI double lifted the Eagles to a 4-3 win over East Union. Bogue’s hit arrived after a lead-off double from Cole Phillips and a single into left field from Caleb Jennings that earned an […]

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Strong bats lift Lady Hawks over Ingomar

INGOMAR – Myrtle’s 16 hits did a lot of damage on Monday as the Lady Hawks took a 15-5 win over Ingomar in non-division play. For Myrtle head coach Marty Cook, that offensive output and strong defensive play is the result of a grueling opening schedule that has the Hawks carrying a 2-6 record. “We […]

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Hawks hold off Nettleton rally for 6-4 win

ENTERPRISE – Thursday brought a win for Myrtle, as the Hawks defense eliminated a comeback attempt from the Nettleton Tigers for a 6-4 win at the West Union Spring Break Tournament. Jacob Kent earned the win on the mound for Myrtle, throwing for five innings. Kent struck out five and allowed three hits before Lane […]

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Falcons shut out West Union in Saturday contest

ENTERPRISE – Ingomar scored early and often on Saturday, earning a shutout of West Union in a 9-0 decision. Braxton Dowdy earned the win on the mound, pitching for three complete innings and two strikeouts before being replaced by Easton Williams. Williams also tossed for three innings, giving up two hits, before Zack Koon stepped […]

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Lady Urchins take two against West Union and Vardaman

Saturday brought a pair of wins for East Union as the Lady Urchins defeated West Union in an 11-5 final and topped Vardaman 12-2. East Union 11, West Union 5 Callie Frazier grabbed the win on the mound for the Lady Urchins in the first game of the day. East Union opened the top of […]

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Lady Bulldogs win at Tupelo golf meet

The combination of Lucy Martin and Lauren Dunlap turned in a win for the Lady Natchez Trace meet. Martin and Dunlap finished with an 85-point total, two points below the second place finisher, Oxford High School. Martin earned co-medalist honors by shooting for a 39-point total, tying with Oxford’s Michela Bryant. In boys’ action, Oxford […]

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