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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs scalped by the Indians

It definitely wasn’t the bounce back game that New Albany had been looking for. Itawamba quarterback Vijay Miller and the Indians offense couldn’t be stopped on Friday, shutting the Bulldogs in a 35-0 final. “Itawamba is a great football team, and they made some mistakes last week that cost them the game. Unfortunately they got […]

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Lady Urchins drop two in Baldwyn softball tourney

BALDWYN – After two games on Saturday East Union returned homed winless, falling to both Booneville and Corinth in turn during the Baldwyn Classic Tournament.  The Lady Urchins totaled three hits agains the Booneville Blue Devils in the first game, including a single by Claudia Hill in the third inning and a hit from Sallie […]

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Urchins open season with Houlka Wildcats

Thursday night brings the first game of the 2014 season for the East Union Urchins. This year, the Urchins begin on the road, facing the Houlka Wildcats who will meet East Union at Okolona High School.  Similar to the Urchins situation in previous years, Houlka does not have its own football field.  “I’m happy with […]

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Dramatic Finish: Defensive hold lifts Bulldogs over Aggies

 OXFORD – Another football season, another dramatic win. New Albany came out firing on all cylinders for their jamboree contest against the Kossuth Aggies, winning in a 14-12 decision after taking an early lead and never looking back. For a team who averaged seven points per game last season, the two touchdowns are already an […]

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Lady Bulldogs swept by Lafayette in volleyball

NEW ALBANY – New Albany took early leads in the first two sets against Lafayette, but the Lady Commodores clawed their way back to win and took the third set by a wide margin as they won the match 3-0 on Monday. “We played hard, we just don’t know how to finish a game,” New […]

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Hawks fall 3-1 to Corinth on Willams’ homerun hit

MYRTLE – Though the Lady Hawks found an early lead, the Corinth Warriors went home with the win in the Hawks 2014 slow-pitch opener.  Kristen Young took the loss on the mound for the Hawks, while Corinth’s Allie Rhea Jacobs earned the win, giving up five hits and two walks to Myrtle.  Young finished the […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs win in Ole Miss jamboree

  OXFORD – Another football season, another dramatic win. New Albany came out firing on all cylinders for their jamboree contest against the Kossuth Aggies, winning in a 14-12 decision after taking an early lead and never looking back. For a team who averaged seven points per game last season, the two touchdowns are already […]

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Northeast Mississippi Jets pitcher Josh Hargett (Itawamba AHS)winds up for the throw. Hargett tossed a no-hitter against the Inverness Bollweevils on Tuesday.

Jets shut out Bollweevils

The Northeast Mississippi Jets earned a shut-out win on Tuesday, knocking off the Inverness Bollweevils 12-0 in five innings.  Starting pitcher Josh Hargett (Itawamba) Agricultural High School was the star of the game, tossing a no-hitter of four innings and striking out three.  Relief pitcher Jacob Kent (Myrtle) closed the game in the fifth inning.  […]

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Tallahatchie Tidal Wave Head Coach Joanna Manning and Tidal Wave swimmers, from left, Tyler Wilkins, Bryce Rainer, Keaton Young, Jack Rutherford, Nick Little, with USA Swimming Club Development Consultant Dave Thomas during Thomas’ visit at the 2014 Mississippi 8 and under swimming developmental meet in Tupelo.

USA swim rep visits Tallahatchie Tidal Wave

The Tallahatchie Tidal Wave received a very special visitor at the Baptist Heathplex in USA Swimming Club Development Consultant Dave Thomas.  Thomas stopped in New Albany on his way to attend the Mississippi long-course state championships, and spent time learning about the Tidal Wave program, head coach Joanna Manning said.  “It is quite an honor […]

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The Extra Point: Basketball championship expansion a miss

The long-awaited change for the football championships has finally arrived but, in traditional fashion, the Mississippi High School Activities Association has adjusted another sport in what is sure to lead to a giant headache once March rolls around. This upcoming school year will mark the first in recent memory where there will be no North […]

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