Jones earns sweep of Northeast basketball

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s men and women’s basketball teams were defeated on the road Monday night by Jones County Junior College in Ellisville. In game one, the Lady Bobcats (2-2) picked up the win over the Lady Tigers (2-3) 103-67.  Jones County led 65-32 at intermission but were only able to add 38 points in […]

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Former NAHS soccer standouts honored at ICC

Itawamba Community College women and men’s soccer coach Mike Sullivan announced sophomore defenders Katelynn Davis (Cordova, TN) and Logan Ayers (Tupelo Christian) were selected as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 team. “It was a surprise and an honor to be considered one of the top players in the Region,” said Davis. “We […]

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Superstitions and the big game

I’m a believer in the voodoo stick. I wrote earlier this season about the cute superstition New Albany football picked up this year, where they place something on the stick symbolizing each team they defeated, and after a couple isolated incidents, I think there’s something to it. A lot of sports fans fall into this […]

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Bulldogs, Commodores set for battle of unbeatens

For New Albany, Friday night is something dreams are made of. Not since 1982 have the Bulldogs played for a state championship. No team in school history has won more games than this year’s squad, and on top of this, they will host the defending 4A north half champion in a pivotal third round matchup […]

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Jumper leads Ingomar over East Union

Wesley Jumper is getting the hang of playing at a new school. The senior guard made the move cross-county from West Union to Ingomar and is enjoying the ride with the defending 1A state champions. “It was a little different when I first moved over here, but I’ve gotten used to it and I like […]

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Myrtle takes wins over Wheeler

The Hawks picked up their second straight win of the season behind the hot shooting of Steven Taylor and Keon Hampton, defeating Wheeler 75-48 Monday night. Cruz Weatherall helped Myrtle with two three-pointers in the first quarter, but the Eagles held close, keeping it a tied game, 15-15. Hampton stepped up with eight second quarter […]

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‘Old’ and a little grumpy

Last week, I finally gave in. I didn’t like it much, and I’m still a little grumpy. But I did it. I’ve finally acknowledged that I’m getting old. I signed up for Medicare. I pretty much had to because my 65th birthday is coming up next month (this is the point where you’re supposed to […]

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Ward 4 and the future

The election to fill the vacant seat on the New Albany Board of Aldermen has sparked an unusual frenzy of candidates. Nine residents qualified for the Monday special election to fill the remainder of the Ward 4 term of the late Bill Tucker. If no candidate gets a majority, and that seems highly likely, a […]

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West Union, East Union battle in Round Robin

County rivals met up on the final night of the West Union Round Robin, with East Union and the Eagles closing out the tournament with a series split. In the girls game, Leah Paige Goolsby finished her fourth game in a row scoring in double figures with the Lady Eagles winning 48-35. Trading the lead […]

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Northeast splits in basketball

In a rare multi-team double-dip at Bonner Arnold Coliseum on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, Ricky Ford’s Lady Tigers improved to 2-1 with a win over Jackson State (Tenn.) Community College while David Robbin’s Tigers took the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) No. 10 team to the brink. Ford got a career-high […]

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