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Thursday, October 3 Softball Ingomar at West Union – 5:00/6:00 V/JV East Union at Myrtle – 5:00/6:00 V/JV New Albany at Belmont – 5:30 Friday, October 4 Football East Union at New Site – 7:00 New Albany at Senatobia – 7:00 Softball Jumpertown at West Union – 5:00/6:00 V/JV Saturday, October 5 Cross Country New […]

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Gravitating from cardiac to cardio

The past weekend was not one for the faint of heart in terms of activities and outcomes. Beginning with the come-from-behind thriller at New Albany’s Homecoming game to the exhausting activity of cross country, we had it all in the span of 18 hours. Let’s begin with football. Here’s the scenario: four plays into the […]

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Myrtle girls were dominant in the 1A-3A girls 4000 meters on Saturday, placing 8 runners in the top 16. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Myrtle girls and Marquez Howell turn in strong performances in Southerntees Meet

By Dennis Clayton Myrtle girls turned in an impressive and dominating performance in the 1A-3A Girls 4000 meters at the Southerntees Challenge on Saturday. The Lady Hawks placed eight runners in the top 16 to take the trophy home as the top overall team in the event. All eight runners finished the course in times […]

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SACK! Devin Wilson of New Albany sacks North Pontotoc quarterback Trey Jolly during the first quarter of Friday's Homecoming game. New Albany won in OT 24-21.

Bulldogs rally with two big plays, win on OT kick

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News Exchange Larenz Jones provided the spark for a thrilling comeback by New Albany. After Cedric Buford batted down a field goal attempt by North Pontotoc’s John Gonzales early in the fourth quarter, Jones grabbed the loose ball and sprinted 70 yards for the end zone. It was the […]

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Building up spouse points

I watched a radio show Saturday morning. You read that right. Saturday morning my wife Jenny, son Joe, and I drove to Oxford to watch a radio program. Why would I do that, you ask? Why do men do anything? To please their spouse, of course. It all started a number of years ago when […]

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Exporting Corollas

Toyota’s announcement that it will begin exporting Corollas made in Union County to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean next year is more good news on the local auto industry front. The company, which currently employs about 2,000 people at its Blue Springs plant, said it expects to export more than 7,500 Corolla […]

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Lady Hawks top Southern Tees Challenge

 Over 900 runners made their way to the BNA Tennis Complex on Saturday for the Southern Tees Challenge.  With all five Union County squads participating, the Myrtle Hawks came up with the biggest win of the day.  The Lady Hawks took top honors in 1-3A Varsity Girls, with Kitana High leading the way as the […]

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Lady Dogs earn playoff berth

 New Albany’s Lady Bulldogs put in a last inning rally, but errors took their toll as the team fell 10-1 against Houston.  With a 2-3 division record, NAHS advances to playoffs in the second spots in 2-4A with Houston taking the regular season title.  The Hilltoppers opened the game with a run off loaded bases, […]

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Bulldogs thrill again

 It was another week with another thrilling finish for the New Albany Bulldogs.  The team rallied for a come-from-behind 24-21 win over North Pontotoc, with kicker Eathen Rainey putting a 36-yard field goal through the uprights for the win.  “North Pontotoc is a really good football team and our kids are walking off the field […]

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New Albany players get ready for the setup to return the ball against Pontotoc. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Pontotoc 3-2 on Tuesday. Pictured from left are: Emma Wilson,Hannah Anderson, Megan Dye, Darby Mills and Erin Michael Carter.

New Albany falls to Pontotoc in five sets

Photo by Dennis Clayton New Albany came out strong against Pontotoc early, but Pontotoc rallied from a 2-1 deficit and won the match 3-2 on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs ran off six straight points to begin the set, then later ran off four straight points to take the 10-1 lead. New Albany later ran off […]

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