Lady Eagles fall in game one of state championship

Ridgeland– Errors hurt West Union in game one of the 1A state championships on Friday, as Nanih Waiya took a 1-0 series lead after a 15-6 win. After the Lady Eagles took an early 4-0 lead after the first inning, the Lady Warriors worked its way back into the game, scoring its first run in […]

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Lady Eagles end season as runners up in 1A softball

West Union found itself in a strikingly similar situation in Saturday’s game two of the 1A state championships. Much like Friday’s first game, the Lady Eagles built a lead but were unable to sustain that, falling 13-7 to Nanih Waiya. After watching the first three batters go quick in the first inning, West placed two […]

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Urchins, Bearcats to battle in game three of north half

Baldwyn has forced game three for the 2A north half championship, holding on for a 2-1 over East Union. Twice postponed due the weather, both teams took the field on Sunday, and it was a showdown between pitchers Dustin Kirk and Cody Bo Dillard. Reggie Richey registered the first hit for either team in the […]

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Improving city water

New Albany has taken another major step toward improving its water system. New Albany Light, Gas & Water has been approved for a federal grant of $1.3 million to help pay for new water lines along much of North Street, as well as add a water tank, booster pump station and two new wells to […]

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Making a Comeback

Much has been made of making a “comeback” in the realm of sports and this past week’s games involving East Union baseball and West Union softball seemed to fit the bill. Both teams showed the resolve and determination necessary to stage differing types of comebacks by the respective teams. Let’s start with East Union since […]

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4th grade too tough for me?

May is my dumbest month. Oh, I don’t feel too smart most months. April isn’t good, but May is the worst. By the middle of the month, I’m wondering how I ever got out of elementary school. It’s all my wife’s fault. Jenny starts fretting about how her fourth graders are going to do on […]

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Bluegrass Saturday

This Saturday is New Albany’s annual foray into bluegrass and fiddlin’ music as the community hosts the Down From the Hills Heritage Music and Mississippi Blue Grass Championships. The annual festival, which started here in 2002, brings competitors in fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin together from around Mississippi and neighboring states. It also features […]

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East Union baseball advances to north half championship

With their backs against the wall and facing elimination, the Urchins’ offense delivered in back-to-back games, winning its playoff series with Hatley and advancing to the north half championship. Last Thursday, the Urchins were held to only three hits, as Russ Johnson earned the win on the mound, 3-0. In that game, the Tigers would […]

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West Union softball wins north half championship

The dugout was dead silent, and there was nothing but intense focus as West Union was a game away from making the 1A state championship in softball. The Lady Eagles are two years removed from its last trip to Jackson, and memories of that series carried with the team as they faced the defending champion, […]

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Rain, rain, and more rain

For one to say this has been a wet spring would be an understatement. Our spring sports have been plagued from practically day one with rain, cold, and even snow. We have seen quite a difference from last year’s almost balmy temperatures and sunny days. I have a coworker that has said that if it […]

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