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Thanksgiving break

Our schools are on Thanksgiving break this week and our sports activities are minimal as a result. Since this is Thanksgiving week, it seems to be a good time to share my thanks and appreciation. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share sports with readers each week. It’s great to have a job, but it’s […]

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Sydney Roberts of Ingomar applies the defensive pressure on Kayla Russell of Pontotoc during their game in the Ingomar Tournament.

Ingomar Tournament

by Tyler McCollum If you were unable to make it to Ingomar this past weekend, you missed some great basketball games. The Falcons hosted their annual Ingomar Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It was a round robin format, meaning each team got a chance to play the other. On Thursday night, both Falcon teams […]

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Katelyn Watson, left in white and Hannah Anderson, right in white, battle the Caledonia defenders for possession of the ball during the New Albany vs Caledonia soccer match at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week. New Albany won 4-0. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany takes a split in soccer with Caledonia

By Dennis Clayton New Albany and Caledonia squared off in soccer at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week with the girls taking a 4-0 win and the boys falling 4-3. In girls action, New Albany used a strong start in the first half as they sprinted out to a 3-0 first half lead. Scorers for […]

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Climate controlled or elements of nature, it’s still sports

By Dennis Clayton Now we turn our full attention to the winter sports season with this week’s previews of our local basketball teams and soccer teams. After the football game Friday night I was told that now I could “Go watch games in a climate controlled environment.” Well yes, I guess I can and I […]

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New Albany Boys Coach Brad Gray

Bulldogs aim to be aggressive, high-tempo on court

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange New Albany might have fewer veterans coming back this season, but that doesn’t mean it will be intimidated. The 2013-14 basketball team plans to use its tenacity to make up for its youth. “We are very, very young and very inexperienced,” said head coach Brad Gray. “We graduated […]

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Ingomar Boys Coach Jonathan Ashley

Doing the little things well, big results in store for Ingomar

2013 Ingomar boys basketball preview story By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Ingomar understands what its head coach expects. “Definitely, defense is the main thing,” said Matt Hale, one of the top returning players on this year’s team. “Not letting our man get by us. We try to play as close man-to-man as we […]

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West Union Boys Coach Tim Henderson

West Union Eagles hope to see steady improvement

By Dennis Clayton Coach Tim Henderson has three players back from last year’s team that saw a fair amount of playing time and will rely on these seniors lead the Eagles this season. “Hunter Jennings, Chase Cooper and Tyler Wooley saw a lot of minutes last year. Three guards, three leaders on the floor this […]

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East Union Boys Coach Tim McDonald

Urchins set sights on another post-season run

2013 East Union boys basketball preview By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange East Union’s success in its football program has kept the basketball squad from being at full strength during the early part of fall practices. It won’t take too much time for everybody to be on the same page. Head coach Tim McDonald […]

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Myrtle Coach Rob Browning

High-tempo Hawks reload at guard, stay strong inside

By Jay Tidwell Myrtle will play with the pedal to the floor, and new head coach Rob Browning wouldn’t have it any other way. “The thing is, you can always draw back, and it’s harder to amp up than it is to draw back,” Browning said. “We can always pull that rein a little bit […]

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New Albany Soccer Coach Caryl Vogel

New Albany Bulldogs look to replace leading scorer

By Dennis Clayton The New Albany Bulldogs will need to replace 54 goals as last year’s leading scorer, Anthony Fernandez has departed. The Bulldogs return only one senior, but will look to a host of juniors and sophomores to fill the void. Coach Caryl Vogel’s sole returning senior is Aaron Catt, who will play either […]

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