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Area athletes advance to state finals in track

Several local track athletes punched their tickets for the MHSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held in Pearl on May 6 and 7. Myrtle, East Union and Ingomar ran at Winona in their 1A and 2A competition that covered two days due to inclement weather. Myrtle competed in the 1A North and individual […]

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Taylor to continue softball career at Delta State

BOONEVILLE – Brittany Taylor, a 2014 graduate of West Union High School, signed with Delta State University softball on Wednesday, continuing her softball career after playing the past two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College. “I’m super excited, it’s always been like a dream to get to play college ball and I got to play […]

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Springfield silences Lady Urchin bats in game one

ELLISTOWN – East Union got a big dose of Bailie Springfield on Tuesday as the East Webster pitcher stifled the Lady Urchin offense and helped her Lady Wolverines to the 11-3 win. The Lady Urchins could only manage four hits off Springfield and twice during the contest East Union went down in order during an […]

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Lane Bishop beats the throw to home and scores the first run for Myrtle in game two on Brandon Perkins' single. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Seminoles take three game series over Myrtle

SMITHVILLE – In the best-of-three series between Smithville and Myrtle, the Seminoles grabbed the win. Smithville took a 7-1 victory over the Hawks in a decisive game three on Monday, completing a two-game comeback to snag the series win and advance to the third round of the Class 1A playoffs. Errors proved costly for Myrtle […]

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Urchins shut down Cardinals, sweep series

East Union’s pitching was near-perfect as the Urchins swept their second round series with Potts Camp and move on to a third round possible rematch with East Webster. Joel Wilkinson threw four innings of no-hit ball and Josh Basil came on in relief to preserve the no-hitter on Thursday as East Union took game one […]

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Seminoles slip past Hawks in seventh to tie series

MYRTLE – Smithville got a couple of key hits and welcomed a bit of help from Myrtle to break a 1-1 tie to take game two in their 1A playoff series and force a game three at Smithville. Blake Comer singled to start the seventh and a passed ball allowed pinch runner Layne Williams to […]

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Wilkinson, Urchins shut down Cardinals

Joel Wilkinson threw four innings of no-hit ball and Josh Basil came on in relief to preserve the no-hitter on Thursday as East Union took game one 14-0 in their 2A baseball playoff series. Wilkinson allowed two walks in the contest, but was dominant on the mound, striking out seven Cardinals including striking out the […]

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Lady Eagles cruise past Wheeler in series opener

WHEELER – West Union only needed five innings and about an hour to shutout Wheeler 13-0 in their game one opener in 1A softball on Tuesday. Annie Orman was solid on the mound, facing the five inning minimum of 15 batters, allowing two hits while striking out seven with no walks,only facing three batters each […]

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East Union and Myrtle win regional track titles

Union County had a huge showing at regional track meets on Saturday as East Union won the boys and girls 1-2A meet at Tupelo while Myrtle swept both titles in region 1-1A in Oxford. East Union girls were again led by Katie Rowan, winner of the 100 meter hurdles in 16.66 and 300 meter hurdles […]

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Lady Urchins shutout Strayhorn in series opener

East Union got out of the chute quickly as they scored runs in all but the second inning to defeat Strayhorn 10-0 in six innings to take a 1-0 lead in their 2A softball playoff series. Callie Frazier held the Lady Mustangs to only two hits, striking out three in her six innings of work. […]

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