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Bryce Collins takes the snap from Cedric Buford against Water Valley last Friday. Collins, a junior, completed 7 of 13 for 122 yards with one INT and one TD in his first varsity start. Photo by Jay Tidwell

New Albany falls in season opener

Bulldogs suffer 38-13 setback to Water Valley By Jay Tidwell Special to the News Exchange NEW ALBANY – Devin Wilson is spending this week improving himself and his teammates. The junior running back led New Albany with 63 yards on 11 carries – one for a touchdown – against Water Valley last Friday, but it […]

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Blake Spruill of East Union races downfield after breaking into the Houlka secondary for a long gain. Spruill had a big night against the Wildcats as he rushed for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton

East Union runs to win over Houlka

East Union runs to win over Houlka By Dennis Clayton East Union had several new faces in the lineup and in the backfield, but that didn’t prevent them from running over and around the visiting Houlka Wildcats on Friday night. Coach Scott Duley said “I thought our boys showed a lot of heart and it […]

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West Union Lady Eagles won the Union County Slow Pitch Softball Tournament with a 4-0 record. West Union won the deciding tournament game over East Union with a 2-0 victory over East Union. Congratulations Lady Eagles!

West Union Lady Eagles Win Union County Softball Tournament

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New Albany defense swarms a Kossuth runner in jamboree play from Friday.

New Albany and Kossuth Fight to Scoreless Draw

by Dennis Clayton The fall sports season is officially here. New Albany got their football season started with a two quarter jamboree game at Kossuth. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Both offenses made some ball movement, but both were unsuccessful in denting the scoreboard. Coach Ron Price said “We knew coming in what […]

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Coach Nickey Nance

Young ‘Dawgs continue learning the ropes

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange New Albany Middle School head football coach Nickey Nance understands what it takes to cultivate a winning environment. Nance, who majored in agricultural education at Miss. State, was a successful head high school coach at Falkner, his alma mater. He is in his second year at New Albany, […]

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Coach Kevin Williams

Seniors runners lead Falcons

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Kevin Williams has set high standards for Ingomar’s cross-country teams this season, in part because of local rivalries. “Union County has excelled in cross-country, and Ingomar has one of the youngest programs in terms of the number of years we’ve been running and have been participating,” said Williams, […]

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Coach Chris Greer

Hawks, Lady Hawks have positive outlook for cross-country

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Myrtle head coach Chris Greer is optimistic about his cross-country squad’s potential this year. The Hawks will regularly run against some of the fastest teams in Class 1A North, including county-rivals Ingomar and West Union, as well as Hickory Flat, which moved down this season from Class 2A. […]

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Coach Josh Blythe

Lady Urchins look strong in slow-pitch

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange A few key relocations has head coach Josh Blythe feeling good about East Union’s slow-pitch squad. “Since last season, we’ve had two move back to East Union and they’ll both be seniors – Katey Hunt and Savannah Alexander,” Blythe said. “Having those two girls back will be key, […]

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Coach Marty Cook

Lady Hawks, new coach ready for big challenges

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Marty Cook is eager to begin his first season as head coach of Myrtle’s slow-pitch softball team. The fast-pitch head coach takes over the top position in slow-pitch after Robert Gordon stepped aside to spend more time with family. “Coach Gordon is a legend – 300 wins and […]

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Coach Andy Wilbanks

Young players will be pivotal for Lady Falcons

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Andy Wilbanks described the outlook for Ingomar’s slow-pitch season as a youth movement. With a half-dozen positions left open by graduation, the Lady Falcons are hoping for underclassmen to step into starting roles. “We are going to be pretty young,” said Wilbanks, who is beginning his eighth season […]

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