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Hawks get defensive at home

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MYRTLE – The Myrtle boys defended their home court and picked up their 10th win Friday with a 56-50 win against Tremont. “We played a really good first half I thought, defensively,” first-year Myrtle coach Rob Browning said. “They’re real good.” First-year Tremont coach Brian Pearson was Browning’s assistant at […]

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Casey Whiteside of New Albany chips the shot over the Tishomingo County defender to score a goal during Friday's division win by the Bulldogs by the score of 8-2. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany overwhelms Tishomingo County in soccer

by Dennis Clayton New Albany defeated Tishomingo County by large margins on Friday night, but the matches took differing ways to arrive at the final scores. New Albany girls scored early and often to race to a commanding lead at half. New Albany boys held a narrow lead at half, but reeled off six second […]

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Wrapping it up and moving on

by Dennis Clayton This marks the final entry for me in the News Exchange. Yes, on January 1, I will be in another paper under a different header. However, I will still be working for Journal Inc. and will be adding to my 14 years of association with them. I will just be moving over […]

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Tigers squash Bulldogs’ attempt at comeback

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – Cannan Ratliff led four Ripley Tigers in double digits with a game-high 25 points on Friday, including four key free throws in the fourth quarter to help them hold off the New Albany Bulldogs 84-81 in a key Division 2-4A battle that went to the wire. Ripley looked […]

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Sanders Goode crosses the ball to a teammate. Photo by Dennis Clayton

New Albany drops pair to Starkville in soccer

By Dennis Clayton New Albany hosted the Starkville Yellowjackets on Saturday and the visitors came away with the sweep. Starkville won the girls match 3-0 and the boys 4-0. In the girls match, the teams battled through a scoreless 30 minutes of play before Starkville’s Hannah Laird found the net at the 31st minute. The […]

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Anthony Lipsey #40 shoots over the East Union defense in Myrtle's 52-46 win on Thursday. Pictured from left: Abriam Frazier #30, D.J. Armstrong #20, Anthony Lipsey #40, Ty McDonald #3 and Chase Hall #23. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

County rivals split in hoops action

By Dennis Clayton County rivals East Union and Myrtle met in non-division basketball play at Myrtle on Monday with the Lady Urchins of East Union winning the opener 62-42 and Myrtle’s Hawks taking the nightcap 52-46. East Union 62, Myrtle 42 (girls) East Union came out victorious in a foul-fest over the Lady Hawks in […]

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Keeping a perspective on the season

by Dennis Clayton As we enter the Christmas season, we experience a bit of a lull in our sports activities with semester exams and the holiday break. This makes you scrape and scour when you attempt to find content for news, but it is good in the sense that one can also take time to […]

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SPORTS CALENDAR

Thursday, December 12 Basketball NAMS at Ingomar Friday, December 13 Basketball West Union at Myrtle* New Albany at Ripley* Ashland at Ingomar* East Union at Potts Camp Saturday, December 14 Soccer Starkville at New Albany 3:00/5:00 Girls/boys Basketball New Albany boys at Biggersville Boys Classic NAMS boys at Ingomar Tournament Monday, December 16 Basketball East […]

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Aaron Estes #35 and Will Norwood #33 trap the Corinth player on the baseline during New Albany's 49-43 loss in middle school basketball. Both teams entered the game undefeated. N'shaun Cameron #12 is pictured at right. Cameron led all New Albany scorers with 14 points. New Albany Middle School boys are coached by Don Reed.

New Albany Middle School Basketball

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Hayden Basil of West Union dribbles past an East Webster defender during the Eagles 56-41 win on Homecoming night. Photo by Dennis Clayton

West Union drops East Webster 56-41 in boys basketball

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