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A week of firsts

By Dennis Clayton We have just experienced a week of firsts with our local fall sports and I would like to take this opportunity to recognize these accomplishments. Let’s start with football and we will work our way through, finishing with cross country. I actually need to back up just a bit with our football […]

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Ingomar splits with Pine Grove in hoops opener

By Dennis Clayton Ingomar and Pine Grove squared off in the season opener for each team and came away with a split decision as Pine Grove took the girls contest 48-42 and Ingomar won the boys nightcap 83-51. Falcons take boys game In the boys game, Pine Grove opened with an early lead, but the […]

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Myrtle girls are the Class 1A State Cross Country Champions for 2013. Kneeling left: Megan Lowery, Caroline Greer, Ellie Fitts, Stephanie Floyd and Madison Gray. Standing left: Samantha Shettles, Ivory Montgomery, Geniesha Montgomery, Rachel Peeler, Hailey Brown and Kitana High. Back: Coach Chris Greer.

Myrtle takes first in three categories at state meet

By Dennis Clayton Coach Chris Greer’s Myrtle runners enjoyed a highly successful day on Saturday at the MHSAA State Cross Country Championships as they brought home a total of three 1A titles in girls team, girls individual and boys individual. Myrtle took the girls team title with 28 points as they had five runners in […]

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Blake Spruill (middle of photo) plunges in from the three for the winning touchdown for East Union as they defeated H.W. Byers 35-34. It was the first playoff win in football for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union wins first playoff game in school history

By Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and our […]

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Blake Spruill heads upfield with the opening kickoff against H.W. Byers during first round playoff action. East Union won 35-34. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Urchins reach within and rally past Lions

by Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and […]

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Ingomar splits with Pine Grove in hoops opener

by Dennis Clayton Ingomar and Pine Grove squared off in the season opener for each team and came away with a split decision as Pine Grove took the girls contest 48-42 and Ingomar won the boys nightcap 83-51. In the boys game, Pine Grove opened with an early lead, but the Falcons roared back to […]

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Preparing for postseason

 East Union is football program of a different sort.    The Urchins have no football stadium. The team practices in an open field with painted sidelines and endzones across from the school.  They have no locker room, no place to lounge and relax before taking the field.  For home games, played 15 miles away at […]

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New Albany girls take second in division meet in Pontotoc

New Albany girls took second place in the 2-4A cross country meet held recently in Pontotoc. The Lady Bulldogs finished second to the always tough Pontotoc Lady Warriors. Katie Brooks and Maria Favela were top 12 finishers as Brooks (18:08.00) finished 11th and Favela (18:21.00) finished 12th. New Albany boys placed fourth overall in the […]

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New Albany's Bryce Collins finished 9-of-16 for 87 yards and was sacked eight times. Photo by Kedrick Story

Despite promising start, Bulldogs fall to Ripley

Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel Sports/Special to the News Exchange RIPLEY–In Friday’s 2013 edition of the “Hwy. 15 Rivalry,” the New Albany Bulldogs’ offense struggled, the defense allowed 502 yards of total offense and they fell to the Ripley Tigers 33-0 in their season finale. The loss snapped a New Albany four-game winning streak in the […]

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Photo by Clint Parish/Parish Portrait Design  Jonathan Valle #3 of East Union closes in on the Hatley runner for the tackle during the East Union 33-21 win at Hatley on Friday. East Union will play in the first round of the 2A football playoffs this Friday as they travel to H.W. Byers.

Urchins top Tigers for final 1-2A playoff spot

By Zac Carlisle For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – The 2013 Hatley Tigers (3-7, 1-4) were on the verge of making history. No other football team in school history had ever made the playoffs, and they were looking to do it. The same, however, could have been said for the East Union Urchins (7-3, 2-3). […]

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