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Youth football is in full swing as the local Shockers played on Saturday at BNA Bank Park. Over 60 area youth are involved with play against neighboring teams.

Youth tackle football going on this fall

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Myrtle wins important division game against Ingomar

Emily Cook had two hits, scored two runs and was the winning pitcher for Myrtle in their home division win over Ingomar. Morgan Gooch is behind the plate for Ingomar. Photo by Dennis Clayton Myrtle needed not only a win over Ingomar, they needed to cover the run differential from an earlier loss to the […]

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McClellan honored as one of the top swimmers in state

Aniston McClellan was honored with an invitation to the Top 5 Banquet at the McClain Lodge in Brandon, MS, on August 17. This is a banquet for swimmers who had a time during the year that placed in the top 5 in the state in every event all year (short and long courses). The swimmers […]

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Brittany Taylor singles in the first inning for West Union. Taylor collected four hits on the day to lead the Lady Eagles as they defeated Ingomar 14-5 in their 1A division matchup. Photo by Dennis Clayton

West Union Takes Division Win Over Ingomar

Brittany Taylor singles in the first inning for West Union. Taylor collected four hits on the day to lead the Lady Eagles as they defeated Ingomar 14-5 in their 1A division matchup. Photo by Dennis Clayton by Dennis Clayton West Union wasted little time denting the scoreboard as they picked up three runs in the […]

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Amory's Fred Garth broke through contain and blocked Eathen Rainey's attempt for the game-winning field goal. Chris Brown scooped up the ball behind the line of scrimmage and ran it in for the winning touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Brown’s no-quit play leads Bulldogs to win over Amory

by Dennis Clayton The ending to Friday’s football game between Amory and New Albany was bizarre to say the least, but at least Chris Brown didn’t take the time to try to figure everything out. All Brown did was react to a loose football after New Albany’s field goal attempt to win the contest was […]

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SPORTS CALENDAR Thursday September 12 Softball Hickory Flat at Myrtle – 5:00 V/JV East Union at North Pontotoc – 5:00 JV/V New Albany at Shannon – 5:00 West Union at Mantachie – 5:00 JV/V Volleyball New Albany at Potts Camp – 5:30/6:30 Friday September 13 Football Amory at New Albany – 7:00 Saturday September 14 […]

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New Albany's Jimmy Baldon outruns Pontotoc's defense for a touchdown in the first half last Friday. Baldon later completed a 45-yard pass in the final moments to set up Eathen Rainey's last-second kick that lifted the Bulldogs to an 11-8 victory. Photo by Jay Tidwell.

Bulldogs knock off Pontotoc on last-second kick

New Albany wins at the buzzer By Jay Tidwell Special to the News Exchange NEW ALBANY – Ron Price is glad he was willing to take a risk. With time running out in a back-and-forth game against Pontotoc, Price said his plan was to have his quarterback kneel, let time expire, and hope for a […]

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Blake Spruill #11 had a huge night on offense and defense for East Union as they defeated Potts Camp. Spruill accounted for 23 of East Union’s 29 points and had eight tackles on the night.

Urchins Top Cardinals to Remain Undefeated

By Dennis Clayton Blake Spruill scored several different ways on Friday night to help lead his East Union teammates to a 29-14 win over Potts Camp. Spruill had a total of 118 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, kicked three PAT’s and recorded a safety as he tackled the Cardinals quarterback Hunter Joyner in the […]

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Blake Spruill in the game against Houlka Photo by Dennis Clayton

All-around performance

One of the neatest things about covering high school sports is the opportunity to witness our area prep athletes accomplish significant feats on the gridirons, diamonds, and courts. I saw one of the best all-around performances in football that I can ever remember in all my years of watching and reporting sports. Blake Spruill turned […]

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Marquez Howell of Myrtle won the Boys 5000 meter run at Hickory Flat on Saturday. Photo by Kedrick Storey - Southern Sentinel

Top area finishers at Hickory Flat Cross Country Invitational

Top area finishers at Hickory Flat Cross Country Invitational Varsity Girls 1A-3A 4000 Meter Run Place/Name School Time 4. Kitana High Myrtle 17:50.27 7. Stephanie Floyd Myrtle 18:16.97 9. Geniesha Montgomery Myrtle 18:35.13 11. Ivory Montgomery Myrtle 18:53.31 13. Megan Lowery Myrtle 19:00.00 18. Sydney Roberts Ingomar 19:26.73 19. Samantha Shettles Myrtle 19:39.15 22. Ellie […]

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