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Maggie Smithey shoots a baseline jumper for Ingomar in their game against Independence on Monday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Area teams split results in basketball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – West Union’s Lady Eagles took a convincing 33-18 win over Hickory Flat while Ingomar fell a point short, losing to Independence 24-23 in girls’ summer basketball play at Myrtle on Monday. West Union 33, Hickory Flat 18 The Lady Eagles used a stifling defense to post an early 14-5 first […]

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Brandon Perkins threw three innings of shutout ball for Myrtle to lead the Hawks past Potts Camp on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks clip Cardinals in summer baseball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle scored all their runs in the first inning on Tuesday night and coasted to a 3-0 win over Potts Camp in summer baseball action. Lane Bishop hit a leadoff single and was followed by Anthony Lipsey’s single. Brandon Perkins, the number three hitter in the Hawks lineup, drove in […]

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Baseball from left: seated - Cade Hall, Chance Maxey, Joseph Broom, Dillen Speck. Standing - Brady Cox, Collin Taylor, Chantz Hunnicutt, Matt Browning, Kelton Hall.

Ingomar Athletic Awards

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Hugh Yates will take over as Head Coach for the West Union Lady Eagles softball program.

Yates named West Union softball coach

  Hugh Yates has been tapped to fill the role of softball coach at West Union High School. Yates will take over both the slowpitch and fastpitch programs from Lisa Bogue, who announced her retirement earlier in June. “I’m very excited, and I’d like to thank the adminstration here and Mr. (Ken) Basil for giving […]

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Suzy Bowman was introduced on Wednesday as the new head coach for the New Albany High School tennis program in a press conference at NAHS.

Bowman hired as New Albany tennis coach

NEW ALBANY – With big shoes to fill, new New Albany head coach Suzy Bowman is ready. “A great foundation has already been laid for me with the work put in by Coach Creekmore and before her Coach Judy Brown. And there are a great group of kids with lots of talent, and also there […]

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West Union Softball Coach Lisa Bogue

Bogue hangs up coaching hat with Lady Eagles

WEST UNION – After ten years on the field with the Lady Eagles softball team, Head Coach Lisa Bogue is hanging up her cleats. “It’s one of  the toughest decision I’ve ever made,” Bogue said after the Union County School Board accepted her resignation during their June 3 meeting, “But it felt like the right […]

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Tianna Castillo of East Union drives to the goal against South Pontotoc on Tuesday in summer league basketball action at Ingomar.

Basketball league begins at Ingomar

INGOMAR – Fans that are in need of a high school sports “fix” only need to drive to Ingomar during the next few weeks to catch prep action in boys and girls basketball plus fast pitch softball. Girls basketball hit the hardwood on Tuesday with a full slate of games, 15 in total. Union County […]

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New Albany Athletic Banquet 2014

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Myrtle Athletic Banquet 2014

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Photo by Donica Phifer

Trio take field as MAC All-Stars

JACKSON – Three Union county baseball players closed their high school careers on Saturday as participants in the MAC All-Star game at Smith-Willis Stadium in Jackson, Miss. Despite the North team leading for the majority of the game, the South squad just edged them out in the final inning for a walk-off base hit, winning […]

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