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Football state championships, MS-AL All-Star Classic change venue

CLINTON – A change of scenery is coming for the Mississippi High School state football championships. Mississippi High School Activities Association executive director Don Hinton announced that the venue for the football state championship contests will be relocated, at least through the 2017 season. The games had formerly been held at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home […]

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Satellite provider needs to get in the game – and soon

As a sports fan in the South, I should be extremely giddy for the upcoming football season, which is just a month away. I am excited, but there is a black cloud hovering above my otherwise child-like anticipation. ESPN’s new SEC Network is slated to launch in August, and while this news is wonderful, the […]

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ICC hires former Rebel as softball assistant

  By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College along with softball coach Andy Kirk announced the hiring of former Ole Miss Rebel first baseman Londen Ladner as the Lady Indians’ new assistant coach on Wednesday. “We’re very excited about Londen coming on and joining our program,” said Kirk. “She’s had a stellar career […]

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Fulton battles in Dizzy Dean World Series at Snowden Grove

SOUTHAVEN – The Fulton Indians 13-year old squad headed to Snowden Grove Park in Southaven last weekend to participate in the 2014 Dizzy Dean World Series. The team, coached by Tommy Chamblee, Zac Tucker, Michael West and Bryan Ramey, drew the host Southaven All-Stars in the first round of the bracket on Saturday morning, but […]

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Concussion awareness, targeting trickles to MHSAA

There has been a great deal of chatter about concussions lately, especially in football. Opinions are a dime a dozen and everyone has their own about this particular subject, but the long-term effects are undeniable. Much has been made about concussions at the NFL and NCAA levels, including concussion-related brain disorders and lawsuits from former […]

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Eagle basketball camps at Freed-Hardeman

  By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HENDERSON, TN – Tremont basketball players participated in a Freed-Hardeman University hosted Individual Boys Basketball Camp, last week. The camp was conducted from July 13-17 by Lions head coach and 2014 Don Meyer Coach of the Year award-winner, Jason Shelton. Tremont head boys basketball coach Brian Pearson took 23 players […]

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Salutations and sports tidbits

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer You might notice a bit of a change in the sports section during the coming weeks, but hopefully it will not be due to unfamiliarity. I am Scotty Nichols, and I have contributed to the Itawamba County Times as a stringer for the past seven years. I am extremely happy to […]

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Nichols named sports writer at The Times

Fulton native Scotty Nichols was recently named sports writer at the Itawamba County Times. Nichols, a 2001 graduate of Itawamba AHS, has worked for the Times in a part-time capacity for seven years. “I’m excited for the opportunity,” Nichols said. “I enjoy the work and I look forward to the task at hand. I hope […]

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Itawamba Cruisers to hold third annual charity ride in August

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The Itawamba Cruisers motorcycle organization will host its third annual charity ride on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the court square in Fulton. The group will host the traditional 80-mile ride, and this year will also include a car and truck show. The mud trucks, rock crawlers and various […]

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Brian Dozier a crowd favorite at MLB Home Run Derby

MINNEAPOLIS – Yoenis Cespedes may have won his second-straight MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night, but it was Fulton native Brian Dozier who was the crowd favorite. Dozier, the former Itawamba AHS and Southern Miss star turned Twins starting second baseman, narrowly missed making the American League All-Star Team, but was chosen by captain […]

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Itawamba Countians participate in 2014 Tiger Pride Camp

By BLAKE LONG Special to The Times BOONEVILLE – The men’s basketball program at Northeast Mississippi Community College attracted athletes from as far away as the gulf coast to take part in its annual Tiger Pride camp from June 2-5 inside historic Bonner Arnold Coliseum. The four-day event was open to any boy in the […]

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ICC men’s soccer announces 2014 signing class and schedule

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Fresh off winning the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division Championship, the Itawamba Community College men’s soccer team has announced their newest group of players to join the program. The Indians have signed 10 student-athletes to national letters of intent in what Coach Mike Sullivan feels […]

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ICC releases 2014 football schedule

By Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon released the Indians’ 2014 football schedule on Friday. ICC will look to build on their 2013 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) playoff appearance with a season that will have a DI feel to it as the Indians will […]

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ICC to host July Baseball Showcase Itawamba Community College baseball coach Rick Collier announced the Indians’ Baseball Showcase for upcoming high school seniors and juniors will be Wednesday, July 30 at historic Roy Cresap Field on the Fulton Campus. Registration is $20.00 and begins at 10:00 a.m. Individuals interested in participating in the in Showcase […]

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