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Indians knock off Ripley on the road

RIPLEY – The Clint Hoots era started off on the right foot last Friday night when the IAHS Indians picked up a big season-opening win on the road over a tough Ripley Tiger squad. The Tigers had knocked off the Indians in their previous two meetings, but IAHS was determined to snap that skid and […]

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Braves corral Mustangs in season opener

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times The Mantachie Mustangs opened their 2015 regular season at home versus the 4A Tishomingo County Braves. The Mustangs, with their newly equipped triple option offense, were looking to gallop from one end of the field to the other, but were held scoreless, losing 14-0. Tishomingo County entered the […]

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Indians, Mustangs kick off 2015 football season tonight

When does eight months legitimately feel like an eternity? When you’re a football fan in the south and you have to experience December through late August without a fix. The wait is now over and our two Itawamba county teams will hit the field in their first regular season contests tonight at 7:00. IAHS at […]

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IAHS: Keeping the momentum

FULTON – Clint Hoots is entering his first season as IAHS head football coach. After serving as an assistant in Fulton for the past nine seasons and defensive coordinator for the past five, Hoots knows the program inside and out. He, along with much of the current staff, has witnessed kids come up from pee […]

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Mantachie Mustangs to adopt double wing offense

MANTACHIE – In order to be competitive, coaches must play to their teams’ strengths. This season at Mantachie, second-year Mustang head coach TJ Seago will have to do just that. “We lost some guys off of the 2013 team and spent most of last season trying to find out who we were,” Seago said. “We […]

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Lady Mustangs start off slowpitch season on the right foot

Preseason rankings are stupid. It’s where we get to annoint teams as national champions before they ever play a game. It’s where we like to play “conference wars”, talk trash about other teams because ours is ranked higher, etc. But hey, that’s why we absolutely love them. It gives us something to talk about in […]

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Lady Mustangs start off slowpitch season on the right foot

MOOREVILLE – Coming off of a 2014 season where they finished as north 2A runners-up, the Mantachie Lady Mustangs started their slowpitch season off on a good note last Saturday in the annual Mooreville jamboree. The Lady ‘Stangs built a 6-0 lead on perennial 6A powerhouse Tupelo before surrendering six runs in the final inning […]

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Locals run for health, relaxation

Running is the oldest sport known to mankind. In most cases, the earliest competition any human being experiences is a race against either someone else or a clock. Running is often enjoyed by kids, but the desire to do it often begins to fade as people grow further into adulthoood. For a group in Itawamba […]

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League bowling gaining popularity

FULTON – Bowling has emerged as a top hobby for many in Itawamba County and its surrounding areas since Itawamba Thunder Bowl opened its doors nearly a decade ago, but there are a select few who like to engage in the competitive aspect of the sport. If you darken the doors of the local bowling […]

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Basketball a “little man’s game?”

By SAM FARRIS – Guest Columnist   The NBA Finals ended a few weeks ago when the Golden State Warriors emerged victorious following a game six win in the best of seven series against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though I was not surprised with the final result, I was definitely taken aback by […]

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Dozier making his mark in 2015

It’s been quite a season for Minnesota Twins second baseman and former IAHS and Southern Miss standout Brian Dozier. Dozier ranks among the leaders of Major League Baseball in several categories, and ranks among the league leaders for second basemen in virtually every offensive and defensive category. The Fulton native has emerged as the top […]

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Fulton’s Dozier added to All-Star team

Daily Journal Wire reports If he hit a walk-off home run after learning he wasn’t an All-Star, imagine what damage Brian Dozier might do now that he is. The Twins second baseman, runner-up in this week’s Final Vote, will be in Cincinnati after all, Major League Baseball announced Saturday, after Toronto’s Jose Bautista had to […]

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McDonald fights fatigue, will battle to make cut today

Daily Journal, wire reports LANCASTER, Pa. – Ally McDonald, the last player to get into the field, was on the leaderboard Thursday morning after a strong start at the U.S. Women’s Open. Making the turn at 2-under, the former Mississippi State standout from Fulton finished with a 4-over 74. “I was tired,” McDonald said of […]

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Dozier homers, boosts All-Star campaign

By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins sure consider Brian Dozier an All-Star, regardless of whether he wins the fan vote for the final spot on the AL team. He’s done plenty to make his case. Dozier and Joe Mauer hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday, […]

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