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Cresap dazzles as Lady Indians dominate Amory

FULTON – Taylor Cresap was a riddle Amory couldn’t solve last Friday as Itawamba AHS defeated the Lady Panthers 4-1. The junior pitcher hurled a gem, notching a complete-game victory while giving up one earned run on two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. She also went 1-for-3 three at the plate with a […]

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IAHS’ Mallory inks with Freed-Hardeman University

FULTON –  Itawamba AHS senior Kim Mallory helped lead her Lady Indians to a 4A state title this season, but she isn’t quite done with basketball just yet. The forward made her college decision and signed with the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions last Thursday in a ceremony held at the high school. “I loved the atmosphere […]

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Tremont’s North, Sturdivant sign with ICC

TREMONT – Surrounded by friends and family, Tremont’s Cody North and Daniel Sturdivant signed to play basketball next season at ICC last Friday during a ceremony held at the high school. The duo led the Eagles to a 21-12 record and a first-round appearance in the 1A playoffs in 2013-14. North led the team in […]

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Ezell, Harmon lead Itawamba AHS’ strong powerlifting performance

FULTON – Qualeah Ezell brought home a first place medal two weeks ago at the Class II State powerlifting meet, and was only Itawamba County lifter to do so. A sophomore, Ezell lifted a total of 760 lbs. to win the 148 lb. weight class, besting Velma Jackson’s Darmesha Brown by 40 lbs. and leading […]

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IAHS’ Taylor stays home, chooses ICC

FULTON – Itawamba AHS’ Dylan Taylor always had a feeling he might end up an ICC Indian. The senior pitcher pulled the trigger Monday and signed with Rick Collier’s squad at a signing ceremony held at the high school. “I’ve always gone to ICC baseball camps and grew up around ICC,” Taylor said. “I always […]

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National Wild Turkey Foundation to host fundraising banquet The Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the  Hill Country Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be held Apr. 17  at the Tupelo Furniture Market Building #5. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a meal provided by Romies. An auction will follow […]

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Cardinals capture Itawamba archery title

The Fairview Cardinals edged Mantachie 3234-3222 last Monday to win the Itawamba County Archery Tournament. Following the top squads were Tremont (3133), Itawamba AHS (3082) and Dorsey (2821). Fairview’s Katie Graham took the Top Female Shooter award with a 276, while Tremont’s Austin Johnson captured the Top Male Shooter award with a 293.

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PowerZone lifters dominate APA Mississippi Open

Members of the PowerZone Gym in Peppertown recently won big at the APA Mississippi Open held in Philadelphia, Miss., on Mar. 8. Pictured, from left, are Stephen Pounds, 1st place, 275 lb. bench only; Qualeah Ezell, 1st place, 148 lb. full power; Ciara Harmon, 1st place, 114 lb. full power; Kevin Harmon, 1st place, 165 […]

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Hatley stuns Lady Mustangs in extra innings

HATLEY – Mantachie out-fielded, out-pitched and out-hit Hatley last Thursday, but still came up short. The Lady Tigers won on a walkoff sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth when Ashton Wright drove in Courtney Roberts for the 6-5 victory. While they dominated large portions of the contest, the Lady Mustangs stranded 12 baserunners […]

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Improving Eagles fall to Pine Grove, 5-1

TREMONT – After a tough season in 2013, Coach Shane Nichols has his Tremont Eagles playing at a much higher level in 2014. That improvement that saw the Eagles recently defeat Wheeler and Biggersville was put on hold last Tuesday as the squad dropped a 5-1 contest to Pine Grove. Panther starter Britt Lindley pitched […]

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County archery teams claim North Half titles

COFFEEVILLE – Itawamba County was well represented last Tuesday and Wednesday as three of the area’s teams won titles at the North Half Archery Qualifier held at the Yalobusha Event Center in Coffeeville. Mantachie took first in 2A with a score of 3210, while Tremont and Fairview took the 1A and junior high titles respectively. […]

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IAHS makes noise at state powerlifting meet

JACKSON – IAHS may not have won a team title last Saturday at the state powerlifting meets in Jackson, but several Lady Indians and Indians made their presence known. Sophomore Qualeah Ezell placed first in the Class II 148 lb. weight class, blowing away the competition with a total lift of 760 lbs.  Ezell squatted […]

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Odds and ends from this week in sports

Every day there are interesting, inspirational, weird or sometimes bizarre stories that crop up in the world of sports. Some will make you cry, while others will make you laugh  or shake your head in disbelief or horror. Each week I will handpick five such stories and feature them in this column. Lady Mustangs learning […]

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No. 15 Lady Indians pick up first-ever road sweep of Northwest SENATOBIA – The No. 15 ICC softball team took a big step in defending their back-to-back MACJC North Division championships with the program’s first-ever sweep of Northwest Mississippi Community College at Ranger Field on Wednesday. The Lady Indians (21-10, 13-3 MACJC North) completed the […]

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