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‘If he hollers let him go’: Indians let Tigers slip away at home

FULTON – Sloppiness is to be expected in the first week of high school football action, but constant miscues proved costly, and ultimately fatal, to IAHS’s hopes for a week one victory over the Ripley Tigers. IAHS, the Daily Journal’s fourth-ranked 3A/4A school, traded blows with top-ranked Ripley for three quarters and nine minutes, but […]

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“Don’t look Ethel”: Mustangs stampede Tigers in opener

          By Sam Farris Special to The Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs returned to the gridiron for the first time in nine months, last Friday, after coming off arguably their best season in history. The Mustangs opened the season for the second straight year against the Ethel Tigers. The undermanned […]

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Lady Indians get revenge with come-from-behind walk-off win

FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Lady Indians got squashed by Mooreville during the Lady Troopers’ classic tournament during the opening weekend, 17-2, but they were out for blood last Thursday night. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and IAHS didn’t even bother to thaw it out in the rematch at Fulton City Park. “They […]

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Lady Mustangs drop home opener to Amory

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs slow-pitch team hosted the Amory Lady Panthers for their home opener last Tuesday, but the end result wasn’t exactly what they were hoping for. “We’re still struggling with the bats,” Mantachie head coach Kristi Montgomery said following her team’s 11-2 loss. “We’ve played pretty good defense, but we’re still […]

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Fulton Little League Jamboree date set The Fulton Little League Football jamboree date has been set for Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The community is encouraged to come out and support these youngsters as they begin learning the ways on the gridiron. Youth Soccer Registration The Fulton City Park and Recreation 2014 youth soccer […]

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ICC soccer opens 2014 with shutout victories over Gulf Coast

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – With temperatures flirting with triple digits, the ICC soccer teams found a way to battle the elements and come away with a pair of shutout victories over Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Friday. “Credit not only our players, but also Gulf Coast’s players for playing in these […]

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Friday night lights are upon us

Friday nights are about to be a lot more meaningful. I’m not talking about “taking Sally out for dinner and a movie” meaningful, either. I’m talking about the one thing that overwhelms pretty much every red-blooded southerner with joy … high school football is back. Our county high school teams look to continue the success […]

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Surviving the flood: IAHS goes toe-to-toe with the Golden Wave

    FULTON – While Itawamba AHS might not have taken home a “W” on the scoreboard against the 2013 6A North champion Tupelo Golden Wave, the Indians had a lot to hold their heads high about last Friday night. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in the business of moral victories,” IAHS head coach […]

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ICC football earns Top 20 preseason ranking

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2007, the expectations are already climbing for first-year head coach Sean Cannon and the Itawamba Community College football team. The Indians will open the 2014 football season ranked No. 19 after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its preseason Top […]

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Gore named ICC Sports Information Director

By DONNA THOMAS ICC Community Relations FULTON – Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named ICC’s director of Sports Information. Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month. “To say that Will’s leaving […]

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“Bless Her Heart 5k for AK” to benefit Tremont child

By Scotty Nichols Sports Writer Brandon and Charlotte Leathers, of Tremont, are hosing a charity 5K run to benefit their sick daughter, Azie Kate, who is suffering from a rare heart condition. The “Bless Her Heart: 5k for AK” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Fulton. The run will start at 8 […]

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Dozier leads AL in runs scored Former Itawamba AHS standout Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins is currently leading the American League with 84 runs scored. He leads Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels by three runs for tops in the American League but trails Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals for the Major […]

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Itawamba county high school football programs hold preseason scrimmages

Mantachie Coach TJ Seago had his Mantachie Mustang squad on the field at 8 a.m. in an effort to beat the predicted rain, and conducted an hour’s worth of agilities and individual drills before beginning the scrimmage at 9 a.m. The Mustang defense will remain largely intact, but the offense will see considerable changes, outside […]

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Fantasy football gives armchair quarterbacks chance to compete

  As fall approaches and the crunching of shoulder pads begins to get louder, the die-hard, and even casual fans turn their attention to football. While the sport of football is marvelous by itself, a tip of the hat must be given to technology, which has made the game even more interesting. In what world […]

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