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Lady Mustangs clinch 1-2A title with win over East Union

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs were so close to the division 1-2A title last Monday night, they could taste it. The only thing standing in their way was the East Union Lady Urchins, who could claim the title with a victory over the Lady Mustangs by more than five […]

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Mustangs eliminated in round one by East Webster

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – This season of Mustang baseball has been one of mixed emotions for those involved. Despite the departure of a head coach, and several players having to learn new positions on a short-handed squad, Mantachie was able to rally just enough late in the season to squeak […]

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Indians no-hit Ripley in game two, but drop first round series

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indians have experienced a season of extreme ups and downs. The inconsistency led to a fourth-place finish in division play, but the important thing was that they made the playoffs. The negative that came with that was the fact that they drew one of the […]

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Houston no-hits Shannon to highlight IAHS series sweep

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Itawamba AHS desperately needed two wins to build some momentum heading into their final three division games of the season, and came up roses as they knocked off Shannon twice, 12-1 on the road and 14-2 at home. IAHS starting pitcher Klay Houston has been on fire, both […]

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Mustangs drop division series with Ingomar

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs needed to pick up division wins to remain in the playoff hunt, but fell to Ingomar at home, 4-2, then on the road, 14-4. At home, Mantachie fought tooth-and-nail, but came up short in the end. Down 3-0 in the fourth inning, Alston Dill singled […]

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Eagles squash Jumpertown, 13-0, in four innings

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – The Jumpertown Cardinals strolled into Tremont last Saturday but limped back home as the script followed the likely outcome of an actual scrap between an Eagle and a Cardinal, with Tremont on the plus side of a dominant 13-0 decision. Zack Ramey tossed a gem for the Eagles […]

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Lady Mustangs control division 1-2A with huge win over East Union

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BLUE SPRINGS – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs have been rolling right along, so far, this fastpitch season. They hit a couple of speed bumps last week, but kept right on trucking -this time, into the driver’s seat of division 1-2A. The Lady Mustangs were 15-2 overall, and undefeated inside division […]

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Tremont, Mantachie pull off twin “3-peat” as Itawamba archers shine in Jackson

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor JACKSON – The old saying goes, “the third time’s a charm.” If you were to ask the archers from Tremont and Mantachie, they would say “the third time’s the sweetest.” “Been there, done that, let’s do it again” seemed to be the motto for both the Eagles and Mustangs, as […]

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Mustangs surge past Wildcats for 1-2A win

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – With an 0-2 division record entering Saturday’s contest, the Mantachie Mustang baseball team badly needed a win. The Mustangs welcomed the Walnut Wildcats, who had defeated the Mustangs 8-0 in Walnut last Tuesday, into Itawamba County and made sure that none of them were grinning on the way […]

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Indians split with Tishomingo, drop thriller to Amory

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor IUKA – Last week didn’t start very kindly for the Itawamba AHS baseball team. They dropped a pair of one-run contests to division rivals Tishomingo County and Amory, but managed to bounce back and knock off Tishomingo County at home on Friday to end the week on a positive note. […]

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IAHS fastpitch blasts New Site behind Grubbs’ no-hitter

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Lady Indian fastpitch squad played host to the New Site Lady Royals and former head coach Rodney Moore, last Friday night. Senior pitcher Neely Grubbs went out and made sure that even the slightest bit of offense from her Lady Indian teammates would more than […]

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Tremont drops division contest to Thrasher

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – The Tremont Eagles baseball team looked to get into the win column last week against division 1-1A rival Thrasher but, despite a valiant effort, fell short by a score of 8-4. Tremont took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Wesley Crawford led […]

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Lady Mustangs stay hot, dispatch Ingomar on the road

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times INGOMAR – The Lady Mustangs Fastpitch squad has been on a hot streak as of late, which might explain the increased temperature the past few weeks. They have run-ruled seven different opponents this season and were 11-2 overall entering Union County, Monday evening, to face division rival Ingomar. […]

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A Farewell to Collier

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times Last Tuesday afternoon long-time head baseball coach for the Mantachie Mustangs, Scott Collier, stepped down, ending an 18-year tenure, and a lasting legacy in the history books of Mantachie Baseball. Collier took the reins to the club shortly before the turn of the millennium as a 29 year […]

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