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Trio of Indians selected to NEMCABB roster

CORINTH – IAHS baseball players Josh Hargett, Andrew McDonald and Russ Payne have been named to the Northeast Mississippi Coaches’ Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) East 4A/5A/6A roster. Payne, an outfielder, was second on the IAHS squad with a .346 batting average, while Hargett, a shortstop, and McDonald a corner infielder/pitcher posted .259 and .253 […]

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IAHS defensive foursome to compete in NEMFCA All-Star Game

BOONEVILLE – Four graduating seniors from IAHS have been named to the East roster for the 2015 NEMFCA (Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches’ Association) All-Star Game, which will be held on the field of the Northeast Community College Tigers in Booneville tonight at 6:00. Defensive linemen Jamarcus Marion and Trey Morrow will be joined by cornerback […]

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IAHS has nice showing in spring games

FULTON – The 2014 IAHS football team didn’t start off the season ideally, starting 1-4 in their non-division schedule, but rallied to go a perfect 5-0 in division 1-4A and reach the second round of the playoffs. With a solid defensive core returning for 2015 and 10 of 11 returning starters on offense, IAHS could […]

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Mantachie football finishes up solid spring

AMORY – The Mantachie Mustangs just missed out on a playoff spot in 2014 after graduating a ton of talent the season before. It didn’t help matters that leading rusher Logan Pettigo injured his knee at Nettleton and watched the final few division games propped up on crutches on the sideline. 2015 is a different […]

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IAHS to host “Indian Pride Day,” spring jamboree on Thursday

FULTON – First-year head IAHS football coach Clint Hoots is ready to get things going in Fulton. “We’re doing some big things here,” Hoots said. “We’re making strides within the football program, and also looking to reach out and involve the entire community with what we’re doing at IAHS.” Originally scheduled for Friday night, the […]

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Explosive offense propels Indians past Ripley for round two series win

FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indians are appearing to hit their stride at the perfect time, particularly from the offensive side of the ball. “Man, we’ve been swinging it well,” said IAHS head coach Brian Long. “We’ve got to keep this mentality on offense and keep pitching and playing defense well, because it can come […]

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Eupora Eagles eliminate Mustangs in round two

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs crept into the MHSAA 2A state playoffs as the No. 4 seed from division 1-2A and quickly eliminated division 4-2A champion Leland. Round two would prove much more difficult as the Mustangs drew perennial powerhouse and division 2-2A runner-up the Eupora Eagles. Eupora would get all the offense that they […]

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ICC tennis picks up five wins to open tournament

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com TUCSON, AZ– The Itawamba Community College women’s tennis team didn’t get the easiest draw to open the 2015 NJCAA Women’s DI National Tennis Tournament, but were able to notch five wins in the grueling desert heat against some of the most tradition-rich programs from all across the country on Sunday. Kacey […]

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‘White-hot’ offense proves to be ‘Catt-astrophic’ for Caledonia

FULTON – IAHS captured the division 1-4A title last week, and were rewarded with facing the No. 4 seed Caledonia Confederates from a very baseball-stout division 4-4A. Three times, IAHS had the potential game-winning run just 90 feet away at third base with less than two outs during an 11-inning game one in Fulton, last […]

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Eagles drop three in final week

TREMONT – The Tremont Eagles closed out a painful 2015 baseball season on the short end of three lopsided losses to the Falkner Eagles and Pine Grove Panthers. Trip Benson provided the offensive spark that paced the Panthers as he went 3-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in the win. Alan Bullock […]

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Mustangs sweep division 4-2A champ Leland in round one

  MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs dropped a 13-12 heartbreaker to South Pontotoc in their regular season finale last Tuesday, but went on to sweep their first round playoff series against the Leland Cubs on Friday. Rainy weather pushed the series start back from Thursday night to Friday, but the Mustangs didn’t mind the delay. […]

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Lady Mustangs end season with a bang

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Tuesday night, the Lady Mustangs softball team took their home field for the annual senior night. They played arguably their best ball of the year, but were eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the night. Despite having little to play for except pride, the Lady Mustangs […]

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Lady Indians smash Shannon

FULTON – The IAHS Lady Indians picked up a huge 10-0 win over the Shannon Lady Raiders last Monday. Neely Grubbs pitched four innings and only gave up one hit, while striking out four and walking one to pick up the win. Taylor Cresap pitched the fifth, and final, inning and struck out two of […]

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Indians sweep Corinth, claim division title

FULTON – Everyone knew that the race for the division 1-4A title was going to be wild, but it came down to the last day of division play. The path started off a little grim for the IAHS Indians, as they appeared to drop their first contest to the Corinth Warriors last Tuesday night. IAHS […]

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