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Mustangs rout Royals to kick off 1-2A play

NEW SITE – Rain has slowed the Mantachie Mustangs’ baseball season to almost a stand-still, having only played two games entering last week. Despite the limited number of games and times that the team has even been able to get on a dry field, Mantachie started very fast against the New Site Royals last week. […]

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Lady Mustangs start 0-2 to open division play

HATLEY – Mantachie’s slow-pitch team had a very successful 2014 season but fell to the Hatley Lady Tigers in the north 2A semifinals on the road last September. Last Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs fastpitch team paid a visit to their division 2-2A rival to try and extract a bit of revenge. Things started off well […]

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Lady Indians sweep Tupelo tourney

IUKA – The IAHS Lady Indian fastpitch team enjoyed the most successful week of any squad in the county after starting it off on the wrong foot. The Lady Indians were trounced 10-0 during a visit to Corinth for a rescheduled division 1-4A game last Monday before hosting division rival Tishomingo County on Tuesday evening. […]

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Lady Eagles drop first two contests of 2015

TREMONT – The Lady Eagles were eager to get the 2015 season underway, rather than underwater, and managed to get on the field twice last week. Unfortunately, they found themselves on the short end of both decisions. The Lady Eagles hosted the Vina Lady Red Devils on Monday and, despite putting up a great fight, […]

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Wood’s single lifts Indians over Panthers in 1-4A opener

AMORY – Even though the IAHS Indians had played more games through the first two-and-a-half weeks of the season than any other team in the county, it was still a low number by normal standards. The Indians had only played five games, but almost doubled that number last week as they came out with wins […]

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Eagles have no answers for Vina, Pine Grove

VINA, ALA. – The Tremont Eagles were slated to play their first baseball game of 2015 on Feb. 27, but due to wacky weather and rainouts, they didn’t get the chance to play their first game until last Monday. On March 16, the Eagles traveled to face Alabama rival Vina and were routed 15-1 in […]

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IAHS Football to host first annual 5k run The IAHS Touchdown Club will be hosting its first annual “Run the Reservation 5k” at the IAHS football complex on April 25th at 9:30 a.m. There will be a $20 entry fee for all participants. The race will begin at the complex and finish by running onto […]

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Scotty Nichols

High school hoops officiating has been gross

I’ve never been the type that holds grudges against an official for making a sketchy call in an athletic event. I have played, coached, officiated, covered as a journalist, and generally spectated all different sports at different levels over the years, and I completely understand the element of human error. It just seems that the […]

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Lady Indians fall to Raymond in 4A quarterfinals

JACKSON – The IAHS Lady Indians successfully punched their ticket for a return trip to the Mississippi Coliseum for an opportunity to defend their 4A state title from last season. Unfortunately, the stay in the state capital would be a short one. Raymond, a team that IAHS beat by 10 points last season in the […]

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IAHS baseball drops games to Chargers and Wave

TUPELO – The bats are usually the last thing to get going for a team when baseball season begins, and it’s been a painful process for the IAHS Indians thus far. After picking up a 2-0 win over Saltillo in the season opener at Tupelo, the Indians have dropped three games in a row and […]

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Houston’s 9 strikeouts lift Indians to shutout win in opener

TUPELO – With the girls’ basketball team punching their ticket to Jackson and the boys trying to join them, the IAHS baseball team took to a damp field to get the season started in the Tupelo Classic, last Saturday. “We played in Amory a couple of years ago and got dusted with a little snow,” […]

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Bree’s Threes: Stewart’s shooting lifts IAHS over Ripley

RIPLEY – IAHS head coach Devin Hill said over a month ago that he wanted more of an offensive identity than having to rely, sometimes exclusively, on junior Tori Mallory. Lately, he’s gotten a pretty good response from his squad. Last Thursday night, the Lady Indians got a 21-point outburst from junior Constance Dunn and […]

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Eagles “Big House” hopes dashed at Houlka

HOULKA – The Tremont Eagles have enjoyed a phenomenal 2014-2015 season and hoped to take it a bit further down south. After finishing third in the division 1-1A tournament, the Eagles were handed the tall task of heading to Chickasaw County to take on the Houlka Wildcats. The 25-6 Wildcats had just come off a […]

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Hunter or Hunted?: 4A champ Lady Indians say “both” as they prepare for return trip to Jackson

By Scotty Nichols The IAHS Lady Indian basketball squad shocked the state of Mississippi last season by reaching the 4A finals and knocking off a heavily-favored Bay High, 42-41 to claim the school’s first girls’ basketball state title since 1951. This season, the team wants to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. “I felt […]

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