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Scotty Nichols

OPINION: Undesirable headlines running rampant in the NFL

When it comes to the NFL, the headlines that we are accustomed to hearing about are usually rule changes, concussions and things of that nature. Recently, there have been more disturbing news stories in the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Last week, running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely and released […]

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Turnover-plagued Indians’ comeback effort falls just short

    OLIVE BRANCH – The Itawamba AHS Indians hit the road to DeSoto county last Friday night in search of their second win of the season, and also in hopes of shaking the turnover bug, as they took on the Center Hill Mustangs. It would not happen on this night, however, as the Indians […]

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Family Feud: Troopers down Mustangs, 40-6

  By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MOOREVILLE – Friday night, the Mantachie Mustangs met the Mooreville Troopers to reignite the rivalry that is now known simply as the Backyard Brawl but came up short, 40-6. The Mustangs were coming off of a momentum-building win against South Pontotoc and looked to grab another victory […]

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Defense leads ICC past Holmes, 19-3

  FULTON – After dropping the first two contests of the season to No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln and No. 9 Jones County on the road, the ICC Indians finally put a tally mark under the “W” column last Thursday night with a 19-3 victory over Holmes. The Indians fell behind 3-0 early after a 42-yard field […]

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IAHS drowns Lady Wave, 14-6

  FULTON – Anyone who is familiar with sports knows that streaks are a big part of them, and getting hot at the right moment is key. The IAHS Lady Indians appear to be approaching a boil, as they knocked off the Tupelo Lady Wave, 14-6, in Fulton on Sept. 9. “We’re starting to get […]

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Lady Indians fight hard in Seminole Country

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times SMITHVILLE – While most people were enjoying the experience of college football Saturday, the Lady Indians were tending to business in the Smithville Slowpitch Invitational trying to continue their streak of good play that had seen the team win three of their last four games. The Lady Indians […]

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Payback: Mustangs knock off Cougars at home

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MANTACHIE – Last season, the Mantachie Mustangs were devastated by the South Pontotoc Cougars when they lost by one measly point in overtime, stopping the Mustangs’ push for a 3-0 start. This year was a different story, as the Mustangs exacted their revenge and silenced the roar by […]

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Tigers capitalize on miscues, down Indians 22-7

FULTON – The Robert Louis Stevenson novel “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could accurately describe the Itawamba AHS Indians’ season so far, especially on the offensive side of the football. In week one, the Indians turned the ball over five times and were plagued by penalty flags in a 34-21 loss to Ripley. In week […]

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ICC falls to No. 9 Jones County, 35-14

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com ELLISVILLE, MS – Freshman Richard McQuarley combined for nearly 200 yards of total offense in the Indians’ 35-14 road-loss to the No. 9 Jones County Junior College Bobcats on Saturday. McQuarley (Meridian) rushed for 162 yards on 24 carries and caught six passes for 36 yards. The Indians (0-2, 0-0 MACJC […]

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Lady Mustangs thrash Shannon in three innings

MANTACHIE – Mantachie head softball coach Kristi Montgomery said after the first week of the season that she hoped that the Lady Mustangs’ bats would wake up soon. The alarm clock must have gone off just before last Tuesday night’s game against Shannon, because the Lady Mustangs put on a hitting clinic, to the tune […]

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Golf Tournament The Mantachie high school baseball team will host its fifth annual golf tournament on September 20, 2014. The tournament will take place at Bel-Air Golf Course. Four-man scramble with shot gun start at 8 a.m. $160 entry per team, $100 hole sponsor. Prizes to first and second place teams, and door prizes will […]

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Scotty Nichols

So there was this seventh-round draft pick that got cut …

Michael Sam is a good football player. The St. Louis Rams, however, decided last week that he wasn’t quite good enough to make their regular season roster. Since he has been cut, there has been unbelievable amounts of air time on major sports news outlets about the seventh-round draft pick out of the University of […]

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Indians must avoid a pounding by Pounds

  There is one thing that absolutely MUST be addressed by Itawamba AHS tonight when the Saltillo Tigers come to visit Fulton if the Indians hope for success – Slow down senior running back Diamante Pounds. Last year Pounds only reached the end zone once against IAHS, but he shredded the Indian defense for over […]

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Hatley Roars: Lady Tigers down Lady Indians 5-1

BY SAM FARRIS Special to the Times   Early Saturday morning while many fans were still recuperating from the previous night’s gridiron battles, the Lady Indians were at home bright and early taking on the visiting Lady Tigers from Hatley. The game started pretty slow with both teams exchanging jabs of minimal damage to each […]

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