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Scotty Nichols

The NFL is becoming a lynch mob toward Lynch

Everyone has a different perspective of Seattle Seahawk standout running back Marshawn Lynch, many for different reasons. I, for one, absolutely love the guy. He’s become my favorite NFL player over the past few years, and I love him for what many despise him for. Working as a journalist, I guess I’m supposed to dislike […]

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Lady Warriors top Lady Indians in another hardwood classic

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer PONTOTOC – What can be said about the Pontotoc Lady Warriors and IAHS Lady Indians basketball programs at this point? Pontotoc captured a 4A state title during the 2011-2012 season, while IAHS brought one home last year. Both squads have cemented themselves in the upper-echelon of girls’ basketball in the […]

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Eagles top Pine Grove in division opener

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer RIPLEY – Last week’s trip to Ripley to kick off Tremont’s division 1-1A slate wasn’t very kind to the Lady Eagles, but the boys’ squad took care of the Panthers with relative ease. Lady Panthers use big fourth quarter to top Lady Eagles The Tremont Lady Eagles tussled with Pine […]

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East Union downs Mustangs in Mantachie

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer MANTACHIE – The Mantachie basketball teams hosted the East Union Urchins last Tuesday night and both put themselves in position to pick up wins, but simply couldn’t hold on until the end. Slipping away The Lady Mustangs came out firing on all cylinders against East Union, as they got 8 […]

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Indians pick up first division win, Lady Indians crush Lady Braves

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – While priming for a crucial stretch of division games, the 14-2 IAHS Lady Indians have been rolling as of late, while the boys’ squad has hit a bit of a skid. The ladies continued their recent trend last Friday night, while the Indians got back on track with […]

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Dunn, Mallory lead Lady Indians past Baldwyn

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer BALDWYN – The IAHS basketball teams traveled to Baldwyn for a couple of games early last week to prime for the upcoming slate of division contests. The Lady Indians managed to improve their record to 13-2 overall, while the Indians fell to 7-9 on the season. Constance gets it “Dunn” […]

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Tremont flogs Red Bay, turnovers plague Lady Eagles

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times TREMONT – Tuesday night, the Tremont Eagles found themselves battling perennial rivals the Red Bay Tigers, with mixed results. Lady Eagles can’t overcome turnovers In the night’s opening game, the Lady Eagles were hopeful to make a better showing after falling to their foes just two weeks before. […]

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Eagles, Lady Eagles upended by Mooreville

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer MOOREVILLE – The Tremont basketball squads traveled west last Friday night to take on the 3A Mooreville Troopers, but both teams were sent back to Itawamba county with losses. Wings clipped The last month has been brutal for head coach Neal Ellis’s Lady Eagles, as they have gone 1-9 since […]

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IAHS soccer tallies monumental wins

By RANDY EARNEST Special to the Times PONTOTOC – The IAHS “futbol club” was busy doing some pretty big things last week, as they were able to garner not one, but two wins over division rival and perennial power Pontotoc. Lady Indians knock off Lady Warriors The IAHS ladies got off to a good start […]

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Mantachie Tripped up by Wheeler

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times WHEELER – The Mantachie Mustangs took to the road Friday night, playing in the Prentiss County hills against the Wheeler Eagles. This night was one of returns for both teams: Junior Madison McMillen returned for the ladies after an ACL injury she suffered over the summer, and leading […]

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Scotty Nichols

I don’t care what the rulebook says, Dez Bryant caught that ball

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer Before getting into this topic at all, I’d like to throw out a disclaimer. *I am in no way, shape, or form, a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. You could even say that I have a healthy dislike for them. Not quite the New York Yankees-level dislike, but I don’t care […]

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Eagles win Hatley Tournament

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times HATLEY – Both Tremont Eagle basketball teams were in action in the Hatley Invitational Tournament, Saturday night. The ladies lost their rematch against rival Smithville on Friday evening to set up a matchup against TCPS. Meanwhile, the gentlemen won their Seminole rematch to earn a spot in the […]

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Lady Indians improve to 10-2 with wins over Corinth, Nettleton

FULTON – Fresh off of a class 4A state championship last year, the IAHS Lady Indians are on the warpath again this season, and it doesn’t appear that too much can stop them other than themselves. Save for a close loss against the top-ranked team in the state and a bit of a hangover the […]

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Mantachie swept by Belmont, splits with Falkner

BELMONT/MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs maintained a winning record last week with a win and a loss, while the Mustangs experienced a week they’d like to quickly forget. Lady Mustangs corraled by Belmont, top Falkner The Lady Mustangs were hit with a haymaker early last Tuesday night at Belmont and were unable to shake […]

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