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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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ICC defensive line coach shatters records in USAPL American Open

By Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com WASHINGTON, DC – When Itawamba Community College defensive line coach Ray Williams starting the sport of powerlifting a lot of people laughed when he talked about his goal of squatting 1,000 pounds. But the Demopolis, Ala. native silenced the laughter when he set two new American records and unofficially set two […]

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Despite flaws, the CFB playoff is as right as it can be this year

Since virtually the inception of the BCS system back in 1998, the majority of college football fans have been calling for a playoff-style system. As the old saying goes, “be careful what you wish for.” This season we were all finally introduced to such a system and, initially, we all thought that the problems that […]

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Lady Indians claim TishoWamba title, Indians finish second

BELMONT – In an eventful two days at Belmont High School, the TishoWamba basketball tournament featured boys’ and girls’ teams from Belmont, as well as all three Itawamba county schools, IAHS, Mantachie and Tremont. The Indian and Lady Indian squads got past Mantachie on Thursday night before both Belmont teams bested Tremont to set up […]

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Tremont, Mantachie boys and girls hoops collide

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times BELMONT – The past weekend all three Itawamba county teams were involved in a tournament in Belmont, dubbed the Tishowamba Tournament, but probably would have been more fittingly called the Belmowamba Tournament. The Mantachie boys and girls teams were knocked off by IAHS on Thursday night while the […]

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Indians, Lady Indians turn away Viking raid

FULTON – The IAHS Indians and Lady Indians basketball teams have both gotten off to a great start in 2014 and continued their success early last week as each team was able to stave off the efforts of North Pontotoc. Lady Indians explode in fourth to rout Lady Vikings The Lady Indians got off to a […]

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Examining the double standard of the SEC

Ok. We all know how great the SEC has been the past several years. We know how great the SEC West has been the past couple of seasons, as all seven teams in the division have found themselves bowl-eligible with six wins. Heck, only two of the 14 teams in the SEC missed out on […]

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IAHS soccer programs on the rise

FULTON – The IAHS Indian soccer teams and head coach Randy Earnest are taking great steps in the right direction in the program’s second year of existence. After a great showing in the summer, both boys’ and girls’ clubs are experiencing success in the 2014 season. The girls’ team opened the season with a 2-1 […]

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IAHS boys win Kossuth “Turkey Tourney” championship

KOSSUTH – The IAHS Indian basketball team traveled to Kossuth last week, not with intentions of simply participating in the Aggies’ Thanksgiving invitational tournament, but expectations of winning it. The Indians did just that, as they went 2-0 on Monday and Tuesday with victories over the North Pontotoc Vikings and the host Kossuth Aggies in […]

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Eagles, Lady Eagles down Smithville

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times TREMONT – All areas of the county were represented in the Eagle’s Nest, Monday night, as Mantachie native Neal Ellis put his Lady Eagles of Tremont on the court against former IAHS coach Michael Wildmon’s Lady Seminoles from Smithville. Lady Eagles outlast Smithville After a 9-0 Tremont run […]

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Tremont hosts MS/AL Border Battle : Eagles win two, girls drop one

By SCOTTY NICHOLS and SAM FARRIS Itawamba County Times TREMONT – In two days, the Tremont Eagles tallied two victories in the Sportees MS/AL Border Battle, but the Lady Eagles fell in their only contest of the weekend. Tremont trounces Vina It didn’t take long at all for the Eagles to let rival Vina, Ala. […]

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Mustangs split with Jumpertown

MANTACHIE/TREMONT – Last week was an eventful one for the Mantachie Mustangs basketball squads, as they hosted the Jumpertown Cardinals on Tuesday, then traveled to Tremont on Friday and Saturday to take part in the Sportees MS/AL Border Battle. The Lady Mustangs pulled off two wins in their three games, defeating Jumpertown and Belgreen, Ala., […]

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