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Locals run for health, relaxation

Running is the oldest sport known to mankind. In most cases, the earliest competition any human being experiences is a race against either someone else or a clock. Running is often enjoyed by kids, but the desire to do it often begins to fade as people grow further into adulthoood. For a group in Itawamba […]

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League bowling gaining popularity

FULTON – Bowling has emerged as a top hobby for many in Itawamba County and its surrounding areas since Itawamba Thunder Bowl opened its doors nearly a decade ago, but there are a select few who like to engage in the competitive aspect of the sport. If you darken the doors of the local bowling […]

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Basketball a “little man’s game?”

By SAM FARRIS – Guest Columnist   The NBA Finals ended a few weeks ago when the Golden State Warriors emerged victorious following a game six win in the best of seven series against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though I was not surprised with the final result, I was definitely taken aback by […]

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Dozier making his mark in 2015

It’s been quite a season for Minnesota Twins second baseman and former IAHS and Southern Miss standout Brian Dozier. Dozier ranks among the leaders of Major League Baseball in several categories, and ranks among the league leaders for second basemen in virtually every offensive and defensive category. The Fulton native has emerged as the top […]

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Fulton’s Dozier added to All-Star team

Daily Journal Wire reports If he hit a walk-off home run after learning he wasn’t an All-Star, imagine what damage Brian Dozier might do now that he is. The Twins second baseman, runner-up in this week’s Final Vote, will be in Cincinnati after all, Major League Baseball announced Saturday, after Toronto’s Jose Bautista had to […]

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McDonald fights fatigue, will battle to make cut today

Daily Journal, wire reports LANCASTER, Pa. – Ally McDonald, the last player to get into the field, was on the leaderboard Thursday morning after a strong start at the U.S. Women’s Open. Making the turn at 2-under, the former Mississippi State standout from Fulton finished with a 4-over 74. “I was tired,” McDonald said of […]

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Dozier homers, boosts All-Star campaign

By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins sure consider Brian Dozier an All-Star, regardless of whether he wins the fan vote for the final spot on the AL team. He’s done plenty to make his case. Dozier and Joe Mauer hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the sixth inning Wednesday, […]

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Fulton’s McDonald tees off at U.S. Women’s Open

Daily Journal, school reports LANCASTER, Pa. – Ally McDonald didn’t get much warning, but the All-American from Fulton was all set for today’s 7:24 a.m. tee time at the 70th U.S. Women’s Open. The former Mississippi State product was a first alternate for the event and learned Tuesday night that she had made the field […]

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Third time’s a charm: Fulton’s Maikhail Miller embracing fresh start at Arkansas-Monticello

Fulton’s Maikhail Miller is hoping his third try at a college athletic career is the one that sticks. Without a doubt, Miller has always been an outstanding athlete. He’s simply a natural, excelling at football, baseball and basketball from childhood all the way through his prep years at Itawamba AHS. Miller’s God-given ability, combined with […]

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Fulton fends off Mantachie in Dizzy Dean clash

SALTILLO – After a weekend filled with rain delays at the 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Saltillo, the Fulton Stars met the Mantachie All-Stars in an elimination game early Monday. Things began to go well for Fulton early on, as Ryker Thomas walked and eventually scored on a bases-loaded walk to give the Stars […]

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Adams sparks Eagles in win over TCPS in summer hoops finale

TUPELO – The Tremont Eagles boys’ basketball squad enjoyed a successful 2014-2015 season, and will look to continue that success during their 2015-2016 campaign. The Eagles must replace Blue Mountain signee Pierre Garel, along with shooters Devan Ramey and Ben Booth, as well as leading rebounders Justin Smith and Landon Scott. Tremont has made strides […]

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Itawamba county teams compete in 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament

SALTILLO – The 9U Dizzy Dean State Tournament kicked off last Thursday at Saltillo, and two teams representing Itawamba county were set to compete. The Fulton Stars and Mantachie All-Stars kicked off the tournament last Thursday with a couple of noon contests. Mantachie squared off with the Batesville All-Stars, as Fulton butted heads with the […]

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Sports Throwback: Mustangs come from behind to win district – July 8, 1992

By KELLY STEGALL Sports Writer The Mantachie Mustangs came up from the losers bracket to win the district tournament in Chesterville this Fourth of July weekend. In their first game of the tournament, the Mustangs wheeled in a win against Cooper Tire, defeating them after coming back in the last inning with seven runs to […]

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Scotty Nichols

Where athletics and video games collide

Since the mid- to late-70s, video games have been very popular with people – especially young people. For years, it was a myth that kids who played video games weren’t the same kids who dominated the athletic fields. Parents didn’t want their kids to sit on the couch and play video games but, rather, wanted […]

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