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Am I crazy? We’ll see …

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor By the time this column hits the website early Wednesday morning, game four of the NBA Western Conference Finals will be all wrapped up. As I write this, I will make a, somewhat, bold statement. The Golden State Warriors are in trouble. The historically-great Warriors, who are the proud new owners […]

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IAHS well-represented in fourth annual NEMFCA game

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BOONEVILLE – The fourth annual edition of the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches’ Association (NEMFCA) All-Star game, held on the campus of Northeast Community College in Booneville, featured five individuals who donned the black and gold of Itawamba Agricultural High School last fall. Former IAHS linebacker Brandon Gates and former IAHS […]

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IAHS to host Maikhail Miller memorial alumni baseball game

FULTON – On Saturday, June 11, IAHS baseball alumni will host an alumni game in honor of the late Maikhail Miller. The game will feature the 2009 IAHS Indians, whom Miller helped lead to the third round of the playoffs as a sophomore, and this past season’s 2016 IAHS Indians, where Miller’s brother, Vijay, was […]

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IAHS looks sharp in spring football game

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor HAMILTON, ALA. – The Itawamba AHS Indians hit the road last Friday night for their spring football game against the Hamilton Aggies, and picked up a convincing 43-15 victory in the three-quarter scrimmage. The Indians got rolling quickly, as their first offensive drive was capped off with a nice 16-yard […]

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Four ICC softball players earn postseason honors

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – The Itawamba Community College softball team had four players earn postseason honors after another record-breaking season for the Indians. Three freshmen earned a spot the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 Softball Team with three Indians being selected to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior […]

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Darryl Wilson officially introduced as IAHS hoops’ coach

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Former Mississippi State standout guard Darryl Wilson, who led the Bulldogs to their only NCAA Final Four appearance in school history in 1996, has had one desire since his playing days concluded just over seven years ago. Last Thursday, Itawamba AHS officially introduced Wilson as their next girls’ […]

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Coddling kids is killing sports

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor As with any editorial, there will be some people who agree whole-heartedly and some who will fiercely dispute. But hey, editorials are opinions and that’s the point, right? Today, I’m tackling a touchy subject. One that is sure to spark opinions, whether you agree with me or not. To be […]

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Lady Mustangs battle, fall short in north finals to powerhouse East Webster

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – One thing is for certain in the world of sports: You can’t give a great team freebies and expect not to pay the consequences. That was the story from Friday night’s class 2A north title series opener in western Itawamba county, as the defending champion East Webster Lady […]

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ICC softball season ends with 7-6 loss to East Central

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – The No. 7 Itawamba Community College softball team ended its season with a 7-6 loss to No. 10 East Central Community College in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) State Tournament Tuesday at Jones County Junior College. When the game originally started on Saturday, East Central […]

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Webster wins Bass Federation national title

By KEVIN TATE Outdoors Writer Sometimes, when dreams come true, they do so later than expected. For Joseph Webster of Fulton, the dream of winning a major championship in bass fishing is one he’d chased with everything he had for a long time. When that payday finally arrived, three weeks ago and decades after it […]

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Lady Mustangs fend off Eupora, advance to round three

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Lady Mustangs came to work on Thursday night with thoughts of a sweep. Unfortunately for them, the Eupora Lady Eagles had different plans, winning Game 2 by a 7-3 score. The home-standing Lady Mustangs found themselves in a Game 3 dogfight before ultimately picking up a […]

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Baseball should be about kids playing the game

By Scotty Nichols Sports Editor Kids, today’s word of the day is “incompetence.” That seems to be the recurring theme with the Mississippi High School Activities Association. From those wearing suits in the MHSAA offices down in Jackson, trickling down to the guys who put on uniforms to officiate high school sports, this word is […]

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ICC softball has unfinished business with East Central

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com ELLISVILLE – The No. 7 Indians and the No. 10 East Central Warriors have some unfinished business in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Softball Tournament thanks to Mother Nature. Saturday’s elimination game was postponed due to lightning with the Warriors (42-8) up 5-4 in the third […]

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ICC’s Bennett signs with Memphis

By LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College redshirt freshman Blake Bennett signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at the University of Memphis next season. “It’s a blessing to be able to play at the next level,” said Bennett, who spent one season at Ole Miss. “Not many people […]

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