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Tremont falls to Mooreville on senior night

TREMONT – As the Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles approached the home stretch of the regular season last week, they took their home floor for the final time in 2015-2016, and the seniors played at the Eagles’ Nest for the final time in their careers. Unfortunately, the night was bittersweet as both teams succumbed to […]

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IAHS comes up winless at Pontotoc

PONTOTOC – The IAHS basketball teams paid a return visit to division rival Pontotoc, last week, after the Lady Indians knocked off the Lady Warriors with a Tori Mallory buzzer-beater in Fulton just a couple of weeks before. (G) Pontotoc 45, IAHS 36 The Lady Indians started off on the right foot, but an ice-cold […]

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Mantachie drops two to Potts Camp

MANTACHIE – The end of the regular season is drawing near, and with the division tournament looming, teams are in search of key wins that can improve their seeding come tournament time. This is all the more true for both Mustang clubs, who took the court Friday night in Mantachie against Potts Camp. Although the […]

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Sam Farris

Big Mike: Larger than Life

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times I entered junior high in 2008, and made that long awaited transition from rec-league athletics to being on the school team. I was taking my first steps to representing the school as a student athlete, just like I had always dreamed. Because of a battle with cancer, I […]

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Remembering my friend, “Big Mike”

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor Normally, when I write columns they’re meant to be funny, simply give an opinion or even an attempt to ruffle feathers and generate discussion. Today, I write this column with a heavy heart and tear-filled eyes. Last Saturday evening, Itawamba county lost an outstanding human being, and I lost a […]

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Tremont Eagles batter Vardaman Rams, ladies fall

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – Last Tuesday night, the Tremont basketball squads hosted the Vardaman Rams in division 4-1A action. The girls dropped the opening contest, but the boys extracted some revenge in the nightcap. (B) Tremont 63, Vardaman 48 The Eagles got a flurry of strikes in the first quarter, all from […]

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Lady Indians overcome slow start, rally past Briarcrest

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor PONTOTOC – The Robertson’s Sportswear Ladies’ Challenge annually exhibits some of the top girls’ basketball teams in the greater North Mississippi area and, usually, some top-notch programs from outside of the state. This year’s slate was no different, as the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians took the hardwood and faced Briarcrest, […]

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Urchins dispatch Mustangs

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BLUE SPRINGS – The Mantachie Mustangs and Lady Mustangs turned up Highway 9 in Blue Springs to take on the East Union Urchins in division 1-2A action last Friday night, but were unable to bring a win back to Itawamba County with them. (G) East Union 62, Mantachie 40 The […]

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‘The kind of person Maikhail was’

* Miller was an exceptional athlete and friend Maikhail Miller was an exceptional athlete since he was old enough to be involved in sports. A standout football, baseball and basketball player, Miller, who died, Saturday, following a car wreck, dominated everything he took his hand to and exemplified all the traits of an athlete with […]

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IAHS completes season sweep of rival Tishomingo County

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The IAHS boys’ basketball team has played a tough slate and hasn’t exactly been rewarded in the win/loss column, but the team is making strides and improving from game to game. The Indians are in an extremely talented basketball division, which includes Corinth, Shannon and Pontotoc, and managed […]

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Tremont Eagles come up winless at Hamilton

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor HAMILTON, MS – Tremont hit the road last Tuesday night toward the extreme southern region of Monroe county for a basketball date with the Hamilton Lions. The girls dropped a 2-point heartbreaker, while the boys couldn’t recover from a first quarter onslaught. (G) Hamilton 40, Tremont 38 After a game […]

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IAHS girls’ soccer clinches first-ever playoff berth

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – With the soccer programs at IAHS in just their third season of existence, the teams are making leaps and bounds in the right direction with head coach Randy Earnest at the helm. With a 1-0 victory on the road at Caledonia on Jan. 15, the Lady Indian club […]

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Ingomar stifles Mantachie

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor INGOMAR – The Mantachie basketball squads had a tough task last Tuesday night as they traveled to Union county to take on perennial basketball powerhouse Ingomar. (G) Ingomar 57, Mantachie 26 The Lady Falcons let everyone who entered the gymnasium for the first varsity game of the night know they […]

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Mallory’s last-second shot lifts Lady Indians over Pontotoc

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – The last time IAHS hosted division rival Pontotoc, on February 3, 2015, the Lady Indians were in prime position to knock off a Lady Warrior squad that has given them fits in division play for years. As most Lady Indian fans remember, IAHS held a 42-41 lead with […]

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