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Fulton core powers 49ers to round-robin sweep at ICC

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Itawamba Community College hosted a round-robin American Legion baseball tournament on Saturday, featuring the Tupelo 49ers, the Florence Blasters and the Desoto Shockers, and a quintet from Fulton helped propel the local 49ers to a pair of wins. ICC and former IAHS outfielder Russ Payne, recent IAHS graduates […]

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Fulton core powers 49ers to round-robin sweep at ICC

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – Itawamba Community College hosted a round-robin American Legion baseball tournament on Saturday, featuring the Tupelo 49ers, the Florence Blasters and the Desoto Shockers, and a quintet from Fulton helped propel the local 49ers to a pair of wins. ICC and former IAHS outfielder Russ Payne, recent IAHS graduates […]

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ICC’s Barnes inks with Blue Mountain tennis

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Former Itawamba Community College tennis coach Paul Johnson announced sophomore Andria Barnes, a former IAHS standout, has signed to continue her career at Blue Mountain College next season. The Mooreville native advanced to the No. 2 singles championship match of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) […]

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The Cavs deserved it, Golden State didn’t…

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor Not that I have to shout it from the mountaintops (because most already know), but I’m not a Lebron James fanboy. I don’t dislike James, I’m just not his biggest fan. He has a history of crying, whining and flopping, but King James just pulled off one of the most […]

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IAHS baseball hosts inaugral Maikhail Miller Memorial Alumni Game

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – It was extremely hot last Saturday, but there was no place the folks who showed up at Fulton City Park would’ve rather been than there to sweat bullets and honor a former IAHS athletic standout and dear friend. Friends, family and former teammates gathered in 100-degree heat, in […]

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IAHS has success in Brian Dozier wooden bat tourney

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor FULTON – For the past few years, several competitive teams from around northeast Mississippi gather at Fulton City Park for a week-long baseball tournament. The tournament bears the name of Minnesota Twins All-Star second baseman, and former Itawamba AHS and University of Southern Mississippi standout Brian Dozier, who annually supplies […]

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Back to the sideline: Ramey returns to Tremont hoops bench after three years as principal

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor TREMONT – Most people from Itawamba county associate Brady Ramey with basketball. For the past three seasons, however, he hasn’t been guiding a team from the sideline but, instead, watching teams play from the baseline as principal at Tremont high school. Just over a month ago, former Tremont head boys’ […]

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Four Itawambians play in NEMBCA all-star games

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor BOONEVILLE – The NEMFCA held their third annual all-star football contest three weeks ago. Two weeks ago, the NEMCABB organization held its 26th annual baseball all-star games. This past weekend the middle sibling in the coach-driven northeast Mississippi brotherhood, NEMBCA (Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches’ Association), held its 12th annual event […]

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Dabbling in it all: Mantachie’s Montgomery excels at multiple sports

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – McKinley Montgomery is a very busy girl. “I go to the mall and hang out with my friends sometimes,” said the Mustang standout athlete, with a grin. “Whenever I get a chance to, anyways.” Montgomery isn’t your typical student-athlete. While most kids play two, maybe three sports, Montgomery […]

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IAHS, Mantachie each sport duos in annual NEMCABB All-Star contests

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor CORINTH – After 25 editions of the NEMCABB (Northeast Mississippi Coaches’ Association for Better Baseball) All-Star contests being played at Jesse Bynum Field at the Crossroads Park in Corinth, the 2016 games brought on some new scenery. The 26th installment of the annual classic was held at the brand-new, artificial […]

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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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