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Scotty Nichols

SEC resume, havoc in the West and overall CFB playoff picture

In a 2014 season where it was generally expected, total chaos has engulfed the SEC western division. First off, let’s start with this little bit of information: IF Arkansas manages to beat Ole Miss this weekend, all seven SEC west teams will be bowl eligible. This further proves that the SEC west is the toughest […]

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Tremont sweeps TCPS in “Battle of the Eagles”

TREMONT – The Tremont Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball squads both started the season off with a bang with a pair of home victories over TCPS in the “Battle of the Eagles”. Ellis gets big win in Tremont debut Lady Eagles’ head coach Neal Ellis was very animated and charismatic during Tremont’s pep rally last […]

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Running game powers Whippets past Indians

FULTON – When good fortune and good execution meet misfortune and lack of execution, the results can be lopsided. The Kosciusko Whippets rode their stellar ground game and benefited from several Itawamba AHS miscues en route to a 30-13 victory in a 4A playoff game on Friday night. “We knew they were going to be […]

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ICC basketball swept by Jones County

By LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College dropped two games on home court to Jones County Junior College last week, with the Lady Indians falling 79-73, and the Indians losing in the last seconds, 80-76. Lady Indians fall to Lady Bobcats in tight game ICC had a tough opponent on their hands […]

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Lady Mustangs crush Thrasher, boys fall 72-53

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Friday night the Mantachie Mustangs opened their basketball season at home against the Thrasher Rebels. The Mustangs split the series one game apiece with the Lady Mustangs emerging victorious but the boys falling by 19 point deficit. However, both teams were given good starting points for […]

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Feeling nostalgic after Indians’ sixth division title and date with Kosciusko

After the IAHS Indians football team clinched the 2014 division 1-4A title to claim their sixth division title in school history, I began to think about the “good old days”. This football season marks the 15th anniversary of the first ever IAHS division championship, a title claimed by the 1999 team – a team that […]

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Indians dodge Rams 13-6, advance to round two of 4A playoffs

FULTON – In a night that saw the other three representatives of division 1-4A fall in the playoffs, IAHS was able to avoid some shaky offensive execution and the defense was able to shoulder the load to push the Indians on to the second round with a 13-6 home win over the Gentry Rams. “We […]

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Tremont kicks off season with “Meet the Eagles”

TREMONT – Last Tuesday evening, the Tremont community welcomed with a bang what is largely considered the most popular athletic season in eastern Itawamba County. In an event that lasted more than three hours, scrimmage games consisted of girls and boys games from grades three and up. Youth boys and girls had the spotlight early, […]

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ICC hoops split with Shelton State, Gray wins 600th

BY LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON – ICC faced two tough Shelton State squads last Thursday night. The Lady Indians upset the No. 17 Lady Bucs, 84-66, but the Indians fell 93-82 for their first loss of the season. Lady Indians pull off upset for Gray’s 600th The Lady Indians knew that head coach Nanci Gray […]

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ICC football players earn postseason awards

By LEE ADAMS LetsGoICC.com FULTON – With the MACJC football season complete, postseason awards have been announced and ICC has 10 of its players receiving honors. The Indians had six players named to the MACJC All-State First Team, four to the Second Team and sophomore Jeb Millender (Pontotoc) was named NJCAA All-Region 23 Punter. “We […]

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Indians sweep 1-4A to claim division title with 31-14 win over Tishomingo County

FULTON – Last Friday was a bittersweet night for Tishomingo County head football coach Preston Leathers. The former Itawamba AHS assistant felt a rush of emotion as he encountered familiar scenery and familiar people, but he eventually witnessed the Indian football team feel the rush of capping off the regular season with a five-game division […]

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ICC soccer drops heartbreaker to Jones, 3-2 in double overtime

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Jones County scored in the final seconds of regulation and the second sudden-death overtime to defeat ICC, 3-2, in the quarterfinals of the MACJC soccer playoffs on Tuesday. “There are no words,” said ICC head coach Mike Sullivan. “You just hate to see the season come to an end […]

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ICC’s Schaefer named Keeper of the Week

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College sophomore goalkeeper Ben Schaefer has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Keeper of the Week for the fifth time this season. The league announced their weekly honors on Tuesday. “It’s amazing to win this award twice in one season with the level […]

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Scotty Nichols

Because who else would yank the rug from underneath?

I’m not going to lie about it. I’m salty. I don’t normally get that way over a football game, but I was overcome last Saturday night. Most everyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a Florida State football fan since I was a little boy, but I also love Ole Miss because it provided/provides […]

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