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Hunter or Hunted?: 4A champ Lady Indians say “both” as they prepare for return trip to Jackson

By Scotty Nichols The IAHS Lady Indian basketball squad shocked the state of Mississippi last season by reaching the 4A finals and knocking off a heavily-favored Bay High, 42-41 to claim the school’s first girls’ basketball state title since 1951. This season, the team wants to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. “I felt […]

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Lady Indians face Ripley in round two of 4A tournament

The last time the IAHS Lady Indians met the Ripley Lady Tigers, it was just a regular-season game. Tonight, a trip to Jackson is at stake. On February 6, Ripley (28-3) paid a visit to Fulton and put a stamp on what had been an extremely difficult week for the Lady Indians with a 62-46 […]

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Lady Indians fall in tourney final, Indian rally comes up just short

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The defending 4A state champion IAHS Lady Indians punched their ticket into the division 1-4A tournament championship game with an exclamation mark in last Wednesday night’s 50-25 win over Corinth, but ran into what appears to be their kryptonite in the finals. The Lady Indians have been superior […]

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Eagles, Lady Eagles advance to North 1A tournament

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer BOONEVILLE – Two weeks ago, the Tremont Eagles and Falkner Eagles battled in a game that directly impacted the regular season division championship and seeding for the 1-1A tournament, and it went down to the wire. The two teams tangled again in the second round of the 1-1A tournament at […]

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Mustangs, Lady Mustangs bow out in first round

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HATLEY – It’s been a long season for the Mantachie Mustangs. A very long season. The Mustangs went into last week’s division 1-2A tournament still in search of their first victory of the season. Things looked grim from the beginning as the Mustangs drew the Walnut Wildcats, a team that […]

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Collums leaving IAHS for Northwest Rankin job

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Itawamba AHS football coach Toby Collums will be the new head coach at Northwest Rankin. The hire will be announced at a 2:30 p.m. press conference there on Tuesday. Collums, a Smithville graduate who played at Itawamba CC and Mississippi College, has been the head coach at Class 4A IAHS […]

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Tremont/Falkner boys preview: Eagles’ sights set on third division crown since 1979

The Tremont Eagles have been rolling in division 1-1A this season. There have been some tough victories, including an overtime win and a one-point win in regulation, but they have rolled in the win column. The Eagles have control of their own destiny and, tonight, can win just their third regular-season division title in the […]

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Indians pick up division win, Lady Indians cruise

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer FULTON – The IAHS Lady Indians pummeled the Amory Lady Panthers just moments before the Indians took the floor and topped their neighboring rivals in a hard-fought contest at home. A gritty win The boys’ squad faced adversity even before the opening tip, as they would be without leading scorer […]

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Mantachie can’t keep up with New Site

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times NEW SITE – Last Tuesday, the Mantachie ball clubs were in action against their bitter rivals from Prentiss County: the New Site Royals. The Royals are known for courting talented teams that are infamous for shooting teams off the floor. This perennial trait was in full swing on […]

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Hoover, Ala. hands fourth loss to Lady Indians

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PONTOTOC – It didn’t take long for Hoover to get to know Itawamba’s Tori Mallory – about 11 minutes and 17 points to be exact – in the Alabama school’s 53-41 win against the Daily Journal’s No. 2-ranked girls team. “I told my players at halftime we were not going […]

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ICC’s Chills earns second-straight MACJC Player of the Week honors

By ADAM GORE FULTON – For the second-straight week, Itawamba Community College sophomore guard Jayla Chills has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Chills (Ripley) helped lead the Lady Indians (15-2, 6-0 MACJC North) to wins over East Mississippi and Mississippi Delta last week, averaging […]

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Red-hot Eagles eyeing division 1-1A crown after big wins

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer TREMONT – After somewhat of a skid during the holiday break, the Tremont Eagles have gone on an absolute tear. The Eagles have gone 9-2 in their last 11 games and now sport a 5-0 record inside division 1-1A during that span after taking down their latest victims, the Jumpertown […]

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Mallory’s 39 leads Lady Indians past Shannon

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer SHANNON – The IAHS basketball teams traveled to Shannon for a pair of division contests last Friday night. Both games were exciting and very physical, as the Lady Indians pulled out a big win and the Indians played very well, but fell after a late push by the Raiders. One […]

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Hatley escapes Mantachie with two wins

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – Tuesday night the Mustangs basketball clubs were in action at home against division opponent and perennial rival Hatley Tigers, falling short against both opponents. Hatley holds on down the stretch The Lady Mustangs stepped on the floor with a different starting lineup than past games and […]

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