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Mustangs eliminated in round one by East Webster

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – This season of Mustang baseball has been one of mixed emotions for those involved. Despite the departure of a head coach, and several players having to learn new positions on a short-handed squad, Mantachie was able to rally just enough late in the season to squeak […]

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Mustangs drop division series with Ingomar

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs needed to pick up division wins to remain in the playoff hunt, but fell to Ingomar at home, 4-2, then on the road, 14-4. At home, Mantachie fought tooth-and-nail, but came up short in the end. Down 3-0 in the fourth inning, Alston Dill singled […]

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Mustangs surge past Wildcats for 1-2A win

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – With an 0-2 division record entering Saturday’s contest, the Mantachie Mustang baseball team badly needed a win. The Mustangs welcomed the Walnut Wildcats, who had defeated the Mustangs 8-0 in Walnut last Tuesday, into Itawamba County and made sure that none of them were grinning on the way […]

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A Farewell to Collier

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times Last Tuesday afternoon long-time head baseball coach for the Mantachie Mustangs, Scott Collier, stepped down, ending an 18-year tenure, and a lasting legacy in the history books of Mantachie Baseball. Collier took the reins to the club shortly before the turn of the millennium as a 29 year […]

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Mantachie Mustangs fall to Indians, 7-3

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – After starting the week on the short end of a lopsided loss to Mooreville, the Mantachie Mustangs met the Itawamba AHS Indians for a non-division matchup at home on Saturday. With both IAHS and Mantachie having their proms on the previous night, both schools started the day sluggish. […]

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Mustangs knock off Water Valley but fall to East Union

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MOOREVILLE – Mantachie couldn’t manage to pick up a win in their division 1- 2A opener against East Union, Saturday, but did come away with a gutty, come-from-behind victory over the Water Valley Blue Devils in the Mooreville tournament on Friday. The Mustangs found themselves swimming against the current early, […]

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Mustangs’ comeback bid falls short, fall 8-5 to North Pontotoc

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – Last week against the North Pontotoc Vikings, Scott Collier’s Mantachie Mustang squad found themselves behind the 8-ball early and, despite a late comeback attempt, fell 8-5. The Vikings plated two runs on three hits in the first inning, then tacked on another in the second when the leadoff […]

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Mantachie powerlifters compete in north finals

By JT THOMPSON Special to the Times CALHOUN CITY – On Saturday March 5th, the Mantachie Mustang Powerlifting Team traveled to Calhoun City for the 2A North Half Championships. The Mustangs carried 9 lifters to compete in the North Half meet and ended with a strong 4th place finish, beating division rival and 3 time […]

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Mustangs top Hatley, 7-4

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustang baseball club spent Saturday against perennial rival Hatley. In a contest dubbed the “Battle of the Colliers,” Mantachie’s longtime head coach Scott Collier faced off against his son, Ivan, coaching the opposition. To further add to the family affair, the eldest Collier’s nephew, […]

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Mantachie teams fall in opening round of 1-2A tourney

By SAM FARRIS Special to the Times POTTS CAMP – At the end of each day, the sun will go down. It is an inevitability. Likewise many young athletes step onto their respective playing surfaces knowing that at some point, it too, will come to an end. This was the case Monday night as the […]

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Lady Eagles hold off Mantachie, Mustangs surge past Tremont

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – If you are a fan of all the dramatics that come with comeback efforts in sports, Mantachie was the place to be last Friday night. In the night’s first contest, the Tremont Lady Eagles got out to a fast start and built a 19-point halftime lead, but it […]

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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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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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Mustangs trump Hatley Tigers at home

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Editor MANTACHIE – Last Tuesday night, the Hatley Tigers visited Mantachie and were sent back to Monroe county with their tails tucked between their legs. (G) Mantachie 47, Hatley 42 In the beginning of the girls’ game, it appeared that it might be a very long night for the host Lady […]

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