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Payback: Mustangs knock off Cougars at home

By SAM FARRIS Special to The Times MANTACHIE – Last season, the Mantachie Mustangs were devastated by the South Pontotoc Cougars when they lost by one measly point in overtime, stopping the Mustangs’ push for a 3-0 start. This year was a different story, as the Mustangs exacted their revenge and silenced the roar by […]

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Turnovers plague Mustangs in loss to Belmont

The Mantachie Mustangs hosted the Belmont Cardinals last Friday night at Mustang Stadium in hopes of continuing the momentum they began in week one with a 32-0 romping of the Ethel Tigers. The game would most likely have had a different theme had the Mustangs not continuously suffered self-inflicted wounds. Mantachie committed six turnovers – […]

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“Don’t look Ethel”: Mustangs stampede Tigers in opener

          By Sam Farris Special to The Times MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs returned to the gridiron for the first time in nine months, last Friday, after coming off arguably their best season in history. The Mustangs opened the season for the second straight year against the Ethel Tigers. The undermanned […]

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Miscues, walks end Mustangs’ season

MANTACHIE – In order to be successful in Game 2 of their Class 2A series with East Webster, the Mantachie Mustangs felt they needed to reduce the number miscues and walks that cost them in their 7-6 Game 1 loss on Saturday. That didn’t happen. The Mustangs walked six and gave up four unearned runs, […]

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New look Mustangs debut in spring game

BOONEVILLE – Coming off their best season in more than a decade, the Mantachie Mustangs are rebuilding. Gone is steady-handed quarterback, punter and place kicker Dustin Carrell as well as explosive receivers Nick Burns and Austin Byrd. There are holes to plug at virtually every skill position and the defense will be breaking in a […]

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Mustangs trump Leland, move on in 2A

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs continued their recent tear last week when they run-ruled the Leland Cubs 13-2 on Thursday and 14-0 on Friday to sweep their 2A playoff series. Mantachie traveled to Leland for Game 1 and got a brilliant performance from ace Nick Burns. The senior went the full five innings, giving up […]

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Mustangs sweep Potts Camp, move on in 2A

MANTACHIE – Coach Scott Collier has been frustrated at times this season with Mantachie’s anemic offense. His Mustangs broke out of their funk just in time for the 2A playoffs, however, as they swept Potts Camp in the opening round last Thursday and Friday. The Mustangs blasted the Cardinals 14-2 and 15-4 in six and […]

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Mantachie, Tremont take state archery titles

JACKSON – Over the past few years, Itawamba County has become a hotbed for archery in the state, a fact that was evident last week as two local schools brought home state titles and another was named runner-up at the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championships held in Jackson. Mantachie brought home the 2A […]

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Mustangs drop eight-inning struggle to Hatley

MANTACHIE – Errors put Mantachie in a hole at home against Hatley last Thursday, but timely hitting almost dug them out of it. After falling behind due to fielding mistakes in the first inning, the Mustangs found themselves playing catch up the majority of the contest. Hatley led 6-3 with one-out in the seventh inning […]

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Mustang bats come alive in 9-3 win over Royals

MANTACHIE – Mantachie coach Scott Collier has been concerned with his team’s ability to hit the ball so far this season. His worries were eased a bit Friday night when the Mustangs blasted New Site 9-3 to open their Division 1-2A schedule. Mantachie led 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the second inning […]

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Mustangs’ offense struggles in loss to Thrasher

HATLEY – The Mantachie Mustangs dropped a tight 2-1 five-inning duel last Saturday to Thrasher in the Hatley Tournament. The game was scoreless until the third inning when Rebel pitcher Josh Walden helped his cause with a solo home run to center. Landon Weatherby tacked on another run in the fifth with a bases loaded […]

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Junior Mustangs sweep Indians at home

The junior high IAC Indians and Mantachie Mustangs played two games last Thursday with Mantachie sweeping the contests 3-1 and 7-3. Left, John Curtis Devaughn scores on a pitch in the dirt to put the Mustangs up 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning of game one.          

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Eagles edge rival Mustangs, 45-40

MANTACHIE – Behind a solid first half shooting performance from guards Nick Burns, Dustin Carrell and Chris Bruff, the Mantachie Mustangs held a slim 24-23 halftime lead over rival Tremont last Thursday at home. The Eagles, however, stormed back in the second half to take the contest 45-40. Tremont had a tough night shooting the […]

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Mustangs come up short against New Site

MANTACHIE – Dustin Carrell scored from the paint to give Mantachie a 2-point lead over New Site with about a minute to play last Tuesday. The Royals came back, however, scoring the final 8 points of the contest to escape the Corral with a narrow 63-57 victory. New Site’s Ashton Johnson hit a jumper to […]

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