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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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Burns signs to play baseball at ICC

MANTACHIE – Three-sport Mantachie standout Nick Burns signed to play baseball at ICC last Wednesday at a ceremony held at the high school. Burns, a pitcher, held a 3-2 record with a 3.30 ERA, 40 strikeouts and 24 walks to help guide the Mustangs to a 13-12 overall record and playoff berth in 2013. “I […]

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Mustangs fall to Wheeler, 65-33

MANTACHIE – Wheeler didn’t have great size and wasn’t incredibly athletic, but instead relied on sound fundamentals  to defeat Mantachie 65-33 last Friday. Brandon Erby scored 26 points to lead the Eagles in a game in which Wheeler was able to consistently score inside and force turnovers. Dustin Carrell had 10 points for Mantachie, while […]

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Sports Flashback: Mustangs destroy Leflore Co. 20-8, advance to second round

By TRAVIS J. BRYAN EDITOR’S NOTE: With all of the excitement over Mantachie’s 9-4 football season, it seemed appropriate to take a look at the last time the Mustangs won a playoff game. This article was taken from the Nov. 18, 1998 edition of The Itawamba County Times. ITTA BENA – The scoreboard read visitors […]

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Mustangs falter in second half, lose to Belmont 63-32

MANTACHIE – Led by Chris Bruff’s 12 points, the Mantachie Mustangs gave a  solid Belmont team a tough test in the first half last Tuesday night as the Cardinals led 28-21 at halftime. The bottom fell out, however, in the second half as Harrison Fancher scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead Belmont […]

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Seago takes up Mustang coaching mantle

MANTACHIE – Kossuth native T.J. Seago assumed the Mantachie football head coaching duties last week after Lynn Moore stepped down to take the newly created position of Itawamba County Athletic Director. Seago, 32, has served as defensive coordinator under Moore for the past two seasons. While the timing of the move was always unknown, the […]

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Eagles win county showdown with Mantachie, 56-31

TREMONT – A three-point first period advantage turned into a 15-point halftime rout last Tuesday as the Tremont Eagles ran away with a home contest against Mantachie, 56-31. Senior Daniel Sturdivant notched a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds, while Cody North added 22 points and 4 boards for the Eagles. Sophomore Walker Adams […]

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Turnovers end Mustang playoff run

ROSEDALE – Mantachie committed three turnovers and West Bolivar took advantage last Friday as the Eagles shutout the Mustangs 25-0 in a 2A playoff showdown. West Bolivar scored 19 points off Mantachie miscues including a Dekeenan Boyd 55-yard interception return and Ladarius Tucker 60-yard fumble recovery to stifle the normally high-flying Mustangs. “They came out […]

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