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12 weeks 1 day ago
After thumping New Albany in two games in round one of the Class 4A North Playoffs, the Whippets headed to Pontotoc last Thursday night to begin round two.  The Whippets mustered only one hit in game one against the Pontotoc Warriors and lost 5-2, sending the Whippets back home, down 0-1 in the best-of-three series.  The Whippets...
12 weeks 1 day ago
After winning the Region 6 Championship, the French Camp Panthers had a bye in round one.  The Panthers quickly took care of business in round two against Bogue Chitto, 4-3 on Thursday night in French Camp and 6-2 on Friday night at Bogue Chitto to set up a round three, best-of-three, series against Natchez Cathedral.  Game one will be...
12 weeks 1 day ago
On Thursday, the Kosciusko Junior High and High School Lady Whippets traveled to Louisville after collecting donations from both the junior high and high schools to assist in recovery efforts for the tornado victims. Dr. Tony McGee allowed the school to use a bus to transport the players and donations to the Coliseum in Louisville. Donated items...
12 weeks 1 day ago
In 2007, Paul Dees fulfilled a coaching dream he had when he left South Pontotoc High School to become the head coach at Ethel, where he had graduated in 1985.  Coaching the Tigers was a goal he had since he began coaching in 1989 at Humphreys Academy and continued through stints at Hamilton and South Pontotoc.  Coaching at Ethel was...
13 weeks 1 day ago
The Kosciusko Whippets swept the New Albany Bulldogs in two games to advance to the second round of the Class 4A Playoffs.  The Whippets won game one 10-5 and game two 10-0 to push their season record to 21-6 overall.  With the sweep of the Bulldogs, the Whippets will take on the Pontotoc Warriors, 18-7, on the road for game one with...
13 weeks 1 day ago
The Lady Whippets began playoff action Thursday night in Kosciusko and found themselves down 4-1 in the top of the seventh with two outs before a tornado warning ended the contest.  The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) ruled the game completed, which gave the Lady Whippets no chance for a bottom of the seventh comeback...
13 weeks 1 day ago
The Ethel Tiger baseball season came to an end over the weekend with a playoff series loss to the Stringer Red Devils.  On Thursday the Tigers traveled to Stringer and fell in that contest 5-1.  Stringer made the trip north to Ethel on Friday night and won a heartbreaker 8-7 to take the series two games to none.  The Tigers...
13 weeks 1 day ago
It is another rainy spring day as I write this article.  It seems that I do my best writing on a rainy day; maybe it is because I do not feel like I am missing something in God’s great outdoors.  I went turkey hunting this morning with the threat of severe thunderstorms approaching and actually heard a bird gobble at the thunder...
14 weeks 1 day ago
  The Kosciusko Whippets won four times last week when they defeated Noxubee County twice, 18-0 and 11-1 before defeating Newton County and South Panola 9-2 and 8-2. The wins pushed the Whippet season record to 18-6 overall and 6-4 in Region 4 play. In the first contest with Noxubee County on Tuesday, the Whippets sent Ryan Rigby to...
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