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New Albany hit the road on Tuesday, traveling to DeSoto County for their contest with Lewisburg of Class 5A and both teams recorded big wins. The boys defeated Lewisburg 83-53 while the girls came away with a 75-15 verdict.

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ENTERPRISE - West Union cranked up the defense in the second half during their homecoming win over Walnut for a 65-35 win. The Eagles only allowed the visiting Wildcats to score 14 points in the second half while putting up 33 for themselves. 

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We have completed the regular season of the Pigskin Picks here at the Gazette and we want to congratulate Keith Conlee of his winning record of 109-34 to take the honors as top picker. This contest came about as a result of our redesign of the Gazette while looking for a contest that hopeful…

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Ashley Forester brings up the ball against defensive pressure from a Ripley player. Ingomar won the girls game 55-45. Photo by Dillon Barnes.

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ELLISTOWN - East Union rode the three-point barrage by Haygen Richey in the first half to take a comfortable lead in their 73-39 win over Hickory Flat on Tuesday. Richey hit eight 3-pointers total, including seven in the opening half to lead the Urchins to a 42-19 halftime lead. 

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PONTOTOC • New Albany and Pontotoc gave the fans their money’s worth in a tightly contested boys game that never had a lead bigger than five points. The visiting Bulldogs held on to win 66-62.

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Trent Bradley brings the ball up for the Falcons against Ripley last week. Ripley won the boys contest 52-47. Photo by Dillon Barnes.

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NEW ALBANY - New Albany took a 2-0 lead early in the second half against Corinth, but saw the margin evaporate within 15 minutes of play as the Warriors came back to tie 2-2. The teams ended regulation at that score and the teams went to penalty kick to decide the contest and the Warriors won 3-2.

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Savanna Johnson of New Albany signed with Jackson State Community College Softball (Jackson, TN) on Friday. Pictured seated left - Detrick Johnson, Savanna Johnson, Paula Braddock. Standing left - Angie Johnson, New Albany Head Softball Coach Evan Pounds, Jackson State Community College Head…

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CLINTON - Myrtle girls went in Saturday's 1A state championships with a lot of youth and inexperience, but the Lady Hawks ran like veterans as they took second place behind an experienced Tupelo Christian Prep team that won first. 

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MACON - Noxubee County failed to score in the first quarter and managed only a touchdown during the entire first half, but the Tigers came out strong in the second half to defeat New Albany 28-3 in the first round of 4A football playoffs.

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East Union Homecoming Queen Macy Hitt stopped by the office of the New Albany Gazette to pick up the photo of the East Union Homecoming Court that was displayed at the Gazette during their homecoming week and presented as a gift to her. Congratulations Macy!

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It's that time of year that everyone looks forward to with great expectations and anticipation. No, it's not because Santa will be coming in less than two months, it's the every-two-year shakeup with reclassification plus realignment within the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

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CLINTON - Thomas Floyd of Ingomar had a little bit left in his tank for a final push as he outran Tiler Castillo of West Lincoln to the finish line to win the 2A Boys State Cross Country Championship on Monday at Clinton. Floyd's winning time was 18:07.98 while Castillo came across the line …

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Cole Phillips and Ryder Willard of West Union signed with NEMCC Baseball on Thursday. Pictured front left - Mandy Phillips, Cole Phillips, Ryder Willard, Amy Willard. Back left - West Union head baseball coach Ashley Russell, West Union Athletic Director Penny Heard, Analyssa Phillips, Brand…

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Emily Coggin of East Union has been chosen to be a member of the Official 2019 U.S. Fastpitch Team that will be playing for the European Cup. The tournament will take place in Paris and Amsterdam on January 10-17, 2019. The European Cup will feature an international field and Coggin's team w…

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NEW ALBANY - New Albany scored the lone touchdown in the second half and kept the visiting Tigers of Ripley out of the end zone during the half to win their season finale by a final of 20-13. With the win, the Bulldogs secured third place in Division 1-4A and travel to Noxubee County for the…

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West Union opened the junior high basketball season as they hosted county-rival Ingomar in mid-October. Ingomar girls won the opening game in overtime by a 24-19 final. West Union won the nightcap as they defeated Ingomar boys 63-30. Photos by Gene Phelps. 

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A large crowd of basketball fans watched last week's day of games at the Ingomar Jamboree, including the featured one between the Ingomar and South Pontotoc boys. Union County teams that participated in the all day play included host Ingomar, West Union and East Union. 

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The trio of Raelee Bell (East Union) Carson Grisham and Gara Beth Self (Ingomar) put up some hefty numbers during the slow pitch season the the trio continued to star at the plate in Saturday's on the 1A/2A/3A North All-Star team. 

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East Union won the MHSAA Class I State Softball Championship series 2-0 over Eupora on Saturday at Freedom Park in Ridgeland. East Union won by scores of 14-6 and 25-16 to secure the first state softball title in school history. Photos by Dennis Clayton, Sports Editor and Keith Warren MHSAA. 

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New Albany played Aberdeen in the first round of playoffs for junior high football and Aberdeen came away with the 28-18 win to end the season for New Albany eighth grade football. They finished the year with a record of 6-2 and their head coach is Chris Duncan. The only other loss for the B…