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HICKORY FLAT - The Hickory Flat Rebels got above .500 with an impressive 5-0 win over Walnut at home on Monday night. With the victory, the Rebels are winners of five of their last six games and a 6-5 record.

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INGOMAR - Hickory Flat senior Clayton Smith stepped up to the plate 0-for-3 on the day in the seventh inning. Fellow senior Ty McGregor drew a four-pitch walk to start the bottom half of the inning in a game tied 5-5. Smith wasted no time, turning on the first pitch he saw down the left fiel…

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HICKORY FLAT - In their third round matchup against the two-time defending Class 1A state champion Pine Grove Lady Panthers, the Hickory Flat Lady Rebels made enemies with the free throw line that ultimately lead to a 46-41 loss to the defending champs.

JACKSON – Children can get outdoors and explore nature at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science day camps this summer. Age-appropriate camps are offered for preschoolers and children entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade. “Campers spend their time enjoying outdoor inve…

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BLUE MOUNTAIN - After earning the No. 3 seed out of the Div. 2-1A Tournament, the Ashland Lady Blue Devils lost their first round playoff game against Blue Mountain in heartbreaking fashion.

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MYRTLE - The Hickory Flat Lady Rebels found themselves in familiar territory last Friday night as the hoisted the Div. 2-1A Tournament championship trophy after a 72-55 win over West Union.

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MYRTLE - The Hickory Flat Rebels' season came to an end after a 76-44 loss to West Union in Monday night's opening round of the Div. 2-1A Tournament.

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MYRTLE - With Monday night's 64-33 win over H.W. Byers, the Ashland Lady Blue Devils advanced to Thursday's semifinals in the Div. 2-1A Tournament, but more importantly to the playoffs.

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HICKORY FLAT - Hickory Flat hosted Falkner on Tuesday night in two important Div. 2-1A games. For the Lady Rebels, things went great as they defeated the Lady Eagles 74-30. But for the Rebels, their game swung in the direction of Falkner as the Eagles stole a win on the road 67-42.

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HICKORY FLAT - To some, history is boring. What happened years ago is unimportant and minuscule. But for Hickory Flat's Grace Gray, history seems to follow her, especially in the last couple of months.

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FALKNER - The Ashland Lady Blue Devils opened Div. 2-1A play with a bang on Tuesday night. To begin division play, Ashland hit the road to 2-1A member Falkner Lady Eagles and came away with an emphatic 74-42 win to start 1-0 in 2-1A.

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FALKNER - One would be hard-pressed to find a more intense game on Tuesday night than the one played inside Falkner High School Gymnasium between the Ashland Blue Devils and the Falkner Eagles.

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GLEN - In last Thursday's opening day game at the Peggy Bain Holiday Hoops Tournament at Alcorn Central, the Ashland Blue Devils kept things close for the most part against New Site. But the Royals outscored the Blue Devils 44-29 in the second half to secure the 66-45 win.

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BOONEVILLE - Former Ashland Blue Devil and current Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) Tiger, DeAnthony Tipler, is on quite a run to begin his collegiate career after having a stellar career at the high school level.

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RIPLEY - It was not a good night on the hardwood for either Ashland basketball team on Tuesday night inside the Ripley Event Center.

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WALNUT • The Hickory Flat Lady Rebels have gotten off to a hot start this season with their only loss coming to the hands of three-time defending Class 2A state champion Ingomar.

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HICKORY FLAT - Coming into this season, coaches, media and fans alike agreed on one thing. In Class 1A girls basketball, the two-time defending champs Pine Grove, last year's quarter finalist Blue Mountain and the Hickory Flat Lady Rebels were going to be the teams to beat.

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CLINTON - At the Class 1A Cross Country State Championship last Saturday, Nov. 3, the Hickory Flat boys team accomplished something they have not done since 2014 and that is finish as the state runner-ups in Class 1A.

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HICKORY FLAT - The Hickory Flat Rebels slow start on Tuesday night against Blue Mountain did not deter them from picking up their first win of the season.

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OXFORD • A historic run for the Hickory Flat Lady Rebels came to an end last Thursday night inside the Gillom Center at Ole Miss against Resurrection.

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ASHLAND - For both the Ashland Blue Devils and the Hickory Flat Rebels, this football season has not gone as intended. The two teams will square off this Friday night in Ashland after splitting away from the Benton County co-op team. The Blue Devils won 36-0 last year.

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SENATOBIA - Coach Leah Green and the Hickory Flat cross country team opened their season last Saturday at the 5-Star City Season Opener in Senatobia. For both the boys and girls, the season could not have started any better, placing first as a team in both races.

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From left, Marjorie Jimmerson awards Jamarqus Everett with the $500 from the Marcellus and Myles Jimmerson Scholarship Fund. Everett is currently enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

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NEW ALBANY - The Hickory Flat Lady Rebels volleyball team is off to a great start after beginning their season last Saturday at the Bulldog Bash in New Albany.

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ASHLAND - This week started fall camp for the 2018 Ashland Blue Devils, who will be under the direction of first-year head coach Christopher Suggs.

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Anyone with a television set knows by now of the Los Angeles Lakers massive free-agent signings of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and Javale McGee.

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The 2018 NBA Draft is coming up on Thursday, June 21 with many teams knowing the future of their franchise could swing in one way or the other depending on how this draft shakes out.

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Recently, I was told that I needed to start writing more columns, specifically in the public's general interest. The issue is, sometimes that can be tough for me because I've grown up around sports my whole life. Even my current job has me in and out of gyms and fields on nearly a daily basis.

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ASHLAND - On Thursday, May 16, Ashland's all-time leading scorer in school history, DeAnthony Tipler signed to turn in his Blue Devils' jersey for a Tigers' one. Tipler inked with Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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BOONEVILLE - Last Wednesday, on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, was the sixth annual NEMFCA All-Star game for the Northeast portion of the state's top senior football players.

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DESOTO COUNTY - Myles Jimmerson, a 2016 graduate of Ashland High School, passed away early Tuesday morning in Desoto County after being struck by a vehicle walking home from his work at FedEx.