Bill Rose, a former journalism professor at the University of Mississippi, is asking residents of the City of New Albany and Union County to help collect stories about former New Albany football coaching legend Ben Jones for an upcoming book on the trailblazing coach's successful career.
Monday and Tuesday were the opening rounds of MHSAA Basketball Playoffs. Here are a few of the photos we were able to get of the action. Photos by Dennis Clayton, Gene Phelps, Dana Hall and Bill Howell.
JUMPERTOWN - The Myrtle Lady Hawks turned to Lexi Hutcheson when they needed some clutch points during the third quarter and she delivered in the 61-49 first round win. Hutcheson finished her night's work with five 3-pointers.
ENTERPRISE - West Union closed out the 1A opening round playoff game with Falkner with a huge run for the 50-44 win. West Union outscored Falkner 16-6 over the final four and a half minutes as Caleb Graves hit for eight points.
BIGGERSVILLE - In a game that would qualify as an “Instant Classic,” Biggersville defeated visiting Myrtle 73-71 Tuesday on a last-second putback by Te’lick Barnett in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament.
ENTERPRISE - West Union closed out the 1A opening round playoff game with Falkner with a huge run for the 50-44 win. West Union outscored Falkner 16-6 over the final four and a half minutes.
WHEELER- Ingomar won their third consecutive boys division title on Friday with their 58-36 triumph over Baldwyn. Ingomar's two division titles in the previous years came while the Falcons were members of class 2A.
ASHLAND - H.W. Byers broke an early tie in the first quarter and won handily over West Union by 65-30 final in the 3-1a championship game. Byers actually outscored West Union 21-2 to close out the first quarter after Sam Callicutt's three had given the Eagles a 5-2 advantage.
ASHLAND - Myrtle rode the scoring of players in double digits for their 82-73 win over Coldwater in the 3-1A boys consolation game. Jaden Taylor, Brayden McNeal, Eli Thompson and A.I. Nugent hit double digits and accounted for 58 points.
ASHLAND - Myrtle held off the comeback attempt by West Union to win Friday's 3-1A consolation game by a 70-61 final. West Union closed to within two points at 52-50 following Emma Callicutt's two successful free throws, but Myrtle closed out the game on an 18-11 run to take the win.
West Union and Myrtle boys and girls played at Ashland on Wednesday in the second round while New Albany boys and girls were at home on Thursday. Photos by Luke Bolen, Rosalee Roberts and Dillon Barnes.
NEW ALBANY • Tishomingo County outscored New Albany 26-8 over the final 12 minutes of play to take a convincing 53-31 win in the 1-4A semifinals on Thursday night.
NEW ALBANY - Corinth seemed to find another gear while New Albany wore down in the Warriors 58-47 win on Thursday. Corinth outscored the Bulldogs 13-4 over the final quarter to advance to the 1-4A championships on Friday.
ASHLAND - The Lady Rebels struck first with the game's first four points and held the lead throughout the game as they won 62-51 over Myrtle. Hickory Flat's senior sensation R'Daztiny Harris, who is the state's leading scorer, dominated the Lady Hawks with an impressive 35 points, 12 rebound…
ASHLAND - This game belonged to West Union senior Sam Callicutt. Callicutt was a force for the Eagles, scoring a game-high 27 points to lead his team to a 65-54 win over Myrtle and a Division 3-1A championship appearance.
Myrtle girls won their first round game in 3-1A basketball with a convincing 70-18 win over Coldwater. Myrtle boys followed the Lady Hawks with their 69-58 win over Ashland. The 3-1A tournament is being hosted by Ashland.
WALNUT - East Union used its "Mac Attack" offense to win their opener in the 1-2A tournament by a 48-34 final. Sisters Sylvie and Maggie McVey combined for 20 of the Lady Urchin points.
New Albany hosted Ingomar on Thursday in the final game of the regular season with the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs winning both contests. Here are some photos from the night's action.
Annie Orman was recognized by West Union before Thursday's game with Falkner on reaching the 2,000 career point plateau. Pictured from left - West Union Girls Basketball Head Coach J.C. Hayles, Holden Verrell, Scotty Orman, Annie Orman, Angela Orman, West Union Girls Basketball Assistant Coa…
New Albany Bulldog football player Kalob Adair committed to play college football in front of friends, family, and school staff on Wednesday, February 5. Adair signed a scholarship with Lyon College in Batesville Arkansas. Pictured seated left - Virginia Brick, Kalob Adair, Brian Adair, Sam…
NEW ALBANY - The New Albany Bulldogs celebrated Senior Night with a statement win against Ingomar, 69-58. This would be the last opportunity that the Bulldogs would have to secure a win over the Falcons and they made the most of it.
POTTS CAMP - East Union went a 38-point scoring spree to take the comeback win in the second half of Friday's Division 1-2A contest at Potts Camp. The Lady Urchins turned an eight point deficit at the half into a 55-48 victory.
PONTOTOC- Another excellent soccer season came up an end for Pontotoc last Tuesday, as the Warriors dropped an overtime heart breaker to New Albany 2-1 in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.
MOOREVILLE - New Albany saw their playoff experience for the 2019-20 season end at Mooreville on Tuesday as the Lady Troopers handed the Lady Bulldogs a 7-0 loss.
New Albany will host Newton County on Saturday at 3:00 in the second round of Division 4A boys soccer playoffs. New Albany defeated Pontotoc 2-1 in overtime to advance while Newton County shutout Raymond 7-0 in the first round.