Watching the Ripley Lady Tigers rally to beat the Corinth Lady Warriors and advance to the playoffs for the first time was an exciting thing to watch. But I was worried.

When they trailed in the second set, 16-8, I started packing my bags. I had to rush to Starkville after I finished and the way they looked up until that point, I didn’t know if they had a comeback in them or not.

I’m superstitious about sports. I hadn’t kept up with the score like I had in the other matches, so I didn’t plan to in Game Three. Before it started, I went outside. When I returned, they were up 7-2. I grabbed my camera and hesitantly walked to the opposite end of where I had sat most of the day, for a possible celebration shot.

My timing was just as perfect as their comeback.

Lady Cougars are to be applauded  

The Blue Mountain Lady Cougars’ win over Walnut was their first since probably 1995. Their 11-11 record is their best in recent memory. No matter how far they advance in the playoffs, they are to be applauded. If you see a player or Coach Jeff Lollar, give them a pat on the back. They deserve it.

Tippah County football is fantastic

Through eight weeks of the 2013 high school football season, Tippah County is playing well across the board. The Ripley Tigers have won eight straight to start the season, the Walnut Wildcats are on a seven-game winning streak and the Falkner Eagles have won four straight. Ironically, the Eagles only losses have come inside Tippah County, to Walnut and Ripley.

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