Lady Cougars start strong, hold off Eagles

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress WHEELER- A strong second and third quarter lifted the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars to a 68-55 road win against the Wheeler Lady Eagles last Tuesday. South trailed 16-11 at the end of the first quarter due to a pair of Wheeler three-pointers and the inside play of Alyiah Miller. Cailey […]

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Lady Vikings stay perfect with win over Myrtle

By Dennis Clayton, New Albany Gazette ECRU – North Pontotoc’s Lady Vikings kept their record perfect with a 48-45 win at home over Myrtle on Thursday. The win raised their record to 5-0. North Pontotoc overcame a 10-9 first quarter deficit with a 13-9 advantage in the second quarter to go into the half with […]

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Moorman wins school board seat

Unofficial results on the Pontotoc City School board race shows that Frankie L. Moorman has garnered 415 votes and Allison Umfress had 239 votes in the run off election today. There are 2 affidavit ballots

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Warriors tab Carter as next head coach

By Gene Phelps, Daily Journal Pontotoc High School didn’t have to search far to find a head football coach to replace Scott Brown. It was reported last week Brown would not return as coach. The Warriors named named Jeff Carter, the team’s second-year defensive coordinator, to his first head coaching position. Carter has been a […]

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Delta State takes 7th Gulf South title

In the first meeting between the Mississippi schools since the 1995 season, Delta State University beat Mississippi College 27-3 to claim its seventh Gulf South Conference Championship Saturday.  DSU won the prior titles in 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Delta State (9-1, 6-1 GSC) led only 10-3 at halftime behind a 8-yard run […]

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Lady Vikings rout Rebels, stay unbeaten

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor A crisp offensive and defensive game lifted the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings to a 60-29 win Thursday afternoon in the opening game of the Pontotoc Shootout. North (4-0) remains unbeaten on the year. “In our second year in what we do, we should to be significantly better and I think […]

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Cougars win tight rivalry battle over Pontotoc

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Despite Pontotoc being thee aggressor most of the night, it was a lone goal from South Pontotoc’s Manuel Almazan in the 25th minute of the first half that proved the difference. The Cougars fought off the extreme cold weather and defeated the Warriors 1-0 Friday night in Pontotoc in the […]

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PHS tops Lady Cougars on penalty kicks

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer The temperatures were below normal Friday night but it did not cool down the rivalry between the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars and the Pontotoc Lady Warriors on the soccer field in Pontotoc. The two teams fought to a 2-2 tie game in regulation.  Pontotoc won the battle of the penalty […]

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Pontotoc wins big over Cougars on the road

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress It wasn’t the crispest game the Pontotoc Warriors will play this season in only their season contest of the year, but the end result was what they intended- a large-margin win over the cross-county rival. PHS topped South Pontotoc in boys action by the tune of 80-47 last Tuesday night. […]

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New look Lady Warriors continue strong start

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor and Gene Phelps, Daily Journal The Pontotoc Lady Warriors have a different look this season but the same high expectations, as they must replace four key departed pieces that were a part of 115 victories in the past four years. So far, so good. The young PHS girls stand at […]

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North’s history-making season ends with loss to Aberdeen

By Melissa Meador, Monroe Journal and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress ECRU – Aberdeen’s offense didn’t let freezing temperatures slow it down against North Pontotoc on Friday night. The Bulldogs put up a season-high in points in their 66-30 win in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to advance to host Kemper County next […]

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Community-wide Thanksgiving set at West Heights

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be celebrated Wednesday, November 26, at 7 p.m. at the West Heights Baptist Church. The preacher for the event will be Rev. Derrick Morris, pastor of Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to bring canned food items for the Pontotoc Food Pantry, which is an emergency food resource for […]

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