Resurgent Lady Cougars fall short against Mooreville

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars hosted Mooreville Thursday in the Class 3A slow pitch softball playoffs. The Lady Troopers defeated the hosts 9-7 in the first game and 6-2 in the second to end the Lady Cougars’ season. Mooreville, which went on to sweep Kossuth over the weekend and advance […]

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Tigers’ second quarter surge dooms Cougars

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor WINONA- A tough second quarter put the South Pontotoc Cougars into a hole they could not dig out of, as they dropped a 53-35 contest to the Winona Tigers on Friday. A second Cougar punt gave the Winona the ball at the 50, and, spurred by a 40-yard run from […]

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Gasoline spill closes street near Walmart

A gasoline spill at Murphy’s Gas Station in front of Walmart in Pontotoc caused police to close the station Wednesday (today) afternoon until a cleanup crew could arrive at the site, said Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor. Murphy’s Gas Station is located on McCord Road in Pontotoc adjacent to the RedMed urgent care clinic. “A […]

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Vikings capture seventh straight in blowout of Belmont

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Last week North Pontotoc used their rushing game powered by Brooks Shannon and Zay Cullens to overpower Booneville. This week, the Vikings relied on the passing of Caleb Nelson to lead them to victory. The senior quarterback passed for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns as North Pontotoc rolled over Belmont […]

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Warriors hold off Braves in OT for second win

By Kyle Robbins, Sports Writer IUKA- It was a battle of perseverance as Pontotoc defeated Tishomingo County Friday night in a late season Division 1-4A matchup. With the score knotted at 6-6 in the second overtime period, a linebacker blitzed off the edge on second down and was untouched on his path to Pontotoc quarterback […]

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HPU’s Chuck Boland named FAR Fellow by NCAA Division III

BROWNWOOD, TX– Howard Payne University’s Chuck Boland, faculty athletic representative, professor of accounting and chair of the accounting department, has been selected as a 2014 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow. According to the organization, the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Fellows Institute was launched in 2010 and aims to increase the effectiveness of Division III faculty […]

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Softball Playoff Finals from Thursday, Oct. 16

Mooreville sweeps South Ponototoc in two games, 9-7 and 6-2 Nettleton defeats North Pontotoc 12-2 and 18-3 to take series 2-0

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Football Finals from Friday, Oct. 17

Pontotoc defeats Tishomingo County 13-6 in two overtimes Winona defeats South Pontotoc 53-35 North Pontotoc defeats Belmont 42-14

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ICC deals Northeast 38-19 loss in Fulton

By Adam Gore, ICC FULTON, MS – The Itawamba Community College football team was playing with a full deck Thursday night and Richard McQuarley was their ace in the hole as they defeated Northeast 38-19 in front of packed house at Eaton Field. “It was a good overall win,” said ICC head coach Sean Cannon. […]

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Defending 3A champion Wildcats roll over Cougars

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor LOUISVILLE- Louisville’s record might be deceiving, as the Wildcats sat at 3-4 entering last Friday’s home matchup with South Pontotoc. However, three of those losses came to teams with a combined 20-4 record. The defending 3A champions showed they are still a force in Class 3A in a dominating 52-0 […]

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Panthers put last season’s heartbreak behind them

By Melissa Meador, Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory got revenge on the team that put them out of last year’s playoffs in a big way, blasting Pontotoc 36-0 to even up their Division 1-4A record. “We talked a lot this week about the fact that Pontotoc broke our hearts last year,” Amory coach Ben Ashley […]

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Lady Warriors top Alcorn Central 3-0

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc volleyball Lady Warriors have to walk a tight line the rest of the season to make the postseason, as they are currently tied with Belmont for the third and final postseason spot from Region 1-1. They put one brick in the wall last Thursday with a 3-0 victory […]

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