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BASEBALL: AMERICAN LEGION – Home runs for the home team, Red Sox gun down Cardinals

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor The Pontotoc Red Sox proved ready for the start of this year’s American Legion State Tournament with a 19-0, seven-inning annihilation of the Itawamba Cardinals on Saturday down in “The Hollow” at the Pontotoc High School baseball stadium. The Red Sox (21-4) put on a home run show … five […]

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Ole Miss loses ‘dedicated friend’ – Pontotoc native James Nesbit Butler passes away

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor Coach James N. “Chicken” Butler coached football for only five years at Pontotoc High, but left a legacy there … and everywhere else he went thereafter. On Monday, July 1, 2013 he succumbed to complications due to Alzheimer’s disease and was laid to rest last Wednesday at First Baptist Church […]

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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT – Local sports enthusiast collects particular shirts, Denton has over 250 amassed

By JOE LEE /Sports Writer Many folks build additions onto their homes when children are born, or to create office space when a business owner decides to work from home. But James “Duke” Denton of Thaxton may soon need to expand his humble abode to accommodate his ever-growing collection of college and university athletic shirts. […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: NEMCABB TOURNAMENT – Commodores cash in on Warrior misques, Pontotoc errors cost plenty against Lafayette in NEMCABB title game

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor NEW ALBANY — The Warriors of Pontotoc drew a bye at the start of the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMABB) Tournament after going undefeated in pool play. Coach Casey James’ crew defeated Alcorn Central in five innings 10-0 and Houston 8-2 on Tuesday, before beating New Albany […]

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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: PONTOTOC TOURNAMENT – Red Sox stay undefeated with 7-4 win at home, Pontotoc halts Florence late-inning rally

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor It took some extra time and effort, but the homestanding Red Sox (3-0) found a way of staying undefeated with a 7-4 win over Florence, AL in their first game of the Pontotoc American Legion Baseball Tournament on Friday down in “The Hollow” at the Pontotoc High School baseball field. […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: SUMMER LEAGUE – Warriors put Cougars away in five innings, Pontotoc earns 11-1 victory over South Pontotoc

By JONATHAN WISE/ Sports Writer SPRINGVILLE – The Pontotoc Warriors improved to 5-1 in summer league action last Tuesday with an 11-1 rout of their rivals from South Pontotoc in a 5-inning game at Cougar Field. The PHS bats were hot on this muggy late spring day, plating ten runs in the first two innings […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: SUMMER LEAGUE – Vikings slip past South in summer opener, Cougars muff ‘opportunities’ in loss to North

By JONATHAN WISE/ Sports Writer SPRINGVILLE — In the first summer league action for each team, the North Pontotoc Vikings made just a few more plays to come out on top of their cross-county rivals, when they edged the Cougars of South Pontotoc 4-3 last Tuesday evening at Cougar field. South pitcher Devon Adams was […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: SUMMER LEAGUE – First inning rumble undergirds Warrior win, Pontotoc’s 9-0 lead holds up at North Pontotoc

By TIM TUTOR /Sports Editor ECRU — The sky over North Pontotoc’s Zane Hale Field on Thursday evening produced a little rain and a distant lightning strike, but the Pontotoc Warrior bats provided their own brand of thunder. The Warriors sent 13 hitters to the plate and scored nine times in the first inning of […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: NORTH PONTOTOC – North Pontotoc High chooses Austin, Cee Cee Austin to head up Lady Viking softball program

By TIM TUTOR /Sports Editor Roger Smith, principal at North Pontotoc High School, wasted little time in the search for the new softball coach at the school after Shane Montgomery’s departure … it’s Cee Cee Austin. After graduating from South Pontotoc High School in 2008, the stellar softball standout spent two years as a Lady […]

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POWERLIFTING: Molly Sorto Wins at National Meet

By TIM TUTOR /Sports Editor Molly Sorto, a 15 year old ninth grader from Pontotoc, competed at the USAPL Women’s National Powerlifting Meet in Orlando, Fl. on May 19. Molly competed in the teenage 1 division (14 and 15 year old lifters). She has been lifting for three years and she has come a long […]

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD: CLASS 4A STATE MEET – Lady Warriors make it four-in-a-row, Pontotoc slips past Corinth, wins title

Tim Tutor/Sports Editor It wasn’t the 4×400 meter relay race that put the Pontotoc girls over the top this time, but they beat Corinth by four team points, 82-78. This was Pontotoc’s third win over Corinth on the season and their fourth Class 4A title victory in as many years. With Jamaya Johnson taking first […]

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD: CLASS 4A STATE MEET

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor The Warriors of Pontotoc High put together an eighth place finish (26) out of a field of 34 Class 4A Mississippi schools on Monday of this week at the MHSAA State Championship Meet held in Pearl. Pontotoc was led by Chris Grisham who finished second in the 3,200 meter run […]

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TALKabout – Shane Montgomery recalls his 30-year trek

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor After 30 years of coaching girls basketball, slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball, North Pontotoc’s Coach Shane Montgomery gives credit where credit is due for all his success. “The Lord has blessed me,” Montgomery said. “I’m not going to tell a lie. The Good Lord has blessed me 10 times over, and […]

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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: POP STAR AWARD – Nominated teammates vie for PopStar Award

By TIM TUTOR/ Sports Editor According to Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Marketing Director Lulu Maness, Pontotoc High standout student-athletes Bailey Wray and Colton Bramlett have been nominated for the 2013 PopStar Award in powerlifting. Named in honor of 1981 National High School Athletic Director of the Year and long time Jackson Public […]

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