Warriors’ offense cranks up, downs Cougars

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress After scoring no more than four runs in their last three games, although two were wins, the Pontotoc Warriors were due for a offensive explosion. It finally came Saturday afternoon in their inter-county rivalry matchup with South Pontotoc, as the Warriors pounded out 15 hits to win 13-3 on the […]

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Pontotoc Deputy involved in Beale Street shooting

By David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask confirmed Monday that the Memphis Police Department is investigating a Beale Street incident in which one of Mask’s off duty deputies shot a man several times after allegedly being assaulted by the shooting victim and two of his friends. Mask said he preferred not to […]

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Cougar archers take 3A North Half title

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The South Pontotoc archery team captured the 3A North Half title last week in Coffeeville. The Cougars now hold the distinction of the being the state’s first-ever 3A North Half champs, as 2014 was the first year for the tournament. South totaled 3,173 in the tournament, where approximately 1,600 students […]

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Warrior comeback falls short against Corinth

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Warriors pounded out 12 hits in an 11-1 Division 1-4A win over Corinth last Tuesday, but they couldn’t duplicate the offense Saturday night, as Corinth knocked off the Warriors 8-4 in extra innings at the “Hollow.” Corinth hurler Quade Reaves kept the Warriors off balance the entire night, […]

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South miscues prove costly in loss to Blue Devils

By Kyle Robbins, Contributing Sports Writer South Pontotoc recognized its six senior baseball players prior to its game Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Cougars, not much went their way following the ceremony. They surrendered three runs in both the first and last inning fell 8-1 to Booneville. The Blue Devils, who added the other two […]

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Warriors clinch division crown

  By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Warriors clinched the Division 1-4A title with a 7-0 win over Tishomingo County last Tuesday. Pontotoc dominated the Braves on the road, losing no more than three total games in any individual match. Ryan Henry picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win over Gatlin Mackie in boys singles, […]

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Lindsey, Heard win gold at state meet

Both North and South Pontotoc came away from 2014 MHSAA Powerlifting Championships with an individual 3A champion. For the Cougars, Tyler Lindsey claimed his second state crown with a total of 1,455 in the 275-pound class division, including a squat of 500, bench press of 330 and deadlift of 625. North Pontotoc’s Kenyana Heard, a […]

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Jolly strikes out 15 as Vikings roll past Alcorn Central

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor GLEN-North Pontotoc’s Trey Jolly might not have been as sharp Friday night against Alcorn Central as he has been in other games this season, but the final result was still really good. After walking four in the first two innings, the senior righty settled down to hurl a complete game, […]

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Pitching, defense lead Lady Cougars over North

By Kyle Robbins, Contributing Sports Writer While North Pontotoc’s return to Class 3A puts North and South Pontotoc in the same classification, the schools remain in separate divisions in almost every sport. Softball, however, is an exception. Last Tuesday night the two teams squared off in the first of two Division 2-3A contests between the […]

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Lady Warriors win Journal Relays, boys 4th

The Pontotoc girls track and field team won the Daily Journal Relays Saturday, finishing first in six events. First place finishers were Katy McAuley in the pole vault and 400 meters, Alivia Badie in the 200, Jamira Davis in the 300 hurdles, the 4 x 200 relay with Katy McAuley, Abby Tidwell, Keyara Hobson and […]

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Warriors end superb season with state title

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Warriors went to Jackson Saturday looking to bring home the gold, and they did just that. PHS topped Lafayette to win the 4A state championship, their first in 11 years. Three individual lifters won first place in their respective divisions, led by record-breaking seniors Colton Bramlett and Bailey […]

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Friday morning storm topples trees, damages homes

By David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Emergency Management Director Rickey Jaggers said early Friday morning that  at least a dozen homes or structures were damaged in the Ecru Community during the severe weather that swept through the North Mississippi area around 3:15 a.m. Jaggers said that no one was injured when the storm swept […]

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