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Indians ready to kick off tough slate

Pontotoc natives Millender, Bramlett part of nationally-ranked squad By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Itawamba Community College Indians will kick off their 2014 campaign this Thursday night with a road battle against No. 3 nationally ranked Copiah-Lincoln. ICC, which garnered a No. 19 preseason ranking from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) after finishing […]

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Pontotoc CC teams take first at TCPS meet

Both the Pontotoc girls and boys cross country teams got their season started Saturday at the TCPS invitational. Both teams finished first, along with the junior high girls. The junior high boys finished second. Elizabeth Lunn was the individual champion in the varsity girls race. The other top seven girls were Abby Tidwell, Lauren Koehler, […]

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Lady Vikings dominate Houlka, win 14-2

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer The North Pontotoc Lady Vikings traveled to Houlka and scored 4 runs in the first inning last Tuesday night. They never looked back as they crushed the Lady Wildcats 14-2 in slow-pitch softball action to remain undefeated on the year (4-0 after an 8-2 win Thursday night over Ingomar). Dee […]

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Lady Cougars drop pair of games at SP Tournament

Runs were hard to come by for the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars this past weekend, as South dropped a pair of hard fought games at their host South Pontotoc Tournament. Against Mooreville, the two squads battled toe-to-toe for most of the contest, but one decisive inning spelled the difference in a 6-1 Lady Trooper win. […]

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Pontotoc opens crucial Region 1-1 play with big win over New Albany

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor The Pontotoc Lady Warriors have gotten off a fast start in the early going of the 2014 volleyball campaign. Last Thursday they opened their division schedule with a trip up Highway 15 to take on the New Albany Bulldogs. The result was a three set sweep. PHS took a tightly […]

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Comradery rallies Vikings past Bruce

By Jay Tidwell, Sports Writer ECRU – Tanner Turk didn’t have to cross the goal line to score plenty of points. The North Pontotoc sophomore left last Friday’s game against Bruce at halftime with a heat-related injury, and his exit inspired a dramatic comeback in the second half. The Vikings trailed 13-0 at the break […]

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Cougars top Hatley on final play

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Writer HATLEY- It came down to the last play, but the never-give-up attitude that coach Michael Bradley has been trying to instill in his team paid off in South Pontotoc’s season opener Friday night against Hatley. Clay Hood hauled in a short pass from quarterback Colton Rogers and broke into the […]

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PHS falls to Houston in opener

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer It was a hot night and difficult season opener for the Pontotoc Warriors, as they could not find a way to overcome Houston’s rushing attack and fell to the Hilltoppers 29-12 Friday night in Pontotoc. Both teams suffered through the heat as temperature at kickoff was 93 degrees. Houston Senior […]

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Gore named ICC’s Sports Information Director

By Donna Thomas, ICC Public Relations FULTON, MS – Pittsboro native Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has been named director of Sports Information. Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month. “To say that Will’s leaving […]

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South Pontotoc Slow Pitch Tournament Schedule

Saturday, August 23 at South Pontotoc High School:   9:00 a.m.- Holly Springs vs. Houlka 10:20 a.m. -Holly Springs vs. Saltillo 11:40 a.m.-Tupelo vs. Houlka 1:00 p.m.-Saltillo vs. Newton County 2:20 p.m.-Newton County vs. Tupelo 3:40 p.m.-New Hope vs. Mooreville 5:00 p.m.- New Hope vs. South Pontotoc 6:20 p.m.-Houston vs. Mooreville 7:40 a.m.- Houston vs. […]

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Vikings get valuable preseason tune-up against Saltillo

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor OXFORD-As is always the case in a preseason contest, there was some good and some not so good for North Pontotoc in Saturday’s two-quarter scrimmage against Saltillo in the Oxford Jamboree at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Tigers scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter to come from behind […]

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Football season kicks off with rivalry scrimmage

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor Local fans got to see their first taste of high school football with Friday’s inter-county scrimmage between Pontotoc and South Pontotoc. The two-quarter exhibition contest ended with the Cougars edging the Warriors 8-7, but it provided each squad with valuable knowledge about where it stands and needs to improve. “We […]

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ICC announces new Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Itawamba Community College head coach Sean Cannon announced finalized his 2014 coaching staff by introducing new Offensive Line and Tight Ends Coach Cody Woodiel on Monday. Woodiel spent the past two years as the Offensive Line and Tight Ends Graduate Assistant at Troy University. The Hernando native split time […]

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Red Sox come up short at state tourney

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress The Pontotoc Red Sox had been in the senior American Legion State Tournament’s championship game four straight years coming into this past weekend, with their last title coming in 2010. Pontotoc came up just a bit short of playing for the title a fifth straight year, falling 6-5 to Tupelo […]

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