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Millender named MACJC Special Teams Player of the Week

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College sophomore punter and Pontotoc native Jeb Millender was selected as the MACJC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the No. 19 Indians’ 37-13 loss to No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln Community College on August 28. Millender had six punts for 216 yards for an average of 36 […]

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Cougar cross-country improves at Hickory Flat

South Pontotoc cross country coach Vicki Downs said before the season she was primarily trying to build up some miles early in the early part of the season, with the goal of times dropping more and more as the season progressed. The gradual process of getting faster was evident on Saturday at the Hickory Flat […]

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Warriors, Lady Warriors first in 4A at Hickory Flat

The Pontotoc cross country teams competed in the Hickory Flat Invitational Saturday, where both the varsity girls and boys teams finished second overall and first in 4A. Both junior high teams finished third overall. Elizabeth Lunn was the top finisher for the Lady Warriors. The other top seven girls were Abby Tidwell, Lauren Koehler, Morgan […]

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South plays well at Robertson Challenge, ready for division slate

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress NEW ALBANY- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars traveled to New Albany Saturday for the Robertson’s Softball Challenge, coming away with one win and a pair of hard-fought losses. South has gotten off to a slow start, but coach Adam Patterson thought they played well and have a chance to reel […]

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Vikings rally to win thriller over Chargers

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress ACKERMAN-An 11-yard touchdown strike from Caleb Nelson to Brooks Shannon with 16 seconds to play lifted North Pontotoc to a thrilling 45-42 win over Choctaw County on Friday night. The game-winning score was set up by an interception by Jaylon Simpson, who picked off pressured Choctaw County quarterback Jamarcus Bradley […]

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Mustangs outrun Cougars, win 19-16

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Missed opportunities early played a major role in the final outcome Friday in Mantachie, as the visiting South Pontotoc Cougars fell to the Mustangs 19-16. The Cougars had the ball inside the Mustangs 10 yard line on two separate possessions early in the first quarter but could not come away […]

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Warriors use late scores to notch first win

PONTOTOC – Pontotoc’s first victory came down to the final quarter. The Warriors scored twice in the fourth period to rally for a 16-14 win against New Albany last Friday. New Albany (0-3) led 14-0 at halftime on scores by Eddie Barry and Isaiah Powell, before Pontotoc ignited for back-to-back scoring drives down the stretch. […]

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Sluggish start dooms No. 19 ICC in loss to No. 3 Co-Lin

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information WESSON, MS – Coach Sean Cannon knew there would be some growing pains for the youthful ICC football team and that’s what the first-year head coach saw in the first half of the Indians’ 37-13 road loss to No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln Community College. “Co-Lin is number three for a […]

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Tiger defense smothers Warriors in 39-7 loss

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor SALTILLO – Everybody knows Saltillo will try to ride bruising tailback Diamante Pounds, but on Friday night the Tigers showed they can win in other ways. Pounds still got a substantial workload, but the Saltillo defense dominated the contest and scored 16 points on the way to a 39-7 blowout […]

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Pounds’ two homers leads Nettleton over Lady Vikings

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer North Pontotoc lost a tough defensive battle at home to Nettleton 4-2 in high school slow-pitch softball action last Thursday night. Nettleton outfielder Jabria Pounds led the way for the Lady Tigers with a pair of two-run home runs. Pounds’ first blast came in the top of the first inning […]

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Three of four Pontotoc teams win at MC

All four Pontotoc Cross Country teams competed well Saturday at the Mississippi College High School Opener. The varsity boys, 7th/8th boys and 7th/8th girls won, while the five-time defending state champion varsity girls finished second to a good Choctaw Central team. The Lady Warriors did finish first in 4A. The Lady Warriors Elizabeth Lunn was […]

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Mistakes doom Vikings in road loss to No. 1 Ripley

  By Kedrick Storey, Southern Sentinel and Jonathan Wise RIPLEY – Ripley coach Chad Cook was looking for a lot of improvement from Week 1 to Week 2 and he found it Friday, as the Tigers controlled every aspect of their home opener against North Pontotoc, running away with a convincing 49-7 win. “The thing […]

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Cougars maul Rams in home opener

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Last week his Cougars had to score in the final minutes to secure their victory over Hatley. This week, South Pontotoc sped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead and never took their foot off the pedal as they ran over Vardaman, downing the visiting Rams 43-13. “Normally a team […]

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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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