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Delta State takes 7th Gulf South title

In the first meeting between the Mississippi schools since the 1995 season, Delta State University beat Mississippi College 27-3 to claim its seventh Gulf South Conference Championship Saturday.  DSU won the prior titles in 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Delta State (9-1, 6-1 GSC) led only 10-3 at halftime behind a 8-yard run […]

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Lady Vikings rout Rebels, stay unbeaten

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor A crisp offensive and defensive game lifted the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings to a 60-29 win Thursday afternoon in the opening game of the Pontotoc Shootout. North (4-0) remains unbeaten on the year. “In our second year in what we do, we should to be significantly better and I think […]

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Cougars win tight rivalry battle over Pontotoc

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer Despite Pontotoc being thee aggressor most of the night, it was a lone goal from South Pontotoc’s Manuel Almazan in the 25th minute of the first half that proved the difference. The Cougars fought off the extreme cold weather and defeated the Warriors 1-0 Friday night in Pontotoc in the […]

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PHS tops Lady Cougars on penalty kicks

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer The temperatures were below normal Friday night but it did not cool down the rivalry between the South Pontotoc Lady Cougars and the Pontotoc Lady Warriors on the soccer field in Pontotoc. The two teams fought to a 2-2 tie game in regulation.  Pontotoc won the battle of the penalty […]

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Pontotoc wins big over Cougars on the road

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress It wasn’t the crispest game the Pontotoc Warriors will play this season in only their season contest of the year, but the end result was what they intended- a large-margin win over the cross-county rival. PHS topped South Pontotoc in boys action by the tune of 80-47 last Tuesday night. […]

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New look Lady Warriors continue strong start

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor and Gene Phelps, Daily Journal The Pontotoc Lady Warriors have a different look this season but the same high expectations, as they must replace four key departed pieces that were a part of 115 victories in the past four years. So far, so good. The young PHS girls stand at […]

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North’s history-making season ends with loss to Aberdeen

By Melissa Meador, Monroe Journal and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress ECRU – Aberdeen’s offense didn’t let freezing temperatures slow it down against North Pontotoc on Friday night. The Bulldogs put up a season-high in points in their 66-30 win in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to advance to host Kemper County next […]

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Nothing to lose: Vikings thrive under lack of expectations

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Being the underdog isn’t new to North Pontotoc. So telling the Journal’s No. 1 medium school that it is once again this week, despite hosting No. 3 Aberdeen Friday in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs, isn’t news. “Without a doubt, they’re playing in probably the toughest 3A […]

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North Pontotoc takes sweep in road basketball opener

By Dennis Clayton, New Albany Gazette ENTERPRISE – North Pontotoc opened their 2014-15 basketball season with road wins at West Union on Thursday. North Pontotoc won the girls game 55-35 and took the boys nightcap 59-42. North Pontotoc used a strong second quarter in the boys’ game to take a double digit lead at the […]

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‘D’ leads Lady Cougars to opening victory over Houston

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer HOUSTON- The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars opened the 2014-2015 basketball season in Houston last Tuesday, defeating the Lady Hilltoppers 51-27.    Despite a slow start on the offensive end, their pressure defense was the difference in the game. Lady Cougars forward Mattie Mills led all scorers in the game with 19 points. […]

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Cougars fall to Houston in season opener

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer HOUSTON- South Pontotoc traveled to Houston to for the season opener last Thursday night.  The Cougars fell behind early and could not catch back up as the Hilltoppers defeated them 50-67. Houston jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game.  South Pontotoc rallied behind the shooting of Colton […]

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Vikings pound Ruleville for historic 11th win

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor ECRU- Ruleville Central scored on the first possession of the game last Friday, but it was all North Pontotoc after that, as the Vikings rolled over the number three seed from Division 3-3A 46-22 in the first round of the playoffs. The win was also history-making for North, as the […]

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Warrior teams finish third, girls denied sixth straight title

CLINTON- Both the Pontotoc girls and boys cross country teams finished 3rd at the MHSAA State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Choctaw Trails. Making the All-State team were Elizabeth Lunn, Grayson Griffith, Jacob Ferguson and Chris Grisham. The Lady Warriors finished 6 points behind Corinth and 5 points behind Vancleave who were the runner-up. The […]

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Cougars drop tough division game to Tigers

By Eric Dillow, Sports Writer SPRINGVILLE- What started out a defensive struggle in the first half turned into a scoring battle in the second, as Nettleton edged out South Pontotoc 33-20 in a Division 4-3A contest on Friday. The Cougars drove into Nettleton territory on their first series of the game, but after quarterback Colton […]

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