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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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ICC guard signs with Harding

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Sophomore guard Johnthan McGee (Raymond) signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Coach Jeff Morgan and the Bison of Harding University on Tuesday. “It feels good being able to continue to pursue my goals and do something to help my family out,” said McGee. “It’s been […]

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ICC shortstop signs with Charlotte

By Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information Itawamba Community College shortstop Luke Gibbs recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career with the Charlotte 49ers. Gibbs (Oxford) earned MACJC All-State second team honors after batting .331 with 23 RBI on 10 doubles, 2 doubles, and 2 home runs while stealing 8 bases […]

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Walls earns PGA Master Professional Status

Pontotoc’s Kevin Walls was recently recognized as a PGA Master Professional by the PGA of America. Only 1.4% of the 24,470 PGA members have earned Master Professional status. The PGA Master Professional Program showcases a PGA Certified Professional’s continued expertise and experience in his or her specific career path through a proven track record of […]

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Armstrong returns to Pontotoc football

By Kedrick Storey, Southern Sentinel and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc High football now has yet another staff member with head coaching experience, as former Falkner High School head football coach Cory Armstrong has joined the staff as linebackers coach. Armstrong announced he was stepping down at Falkner to become an assistant at his alma […]

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26 from ICC earn MACJC academic recognition

By Adam Gore, Itawamba Community College Sports Information The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) awarded 26 Itawamba Community College student-athletes with Academic All-State and Distinguished Academic All-State honors when the league released their yearly academic honors. “Academics has been and always will be our top priority here at ICC said ICC Athletic […]

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Seed for Food Plots Available

By James L. Cummins, Executive Director of Wildlife Mississippi Whether you are a photographer, a hunter or just like viewing wildlife on a sunny afternoon, anyone who has spent time overlooking a food plot will have a deep appreciation for wildlife plantings. Food plots are very attractive to wildlife enthusiasts because they can supplement daily […]

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Big first inning leads short-handed Red Sox over 49ers

By Gene Phelps , Daily Journal, and Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress TUPELO – Nicky Browning wondered if he would have enough players to take the field for Pontotoc in last Tuesday’s American Legion baseball game against Tupelo. The Red Sox coach had players finishing their high school summer season and those who are members of […]

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Pontotoc falls to Grenada in NEMCABB Tournament play

By Dennis Clayton, New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY- Pontotoc’s Warriors fell short in their comeback efforts against Grenada in the NEMCABB Tournament at New Albany last Tuesday. Grenada won a tight one, 4-3, to eliminate PHS from the single-elimination championship round. The Warriors came into the game the number one seed out of Region 2 […]

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Young Vikings claim runner up at NEMCABB tourney

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor NEW ALBANY- After graduating nine seniors off a team that went 26-6 this past season, a rebuilding North Pontotoc Viking squad had a successful conclusion to the summer schedule last Wednesday in the NEMCABB Summer Championships, advancing to the finals before falling to Itawamba AHS 5-2 to claim the runner-up […]

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Late surge lifts Oxford over South

By Jonathan Wise OXFORD- South Pontotoc went toe-to-toe early on with 5A Oxford Friday afternoon in Region 5 pool play of the NEMCABB Summer Championship before a freak injury helped derail things for the Cougars in a 9-0 loss. Loss on the mound Starter Colby Dill, one of the more experienced returning players, had held […]

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Pitching, defense lead PHS over North

By Jonathan Wise, Sports Editor RIPLEY- County rivals went head-to-head Thursday afternoon in the Region 2 bracket of the NEMCABB Summer Championship, held at at Ripley High School. The Warriors’ pitching and defense held down the Vikings’ bats for a 3-0 shutout win. Pontotoc turned two double plays and threw two players out at home, […]

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North Pontotoc continues to ride win streak

By Jay Tidwell, Contributing Sports Writer FULTON – Dee Williams had a hunch her pitch was coming. The rising senior found a low and inside pitch and belted a two-run home run over the left field fence to lead North Pontotoc to a 7-4 win against Amory in a summer league fast-pitch softball match last […]

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Cannon named head football coach at ICC

By Will Kollmeyer and Adam Gore, ICC Sports Information FULTON – It’s official. Two weeks after being named interim head coach, Sean Cannon was officially introduced as the new head football coach at Itawamba Community College during a press conference at the David C. Cole Student Services Building last Tuesday. “I feel very blessed to […]

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