Cougars have good day at Division 4-3A Tournament

By Jonathan Wise The South Pontotoc tennis team captured the regular season title in Division 4-3A, and last Wednesday they made some noise at the individual tournament as well, sending three events to state. Number one girls doubles team Mattie Mills and Attie Finley will be making a return trip to Jackson. The number one […]

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Solid performance by Vikings sends four events to state tournament

By Jonathan Wise The North Pontotoc Vikings had a successful day at last Wednesdays’ Division 2-3A Tournament, held at Itawamba Community College. North advanced competitiors to the state tournament in four of five events- boys singles, girls singles, mixed doubles and boys doubles. Patrick Haulcomb came into the tournament seeded first and took advantage of […]

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Lady Vikings top Hamilton in seesaw battle

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress NETTLETON- It took some extra softball, but the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings were able to ultimately pull out an 8-7 win over Hamilton Saturday at the Nettleton Tournament. In what would be considered extra innings in the time-limit contest, Tia Davis smacked a fly ball to center to score Bayle […]

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Vikings’ winning streak snapped by Blue Devils

By Kyle Robbins, Sports Writer North Pontotoc entered Friday night’s Division 1-3A contest against Booneville as winners of thirteen consecutive games and with a perfect 6-0 division record. With the 6-0 start, the Vikings had separated themselves atop of the competitive division. Friday night, however, even the red hot Vikings were no match for Booneville […]

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Genesis Furniture closes, WIN JOB to aid laid off workers

David Helms Pontotoc Progress   After 18 years of manufacturing upholstered furniture, Genesis Furniture Company in Pontotoc has closed, leaving approximately 63 employees jobless, according to a notice issued last week by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Genesis Furniture, located on Maggie Drive, began manufacturing operations in Pontotoc in 1996. Attempts to contact Genesis […]

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PHS performs well at division tourney

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress TUPELO- The Pontotoc Warriors dominated the Division 1-4A Tournament last Wednesday, winning the titles in three of five events and finishing runner up in the other two. “We qualified for the state tournament in every event,” said PHS head coach Kevin Morrow. “So I don’t think it could have gone […]

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Lady Warriors pull out key win over IAHS

By Kyle Robbins, Contributing Sports Writer After three consecutive Itawamba singles scored a run and left two runners on to start the bottom half of the sixth, Pontotoc appeared to be quickly losing hold of a game it had controlled throughout. Pontotoc eighth grade pitcher Mary Kate Butler’s fantastic pitching performance was not finished yet, […]

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Nettleton takes control in 4-3A with win over Lady Cougars

By Jonathan Wise, Pontotoc Progress.com After scoring 14 runs on 17 hits in a rout of Calhoun City the night prior, South Pontotoc couldn’t duplicate the same offensive output in a showdown with powerhouse Nettleton for the current top spot Division 4-3A The visiting Tigers (17-4) jumped on top early and held the Lady Cougars’ […]

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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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