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The Whippets and Lady Whippets both fell to Louisville last Friday night by scores of 81-62 and 80-42 respectively.  They then traveled to the Houston Shootout on Saturday where the Whippets defeated Smithville 54-51 and the Lady Whippets fell to Houston 60-34.  The Whippets moved to 10-3 overal

The Ethel Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to East Webster last Friday night and dropped both contests 64-47 and 53-23 respectively.  The Tigers fell to 5-6 overall while the Lady Tigers fell to 7-5.

The McAdams and Lady Bulldogs traveled to Pelahatchie last Friday night with the Bulldogs picking up a 60-35 win to improve to 3-12 on the year.  The Lady Bulldogs suffered their fifth loss of the season with a 57-54 setback, moving their record to 10-5 overall.

Former Holmes Community College quarterback Josh Dodd of Kosciusko signed a national letter of intent with University of Tennessee-Martin.

It sure was an exciting year in sports in Attala County.

Here, we take a look back at all our local athletes were able to accomplish during 2017.

Jacob Peeler named Ole Miss receivers coach

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Born to Run

By STAN BEALL,

After being named the Offensive MVP of The Star-Herald All Area team in 2016 after rushing for 1002 yards, Kosciusko senior running back/linebacker Kadarius Banks is ready for the 2017 season.  Motivated by his team’s lack of success in 2016, Banks feels he is stronger, smart

A red bug melody

By STAN BEALL,

To all creatures, big or small, and to the two or three readers of my column, I send my greetings and salutations for your unending faithfulness to reading the words that are set before you most weeks in my column.  Many times I just sit down and say to myself, “What in the w

Tiny elbows

By STAN BEALL,

Last week I talked about the “nothing-box,” but this week I would like to dive off into the ability to doze off, anywhere.  It came to my attention that I might need to expand a little further into the dozing off phenomena after I watched an advertisement on TV about this poo

Risen to lead Dogs

By STAN BEALL,

McAdams High School recently hired Jim Risen to be their next football coach after former head coach Priest Crockett left to take another position in the Metro Jackson area.  Risen, who graduated from Buckatanna High School in 1984 and Southern Mississippi in 1990, comes to t

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