Archive | February 11, 2016

Brighton Cardinal guard Zach Lewis had a big offensive night against Munford including this layup in Brighton's 54-36 win.

Cardinals use patience and offensive explosion from Lewis to outlast rival Cougars

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One scouting reports on the 2015-16 Brighton Cardinals is to try to shutdown the backcourt of Taeylr Gatlin and Tramaine Cooper. The Munford Cougars were fully aware of that entering Friday night’s game in the Munford Gymnasium. But Brighton Head Coach Stan Gatlin knew he had a X-factor from the perimeter […]

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Lady Cougars assert their control on District 13-3A with wins over Dyer County and Brighton

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Munford Lady Cougars were having a “Super” week entering Friday’s game against the rival Brighton Lady Cardinals. Playing defense like the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2, Munford picked up a 71-57 win over the Dyer County Lady Choctaws. Lady Cougar Johnna Jones was like Carolina Panther Cam Newton giving her […]

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TRA's Megan Sanfratello makes drive to the basket during last week's game.

Lady Rebels pull off comeback win

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Late in the second quarter Feb. 2, the Rossville Lady Wolves took a 21-12 lead over the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels. But this wouldn’t be Groundhog Day for the Lady Rebels. In recent games, a sizable advantage kept growing and growing leading to a TRA defeat. On this night in the […]

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Rebel guard Carter Weakley goes up for a shot in the lane against Rossville last week in the TRA Gymnasium.

Rebels hold on for victory

By Thomas Sellers Jr. A well-known game on basketball courts and playgrounds across America is “21”. The object of the game is for an individual to score 21 points by making a field goal and hitting free throws reaching the amount. On Feb. 2, the Rossville Wolves took on a challenge of a new type […]

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TRA’s All-Star signs with Wilmington College Football

By Thomas Sellers Jr. First there was AJ Hightower the young, backup quarterback with the athletic potential waiting his turn. Then there was the AJ Hightower leading the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels to the playoffs his junior and senior seasons as a quarterback, running threat and standout in the defensive backfield. Throughout all of it, Hightower […]

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Trojan Invitational ’16

Photos By Jeremy Tincher 2016 Trojan Invitational Results Team 1. Houston 133.5 2. Memphis University School  116.0 3. Cordova 112.0 4. Millington  68.0 5. Southwind  66.0 6. Munford 46.0 7. Brighton 16.0 8. Briarcrest 12.0 106- 4th-R. Sonjee, MUS, 3rd-X. Bean, Southwind, 2nd- C. Guinocor, MUS, Champion-M. Bowden, Houston 113- 4th- Luke Gingrich, Millington, 3rd-Jack […]

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BUS Munford Funeral Home bench

Bench Marked: Munford Funeral Home gives back to local Vets

Munford Funeral Homes recently donated a bench to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7175 in Millington. The bench was placed outside the main doors of the VFW.  This was just part of recent services Munford Funereal Home has done for area veterans. On Feb. 8, it conducted the third annual free private screening of […]

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Millington Star DUOTONE

LETTER TO EDITOR: Special day of honors at Millington Elementary School

Dear Editor: A friend asked me if I would attend the Honor’s Program at the Millington Elementary School because she would be unable to attend. I had never been there. Her daughter attends school there. And it was important to her mother that someone to take her place. She told me how to find the […]

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David Peel

The Nine Safest Cars

By David Peel Every year the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety tracks driver fatalities in various car models. Shockingly, no driver was killed in a crash in a record nine (9) 2011 model-year vehicles! The death rate for drivers of these cars is 0%: Audi A4 4WD Honda Odyssey Minivan Kia Sorento 2WD Lexus RX […]

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I’m in a rush

By Otis Griffin My fellow country Southern Americans!  Don’t that have a beautiful celestial ring to it?  Just think about it.  Oh you don’t have time as you are too busy.  Well my, my!  No one has time any more for friends or neighbors.  You’re lucky to get a wave and maybe that is to […]

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