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Birds of Feather: Quartet of Cardinals ready to become Redhawks

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The 2017 football season was the most decorated campaign in Brighton Cardinal history. The cherry on top came on National Signing Day 2018 with Head Coach Robin Jacobs welcoming friends, family, players, staff, faculty and administrators to the commitment of a quartet of Cardinals to Southeast Missouri State University. Brighton seniors […]

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SPORTS ALERT: Covington teams advance in districts overwhelming Trojans

DISTRICT 15-2A GIRLS TOURNAMENT COVINGTON — The Play-In Game of District 15-2A was a match up of the Millington Lady Trojans and Covington Lady Chargers. The winner advanced and would earn a spot in Regionals. The loser would have its 2017-18 season come to an end. The host Lady Chargers came out with a full-court […]

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Home Run: Cougar slugger Kendrick stays close with Southwest selection

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The name Steven Kendrick has been on the baseball radar in the Southeast since his breakout 2016 season. The Munford Cougar product crushed 13 home runs that season earning a selection to the 11th annual POWER SHOWCASE All-American Team representing the state of Tennessee in the Underclassmen category. Kendrick also took […]

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TRA forward Jay Heigel battles FACS forward Taylor Volz for a rebound during Friday night's game in the FACS Gymnasium.

FACS validates rankings against Rebels

By Thomas Sellers Jr. CORDOVA — The FACS Crusaders entered Friday night’s game against the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels on a high after receiving news they were ranked in the area’s Dandy Dozen. The Crusaders have also been a fixture in Journal West 10 Media Power 10 Basketball rankings since January. With a quality opponent in […]

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Lady Crusader guard Mackenzie Youd looks to set up a play Friday night as TRA guard Brittany Hall defends in the FACS Gymnasium.

Lady Crusaders push comes up short against TRA

By Thomas Sellers Jr. CORDOVA — A somewhat relieved Cameron Pridemore leaned on the wall outside of his team’s locker room in the FACS Gymnasium Friday night. The leader of the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels wasn’t too happy after a 49-33 victory the host FACS Lady Crusaders. But Pridemore wasn’t very upset either. “I’m just […]

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Brighton junior guard T. Brown elevates to the basket for shot over a pair of Lady Cougars during last week's game.

T is for Terrific: Brown’s clutch play helps Lady Cardinals upset Munford

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Brighton Lady Cardinal Basketball program has taken on the personality of their Head Coach David Wampler the last two years. In his debut season, 2016-17, Wampler was the architect of the Lady Cardinals’ upset of the then defending District 13-3A champions Dyer County Lady Choctaws. On Jan. 30, Brighton had […]

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Trojan senior guard Bryce Mattox drives to the rim for a layup against Haywood during last week's contest.

Trojans’ ups and downs continue against Haywood

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Trojans have had a chance to win several District 15-2A game they have participated in throughout January. Millington had either led by double figures or held the advantage late in the second half against Ripley, Bolivar Central and now add the Haywood Tomcats. The game originally scheduled for Jan. […]

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Lady Tomcat and University of Memphis signee Jamirah Shutes takes a jumper over Millington guard Kiara Kemp.

Shutes and Haywood outlast Lady Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Haywood Lady Tomcats were finally able to make their trip to Millington after the postponement from Jan. 16 because of inclement weather. On Jan. 29 the make-up District 15-2A contest took place with Haywood overwhelming the Millington Lady Trojans 74-25 in the William Osteen Gymnasium. The Lady Tomcat visit gave […]

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Munford guard Kyree Cunningham drives baseline before Brighton forward Jordan Johnson cuts off his path during last week's game in Brighton.

Cardinals Taking Flight: Brighton has an impressive week starting with Cougar win

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As Stan Gatlin rejoiced from a 59-32 rivalry victory over the Munford Cougars Jan. 30, his assistant coaches approached him with good news. Dyer County 81-80 over Liberty was the update they gave Gatlin sitting outside of his office in the Brighton Gymnasium hallway. Gatlin gave a modest, relax nod to […]

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Cardinal seniors Jordan John, Aaron Alston, Cameron John and Spencer Cartwright will be heading to SEMO after National Signing Day.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY ’18: Quartet of Cardinals to transform into Redhawks

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The 2017 football season was the most decorated campaign in Brighton Cardinal history. The cherry on top came on National Signing Day 2018 with Head Coach Robin Jacobs welcoming friends, family, players, staff, faculty and administrators to the commitment of a quartet of Cardinals to Southeast Missouri State University. Brighton seniors […]

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