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Roundup of Salem Lady ‘Cats volleyball scoring this season

Here’s a roundup of scoring this season for the Salem Lady Wildcats volleyball team, showing a 1-7 overall record, 0-2 in district play. No score has been reported for the two latest games, both with Lumberton on Sept. 23 and 24. Earlier, Salem fell to Sacred Heart Sept. 22, 3 set to 0. Sacred Heart…

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Wildcats, Chiefs both post losses in football Friday

Tylertown and Salem both fell Friday night as the schools both move into the second half of the 2020 football season, each with identical 1-6 records overall. The Salem Wildcats managed to chalk up 20 points against Puckett, but still fell 28 points short. When the final horn sounded the score stood Puckett 48, Salem…

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Marlins end season with three losses in playoffs

The Miami Marlins’ playoff run, their unexpectedly successful season in Year 3 of their rebuild ended last Thursday with a 7-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. It ended Miami’s run after game three in the best of five National League Division Series. Atlanta won 9-5 and 2-0 on Tuesday and Wednesday. But the Marlins accomplished…

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Friday night games moved to Thursday; Chiefs shut out, Salem game cancelled

Friday night football games were moved ahead in this area of Mississippi due to the threat of Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Salem-Lumberton game was bumped ahead but heavy rains and the threat of lightning caused school officials to cancel the game. Meantime, Tylertown’s Chiefs went ahead with their game against Seminary,…

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Salem, THS both fall

Local teams didn’t fare well in Friday night football. Sebastapol’s Bobcats polished off the Wildcats 44-6. The Salem Wildcats fell behind early as Sebastopol scored twice early in the first quarter. The Wildcats managed to avoid a shutout with a late-in-the-game touchdown, but failed to add the extra point. Meanwhile, Tylertown’s Chiefs were held scoreless…

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Salem falls to Richton

The home standing Richton Rebels defeated visiting Salem Friday night 36-12 in a conference game for the two 1A schools. Salem fell victim to a safety in the first quarter which put Richton up 2-0. The Wildcats managed to avoid a shutout with a couple touchdowns. The point-after attempts were no good. Richton managed a…

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Chiefs score first win of season over St. Martin

By Travis Connelley Enterprise Journal Mistakes have been an Achilles heel for Tylertown this season. However on Friday, the Chiefs kept them to a minimum, picking up their first win of the season, downing the host St. Martin Yellow Jackets 32-21. “The kids played hard and we came out fighting for the W,” Tylertown head…

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Schools prepare for football under governor’s restrictions

High school football is set to get underway in the county this year with restrictions due to COVID-19. Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a mandate calling for limits to crowds at sporting events, including the upcoming football season. Crowd sizes will be limited to two people per player, cheerleader, band member or any other student…

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Faulk named Draft Diamonds prospect

Former Salem High School Wildcat, Junior Faulk, cornerback at Delta State University, is one of 440 small school prospects from National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics schools listed by NFL Draft Diamonds as deserving a look from NFL teams. Faulk was chosen based on films from last season viewed by the NFL Draft Diamonds website. A…

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