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WEBB — When the Cleveland Central High School basketball teams visited West Tallahatchie High School Saturday, it was not just another game day.

The Charleston High School basketball program will host the inaugural Coca-Cola Charleston MLK Hardwood Classic on Saturday, Jan. 13, CHS boys’ head coach Willie Bell III announced Sunday.

Former Charleston High School Tiger Travion “Ty” Williams (right) announced last week that he has committed to attend the University of Southern Mississippi under a full athletic scholarship.  Williams, a cornerback, led his present team, the East Mississippi Community College Lions, to a win in

The Charleston High School Tigers boys’ basketball team rallied for a 65-63 come-from-behind win over the Water Valley Blue Devils Tuesday night.

Members of the Charleston High School Lady Tigers’ basketball team are pictured with the championship trophy after their recent first-place finish in the Coffeeville High School invitational basketball tournament.

A pair of Tallahatchie County athletes from different schools will be playing on the same team during Saturday’s Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic.

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Strider season reaches conclusion


STRIDER — The Strider Rams closed out the football season with a 24-16 loss to the Columbus Christian Rams here Friday night.

After favorable outcomes in two other games, the winner of this regular-season finale earned a playoff berth.

Charleston blasts Humphreys County


BELZONI — The Charleston High School Tigers mauled the Humphreys County Cowboys 52-12 here Friday night.

Charleston improved to 8-2. Humphreys fell to 2-7.

“It was a good night for us,” CHS head coach Scott Martin said, matter-of-factly.

Choctaws top O'Bannon


GREENVILLE — The West Tallahatchie High School Choctaws beat the O’Bannon Greenwaves 34-28 here Friday night.

West Tally pushed their record to 6-4 while O’Bannon fell to 6-3-1.

Strider wins first of year


STRIDER — The Strider Rams won their first game of the season, defeating Delta Streets of Greenwood 32-28 here Friday night.

“I was happy for the boys,” said Strider head coach Kelvin Newton, whose Rams improved to 1-9 while Delta Streets fell to 0-9.

Tallahatchie Tigers top Sunflower cats


Not all Tigers are created equal, as the Charleston High School Tigers proved in a 38-7 win over Ruleville Central’s Tigers during homecoming Friday night in Charleston.