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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 falls 51-0 at Carroll


CARROLLTON — The Strider Academy Rams dropped a 51-0 decision to the Carroll Academy Rebels here Friday night.

The loss plunged the Rams to 0-7 on the season while the Rebels improved to 2-3.

CHS opens region with 40-8 victory


The Charleston High School Tigers hosted the Amanda Elzy Panthers in the  Region 3-3A opener for both teams, trouncing the visitors 40-8 Friday night.

Charleston improved to 5-2 while Elzy dropped to 0-7.

Rams on the run


The Strider Rams’ Luke Smith (left) returns a kickoff during Friday night’s game against the DeSoto Thunderbirds at Joe B.

West Tally tops Leland to open region play


LELAND — The West Tallahatchie High School Choctaws defeated the Leland High School Cubs 28-21 here Friday night.

West Tally improved to 3-3 while Leland fell to 4-2.

The game marked the opening of Region 3-2A play for both teams.