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Rebels earn big win with late comeback over St. Andrews

  By STAN CALDWELL – Dispatch Correspondent It’s never over until it’s over, and the Richton Rebels are living proof. Richton was dead in the water, trailing by nine points with under four minutes to play in the game, then summoned up some magic. Sophomore quarterback Dakota Amos threw two touchdown passes to senior Seth Mills…

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Rebels set for first round of 1A baseball playoffs

By STAN CALDWELL Dispatch Contributor __________ The Richton Rebels are looking to summon the echoes of past glory as they prepare for the high school baseball playoffs. The Rebels are headed back to the postseason as the No. 2 seed in Region 8-1A and will open the Class 1A playoffs at home against Bay Springs in…

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Jackson’s Bulldogs showing grit in rugged 8-3A

  Huge game for Dawgs this Thursday a with playoff appearance up for grabs By STAN CALDWELL Dispatch Contributor __________ Ryan Jackson is the son of a coach and a small-town guy with big-time ambitions for his Perry Central Bulldogs baseball team. He may not get to the promised land this year, but Jackson is putting…

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OFF TO THE RACES… Rebels sweep team championships at regional track and field meet

  By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ Richton High School’s track and field team put on a dominating performance in Hattiesburg last week, claiming the District 8-1A Championship. The Rebels claimed both the boys’ and girls’ titles at the meet, which was held at Hattiesburg High School. RHS outgunned competitors from Resurrection Catholic, Mt. Olive and…

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Baseball and softball underway for county schools

By BRAD CROWE – Dispatch Sports Just one day after Valentine’s Day, many local fans celebrated their love for baseball and softball with the arrival of the 2022 MHSAA seasons. Four teams from Perry Central and Richton are back in action with seasoned playmakers, promising newcomers and big goals in mind for the campaigns ahead.…

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Richton Rotary Tournament underway for 65th consecutive time

  By BRAD CROWE Dispatch Staff ________________ For locals, the Richton Rotary Basketball Tournament is almost as big of a holiday season tradition as putting up a Christmas tree — and for many, the tournament comes first. Through Saturday, eight local hoops teams will square off in Mississippi’s longest-running active sports tournament, which has been held…

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Rebels have tough task ahead, but excited to be competing in the postseason

Richton football team rallied around Coach Stephen Rice as they rallied for a playoff berth _______________ By BRAD CROWE Dispatch Staff __________ The 2021 season has presented a number of challenges for the Richton Rebels, whose new-look region contains several juggernaut Class 1A football programs. Head coach Stephen Rice, however, has been battling an even greater…

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Rebels slug it out for 6-0 win over Puckett

By BRAD CROWE – Dispatch Staff Points were hard to come   by on a muddy turf during Friday night’s home game for Richton, but the ones they did come up with were enough, as the Rebels came away with a 6-0 victory over the Puckett Wolves. The Rebels’ defense shined in the team’s second…

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