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Richton falls at Stringer in Game 1, hosts Game 2 on Saturday.

Early mishaps for the Richton Rebels forced them to fight an uphill battle for most of Thursday night’s series opener at Stringer. Despite a valiant attempt to climb back into the game, the Red Devils tacked on 5 late runs to strengthen their lead and secure a 9-1 victory to begin Round 3 of the…

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Red-hot Rebels ride into Round 3 of playoffs

By BRAD CROWE Disptatch Staff The Richton Rebels have been on a roll through two rounds of postseason play. Winners of their last five games, the Rebels swept their first two opponents to earn their place in this week’s Round 3 matchup with Stringer in another best-of-three series. After only getting to play 11 games…

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Red-hot Rebels ride into Round 3

The Richton Rebels have been on a roll through two rounds of postseason play. Winners of their last five games, the Rebels swept their first two opponents to earn their place in this week’s Round 3 of competition.  After only getting to play 11 games in 2020 before the season was ended due to COVID,…

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Richton sweeps series vs. McEvans, advances to Round 3

The Richton Rebels are third-round bound after earning two straight wins over the McEvans Warriors in Round 2. After traveling four hours on Thursday to earn a 21-5 victory in the series opener, the Rebels hosted the Warriors on Friday and made quick work of it, scoring 15 runs through three innings to win 15-1…

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Richton baseball team in good position after key wins

Rebels looking to bolster region record with Friday trip to Sacred Heart By RUSSELL TURNER – Dispatch Editor The Richton Rebels took a few lumps on the diamond last weekend in non-region play, but three straight wins in region action has Coach Josh Palmer and his team feeling confident. The Rebels are 8-11 overall and…

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Bulldogs roll past E. Marion for 4th straight win

Bulldogs start region play 3-0 By RUSSELL TURNER – Dispatch Editor Perry Central’s baseball team has experienced some growing pains this season as inexperienced players tried to find their way on the diamond. That has led the Bulldogs to post a 7-10 record so far this season. But, Coach Ryan Jackson had hoped to have…

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Cluff approved as next Perry Central football coach

From Staff Reports Perry Central High School has a new head football coach and the new face of the PCHS program is one that will be familiar to many Bulldog fans. Craig Cluff was approved by the Perry County Board of Education on Monday as the Bulldogs’ new coach. Cluff is replacing Wesley McLain, who…

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Bulldogs set to host Newton in playoff action Friday

      By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ The Perry Central Bulldogs return to football action this Friday when the Newton Tigers come to New Augusta for the first round of the MHSAA 2A State Playoffs. The Bulldogs are the top seed out of Region 8-2A, while Newton comes to the postseason as the No. 4…

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