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By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont has won 13 state basketball championships, 11 in girls basketball, two gold balls in three appearances the last four years. This season’s results, the girls’ latest title, backs up the tradition and the accolades keep coming this offseason. Friday, the second Lady Cardinal in three days signed […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal KOSSUTH – Hunter Switcher is tougher than the shotgun shell that split his fibula ever thought about being. And at Saturday’s state powerlifting meet at Mississippi Coliseum, the still-in-two lower leg bone that should keep him from winning a second straight individual state title in the 132-pound class, will likely […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal According to 247Sports, Scott Lashley has 16 offers. According to Scout, Lashley has 17 offers. Scout’s list doesn’t include Memphis, which has also offered the West Point offensive tackle. So he has nearly 20. That’s agreeable. There is also no question that his rise has been meteoric. “College coaches like […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Belmont won a 17-inning division battle on Wednesday, but it took a third party to officially hand the Cardinals the Division 1-3A regular season championship on Thursday. That happened when Alcorn Central beat Mooreville 8-6. The game that led to the division crown was a wild one, a 13-7 lightning-delayed […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont basketball is a big deal. Wednesday in a student-packed Malcolm Kuykendall Gym, two Cardinals signed four-year scholarships – boys guard Harrison Fancher with Blue Mountain and girls forward/center Katelyn Nunley with North Alabama. “You have goals and dreams and playing basketball at the college level would be […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Connar Boyer had just been hit by a pitch to walk in the winning run that gave Kossuth a second straight Class 3A championship. “Hey, this boy right here is going to be special. Keep your eyes on him, Connar Boyer,” Kossuth coach Trave Hopkins said in passing through the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Somehow, Michael Seger is getting more basketball and more family time, at the same time. Seger, after five years as Hickory Flat’s head boys coach, has been named the new boys and girls basketball coach at East Webster. “Doing both teams allows me to narrow my focus on the coaching […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Stand up. Sit down. Stand up. Sit down. That has been the unwelcome routine of most of the batters who have walked the plank to face Oxford pitcher Jason Barber. The Chargers’ junior has been on cruise control in a 6-0 start for the unbeaten and nationally ranked […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Recruiters haven’t knocked down the door of Aberdeen senior Marcus Carouthers, a Holmes CC signee. He says that has, and still is, making him a better basketball player. Carouthers, a 6-foot-3 guard/forward, who Aberdeen coach Jaworski Rankin called “the cornerstone of the success we had,” is the Daily […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Nobody paid much attention to Mooreville’s boys basketball team, if any attention. Then the Troopers got hot and made it to Jackson for the Class 3A quarterfinals. That was because the Troopers paid a lot of attention to their coach, 2015 Daily Journal Boys Coach of the Year, Jim Tally. […]