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By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – Reed Lindsey is halfway to defending his Butch Lambert Invitational crown. “I try to look at everything as another tournament. I’m not here to necessarily defend last year,” said Ripley’s Lindsey, one of two golfers to shoot a 2-under 70 at Natchez Trace on Saturday. “I’m here to […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal AMORY – Football players laid their faces on the water spouts Wednesday on the Amory practice field, water cooling their tongues only briefly as the Southern sun continued to beat down on their necks. The sweat on football Friday is made possible by the sweat of June and July middays, […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal For sports-loving families, Father’s Day comes more than once per year. “I am not ashamed to tell you I’ve spent my whole life trying to be just like my father,” New Site baseball coach Wesley McCullough said. “My whole childhood consisted of people talking about how great of an athlete […]

TUPELO I would leave a basketball game at Aberdeen and go to the NMMC Tupelo Women’s Hospital to see my newborn son, late night after late night. Laying in his cube, born more than two months early, touching that two-pound, three-ounce new love of my life was life’s ultimate joy. He was tiny. He didn’t […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – Pernell McPhee has a Super Bowl ring. And to Mississippi State and Baltimore Ravens fans, he is a household name. Now he has a new home and a chance to become the newest nationally known Monster of the Midway. After four seasons with Baltimore – with six starts […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Antares Gwyn doesn’t say much, but his game has other people talking about the Corinth quarterback, who’s a 2016 college recruit. “I absolutely love him,” said Scout’s Steve Robertson from the Tupelo Combine. “I was so glad to get him here, kind of recruited him because I wanted to see […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal FULTON – Tyson Carter found his screen spot on an inbounds play during Thursday’s summer league game against Baldwyn at Itawamba CC. “Tyson’s coming off,” yelled Baldwyn point guard Conner McKay. McKay – and plenty of others – know plenty about the 2016 Starkville guard. Colleges are liking more and […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Pernell McPhee has to be at this week’s three-day minicamp with the Chicago Bears. The new Bears linebacker will then make his way to Tupelo Christian for the third annual Pernell McPhee and Friends Football Camp. For McPhee and TCPS coach Shaune Holiday, that was mandatory even before McPhee was […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Jamie Edwards turns 35 on Tuesday. Monday, Smithville gave the Hatley assistant a gift, naming him the Seminoles’ new baseball coach. “I put in for it about as quick as I could,” Edwards said. “The next four or five years should be really good if everything is done right.” Edwards […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Jason Barber threw 78 innings this season. In the 13 games he appeared in, he won 12 of them and saved the other. He faced 287 batters. All of them walked back to the dugout without crossing the plate. Barber, Oxford’s junior Ole Miss commit, is the Daily Journal’s 2015 […]