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By Gene Phelps Daily Journal WEST POINT – Juli Inkster returned this week to Old Waverly for the first time since she won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open. Fond memories flooded her thoughts during Thursday’s practice round. “I remember a lot of the holes,” said Inkster, 52, who plays for the United States team today […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – One down, six to go. Tupelo, ranked No. 3 in the state by the Associated Press, showed no ill effects from its open date as it rolled to a 43-6 victory against Hernando in the a Division 1-6A opener at Renasant Field. The Golden Wave (5-0, 1-0) has […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Last week’s focus for No. 3-ranked Tupelo during its open date was … Tupelo. “We worked to get us better at being us,” Golden Wave head coach Trent Hammond said. “We did a lot of work with our No. 2s and tried to get some of our No. 1s well.” […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Jarvis Wilson earned the nickname “Red” from his parents as an infant for a reason. “I’d cry a lot and I’d turn red,” said Wilson, Tupelo’s dual role threat at safety on defense and running back on offense. The Golden Wave standout, a Mississippi State commitment – Georgia […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School’s girls and boys swim teams easily won Tuesday’s meet at the Tupelo Aquatics Center, but coach Lucas Smith was far from satisfied. “We didn’t get up for this meet,” Smith said, moments after giving his team a stern pep talk. “We have to learn to […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Booneville’s football team had a week off to lick its wounds from a 29-point loss to rival Baldwyn in Week 2. The Blue Devils appeared healed last week when they rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Corinth 38-33 at Northeast’s Tiger Stadium. “It was a big win for us,” […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – On a whim, Dick Hollaway and some friends went to the old Tupelo Gun Club one Saturday to “shoot some skeet.” Sounded like a good idea to Hollaway, 23 years old at the time. He had hunted, but he had never shot clay targets. “They were having […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – A streak of “Red” blazing down the blue turf looked great Friday night to Tupelo Golden Wave fans. Jarvis “Red” Wilson scored on a 76-yard run with 2:22 remaining to help No. 4-ranked Tupelo escape Renasant Field with a 21-9 victory against Saltillo. “The offensive line had a […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo senior first-year safety Jarvis Wilson played his best game of the young season – statistically speaking – in last week’s win against Shannon. He’ll need another solid performance at 7 tonight when the Associated Press No. 4-ranked Golden Wave (3-0) hosts Saltillo (3-0) and its star running back Diamante […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Brett Thompson made his completions count Thursday night. Northeast’s freshman quarterback completed 12 of 25 passes for 206 yards and four second-half touchdowns – including a 13-yard game-winner to LaVontis Smith in overtime – to lift the Tigers to a 25-19 victory against Northwest in their MACJC North […]