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By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Lady Wave have lofty goals this season. Tupelo has yet to click on all cylinders, but are still racking up victories, including a 59-43 victory Friday over Nettleton. “I think we came out a little flat, but we picked up our intensity in the […]

Associated Press DUBLIN, Ohio – A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance – a $1 bill – with a handwritten note of support. “I love Ohio State, but I think you […]

North Pontotoc receiver Marcus Green tweeted late Wednesday night that he has committed to Louisiana-Monroe. Green attended last week’s Big Dawg weekend in Starkville and clocked a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash. He expressed interest in Mississippi State and said they along with Memphis have contacted him. Green received a scholarship offer from Louisiana-Monroe in […]

Aeris Williams, a four-star rated running back from West Point, committed to Mississippi State on Wednesday, the Daily Journal’s Brad Locke has learned. MSU was a finalist along with Florida State and Wisconsin. Locke has more on the commitment at West Point has uploaded a highlight video onto YouTube.  

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to trade left-hander Marc Rzepczynski to the Cleveland Indians according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch. The Cardinals will receive minor league shortstop SS Juan Herrera in return, the teams announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Rzepczynski started the season in St. Louis but was sent to Triple […]

Five games in Single A is not an adequate sample size but Hunter Renfroe’s first five games as a professional have yielded some positive results. The former Mississippi State slugger is hitting .400 with the Single-A Eugene Emeralds with two home runs and three RBIs. He has an early slugging percentage of .750 and an […]