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MHSAA STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GIRLS FIRST ROUND (All games Monday unless otherwise noted) Class 1A North Pine Grove 65, JFK 20 Houlka 53, Blue Mountain 51 Ray Brooks 56, Biggersville 54 Hickory Flat 63, Vardaman 44 Ashland 66, Hamilton 48 Simmons 46, TCPS 40 Tremont 69, West Union 64 Shaw 58, Jumpertown 42 South Bogue […]

Ole Miss baseball is back in action today at 4 as the No. 17-ranked Rebels take on Arkansas State at Swayze Field. Ole Miss is 3-0 for the fifth time in the past seven seasons. Arkansas State is 4-0 with all wins against New York Tech. Ole Miss will start freshman right-hander Will Ethridge, who […]

I had a conversation with new Ole Miss assistant Bradley Dale Peveto last week. About the only way “new” fits with Peveto is that he’s new to Ole Miss. He’s beginning his thirtieth season of college coaching, most of that in the SEC and much of it with LSU. I asked him what was the […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has dropped eight of its last 10 games but has been able to keep things respectable, losing six of those games by eight points or less. But the one game that stands out over that stretch is an 88-61 loss at Ole Miss on Jan. 31 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal As Sebastian Saiz tries to work his way out of a slump his coach says attitude is what will help him do it. The only four-year senior for Ole Miss, Saiz has been a double-double machine but heads into tonight’s game at Mississippi State having not reached double-figure rebounds in […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Rick Howell’s retirement from high school basketball lasted one year. This season the 62-year-old coach returned to the hardwood at New Site with the hopes of working some magic with the Prentiss County school’s boys program. Well, abracadabra, the Royals defeated rival Booneville 50-46 last week to win the Division […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Their pride hurt, the defending state champion Booneville Lady Blue Devils rebounded Monday to spank Ruleville Central 85-61 in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A state tournament. Booneville (25-5) was coming off a 49-40 loss to New Site in last week’s Division 1-3A championship game. “Win […]

By Dennis Clayton New Albany Gazette ELLISTOWN – Kallie Roberts led East Union to a huge first quarter as she connected on five three-pointers and a total of six on the night in the Lady Urchins’ 86-40 win over Riverside in 2A girls playoff basketball Monday. “It felt good to get ahead in the first […]

By John Davis Special to the Journal OXFORD – A third win over Houston this season pushed the Lafayette Lady Commodores a game closer to reaching a second straight trip to Jackson for the MHSAA Class 4A state tournament. Lafayette started slower than normal but overcame it after the half to post a 52-26 win […]