Chargers cap magical season with 5A title

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL — Oxford’s Chargers saved their best for the last game of the season. Already up a game on...

Aric Holman averaged 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds for Owensboro (Ky.) last year. (AP Photo/John Flavell)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State bid farewell to one player and signed another on Thursday. New men’s basketball coach Ben Howland announced the addition of four-star power forward Aric Holman. Holman’s spot on the roster was made possible by the transfer of shooting guard Maurice Dunlap. “I’m really excited about (Holman) […]

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Ricky Woods won four consecutive state crowns at South Panola and has made a handful of coaching stops since then. He will be announced as the new Starkville coach on Friday.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Ricky Woods, the football coach who led South Panola to four MHSAA championships a decade ago, is headed back to coach in the state of Mississippi. Woods is expected to be approved as the new head coach of the Starkville High Yellowjackets today and formally introduced on Tuesday. He will […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Mark Bray is synonymous with Mississippi football. For the first time in a long time next season, the state’s sidelines will be without him on Friday nights. The Aberdeen head coach and former Vardaman coaching legend announced his retirement Thursday night. “I’ll miss being around the kids on Friday night. […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Back on a major league mound for the first time in 11 months, Jaime Garcia gave the St. Louis Cardinals good reason to believe he can help. His teammates gave him little chance to win. Jacob deGrom retired his final 23 batters following a first-inning single, and Lucas Duda hit […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – With wind whipping and temps cooler than normal, Swayze Field had a February feel to it Thursday. That’s partly because of the weather but also because its occupant, the Ole Miss baseball team, was back at practice but in a different sort of way. The Rebels, with a […]

Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. – Blake Allemand hit two home runs and Matt Kent threw a complete game to lead Texas A&M over Vanderbilt 6-1 on Thursday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Allemand hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the fourth to help the Aggies (46-10) build an […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Anfernee Sullivan knew as soon as he got a piece of Kolby Crowley’s pitch, he needed to run as fast as he could. What the Taylorsville senior didn’t know was that his line drive to center field would turn into an inside-the-park home run and keep the Tartars’ […]

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Belmont's Issac Sparks looks to catch the toss from teammate Luke Alexander for the out at second against Nettleton Tuesday night.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Baseball is a game of numbers, home runs, ERAs, hits. Enough of them will get major leaguers in the Hall of Fame, high schoolers college scholarships. Like all players, Belmont senior second baseman Isaac Sparks is in control of his numbers. Unlike all players, he is also in […]

Today at Trustmark Park, two area teams will try to stay alive and one will try and wrap up the first state baseball championship in school history. In a 4 p.m. matchup with Sumrall, Belmont will hand the baseball to junior Cameron Moore as the Cardinals are looking for their first title in their first […]