Belmont's Katelyn Nunley shoots over Velma Jackson's Tyasia Willis. (Bob Smith)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Elisiah Jones is Belmont’s playmaker. Believe the scouting report. In Thursday’s MHSAA Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinals game against Velma Jackson, she put the Lady Cardinals on her back and helped them claim a 43-36 victory at the Mississippi Coliseum. “She was fantastic,” Belmont coach Chris Higginbottom said. […]

Oxford's Cortez Jones puts up a running one-hander in the lane over Wayne County's Devin Lofton. (Chris Todd)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen JACKSON — With just a little over four minutes left in Thursday’s MHSAA Class 5A State Tournament game at Jackson State, things looked good for the Oxford Chargers to advance. Then Wayne County turned up the pressure on defense and came roaring back. The War Eagles erased the Chargers’ nine-point […]

By Teresa M. Walker AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James Siakam told his teammates where he would hit the first 3-pointer of his career before the final home game of his Vanderbilt career. Then he went out and did just that. Siakam finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, and freshman Riley LaChance scored […]

School reports HATTIESBURG – No. 22 Ole Miss closed out a four-game road trip Wednesday night with a 5-1 loss to Southern Miss at Pete Taylor Park. The Golden Eagles (7-4-1) used a four-run sixth inning to help propel them past the Rebels (6-5). Ole Miss out-hit USM, 5-4, with five different Rebels recording base […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Ole Miss shooting guard Gracie Frizzell couldn’t wait to get back to Little Rock, Ark., to see her family and friends. Frizell, like the rest of the Rebels, was hoping that the visit to the SEC Tournament would last through the weekend instead of being over before dinner tonight. If […]

OXFORD With 14 SEC games in the bank and four to go, I had pre-snow storm discussions where I was asked more than once if this season is Andy Kennedy’s best coaching job. Ole Miss was 10-4 in the league and entrenched in the NCAA tournament field by the biggest names who are paid to […]

Former Tupelo standout P.J. Jones worked out as a defensive end at MSU's pro day on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The collective eyes of the NFL were focused on Mississippi State as the Bulldogs held their annual pro day Wednesday with scouts from all 32 teams in attendance. It was a day for known commodities such as potential first round selections Benardrick McKinney and Preston Smith to maintain […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi high schools hope to be competing today and Friday at Fannin Lanes in Flowood in the MHSAA Bowling Championships. Weather permitting, that is. Diane Bruser, an assistant director with the MHSAA, says all of the North teams reported to Jackson Wednesday. “If the weather’s not bad here, we […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Nettleton overcame a sluggish third quarter and rallied Wednesday night to defeat Prentiss 41-37 in the MHSAA Class 3A Girls State Tournament quarterfinals. The Tigers (20-9) advanced to the state semifinals against Northeast Mississippi foe Booneville, the defending state champion and a team that eliminated Nettleton in last […]