By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Washington and former Bulldog offensive tackle Charles Siddoway were both arrested Wednesday afternoon in Starkville for suspicion of residential burglary and robbery by threats. Washington has been suspended indefinitely from the football team, and the two remained in the Oktibbeha County Jail […]

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Saltillo coach Johnny Bolen talks to his players in between innings during the game against Tupelo.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal SALTILLO – A coaching friend once told Johnny Bolen that when it came time to retire … he would know. “He was right,” said Bolen, who plans to retire next month after 39 years in coaching, the last 25 as Saltillo High School’s baseball coach. “It will probably hit me […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Brendan and Shannon Collins had only seen their son, Mississippi State freshman catcher Gavin Collins, play in the Hi Corbett Classic in Tucson, Ariz. But the couple travelled all the way from Lake Forest, Calif., to visit Starkville and Dudy Noble Field for the first time for the […]

TUPELO The first rule of successful entertainment is to always leave the crowd wanting more. It worked for Elvis and for Shakespeare. Why should it be any different for college baseball? When it comes to the rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, fans can’t wait for the next episode. The Rebels and Bulldogs have […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal When the MHSAA fastpitch softball playoffs start today, there will be some teams who aren’t really good enough to have earned the mandatory three-seed. It will show in quick two-game blowout sweeps. Division 1 teams Amory, Itawamba AHS and Tishomingo County all made the Class 4A playoffs. Pontotoc and Corinth […]

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New Aberdeen head coach Cornelius Gilleylen picked up his first win as the Bulldogs' head coach with a 67-62 win over defending 1A champ Biggersville.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Aberdeen boys basketball coach Cornelius Gilleylen has been forced to resign from his position, sources tell the Journal. “That’s a personnel matter. I can’t go into any kind of specifics,” said Aberdeen School District conservator Mac Curlee. Legendary coach Roy Hazzle was forced out a year earlier. Gilleylen […]

Albert Pujols watches his 500th career home run, which came against Washington's Taylor Jordan in the fifth inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By Howard Fendrich AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON – Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. He didn’t give her the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal PEARL – Ole Miss banged out 20 hits in a decisive Game 3 win against Mississippi State earlier this month, but the Rebels struggled against MSU left-handers Tuesday night. MSU first baseman Wes Rea had an error to start a two-run Ole Miss sixth but doubled home two runs in […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal PEARL – As a native of Gulfport, Mississippi State first baseman Wes Rea couldn’t help but smile holding the most valuable player trophy from Tuesday night’s Governor’s Cup. Rea went 2-for-4 with a double, drove in two and scored one himself against Ole Miss in the Bulldogs 8-3 victory. “It […]