Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX – Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the...

By Jake Kreinberg Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. – Leading by two points with 9:37 remaining in the first half at Missouri on Saturday, Anthony Perez of Ole Miss launched a 3-point attempt that bounced high off the back rim only to be palmed by teammate Stefan Moody in midair. The 5-foot-10-inch junior dunked it with […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Signature wins have been hard to come by for Mississippi State over the last three years. Attrition, injuries and inexperience have had the Bulldogs on the losing end more often than coach Rick Ray cares to recall. But MSU has been improving of late and claimed one of […]


By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Rick Ray has been seeking consistency from junior guard Fred Thomas. Thomas entered Saturday’s game against LSU as Mississippi State’s second leading scorer but was shutout in his previous outing at Ole Miss. The 6-foot-5 Jackson native scored five points in eight minutes off the bench in the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Hugh Freeze and his Ole Miss staff spent the final weekend before national signing day with divided attention. Ole Miss hosted a much smaller number of prospects than it did a week ago, but some important prospects were on campus, such as Rivals four-star athlete Jaason Lewis, and […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State is hoping for a quiet ride into national signing day on Wednesday. The Bulldogs enjoyed a productive summer on the recruiting trail, culminated by eight commitments during its invitation only Big Dawg Camp in late July. Filling his class early has been a formula that has […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PONTOTOC – It didn’t take long for Hoover to get to know Itawamba’s Tori Mallory – about 11 minutes and 17 points to be exact – in the Alabama school’s 53-41 win against the Daily Journal’s No. 2-ranked girls team. “I told my players at halftime we were not going […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The Booneville Lady Devils approached their matchup Saturday in the Robertson Sportswear Challenge just about right, according to head coach Michael Smith. Facing an inside presence they normally don’t see from Red Bay (Ala.), the Lady Devils withstood some second half challenges to claim a 51-43 […]

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal CLINTON – Back in July, Tupelo’s Katie Taylor was forced with a tough decision. Graduate early or come back for her senior year? She stuck around, and so has her team. Behind Taylor, the Lady Wave held off Clinton 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in the second round of […]

Staff reports FLORENCE – Maddy Houghton’s goal off a rebound sent the Lafayette to a 3-2 win over Florence and the program’s first trip to the North state championship match. Lafayette (18-4) will meet Richland on Tuesday with a Class 4A state championship berth at stake. Alley Houghton led Lafayette with two goals, while Maddy […]