By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is on vacation this week, but he’s not getting much rest and relaxation. Mitchell’s thoughts are centered around worries that his Yellow Jackets may not play a home game this season. The installation of artificial turf at the SHS football stadium has been […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Michael Abraham insists he doesn’t know too much about quarterbacking, but Oxford head coach Johnny Hill doesn’t have to be that humble about the father of his quarterback, junior Jack Abraham. “Unbelievable,” Hill said of the father-son relationship. “Michael has really groomed this kid since he was in the second […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Pontotoc Red Sox and Tupelo 49ers are favored in most years to challenge for the senior American Legion State Championship. The Booneville Banditos want to earn that elite status in Mississippi, too. Until then, they will embrace the underdog role, including this year’s state tournament, which begins […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Fletcher Adams is already one of the state’s most feared defensive linemen. A double digit number of colleges are after the services of Brandon’s 6-foot-3, 255-pound senior. And those schools haven’t even seen the 5-star recruit with the ball in his hands. Adams flashed a new part of his skill […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School’s football field will not turn blue until next month. The project to install a blue turf field at the school, as well as a new golden-colored track surface, has been delayed by the significant amount of rain Tupelo has had this summer, Athletic Director Andy Schoggin said at […]

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Tupelo fans cheered on the Golden Wave in the 2013 Class 6A state championship football game against Oak Grove, the last to be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. Beginning this season, the six state championship games will alternate annually between Mississippi State and Ole Miss through at least 2017.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CLINTON – The state’s high school football championship games are moving out of Jackson to campus sites in the northern part of the state starting this season, the Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday. The games in six classifications – 1A through 6A – will be played Dec. 5-6 […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CLINTON – The state basketball tournament’s expanded format – from 36 games to 84 games – forced the Mississippi High School Activities Association to add another venue. Along with playing games in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum, aka “The Big House,” this season’s boys state quarterfinals – 24 games – will be […]

Daily Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association is expected to announce today the high school football state championships will be moved from Jackson to the stadiums at Mississippi State and Ole Miss. MSU will host this season while Ole Miss will host in 2015. Southern Miss is expected to be added to a rotation. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Tupelo Christian baseball coach Will Lowrey is making sure Mississippi baseball players get as many eyes on them as possible. His first BSN Sports Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at TCPS. It’s an invitation-only, state-wide event and is free to the athletes. “The market is […]