Area players named to all-star football game

Daily Journal Eight players from the Daily Journal coverage area have been selected to represent the state in the annual...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Booneville ran into a pair of football teams its defense couldn’t find a way to stop. Baldwyn and Corinth each scored 62 points in wins against the fumble-prone Blue Devils. Booneville’s young team responded better than most. They gutted out a three-point win against Nettleton the week after Baldwyn and […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal AMORY – Amory’s been to the mountain top in slow-pitch softball the last two seasons, only to come home empty handed. “We’ve got to win the big game,” Lady Panthers coach Chris Pace said. “We’ve won some big games, but we haven’t won that big one.” Newton County has taken […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal AMORY – Amory fans like to chant “Panther Magic” when things go well. Through six weeks of the season, it was more like the Panthers were cursed. Amory (3-4, 1-0) lost three of its first four games and ended the non-division schedule being pounded by Northpoint Christian. “There were a […]


Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. OVERALL School W-L Pts Prv 1. South Panola (16) (6-0) 160 1 2. Starkville (5-1) 141 2 3. Brandon (6-1) 122 3 4. Hattiesburg (6-1) 88 5 5. Oxford (4-2) 85 […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Jett Johnson spent his previous three football seasons avoiding the hit. This year, Tupelo’s sophomore inside linebacker, is the man applying those rib-crunching body shots. “It’s been hard from a physical standpoint … going from not being hit to hitting every play,” said the former quarterback. “It’s a […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Smithville is emerging from crowded Division 1-1A, thanks in large part to a two-headed attack not indigenous to Monroe County’s Seminoles. Senior quarterback Blake Comer has run-first Smithville throwing opponents off the plan – by throwing the football. “Last year, people were stacking the box on us and we came […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Calhoun City had three losses entering Friday’s matchup at No. 1 small school East Webster. But when Aberdeen and Houston are two of your losses, it adds up to wins – the first one in Division 4-2A a big one with Friday’s 28-7 road win. “When you play good teams […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – It might have appeared to be a blustery day, but not for the high school runners at the Tupelo Invitational cross country meet. A bit of a chill usually equals fast times for runners. Those fast times came quickly on Saturday at Ballard Park, with Tupelo’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Private schools that participate in the state’s public association won a small battle on Thursday. The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s legislative council voted 18-17 against a measure that would force the 10 private schools in the association to play up in class after applying an enrollment multiplier. “It’s a […]