5 Things to Know: High Schools

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By Blake Morgan Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi high school baseball pitchers will be on a pitch count for the 2017 season. Details remain to be worked out. The decision to place a limit on the number of pitches initially came from the direction of the National Federation of State High School Associations. The Mississippi […]

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We’re a little bit closer to the start of football season. In fact, fall camp is just around the corner for area teams. This week, Brad, Gene and Blake take a look at some key dates as well as some key games on opening weekend. Also, Blake has updates on several Lee County teams, while […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal KOSSUTH – Former football coach Charlie Dampeer doesn’t remember why he selected the iconic Texas Longhorns logo as a helmet decal during Kossuth’s 1998 season. “I know we liked it,” said Dampeer, now retired, but a volunteer coach for Kossuth’s football team this season. Kossuth, a school with a rich […]

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We’re a little bit closer to football season, and this week’s episode is all about gridiron talk. Gene Phelps takes a look at Shannon football, which competed in a national 7-on-7 tournament last week and should get a boost this fall by a trio of transfers. Also, Gene breaks down the area’s top returning players […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal Tupelo Christian baseball head coach Will Lowrey has one burning passion in life. Getting Mississippi players noticed by colleges without much cost to them. Around 140 Mississippi baseball players will ascend on Madison Central today and Thursday for the third annual BSN Sports Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase. This is the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal SHANNON – Keegan Huddleston wanted to follow in the football footsteps of his father, Fred, and uncle, Fuzzy. That means playing for the Shannon Red Raiders. Huddleston, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back who led Tupelo High in rushing last year, has transferred to Shannon for his senior season. “Coming back […]

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By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press The National Federation of State High School Associations has directed its members to regulate the number of pitches a high school player can throw in a game amid growing concerns about overworking young arms. The federation did not proscribe a specific number, but a limit must be established by […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo will head into the 2016 football season with four new assistant coaches, including co-offensive coordinators. “We’ve had some turnover, but we’ve been able to hire good people,” Tupelo fourth-year head coach Trent Hammond said. Cody Stubblefield, the run game coordinator last season for Lafayette, and Michael Campbell, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – OK, it was just 7-on-7, but Mississippi Class 4A Shannon played yard-for-yard Friday against Alabama power Hoover in the USA Football Championships. Hoover, a program with a 96-10 record and four state titles since 2010 in the state’s largest classification, 7A, needed a last-minute touchdown to defeat […]