By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times FULTON – The Itawamba AHS Indians missed several opportunities to pick up a win in the first game of their first-round series against the Caledonia Confederates at home on Thursday night. Three times the Indians had the potential winning run just 90 feet away, but couldn’t come up with […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers put up a big lead early, then stretched that advantage out again after an Amory rally to come away with a 12-6 win to take their first round Class 4A baseball series. Houston (22-7) wins the series 2-1 after Amory forced the Game 3 Friday […]

By Ryan Moody Pontotoc Progress ECRU– Kossuth senior Carleigh Mills led the Lady Aggies on the mound and at the plate in Saturday’s series clinching 2-1 win over North Pontotoc. Mills gave up just one run on three hits and didn’t allow a walk as she pitched a complete game. At the plate she had […]

By Cheryl Owens The Meridian Star (TNS) NEWTON – Malcolm Phillips has long been associated with football and coaching around East Mississippi, ever since he played football at East Central Community College in Decatur in the early 1940s. But he also had a brush with greatness when he coached young Elvis. Upon graduation from ECCC, […]

Gene Phelps Daily Journal THRASHER – Austin Laney didn’t need a whole lot of defensive help in Friday’s MHSAA Class 1A baseball playoff game against Thrasher. Tupelo Christian Prep’s junior right-hander struck out 16 of the 27 batters he faced and gave up four hits, all singles, in the Eagles’ 4-0 series-clinching Game 2 victory. […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Panthers needed a win to stay alive in the Class 4A baseball playoffs. They got it in dramatic fashion on Friday night to tie their first round series with Houston. Ryan Benson drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh to plate pinch-runner Tyler Davis for an […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal RIPLEY – Ripley drove more than half the 194 miles to Yazoo County Thursday, only to turn around in Grenada and come back home. No harm done. “We got out of school early, got a good lunch and took really good naps on the way there,” Ripley coach Joel Gafford […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – The young Saltillo Tigers baseball team lived to play another day – playing more like a playoff veteran team than their roster would indicate. Winning a pitchers’ duel with some timely hits, the Tigers kept their season alive with a 2-1 victory over Ridgeland, tying their […]


By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Antonio Green is taking his baloncesto and leaving town. Many, many miles from it. The 6-foot-1 Tupelo combo guard, a first-team Daily Journal All-Area selection, has signed with the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. His new hoop home is less than an hour’s drive from Mexico. It’s also more than […]