New Site's Grace Elliot shoots against Newton. Elliott scored 26 points in the state tournament loss Friday. (Bob Smith)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Grace Elliott made a tearful, yet triumphant individual exit Friday from the Mississippi Coliseum. New Site’s 6-foot-1 forward scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds – 10 defensive – in her final high school game, but saw her team lose a heartbreaker, 60-57 in overtime, to Newton in […]

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The Tupelo Christian bowling team won its second straight state bowling championship.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal FLOWOOD – Tupelo Christian Prep proved there was no “I” in team Thursday as its boys won their second consecutive MHSAA Class I state championship in bowling. The Eagles rolled a team score of 3,644 at Fannin Lanes to defeat Kossuth by 305 pins. “Nobody had an unbelievable day,” TCPS […]

Daily Journal The schedule for today’s and Saturday’s MHSAA State Tournament basketball tournament games involving a Northeast Mississippi teams has been changed because of weather-related travel concerns. Two boys games scheduled for today have been moved to Monday at Jackson State: 9 a.m., Class 4A – New Albany vs. McComb; 10:30 a.m., Class 2A – […]

Belmont's Katelyn Nunley shoots over Velma Jackson's Tyasia Willis. (Bob Smith)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Elisiah Jones is Belmont’s playmaker. Believe the scouting report. In Thursday’s MHSAA Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinals game against Velma Jackson, she put the Lady Cardinals on her back and helped them claim a 43-36 victory at the Mississippi Coliseum. “She was fantastic,” Belmont coach Chris Higginbottom said. […]

Duke Upshaw, left, tries to find the handle on the ball while under pressure by Newton's Isaiah Edwards. (Chris Todd)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen JACKSON – When the Newton Tigers have needed a clutch shot this season, head coach Darrin Gray has turned to junior Isaiah Edwards. The diminutive 5-foot-8 guard didn’t disappoint Thursday afternoon as his drive to the basket at Jackson State’s Williams Assembly Center was the difference in a win and […]

Oxford's Cortez Jones puts up a running one-hander in the lane over Wayne County's Devin Lofton. (Chris Todd)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen JACKSON – With just a little over four minutes left in Thursday’s MHSAA Class 5A State Tournament game at Jackson State, things looked good for the Oxford Chargers to advance. Then Wayne County turned up the pressure on defense and came roaring back. The War Eagles erased the Chargers’ nine-point […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi high schools hope to be competing today and Friday at Fannin Lanes in Flowood in the MHSAA Bowling Championships. Weather permitting, that is. Diane Bruser, an assistant director with the MHSAA, says all of the North teams reported to Jackson Wednesday. “If the weather’s not bad here, we […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Nettleton overcame a sluggish third quarter and rallied Wednesday night to defeat Prentiss 41-37 in the MHSAA Class 3A Girls State Tournament quarterfinals. The Tigers (20-9) advanced to the state semifinals against Northeast Mississippi foe Booneville, the defending state champion and a team that eliminated Nettleton in last […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Booneville guard Kabrina Hill’s height is listed in the game program as 5-foot-5. Her coach, Michael Smith, said she’s closer to 5-3. In the final seconds of Wednesday’s MHSAA Class 3A State Tournament 51-49 quarterfinals victory by the Lady Blue Devils against Choctaw Central at the Mississippi Coliseum, […]