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Tupelo pitcher Cole Robinson throws from the mound during Saturday's Legion State baseball tournament game against Booneville at Pontotoc.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Three games into their run through the senior American Legion State Tournment, the Tupelo 49ers have yet to go to their bullpen. In a loser’s bracket contest Saturday afternoon, Cole Robinson kept the Booneville Banditos at bay in his nine innings of work as the 49ers […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – In the heat of July, it was very unlikely that any pitcher in this weekend’s senior American Legion State Tournament would throw nine innings. Collin McCrory dispelled that myth in the very first game on Friday. The former Amory Panther and current Blue Mountain College player […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc Red Sox certainly have a high level of expectations when it comes to the senior American Legion State Tournament. The Red Sox have played in the last four championship games, but their last state title was 2010. Pontotoc wants the brass ring – the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Tupelo 49ers senior American. Legion baseball team is the defending state champion. “I don’t know if that’s an advantage,” Tupelo head coach Kirk Presley said. “But it’s better to have had that experience than not.” The 49ers barely have a handful of players returning from last year, […]

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 […]