Defending Class 2A champions lose more than a game

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal ACKERMAN – In a flash on Saturday, Ingomar’s season took a detour into the unknown. Mallory Russell, the...

I watched the Okolona Chieftains run onto the floor before Tuesday night’s game against Calhoun City and had one immediate thought. Who is that guy? I was referring to Okolona’s mountain of a center, 6-foot-6 Ladarrious Spears, who looks just as likely to be an edge rusher going after a quarterback as he does blocking […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal One of the best basketball tournaments in North Mississippi is less than week away with the New Albany’s Kiwanis Hotbed Classic taking place Saturday. The tournament has been a staple in the area for the past 26 years for bringing some of the best high school players into the area […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NEW SITE – Chris Higginbottom was looking for a player to step up Friday night. He found one of his usual suspects – Sarah Berryman – in Belmont’s Division 1-3A win against New Site. Berryman, a junior point guard, connected on 9 of 10 free throws in the final two […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo guard Julian Warren missed the first half of the season with a knee injury and is doing his best to make up for the lost time. Warren scored 25 points, including 5 in the last two minutes, Friday night in a 74-71 victory over Oxford in a […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – After a two-year break, all five Union County schools are back in business as rivals. The Union County and New Albany school districts have reached an agreement for the New Albany Bulldogs to return to the Union County Tournament in 2018. The agreement also lifts the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s Alaysha Sherer is a multitasker when she’s on the basketball court. The 5-foot-11 senior East Tennessee State signee and McDonald’s All-American Game nominee, can play any position, although she’s listed as a forward on the Lady Wave roster. This season, she’s averaging 20.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Starkville High School introduced new head football coach Chris Jones on Thursday afternoon in front of a room of players, family and school administrators. Jones was approved by the Starkville-Oktibbeha School Board on Wednesday. As Jones takes over one of the premier high school coaching jobs in Mississippi […]

Daily Journal The Starkville Yellowjackets have found their new head football coach in Chris Jones. The Kemper County head coach was approved by the Starkville-Oktibbeha School Board on Wednesday and will be introduced Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Starkville High football field house. Jones, 34, had a 46-12 record in his four years at […]

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Tupelo center Jett Johnson looks for his shot against Hernando's AJ Jackson in the first quarter.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Jeff Norwood knows the road to the postseason is about to get a lot tougher. His Tupelo Golden Wave’s 65-52 Division 2-6A victory Tuesday against Hernando was a one-point game early in the fourth quarter. “I’d like to be happier about our play, but we won. I know […]