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, […]

Aberdeen's Marcus Carouthers shoots off the low post against Tylertown. (Chris Todd)

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal JACKSON – Aberdeen coach Jaworski Rankin watched his team pile up a commanding lead at the half and early in the fourth quarter Wednesday afternoon only to watch it start to dwindle away the hands of the Tylertown Chiefs. The Bulldogs (25-6) held on late to secure a 62-55 win […]

Mooreville's Payton McCord, center, and Trace Henry go after a loose ball against Forest's Joe Young. (Chris Todd)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Mooreville sophomore guard Bo Thomas – despite the loss – enjoyed his team’s trip to the MHSAA Class 3A State Tournament on Wednesday. “This was great … just being here,” Thomas told his coach, Jim Tally, when the player exited the dressing room after the game. “It was […]

West Union's Callie Baguette looks to shoot against Bogue Chitto during the MHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament quarterfinal at the Mississippi Coliseum. (Bob Smith)

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette JACKSON – West Union’s lone senior, Callie Baggett, stepped up when it mattered most. Her free throws in overtime helped the Eagles to a 57-55 win over Bogue Chitto on Wednesday in a MHSAA Class 1A State Tournament quarterfinal game. West Union (22-10) held the lead for almost the […]

Daily Journal reports JACKSON – Ashland’s Deanthony Tipler couldn’t buy a 3-pointer in Wednesday’s MHSAA Class 1A State Tournament quarterfinal game against Durant. So, he did the next best thing. “I started going to the rim,” said the Blue Devils’ freshman guard. “I couldn’t get my 3s to fall.” Tipler, who was 1 of 6 […]

Daily Journal Look who’s here! The Mooreville Troopers return to the 3A state tournament – for the first time in 19 seasons – at noon today with a quarterfinals game against Forest at Jackson State. Mooreville (20-10), coached by former Troopers player Jim Tally, defeated North Panola 53-52 in Monday’s weather-delayed second-round game. In today’s […]

Ingomar's Laquain Foster steals the ball from Montgomery County's Dontavian Sutton. Foster scored 27 points to put the Falcons a win away from playing for the gold ball. (Chris Todd)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Laquain Foster was a seventh grader sitting in the stands at the Mississippi Coliseum when Ingomar won its last state championship in 2010. “I look at that (championship) banner every day,” said Foster, now a senior. “That win was phenomenal. Nobody thought that team could win, but they […]