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Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Gearl Loden announces on Thursday that Tupelo High's football field will be called Renasant Field once new blue turf is installed this summer.

Renasant Bank buys naming rights to Tupelo High football field

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Bank announced Thursday morning it has purchased the naming rights to Tupelo High...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal NETTLETON – Kaleigh Tackett was chasing foul balls when Nettleton’s string of six straight Class 3A fast pitch championship series began. Now, with fellow seniors Lauren Baldwyn and MariAnna Young, Nettleton is seeking a seventh shot and a fourth title. There are multiple keys to Nettleton’s success, but one underlying […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HERNANDO – Tupelo coach Gary Enis hoped a focused and determined Golden Wave baseball team would show up Wednesday to play Hernando with a division championship on the line. His team, which suffered a shutout loss to the Tigers in Tupelo on Tuesday, didn’t let him down. Tupelo, powered by […]

TUPELO It’s peculiar that the main topic of conversation after this year’s MHSAA basketball tournament is about referees not blowing their whistles when maybe they should have. After all, the biggest game-changer in Jackson was a whistle that should not have been blown – the “phantom” double-dribble call late in Baldwyn’s loss to S.V. Marshall […]

Saltillo (5A), Mantachie (2A) and Tremont (1A) captured state championships Wednesday in the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Shoot in Jackson. Tupelo was third in 6A, Amory second in 4A and South Pontotoc and North Pontotoc second and third in 3A. Hatley, East Union and New Site finished behind Mantachie in 2A while Smithville […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The blue turf is coming to Tupelo High School. The district’s school board on Tuesday approved the $1.3-million project to install blue turf on its high school football field and to resurface its track. Hellas Construction of Austin, Texas, won the bid for the project and will begin […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Booneville shortstop Andrew Lambert threw a ball that landed beside him and teammate Chase Calvery tripped over first base, turning a sure double into an RBI single. That all came as North Pontotoc overcame its own comedy of errors – as well as an 8-0 hole – and beat Booneville […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – The Division 2-6A baseball championship will be decided tonight … in Hernando. That’s not exactly the scenario Tupelo coach Gary Enis was hoping for. His Golden Wave could have clinched the title at home Tuesday, but instead lost 5-0 to the visiting Hernando Tigers. “This puts the pressure […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The division-leading Pontotoc Warriors were not getting the hits they felt they should be getting in the early innings Tuesday. But some late inning heroics by Delvin Zinn, Will Howard, and Jacob White turned base runners into runs and the Warriors pulled out a 5-4 victory […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – The division is still Tupelo’s to win or lose, but Grenada has the Wave’s number. The Chargers beat Tupelo for the second time this season, 4-3 Friday to take the season series. Both were one-run games. Tupelo (15-5, 5-1 Division 2-6A) can still clinch the division with a […]