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BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL The Mississippi High School Activities Association recently passed legislation to enhance this spring’s...

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Saltillo's Jayven Humphrey goes up for a basket while defended by Nettleton's Drae Smith during Tuesday night's game at Saltillo.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal SALTILLO – To say Saltillo boys basketball coach Craig Lauderdale enjoys watching his team clicking on all cylinders – and winning – would be an understatement. Lauderdale’s Tigers have won eight of their last 10 games, including Tuesday’s convincing 74-39 victory against a visiting 16-win Nettleton team. “We’ve started jelling […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – As if the New Site Lady Royals and Pontotoc Lady Warriors did not play in two brutal divisions, they decided to match up against each other the last week of the regular season. Good for the fans, and successful for the Lady Royals, who notched a […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – The disturbed look on Matt Justice’s face at halftime Monday said it all. He had just watched his Tupelo Lady Wave get out-hustled in the first half and trail in their Division 2-6A basketball game against South Panola. Whatever his halftime message was, it worked. The Lady Wave […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times FULTON – Things didn’t start out well for the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians in Monday night’s Division 1-4A matchup with Shannon, but a huge push in the last six minutes gave them a 52-48 victory. Tori Mallory finished with a game-high 29 points to lead IAHS. “We broke our routine,” […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel PINE GROVE – The difference in Saturday night’s showdown between the Biggersville and Pine Grove girls for the Division 1-1A tournament’s No. 1 seed came down to making shots. Pine Grove (17-9, 9-1) made a few more down the stretch. Facing a 12-point fourth quarter deficit, eighth-grade guard Loren Elliott […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MADISON – Oxford’s strategy is no secret: Find Mo. Morgan O’Connor, the Lady Chargers high-scoring eighth-grade forward, knocked in the game-winning goal off a header from senior Zoe Scruggs in the 76th minute to give Oxford a 2-1 victory against West Harrison for the MHSAA Class 5A state soccer championship. […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen MADISON – A second straight championship was not in the cards for the Lafayette Lady Commodores on Saturday afternoon. West Lauderdale, without a senior on its roster, defeated Lafayette 3-1 in the MHSAA Class 4A state title match played at Madison Central High. Riley Thompson, Caroline Green and Erica Gaddine […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal MADISON – For Amory, an early deficit was too much to overcome in Saturday’s Class 4A boys’ soccer championship game. St. Stanislaus (23-3-1) scored two goals in the first 13 minutes and added one late to ice their third straight championship with a 3-1 win over the Panthers. “We played […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CLINTON – Makenna Cowsert stopped the shot, for a second. “I had it!” the visibly upset senior goalkeeper exclaimed to her stunned teammates, moments after South Pontotoc lost 1-0 Saturday to Sacred Heart on a last-minute goal in a second sudden-death period of the MHSAA Class 1A-2A-3A state championship soccer […]