By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Lynn Holland, a self-proclaimed nonconformist, was usually the easiest person to spot during a high school cross country meet. He was the one running around with the floppy hat and the crazy-looking socks. Holland, 54, still wears the hat. “It’s purely functional and practical. It keeps the sun off my […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal According to 247Sports, Scott Lashley has 16 offers. According to Scout, Lashley has 17 offers. Scout’s list doesn’t include Memphis, which has also offered the West Point offensive tackle. So he has nearly 20. That’s agreeable. There is also no question that his rise has been meteoric. “College coaches like […]

Daily Journal Tupelo has won bids to host the Mississippi High School Activities Association High School state championship swim meet in 2015 and the Mississippi Swimming, Inc. State Championships Short Course and Long Course swim meets in 2016. Combined, these events will bring more than 1,200 swimmers and their families to compete at the Tupelo […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Belmont won a 17-inning division battle on Wednesday, but it took a third party to officially hand the Cardinals the Division 1-3A regular season championship on Thursday. That happened when Alcorn Central beat Mooreville 8-6. The game that led to the division crown was a wild one, a 13-7 lightning-delayed […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Division 2-6A tennis has a new champion in boys doubles. Hogan Harrington and Eric Huey, Tupelo High’s No. 2 doubles team, defeated the Golden Wave’s No. 1 team, Andrew Hildenbrand and Mitch Ostrander, 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday in the division’s championship match. Both teams will advance to the MHSAA […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont basketball is a big deal. Wednesday in a student-packed Malcolm Kuykendall Gym, two Cardinals signed four-year scholarships – boys guard Harrison Fancher with Blue Mountain and girls forward/center Katelyn Nunley with North Alabama. “You have goals and dreams and playing basketball at the college level would be […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Connar Boyer had just been hit by a pitch to walk in the winning run that gave Kossuth a second straight Class 3A championship. “Hey, this boy right here is going to be special. Keep your eyes on him, Connar Boyer,” Kossuth coach Trave Hopkins said in passing through the […]

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Lafayette's Xavier Martin scores the winning run in a 5-4 victory over Ripley on Tuesday night.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Lafayette’s Commodores decided to win the Division 2-4A title the hard way. They went to extra innings with Ripley, coming from a run down Tuesday night to win 5-4 in nine innings. Hunter Bishop delivered the game-winning hit for Lafayette in the bottom of the ninth inning to […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NETTLETON – Dana Rhea wasn’t ready to proclaim Nettleton the Division 4-3A champion Tuesday night. He was quite reluctant moments after his team defeated North Pontotoc 6-0 to improve to 15-2 overall and 8-0 in division play with two games remaining. “There’s still softball to be played,” the Lady Tigers […]