High school coaches want targeting rule changed

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELDEN – Targeting is a topic. And it’s hit Mississippi high school football. Coaches were told about...

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Collin McCrory was named tournament MVP after pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings for Tupelo in Monday's championship game. McCrory also threw a complete game in Friday night's win.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Kirk Presley’s last words from Sunday were almost scarily prophetic. “We will see a different Hattiesburg team tomorrow.” After winning with a 10-run margin Sunday, Tupelo survived an eight-run inning by the Hub City Bombers in the championship game of the senior American Legion State Tournament […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – There will be extra baseball today in the senior American Legion State Tournament. Coming out of the losers bracket, the Tupelo 49ers won two games on Sunday, including a 15-5 victory over the Hub City Bombers from Hattiesburg. With Hub City taking its first loss of […]

TUPELO For once – even though the Mississippi High School Activities Association denied it multiple times after the Daily Journal reported it – the MHSAA and the schools and the public were all on the same page: Get those football championships out of Jackson’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. MHSAA executive director Don Hinton deserves credit for […]

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Tupelo pitcher Cole Robinson throws from the mound during Saturday's Legion State baseball tournament game against Booneville at Pontotoc.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Three games into their run through the senior American Legion State Tournment, the Tupelo 49ers have yet to go to their bullpen. In a loser’s bracket contest Saturday afternoon, Cole Robinson kept the Booneville Banditos at bay in his nine innings of work as the 49ers […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – In the heat of July, it was very unlikely that any pitcher in this weekend’s senior American Legion State Tournament would throw nine innings. Collin McCrory dispelled that myth in the very first game on Friday. The former Amory Panther and current Blue Mountain College player […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc Red Sox certainly have a high level of expectations when it comes to the senior American Legion State Tournament. The Red Sox have played in the last four championship games, but their last state title was 2010. Pontotoc wants the brass ring – the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Tupelo 49ers senior American. Legion baseball team is the defending state champion. “I don’t know if that’s an advantage,” Tupelo head coach Kirk Presley said. “But it’s better to have had that experience than not.” The 49ers barely have a handful of players returning from last year, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is on vacation this week, but he’s not getting much rest and relaxation. Mitchell’s thoughts are centered around worries that his Yellow Jackets may not play a home game this season. The installation of artificial turf at the SHS football stadium has been […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Michael Abraham insists he doesn’t know too much about quarterbacking, but Oxford head coach Johnny Hill doesn’t have to be that humble about the father of his quarterback, junior Jack Abraham. “Unbelievable,” Hill said of the father-son relationship. “Michael has really groomed this kid since he was in the second […]