By Gene Phelps Daily Journal GULFPORT – Diamante Pounds is used to being the offensive workhorse for Saltillo, but in Saturday’s 66th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Game he changed roles. Pounds, who rushed for 1,800 yards this season, provided more blocking than yards rushing for the North all-stars. He had just four carries for nine […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Rivalry games have a way of bringing out the best in teams, even when the two may not exactly be even. Lafayette came into the game winless in three games so far this season but stayed competitive in the first quarter with their cross-town rivals before Oxford ran […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal GULFPORT – Pat Byrd appreciates a running back who takes care of the football and stays healthy. Diamante Pounds, Byrd’s powerful 6-foot, 215-pound tailback at Saltillo High School, accomplished both during his career. “The No. 1 thing about him is he doesn’t turn the ball over,” Byrd said. “He’s had […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Lady Wave have lofty goals this season. Tupelo has yet to click on all cylinders, but are still racking up victories, including a 59-43 victory Friday over Nettleton. “I think we came out a little flat, but we picked up our intensity in the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BIGGERSVILLE – The month of December is great for getting in some quality classroom work for high school basketball teams. The veteran and undefeated Baldwyn Bearcats graded out on the positive side Thursday, handling the young Biggersville Lions 66-50. “A win is a win, but I felt we […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Jay Johnson’s master plan is to be 100 percent healthy for Saturday’s 66th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver from Bruce suffered a high ankle sprain early in the season, one that limited his big-play abilitiy. “He was injured early and everybody was keying on him,” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Basketball minds across the country are still talking about Corinth’s second annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic. It has established Corinth as a place to be for national high school basketball on Thanksgiving weekend. “We’re working on it for next year. If we get everybody that we’re going after,” co-organizer Vince Overholt […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Nathan Cox is a throwback, a “bust-you-in-your-mouth” football player. Tupelo’s senior center, who is scheduled to play in Saturday’s 66th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic in Gulfport, takes no prisoners when he steps on a field. “I’m aggressive,” he said. “I think I move my feet well and use my […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Marshall Academy hasn’t built its championship basketball pedigree by softening its schedule. And this may be as tough as coach Craig Dailey has made it. The Patriots are playing three games in nearly 24 hours this weekend and that’s not even the toughest part. The first of those three games […]