Hickory Flat softball coach dies in wreck

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Hickory Flat softball coach Cyndal Cleveland died Thursday evening in a car accident in Itawamba County....

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MARIETTA – The concession stand rolls in. So do the port-a-potties. Home football at New Site is a rough draft of what it looks like on most Friday night fields. The product on the field has gone from rough to roughhousing, a seventh-year football team gone from punching bag to […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal When North Pontotoc scores a touchdown, there is a big fireworks boom, loud enough to shake the home bleachers. The noise is usually initiated by a boom on the field, provided by explosive wide receiver Brooks Shannon. Make no mistake, North Pontotoc, 8-1 and perfect in Division 1-3A ahead of […]

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Mooreville's Hallie Donald high-fives Nettleton's Jabria Pounds as she rounds the bases after hitting a home run.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – Mooreville’s softball field was definitely a launching pad Tuesday night for Nettleton’s big bats. The visiting Lady Tigers propelled themselves into Saturday’s MHSAA Class 3A state championship series in Ridgeland by blasting 16 home runs in a two-game sweep – 22-12 and 23-13 – against their Division 1 […]

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Amory's Brittany Edgeworth meets her teammates at home plate after a three-run homer that  put the Panthers up 6-3 in Game 2 of the Class 4A North championship series.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal IUKA – Amory isn’t sending its seniors off in style – the Lady Panthers don’t have any seniors. With Tuesday’s 10-9 and 7-6 sweep at Tishomingo County, Amory is making its second straight trip to the Class 4A slow-pitch championship. “It says a lot about our girls to be able […]

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Smithville players celebrate winning the Class 1A North championship at home on Tuesday.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Smithville slugged its way back to the Class 1A state championship series on Tuesday. In a 2-0 sweep that featured 31 home runs, the Lady Noles (28-6) topped rival and defending state champion Hamilton 16-8 and 36-24 to seal their trip to face Sebastopol on Saturday. “They’ve been […]

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By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times HATLEY – After winning the first game 7-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hatley used that momentum to put away visiting Mantachie 8-0 to clinch a berth in the Class 2A finals. Hatley will play East Webster on Saturday. Mantachie scored three runs in the top of […]

Daily Journal reports CLEVELAND – The Ripley Lady Tigers quickly eliminated the Cleveland Lady Wildcats with a 3-0 sweep in their volleyball playoff opener on Tuesday. The 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 victory sends Ripley to Senatobia on Saturday for a Class Isecond-round match. “We expected to be here,” said Ripley coach Ashley Connolly. “It’s about surviving […]


Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (9) (8-0) 108 1 2. South Panola (1) (8-0) 99 2 3. Oak Grove (7-0) 75 3 4. Brandon (7-1) 65 4 5. […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Five slow pitch softball teams – four from Monroe County and one with Monroe County ties – play today with a state championship series berth on the line. The five teams – Amory, Hamilton, Hatley, Nettleton and Smithville – have collectively won 16 state championships in slow pitch. Hamilton has […]