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Teammates greet Nettleton's Jabria Pounds after hitting a home run Tuesday night at Mooreville.

Slow-pitch softball titles decided Saturday

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Taylor Smith has experienced the taste of defeat in big postseason games. She hopes to pick another item from...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo has three games remaining, starting tonight with a Division 1-6A road trip to DeSoto Central. The goal: Win ’em all. The reward: A berth in the state playoffs. The reality: Lose and hope for the best. “Lose and our chances aren’t very good, but a lot of scenarios remain,” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Hickory Flat softball coach Cyndal Cleveland died Thursday evening in a car accident in Itawamba County. Cleveland was in her second year as a teacher and coach. She was a standout basketball and softball player at Mantachie and in 2010 wrapped up a standout softball career at Itawamba CC. Itawamba […]

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Hatley quarterback Jonathan Waycaster passed for his team's last two TDs.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal MARIETTA – Hatley is finally heading to the postseason. The Tigers (5-5, 2-2 Division 1-2A) sealed their first playoff appearance with their 20-14 win over New Site on Thursday. “These young men have come so far in the two years I’ve been here,” said coach Patrick Schoolar, also a Hatley […]

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 […]