By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo had tasted defeat only once prior to Tuesday’s opening round of the Class 5A playoffs. Thirty extra minutes of soccer didn’t make it any less bitter. New Hope beat the Lady Tigers 2-1 on penalty kicks to advance to the state quarterfinals against Vicksburg. “Very hard to […]

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By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Amory played aggressive and physical, but still composed, against Lafayette in Tuesday night’s MHSAA Class 4A boys soccer playoff match. Even though eight Panthers got a yellow card at William L. Buford Stadium, they never lost their cool and earned a 2-0 win over a veteran Commodore team […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – Forest forward TaNissa McNair came into Monday’s Class 1A-2A-3A state soccer playoff against Mooreville averaging three goals per game. She left town with one goal. The credit goes to senior defender Lily Pittman and Mooreville’s defense by committee in the Lady Troopers’ 5-2 opening-round victory. “She was a […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal To be the best, Tupelo’s boys and girls soccer teams will have to beat the best during the next two weeks in the MHSAA State Playoffs. The Golden Wave (17-1-2) and Lady Wave (17-1) host powerful Northwest Rankin on Tuesday in the first round. The Cougars handed Tupelo’s boys their […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Conner McKay wants the basketball in his hands during pressure situations. Saturday night, in the nightcap of the Hotbed Classic, Baldwyn’s junior guard was definitely in his element as he dribbled toward the goal with fans screaming, opposing coaches pleading for a “carrying” call, the clock’s final […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Fresh off Friday’s program-defining win against No. 2 Oxford, fifth-ranked Saltillo didn’t want its ship to sink against Ingomar in Saturday’s Kiwanis Hotbed Classic. Ingomar just wanted a chance to sink the Tigers with its top scorer. Neither happened in Saltillo’s 61-46 win at Memorial Gym. “If […]

Daily Journal reports Oxford 85, Provine 77: No. 2 Oxford survived a late push and defeated Provine 85-77 on Saturday night in the Hotbed Classic. A night after losing at Saltillo, Oxford placed five players in double figures. MVP Cortez Jones had 22, Jarkel Joiner and Josh Gibbs 15 apiece, Shelby McEwen with 13 and […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Starkville took control in the second half of the nightcap of the Aberdeen Shootout, coming from behind for a 45-40 win over the host Bulldogs. “We made some adjustments at the half in how we were going to guard them, and we emphasized rebounding at the end,” Starkville […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal ACKERMAN – The current Tupelo Lady Wave basketball team had no real notion of the perpetual hustle that is the Choctaw Central Lady Warriors. The Lady Wave got an eye-full Saturday at the Mid-Mississippi Girls Challenge, and survived to tell the tale, barely claiming a 44-41 victory. “We […]