By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ENTERPRISE – John Austin Taylor has proved to be just what West Union needed, which coach Ashley Russell says was an identity change. As the Eagles enter the Class 1A playoffs today at Ray Brooks, the Nettleton transfer’s numbers are staggering. He has the best batting average in Mississippi, hitting […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal At one point this season, Ripley rode an 11-game win streak. Going into today’s first round of the Class 4A playoffs at Yazoo County, the three-seed has lost six of its last seven games, including four straight defeats. “I don’t know if we ever really peaked. There for a while, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Smithville won its division – 4-1A – and earned a first-round bye in the MHSAA fastpitch state playoffs, which begin today. That doesn’t mean the Lady Seminoles (20-3) are taking a break. Coach Jeremey Duke plans to keep his team postseason sharp with games this week against top-seeded 2A powers […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Saltillo’s Landon Jones frequently busted the bullseye in last week’s Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Shoot in Jackson. Jones recorded 25 perfect 10s and posted the state’s top score – regardless of classification – with his 294×300 shoot. His accuracy helped lead the Tigers to a fourth straight Class […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal MOOREVILLE – How much to invest on the last Tuesday of the regular season? Already having clinched the Division 1-3A title last week, the Belmont Cardinals invested in timely hitting Tuesday night to foil the Mooreville Trooprs 6-4, concluding the regular season for both teams. “We had a […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo School District chose an administrator with business and coaching experience to run its athletic department. Eddie Moore, who is the district’s programs director and grant writer, will replace Andy Schoggin on July 1. Schoggin recently was named chief operations officer of the Petal School District. Tupelo’s […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – Ripley senior Jada Rich is known around northeast Mississippi for her basketball prowess. However, the all-division player is also a standout in track and field and that talent has propelled her to the next level. Rich signed a track national letter of intent with Southern Miss on Tuesday. […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Opposing coaches got their wish – Belmont pitcher Luke Alexander is no longer a Cardinals’ starter. Belmont granted that wish, but in return delivered a worse nightmare. Alexander, a Mississippi State signee and one of the state’s top players, has moved to the closer role. “I love it. […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen JACKSON – Before Kenzie Phillips hit the road and put on a tuxedo to join the second half of Saturday night’s prom, the Oxford junior recorded a personal best mark of 600 pounds in the deadlift. It was the highlight of the day up to that point for Phillips, who […]