By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – Each coach in a Daily Journal Top-10 matchup between the sixth-ranked Ripley Lady Tigers and No. 9 New Site Lady Royals said his team should have played better. Luckily for Ripley, two of Zaida Cox’s 14 points were free throws in the final 20 seconds to help edge […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Saltillo’s basketball reputation is growing. It could hit warp speed tonight as the Journal’s No. 2 Tigers visit No. 1 Baldwyn in a showdown of unbeatens. “They’re pumped up, excited for the matchup,” Saltillo coach Craig Lauderdale said of his surprising Tigers (10-0). A fast start was expected for the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Jarvis Wilson will sign a football national letter of intent Feb. 4 – the official national signing day – with Georgia. Monday morning, the Tupelo High School standout defensive back held a mock signing ceremony at school to officially proclaim his intentions to become a Bulldog. “We thought […]

Alabama All Star Justin Johnson of Hoover High School catches a 30-yard touchdown with no time left in the game to put Alabama up 36-30 as Mississippi All Star T. J. Jallow of Olive Branch attempts to stop him. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Albert Cesare)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Olive Branch linebacker T.J. Jallow left Saturday afternoon from Cramton Bowl convinced he had caught the ball. “I had it in my hands, guys!” an upset Jallow cried to anyone who would listen. It didn’t matter on the scoreboard. The official ruled Hoover’s Justin Johnson was in […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Raphael Leonard has one recruiting visit planned – to Florida Atlantic. Starkville’s 6-foot-3 wide receiver, Mississippi’s Most Valuable Player in Saturday’s 28th Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Football Game, said he hopes his play – five catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns – earns him a few more trips […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BIGGERSVILLE – Certainly, the Biggersville Lions have been used to collecting a bunch of games in the win column in recent years, including the 2013 Class 1A state championship. With the graduation of seven top players, W’s have been hard to come by this season. But the Lions […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Justin Clifton is on a mission today. The Tupelo outside linebacker wants to help end his state’s misery in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Football Game. Alabama has won six straight and leads the series 20-7 since it began in 1988. “I’m looking forward to the competition against Alabama,” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal New Albany completed a short but thorough coaching search on Friday, naming Oxford assistant coach Jake Hill as its new head football coach. “Jake came in prepared and had the answers we were looking for and then some great ideas we hadn’t even thought of,” New Albany athletics director Shane […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – It took John Sherman a second or two to think about the positives his Lafayette Lady Commodores showed in their 43-30 win over Marshall Academy on Friday night. But once the veteran coach started rolling, his view of the victory in the first night of the “O” Town […]