By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel Mike Lewis, who won a 1988 Class 3A boys basketball state title at Alcorn Central, has agreed to return to the school for a second stint. The move became official on May 10. He replaces Mitch Howell. Lewis spent the last six seasons coaching Walnut’s boys. He said the move […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – The ball and Reid Carter’s foot met simultaneously at third base. As abruptly as a game can end, so did Houston’s season, in a 5-4 loss and Class 4A championship series sweep by St. Stanislaus. “You’ve got to tip your cap,” Houston coach Scott Gann said. “We hit […]

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Smithville's Blake Comer, second from left, is consoled as coach Steve Kerr, right, hugs senior Cole Williams following Friday's loss to Cathedral.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal PEARL – Two errors in the third inning ended up being the difference betweeen Smithville forcing a Game 3 in its Class 1A state championship series and going home in second place. A confusion on a fielder’s choice to second and a cutoff throw at third that went into the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Belmont players didn’t spend much time thinking over their 6-0 loss Friday to Sumrall, not if Cardinals coach Andy Deaton had it his way. Deaton wanted them in the bed. Because after Sumrall dispatched the Cardinals behind Drake Nightengale’s nine-strikeout, three-hitter at Trustmark Park, the two were scheduled […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Luke Alexander has dazzled in Belmont’s talented middle infield, making highlight-reel plays in the Cardinals’ two championship series games at Trustmark Park. He has the stage to make one more statement. The biggest moment of his decorated career. Alexander will get the ball for today’s 10 a.m. first […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal What began as an idea in 1989 and became an actual game in 1991 is still going strong in 2015. The NEMCABB (Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball) All-Star Game is set for today at Jesse Bynum Field at Corinth City Park. The event is actually three […]

Daily Journal PEARL – Four championships have been awarded. The final two will be today at Trustmark Park. Belmont, its first time in the championship series, and Sumrall, here for the seventh time in eight years, throw the day’s first pitch at 10 a.m. in the deciding game in Class 3A. At 1 p.m., East […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – About 10 minutes before the Oxford Chargers lined up to face George County in the Class 5A title game at Trustmark Park on Thursday night, the voice of Whitney Houston could be heard clearly in the dugout. Gathered in a semi-circle, the Chargers started to sing along to […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Oxford’s Chargers saved their best for the last game of the season. Already up a game on George County in the MHSAA Class 5A baseball series, the Chargers left no doubt who the best team was Thursday night at Trustmark Park. The Chargers won their first 5A baseball […]