Daily Journal The Starkville Yellowjackets have found their new head football coach in Chris Jones. The Kemper County head coach was approved by the Starkville-Oktibbeha School Board on Wednesday and will be introduced Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Starkville High football field house. Jones, 34, had a 46-12 record in his four years at […]

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Tupelo center Jett Johnson looks for his shot against Hernando's AJ Jackson in the first quarter.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Jeff Norwood knows the road to the postseason is about to get a lot tougher. His Tupelo Golden Wave’s 65-52 Division 2-6A victory Tuesday against Hernando was a one-point game early in the fourth quarter. “I’d like to be happier about our play, but we won. I know […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – A hole can be a hard spot to climb out of, and Tuesday night Calhoun City was in too deep a hole to make a comeback against Okolona thanks to some timely three-point shooting. Okolona won the wire-to-wire victory 92-78, after Calhoun City found itself down 13 […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal NETTLETON – In the 1960s, the father of Jim Tally helped to lay mortar and brick in the building of the Nettleton High School gym. In the girls championship game Saturday of the Lee County Tournament in that very gym, Tally’s Mooreville Lady Troopers laid down a devastating 14-0 scoring […]

Booneville guard Devils Adallice Young drives past New Site's Maycee Chambers in Saturday's Prentiss County Tournament  championship. (Chris Butler)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BALDWYN – One point separated Booneville and New Site at halftime of Saturday’s Prentiss County Tournament girls basketball championship game. The second half – which featured 13 lead changes – was just as close. In the end, Booneville won the nail-biter at the free throw line as it connected on […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal MYRTLE – The Ingomar full-court press wears opponents down until breaking and making mistakes is the only option. This was the case Saturday night as Ingomar defeated West Union 65-32 for the Falcons’ third consecutive Union County Tournament championship. “We’ve been fortunate to have a good group and three times […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – Clinging to a five-point lead going into the final quarter, the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs turned on the jets to claim the Monroe County Tournament championship with a 36-22 win over host Hatley. “They turned it on and played better defense than they had played the whole game,” Aberdeen […]

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Shannon guard CJ Brim scored 17 points on Friday despite playing on a sore ankle.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal NETTLETON – Shannon’s CJ Brim had a sore right ankle for Friday night’s game against Mooreville, but it didn’t hurt the senior guard’s ability to impact the game. Brim relied on his outside shooting touch to score 17 points and passing skills to keep his teammates involved in the 78-44 […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BALDWYN – Grant Goolsby’s message to his Baldwyn Bearcats is always: One shot, tough shot. Wheeler, which lost 53-40 to Baldwyn in Thursday’s Prentiss County Tournament semifinals, certainly was affected by the Bearcats’ aggressive defensive play. “They beat you to the spot and disrupt your offense,” Wheeler coach Mitch Howell […]