South all-stars rally in second half

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CLINTON – It took two hours, 59 fouls and 90 free throws to complete, but we had a winner Friday in the...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Antonio Green’s high school basketball career ended Friday night, but the Tupelo High star isn’t hanging up his Nikes. Green, who was held scoreless during abbreviated playing time – 12 minutes – in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game, plans to play AAU ball next month during “live period” […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MONTGOMERY – Marlee Hatcher entered the game with 55 seconds remaining in Friday’s Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game. Alabama was leading Mississippi by 10 points, but Red Bay (Ala.) High coach Donnie Roberts knew they better find Pontotoc’s perimeter sharp shooter. “Who’s got 12?” Roberts asked. “We can’t let them have […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – Itawamba AHS baseball coach Brian Long has been searching for the timely hit from his team. On Friday night, he got it in the form of Tyler Wood’s go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh to lift the Indians to a 5-2 win over Amory in […]

Daily Journal Tupelo High’s boys golf team makes its annual journey to Covington, Louisiana, this weekend for the Beau Chene Invitational with one goal – getting better. “This is our fifth straight year to go there,” coach Mark Enis said. “It’s always a good tournament with a lot of good teams and good players. Barbe […]

Daily Journal The annual Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Basketball Games are scheduled for today at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Pontotoc guard Marlee Hatcher and H.W. Byers guard/forward Abria Gulledge are the Northeast Mississippi players selected to play. Byers coach Jason Thompson is the assistant to Meridian coach Patricia Wilson. The girls game tips off at 5 […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo got solid pitching from eighth graders Ivy Watts and Tay Wren in its Thursday game against 1A power Smithville. However, the 6A Lady Wave defense struggled, committing seven errors in a 6-2 loss. “If you do that you’re not going to beat (Smithville),” Tupelo coach Josh Hegwood said of […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Mooreville pitcher Summer Cryder dominated early and held on late on Thursday night in a long 15-5 six-inning win over Hamilton. Cryder struck out 14, including the side in three of her six innings, and allowed five hits on the night. “Summer did a good job tonight,” Mooreville […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal FULTON – Tupelo’s boys and Kossuth’s girls won weather-interrupted high school state bowling championships Wednesday at Thunder Bowl Lanes, but there’s more to the story. Kossuth’s Lady Aggies bowled a 2,775 March 5 at Fannin Lanes in Flowood to take the lead in the eight-team MHSAA Class I field, then […]


By David Wheeler Special to the journal Eric Reynolds will have his share of challenges as the 2015 high school baseball schedule gets into full swing. The weather has impacted every team in north Mississippi. The first-year head coach at Saltillo is in a division with a two-time defending state champion. And, Reynolds is following […]