MHSAA explores pitch limit

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi high school baseball pitchers will be on a pitch count for the 2017 season. Details...

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal It will be good to be home for the Tupelo 49ers, beginning this weekend. After pretty much spending June outside of Mississippi, the senior American Legion three-time baseball state champions settle into more familiar surroundings for the coming weeks, beginning by hosting the Tupelo Tournament at the Tupelo […]


BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Sophomore wide receiver Danny Porter knew he better be ready when his coach, Fred Davis, was running the passing drills. Davis, 76, who died Friday, was a longtime baseball, football and track coach at Tupelo’s former George Washington Carver High School and Tupelo High School. He was also […]

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Devin Hill, who led Itawamba AHS to the 2014 girls state championship, has been hired to coach Biloxi's girls.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Devin Hill’s grandmother used to take him once a year to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “It’s beautiful there,” said the Hamilton native, a former Itawamba AHS boys and girls basketball coach. Thursday, the region officially became his home, after he was approved by the school board to become the new […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NEW ALBANY – For lazy June baseball, it was tense rivalry at its peak Thursday in the NEMCABB 2016 Summer Tournament championship game. Division 2-5A neighbors – and winners of the last four Class 5A state championships – the Oxford Chargers and New Hope Trojans took their rivalry […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal David Baldwin, who had Northeast Mississippi basketball coaching stops at South Pontotoc boys (1996-2002), Thrasher boys (2014) and West Union boys (2005-07), died Thursday. He was 63. Baldwin also had coaching stops at Memphis Munford boys (2002-05), Southaven girls (2007-13) and Scott Central girls (2014-15). He coached Southaven’s girls in […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Don’t attempt to convince Belmont’s Sarah Berryman it doesn’t mean that much to play against New Site in summer basketball. Berryman, a point guard for the Lady Cardinals, took a nasty spill under the goal and suffered a knee injury in Tuesday’s game against the Lady Royals in […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NEW ALBANY – Pleasant weather for the end of June allowed eight games to roll comfortably along Wednesday in the NEMCABB 2016 Summer Tournament at BNA Bank Park. Play for the day concluded with quarterfinal games that featured three of the recently crowned state champions from Northeast Mississippi. […]

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Summer baseball action is in full swing in Northeast Mississippi. On this week’s episode, co-host David Wheeler comes on to talk about the NEMCABB tournament, plus he has an update on the Tupelo 49ers Senior American Legion team, the Cotton States Baseball League, and some important football dates. Click here for audio only.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Ben Ashley was almost set to sell insurance this fall rather than coach football. Luckily for the Lafayette Commodores and head coach Michael Fair, Ashley’s 17 years of experience will be put to better use this coming fall. The former head coach of the Amory Panthers is now […]