By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – Ripley High School has turned to the junior college ranks for its next boys’ basketball coach. Adam Kirk, 35, who spent the last season serving as men’s basketball assistant at Itawamba Community College, has been hired, pending South Tippah School Board approval, according to Ripley principal Buck Buchanan. […]

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Due to a limited number of players, Houlka Attendance Center’s football program will drop out of the Mississippi High School Activities Association 1A division and play independent games this year, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Only the football program will play independently; the school’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – Vijay Miller was literally wearing two hats Wednesday. Figuratively, he wears two hats for Itawamba AHS, too. The 2016 two-sport prospect was at Tupelo Christian for the Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Baseball Showcase, where he played shortstop and pitched. In a couple of weeks, he’ll be in the heat […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Da House 15U wrapped up its AAU season Saturday at the Under Armour Association Finals. Here are five things we learned at Suwanee (Ga.) Sports Academy. 1. Strickland surging: Headed straight for the rim in Da House’s final game, Corinth guard Tada Strickland took a hard foul and landed on […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – Getting baseball scholarships can be costly. Will Lowrey is trying to ease the pain in the pocket. For the second straight year, the Tupelo Christian baseball coach is hosting this week’s Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase, one place for the area’s top baseball players to play and drill in […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – After five seasons of leading the Ripley High School boys’ basketball program, Grant Gardner has stepped down. The Baldwyn native turned in his resignation to Ripley principal Buck Buchanan on Friday. Gardner stated “personal reasons” for his departure from the Class 4A school and did not say if […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The 2018 and 2019 Mississippi High School Activities Association state football championships will be played at the University of Southern Mississippi, pending approval of a submitted contract by the school. Ole Miss is hosting this season’s six championship games in the second year of a four-year contract with the MHSAA […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Some see AAU basketball as a problem, an open recruitment of high school athletes by adults with money and twisted interests involved. That’s the side that gives the game a bad name, says Gary Caveness, coach of the Corinth-based Da House team. “Bad AAU or travel-team ball is terrible,” Caveness […]