By Patrick Ochs (Biloxi) Sun Herald Hancock High didn’t have to go far to find its next head football coach. The Hancock County School Board approved the promotion of assistant coach Neil Lollar on Tuesday evening. He replaces Rocky Gaudin, who retired after the 2016 season following 40 years of coaching along the Coast. “We […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BALDWYN – The stage is set tonight for one of the more competitive Prentiss County Tournament boys semifinals in years. The four teams have a 48-10 combined record. The Booneville Blue Devils (9-2), who defeated Jumpertown 70-33 Thursday, will play the New Site (14-4) Royals at 8 p.m. Former Booneville […]

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Class I swimmer of the year Ginny Clevenger of Itawamba AHS has her photo made with Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Publisher Clay Foster after receiving her award at the 2016 High School Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night.

The Daily Journal held the 2016 High School Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen was the keynote speaker as area athletes and teams were recognized for their achievements during the fall sports season. AWARD WINNERS FOOTBALL Top Team: 1A – Smithville 2A […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Matt Justice is making sure his Tupelo Lady Wave basketball team is not overlooking anybody on its Division 2-6A schedule. Last season, South Panola defeated his team in the first round of the division tournament. In Tuesday’s division opener, the Lady Wave cruised to an 86-54 victory against […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Sometimes when the threes are falling, there isn’t a thing the other team can do to stop it. This was the case Tuesday night as the Pontotoc Warriors had their best shooting night of the season and defeated the Shannon Red Raiders 60-54 in a Division 1-4A clash. […]

Doug Wilson will step down from the head coach position of the East Webster football team. He will continue to be a teacher at East Webster High School. In his six seasons as the head coach, he had a 57-24 record for the Wolverines. In 2015, Wilson led East Webster to the 2A state championship […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal TUPELO– Between Christmas and New Year’s, the Tupelo High School basketball teams lost five of six games. Not exactly the holiday treat head coaches Jeff Norwood and Matt Justice were looking for. But this week is basically the beginning of a brand new season for the Golden Wave (14-4) and […]

The past week hasn’t been a good one for Mississippi State on the recruiting front. Walnut’s Monterio Hunt became the third prospect to de-commit from the Bulldogs since Tuesday. The three-star wide receiver announced his decision via Twitter on Sunday afternoon stating “After long talks with my Coaches and Family , I am decommitting from […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Around noon on Saturday, Oxford did not even know who would be its opponent in its 7 p.m. Tangle on the Trail game. Calhoun City was the team eventually chosen in the afternoon to fill in for Velma Jackson, which couldn’t travel due to weather. Oxford did not […]