Experience wins out for Bearcats

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BIGGERSVILLE – The month of December is great for getting in some quality classroom work for...

Daily Journal Belmont football coach Kerry Moody has stepped down. Moody will remain the school’s athletics director and will assist in the coaching search. In 2010, Moody led the Cardinals to an undefeated regular season and finished 12-1 with a loss at Aberdeen in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs.

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Tupelo head coach Jeff Norwood watches the action.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – In a showcase of two of the premier basketball teams in this corner of the state, host Tupelo stole the show. The up tempo of the Golden Wave eventually wore down the previously undefeated Aberdeen Bulldogs in the second half as Tupelo claimed a 79-52 victory […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Justin Clifton wants to play in the SEC. Tupelo’s outside linebacker has his final audition for the elite league this week when he plays in the 28th Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Football Game, scheduled for noon Saturday at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. “I believe I’m an SEC player,” said the 6-foot, […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – It took the Ripley Tigers a quarter and a half to gain control of their Div. 2-4A opener against the visiting Senatobia Warriors. But when they did, they never let up. Trailing by three points after one, Tiger guards Dewayne Cox and Canaan Ratliff combined for 17 of […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MYRTLE – Blue Mountain had no answer for Myrtle’s Chris Hill in Tuesday’s Division 2-1A opener. The 6-foot-4 junior forward hit on mid-range jumpers, layups, putbacks, and even connected on a jump hook in scoring 31 points to lead the Hawks to a 66-54 victory against the visiting Cougars. “He’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The Natchez newspaper says one thing. Mississippi High School Activities Association executive director Don Hinton says something very different. Hinton, in Tupelo on Monday for the District I winter meeting, denied the newspaper’s report that Natchez Cathedral quarterback Wyatt Boothe, who led his team to Friday’s 1A state championship, has […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Pontotoc’s Lady Warriors are proven, yet doubted. But at 9-0 after losing yet another group of productive seniors, it’s starting to get tougher to doubt what has become a trend. Pontotoc loses players, keeps winning games. For the first time in four years, Pontotoc did not make it to the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo High soccer coach Hannah Kimbrough hopes her players left the field Monday night knowing all opponents should be treated with respect. The Lady Wave struggled early, then scored four second-half goals to defeat Grenada 4-0 in a Division 2-6A match at Renasant Field. “We didn’t come out with our […]

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Oxford's D.K. Metcalf misses a catch in the end zone while defended by Laurel's Ricky Holden late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 5A State championship game in Starkville.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal In two seasons, Daily Journal area teams are 0-for-7 in the MHSAA state football championships. Last season, five teams went to Jackson and lost. Friday and Saturday, Calhoun City and Oxford made repeat trips, Calhoun City losing to Bassfield again and Oxford losing to Laurel. But the move from Jackson’s […]