By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Daniel Bristow is no RG3, but Tupelo’s quarterback does have the wheels if needed. In last week’s 20-0 season-opening road win against Lafayette, the junior raced 42 yards when a pass play broke down on a second-and-10 from the Golden Wave 27-yard line. “We had called a screen […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal If Booneville can reel off a sixth straight win in tonight’s Skunk Bowl, then Baldwyn’s seniors will wrap a high school career without beating their biggest rival. “I can say this is just like any other game, but it’s really not,” Baldwyn coach Michael Gray said. “Hopefully they’re very focused […]

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Josh Williams threw for more than 2,100 yards last year but feels he can do better.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Josh Williams is older, more teachable and more willing to learn than ever before. Four years into his job as Aberdeen’s starting quarterback, the senior has developed into a very dangerous athlete. As a sophomore, Williams threw for, 2,134 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He rushed for 684 yards […]

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Nettleton softball players converge on Brianna Holland at home plate after her two-run walkoff home run against Smithville.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal NETTLETON – It went down to the wire between two slow-pitch softball powerhouses on Tuesday night. Down a rune in the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Brianna Holland’s two-run walkoff homer lifted Nettleton to a 4-3 win over Smithville. “She’s a really good hitter,” Nettleton coach Dana Rhea said. “We’ve […]


Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. South Panola (4) (1-0) 98 – 2. Oxford (4) (1-0) 94 – 3. Starkville (2) (1-0) 66 – 4. Madison Central (1-0) 61 – […]

JACKSON (AP) – Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks died of a severe loss of sodium that caused water to build up on his brain when he sweated profusely during Friday night’s game, said the physician who treated him. Dr. Joe Pressler of the University of Mississippi Medical Center said Monday that the sodium-water imbalance […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HICKORY FLAT – Michael Seger figured it would take the perfect race for Hickory Flat to win last season’s MHSAA Class 1A boys cross country state championship. Perfection is what his Rebels delivered that day at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails in Clinton. “Most of my kids improved a minute to […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Walker Wilbanks, the Jackson Prep lineman who left Friday night’s football game against Oxford in distress, died on Monday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. “My heart is broken,” Jackson Prep headmaster Jason L. Walton wrote in a letter released Monday afternoon. “We have been notified by […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal If it’s true that the best chance for improvement is from the first game to the second, now is the time. In Week 2, conditioning is a big issue. No. 5 Aberdeen will keep trying to acclimate to the near-100-degree temperatures, but on Friday, coach Mark Bray thought preparation already […]