High school coaches want targeting rule changed

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELDEN – Targeting is a topic. And it’s hit Mississippi high school football. Coaches were told about...

By Gene Phelps and Brandon Speck Daily Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association is expected to announce Monday that the high school football state championships will be moved from Jackson to state college stadiums starting this season. Mississippi State will host the six championship games at Davis Wade Stadium this season and in 2016, […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Laurie Bishop was excited and honored this spring when she received notification she had been selected to coach in this week’s annual Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Volleyball Game. Imagine Bishop’s surprise when she learned a few months later she had been selected to coach in this week’s annual MAC […]

Daily Journal An “update” Monday on the Mississippi High School Activities Association website says no announcement has been scheduled at this time regarding its plans for the 2014 and beyond state football championships. The MHSAA said in a release Monday that it “continues to work out details regarding host sites.” A source said the proposed […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Pontotoc senior American Legion team were almost the cardiac kids for Sunday’s play in the Tupelo 49ers Invitational. But after 16 innings of baseball, and two extra innings in the title game, they eventually were only tired Red Sox. Pontotoc rallied to win its semifinal […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Starkville didn’t win the Tupelo qualifier for next week’s National Select 7-on-7 National Championships. Brandon did. But one of the Jackets’ seniors may have been the big winner. After Starkville forced a deciding game in the championship series, Brandon won the finale, 23-20. But Raphael Leonard, who caught […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL More details have emerged about the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s plan to move its football championships from Jackson to the state’s major college venues, beginning this December. On Thursday, a source involved in the decision told the Daily Journal the rotation has been decided. The six state championship games […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Blake Hawkins is in the same position he was in 13 months ago, standing in the Mississippi heat in a white and blue uniform at Tupelo’s Ballard Park, leading his team in the National Select 7-on-7 Qualifier. Only Thursday, it was in Florence, Ala., colors, instead of those […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL Tupelo would love to win the National Select 7-on-7 Qualifier taking place today and Friday at Ballard Park. But the priority for the defending North 6A champion Golden Wave is to get better prepared to win games in November, not July. “It is 100 percent an opportunity to go compete […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL It didn’t take long for Tupelo to become a necessary stop en route to the National Select 7-on-7 Football Championships. For the second straight summer, some of the region’s top 7-on-7 high schools will be at Tupelo’s Ballard Park, Thursday and Friday for a National Select qualifying tournament. The winner […]