By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – Coaches and spectators typically have their focus on a particular player or team in AAU tournaments. Then another guy grabs their attention. One guy grabbing attention on this summer’s circuit is Da House guard Madarius Hobson, a 2018 recruit from Houlka. “We had heard a lot about […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – Da House had been in a funk since a loss to Team Penny in Memphis in last week’s AAU Nationals. Friday’s 68-56 win against Example Sports in play at the Under Armour Association Finals helped ease the sting for the Corinth-based team. “I really think our kids […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Thursday’s winner of the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Tennis tournament was … the 102-degree heat index. Brandon coach Scott Huskey, the event’s manager, said the decision to cut the matches to pro sets was for the safety of the players. “I don’t like pro sets, but we […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – In football-crazed North Mississippi, two men are making the area nationally known for another sport: basketball. On the outskirts of Atlanta this week for the Under Armour Association Finals, Gary Caveness and Vince Overholt have 14 basketball players from their AAU Da House. “We always thought North […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Lafayette’s Emily Robinson closed out a successful all-star summer Wednesday with a strong performance on the volleyball court. Robinson, a senior setter for the Lady Commodores, registered seven digs and six assists in the North’s 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-19) victory against the South in the Mississippi Association of […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Aberdeen football is no stranger to college football commits. The latest tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he will play for the Memphis Tigers. Aberdeen 2016 WR/DB Jerrick Orr (6-feet, 190 pounds) made it public, giving Memphis a speedy receiver to a program known nationally as on the rise. “I had always […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Jordan Roberts lost just six matches in six seasons playing varsity tennis for Shannon High School. Roberts, who won three state championships – two in singles, one in doubles – and reached the state semifinals all six seasons, plays her final high school match Thursday at the Bridges Tennis Center […]

The Meridian Star (TNS) Ole Miss five-star quarterback commit Shea Patterson is transferring from Calvary Baptist High School in Louisiana to IMG Academy in Florida, the 2016 recruit announced on his Twitter page Monday. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Patterson is currently ranked as the fifth-best prospect in his class, according to recruiting service This past […]

Tupelo‘s Kaitlyn Wilson, a rising senior, is one of three area players selected for Wednesday‘s all-star game. (Tupelo High School)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Laurie Bishop was impressed with Kaitlyn Wilson’s leadership qualities in her first season as a member of Tupelo High’s varsity volleyball team. “She’s a natural-born leader,” said Bishop, the Lady Wave coach. “She wanted to lead the varsity as a ninth grader.” Wilson, a senior libero, finally gets the leadership […]