Tupelo High getting blue turf, new track

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The blue turf is coming to Tupelo High School. The district’s school board on Tuesday approved...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – The deeper Tupelo’s soccer team goes into the postseason, the longer it takes for Sarah Lambert Hollingsworth to prepare for tennis season. She doesn’t mind. Hollingsworth exited the soccer field the first week in February – Tupelo lost to rival Madison Central in the North state championship – […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn senior Tucker Jenkins has something in common with the alt-country crooner John Anderson. They’re both “Just a’ Swingin.” Jenkins has found a hard-to-find and healthy balance between swinging a golf club for the four-time defending Class 2A champ Bearcats and swinging a big stick for the baseball […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High’s quest headed into Saturday’s 44th running of the Daily Journal Relays is to prepare for the track and field postseason. That’s always the goal. “We’re using this meet to fine tune people for the division meet,” Golden Wave coach Brian Jones said. “You want your best […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Calhoun City powerlifting coach Perry Liles is trying to lead his Class I girls team to a third straight MHSAA state powerlifting team championship. But as usual, Liles has double duty. He’s also the meet director. “It’s always challenging, but we have great help in that,” Liles said. “I have […]

TAKE FIVE Baseball (2A) Baldwyn 10-2 Buzz: Yet to lose a division game and have given up only seven run in four of them. Pitcher Dustin Kirk putting together all-area campaign with near-1.00 ERA. (3A) Booneville 11-5 Buzz: Seniors Daniel Calvery and Andrew Lambert enter today’s game at Belmont hitting .473 and .460. (3A) North […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HAMILTON – Smithville won its seventh straight Division 4-1A fastpitch softball championship Thursday … with a little help from Hamilton. The Lady Seminoles recorded just five hits against Lady Lions pitcher Cheyenne Logan, but took advantage of six Hamilton errors to capture an 8-5 victory. “(Logan) pitched well,” Smithville coach […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Batting average: a time-honored stat in America’s pastime. In a game ruled by stats, it’s the one hitters are most judged by. Not in Ripley. Baseball coach Joel Gafford has done away with the stat. None of his players know their averages. “We don’t let them see it. We don’t […]

Daily Journal Tupelo held off a late charge Wednesday from Jackson Prep and Madison Central to win the 36-hole Gator Invitational at the Country Club of Jackson. The Golden Wave finished with a two-day total of 614 to defeat Jackson Prep by one stroke. Tupelo led by eight strokes after the first day. “We didn’t […]

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Baldwyn's Dustin Kirk throws a pitch during Tuesday night's game against Mantachie.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Mantachie got the hits. Baldwyn got the win. With a 5-1 win Tuesday night at Latimer Park, the Bearcats tightened their stranglehold on Division 1-2A. Mantachie had nine hits, but never the big one. Baldwyn’s defense had a lot to do with that behind Dustin Kirk. “We know […]