UConn signee Gilbert headed to Lighthouse

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It’s still some five months away, but the 2015 Lighthouse Classic is already adding some flavor, thanks...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal First-year Oxford girls basketball coach Cliff Orman is thankful for high school summer league play. “It’s great for someone like me who’s going into a new situation,” Orman said, moments after watching his Lady Chargers play his former school, Ripley, in a recent game at Ingomar. “We’ve practiced several days […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal For decades, the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball – NEMCABB – has been a strong voice for area high school baseball players. And its star off-spring has been its annual all-star game at the end of May. But its youngest child is steadily growing in popularity, […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal June high school baseball is all about the first steps toward the next season, in this case the 2016 season. The Tupelo Golden Wave look to take a giant stride in finishing off its June schedule as one of 30 teams participating the next seven days in the […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel WALNUT – Paul Lyles has been hired to be the next boys basketball coach at Walnut High School. The move was approved by the North Tippah School Board, last week. Lyles, 24, a Walnut native, coached junior high boys at Ripley Middle School for the last two years. He replaces […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Jamie Edwards turns 35 on Tuesday. Monday, Smithville gave the Hatley assistant a gift, naming him the Seminoles’ new baseball coach. “I put in for it about as quick as I could,” Edwards said. “The next four or five years should be really good if everything is done right.” Edwards […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal There’s nothing angelic about Angel Guyton’s play on the softball field. She’s a slugger at the plate, a dirt devil at third base and a tireless worker at practice and in the weight room. “Her work ethic … it’s unbelievable, awesome,” Smithville coach Jeremy Duke said of his sophomore infielder/pitcher. […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Jeremy Duke is now the winningest championship coach in his family. Smithville won the Class 1A state championship in fast-pitch softball last month, giving Duke his sixth softball state title in 12 years at the Monroe County school. That’s one more than his father, Roger, won during his successful tenure […]


ANGEL GUYTON Smithville Sophomore Infielder/Pitcher Buzz: Batted .563 … 12 doubles, 6 HR, 48 RBI … .605 on-base percentage, .873 slugging percentage … 16 of 17 stolen bases … .980 fielding percentage at third. .. 10-1 as pitcher. Coach Speak: “She’s the complete package.” HALLIE DONALD Mooreville Sophomore Pitcher/Infielder Buzz: Batted .536 … 7 HRs […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Jason Barber threw 78 innings this season. In the 13 games he appeared in, he won 12 of them and saved the other. He faced 287 batters. All of them walked back to the dugout without crossing the plate. Barber, Oxford’s junior Ole Miss commit, is the Daily Journal’s 2015 […]