Giant task: East Webster standing in the way of Bassfield

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CLINTON – Bassfield will visit Oxford on Friday in search of its fourth-straight state Class 2A football...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Football’s state semifinals and the Egg Bowl are sharing the stage with basketball this weekend at Corinth High School. Seventeen nationally ranked players and some of the area’s and state’s top talent will play 17 games Friday and Saturday in the third annual Lighthouse Classic. Madison County, Ala., SG Josh […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Simmons’ box score doesn’t intimidate Smithville. Instead, the 75 points Friday’s Class 1A state semifinal opponent Simmons scored last week serves as a welcomed challenge. “No doubt about it. The kids look at the score and it kind of motivates them a little bit,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “It’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn has been stubborn as a mule through the first three weeks of the playoffs. The Bearcats defense refuses to do anything opposing offenses have wanted to do. “I’ve got a lot of pride in our defense, I think one of the best in the state right now,” […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal NEW ALBANY – As compared to some, the season has barely begun for the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians. They flashed some mid-season stingy defense Tuesday, handling New Albany 61-35 in a matchup of area Class 4A squads. “Just glad to be playing, this is only our fourth game,” […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal ABERDEEN – If wide receiver Jerrick Orr is considered Aberdeen’s offensive sparkplug, then quarterback Tramonte Prather has to be tagged the piston. Prather, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior, has cranked out 3,018 yards in total offense – 2,336 passing, 682 rushing – and accounted for 39 touchdowns in his first varsity […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal There used to be no other option on Tuesday and Friday night in Wheeler. In their sacred wooden gym, the Wheeler Eagles were basketball royalty. First-year Eagles coach Mitch Howell is trying to turn the clock back to those days. “I’m trying to sell them on that, the tradition, the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Former Aberdeen High School basketball coach Roy Hazzle accepted $15,000 to settle his discrimination lawsuit against the Aberdeen School District. The parties began talking about a settlement and entered into negotiations during the late summer. A motion filed in mid-September stipulated that the settlement was not an admission […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn’s season was less than a quarter from over. Marquavious Patterson clearly didn’t want that to happen. Baldwyn’s senior fullback took a snap and physically carried Calhoun City tacklers half of the 12 yards he ran to the Wildcats’ 43-yard line. It produced the go-ahead score in Baldwyn’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn intentionally gave its lead away to get a bigger one. The decision paid off as the Bearcats beat two-time North champ Calhoun City 30-16 Friday at Latimer Park to advance to the Class 2A semifinals. Baldwyn (12-2) will host East Webster next Friday. “We know it’s going […]