Stingy Tigers dominate 3A series

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal NETTLETON – About the only thing to slow down the Nettleton baseball team on Monday night was the umpires,...

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal The talent had always been there, even when she was an eighth-grader. Alayjah Sherer had the ability to dominate every inch of the basketball court for the Tupelo Lady Wave for years, but to make the leap to the next level she had to get her mind right. “It’s never […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Pine Grove’s Katie Bates, the 2017 Daily Journal Coach of the Year in girls high school basketball, wants everybody to know the Lady Panthers’ Class 1A state championship run wasn’t a one-person show. She had plenty of help. “I have to say thank you to my God, my girls and […]


FIRST TEAM Alayjah Sherer Tupelo, Sr. 5-11, G/F The Buzz: Averaged 20.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg in leading Lady Wave to 6A state quarterfinals. The Journal’s 2017 Player of the Year signed with East Tennessee State. Adallice Young Booneville Sr., 5-7, G The Buzz: Averaged 15.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.2 apg in leading Lady Devils to […]

By Laurence Hilliard Special to the Journal JACKSON – For East Union freshman Katie Boatner, the thrill of powerlifting is “The adrenaline you get when you lift the weight and the fans cheering you on.” East Union fans had plenty to cheer about Friday when their team successfully defended its MHSAA Class I girls championship […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal The Ripley Tigers have torn through the season with a fury that has been slowly building since 2014. Each of the past three seasons have ended in disappointment for the Tigers, but every season has come closer to their final goal. In 2014, Ripley finished 18-11 and was swept in […]

John Stroud’s success in basketball – as a player and a coach – was achieved through perseverance, practice … and parents. Yes, his hoops DNA deserves a little credit, too. “I had that gene in my heredity,” said New Albany High School’s Stroud, 59, who resigned – he didn’t retire – from coaching earlier this […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Perry Liles has been fired up about high school powerlifting since 1988, when he left Mississippi State in search of his first coaching job. “I’ve always been excited about powerlifting as a sport,” said Calhoun City High School’s football and powerlifting coach. “I have a passion for it.” Liles’ passion […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal KOSSUTH – Mooreville’s Andrew Peugh controlled the game from the mound against Kossuth on Thursday night, and when the game hung in the balance, he took matters into his own hands. Peugh scored three runs off a strike to left field to break a stalemate in the sixth inning to […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Smithville’s bats are finding their groove. The Seminoles (16-3-1) scored double-digit runs for the second straight game, sweeping their rival Hamilton with an 11-1 win in Division 4-1A play. “We were hitting the ball a lot better the last game against Hamilton,” said Chris Lockhart. “We weren’t seeing […]