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 247Sports.com. 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 […]

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Oxford players celebrate after a touchdown in Friday's qualifier.

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – No Metcalf, no problem. Greaser, Wadlington, Cousar only start the list of Oxford weapons used to win Friday’s National Select 7-on-7 Mississippi Qualifier. D.K. Metcalf, the state’s top player, an Ole Miss commit and the nation’s No. 8-ranked 2016 wide receiver is in Oregon at The Opening, a […]

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL CUMBERLAND – Mamie Hollenhead truly appreciates the three Class 2A state championships she was a part of this year at East Webster High School. Hollenhead played infield for the Lady Wolverines championship teams in slowpitch and fastpitch softball, and was a starting guard on a basketball team that suffered through […]

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL Tupelo High School has a new baseball coach for only the third time since 1986. Justin Reed, 34, who coached the last three seasons for Tupelo’s Division 2-6A rival South Panola, was named Thursday head coach of the Golden Wave. He replaced Gary Enis, who stepped down last month to […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Time isn’t a coach’s friend. None of Darryl Carter’s time is being spent beating around any bushes. The fourth-year football coach of the Shannon Red Raiders has led his team to 10 wins in three years – three, four and three respectively. He wants those numbers to climb, […]

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) made it public, giving Memphis a speedy receiver to a program known nationally as on the rise. “I had always said […]