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Lafayette's Xavier Martin scores the winning run in a 5-4 victory over Ripley on Tuesday night.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Lafayette’s Commodores decided to win the Division 2-4A title the hard way. They went to extra innings with Ripley, coming from a run down Tuesday night to win 5-4 in nine innings. Hunter Bishop delivered the game-winning hit for Lafayette in the bottom of the ninth inning to […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NETTLETON – Dana Rhea wasn’t ready to proclaim Nettleton the Division 4-3A champion Tuesday night. He was quite reluctant moments after his team defeated North Pontotoc 6-0 to improve to 15-2 overall and 8-0 in division play with two games remaining. “There’s still softball to be played,” the Lady Tigers […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Somehow, Michael Seger is getting more basketball and more family time, at the same time. Seger, after five years as Hickory Flat’s head boys coach, has been named the new boys and girls basketball coach at East Webster. “Doing both teams allows me to narrow my focus on the coaching […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s quest for state high school archery superiority took a giant step in the recent North state shoot. Schools from the Daily Journal coverage area won North championships in Coffeeville in every classification: (1A) Tremont, (2A) Mantachie, (3A) South Pontotoc, (4A) Amory, (5A) Saltillo, (6A) Tupelo. Saltillo, Mantachie and […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Stand up. Sit down. Stand up. Sit down. That has been the unwelcome routine of most of the batters who have walked the plank to face Oxford pitcher Jason Barber. The Chargers’ junior has been on cruise control in a 6-0 start for the unbeaten and nationally ranked […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Recruiters haven’t knocked down the door of Aberdeen senior Marcus Carouthers, a Holmes CC signee. He says that has, and still is, making him a better basketball player. Carouthers, a 6-foot-3 guard/forward, who Aberdeen coach Jaworski Rankin called “the cornerstone of the success we had,” is the Daily […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Nobody paid much attention to Mooreville’s boys basketball team, if any attention. Then the Troopers got hot and made it to Jackson for the Class 3A quarterfinals. That was because the Troopers paid a lot of attention to their coach, 2015 Daily Journal Boys Coach of the Year, Jim Tally. […]


FIRST TEAM Marcus Carouthers, Aberdeen, Sr., G/F The buzz: Averaged 21.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 steals, 1.9 assists. … singed with Jones JC Wednesday. … Plays two, three and can play down low. Harrison Fancher, Belmont, Sr., G The buzz: Averaged 18.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2 steals. … Shot 40 percent from 3 […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Pontotoc star guard Marlee Hatcher going one-on-one against former South Pontotoc and Ole Miss guard Wanda Austin, in her prime. The winner? “She would beat me. She has a lot more skills than I had,” said Wanda Austin Hatcher, Marlee’s mom, without hesitation. Marlee Hatcher, a 5-foot-7 senior who averaged […]