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Pontotoc's Trevor Morgan holds up the ball after intercepting it in the end zone during Friday night's game against Itawamba AHS.

Explosive early plays set tone for 9-1 Warriors

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times PONTOTOC – Friday night’s Itawamba AHS at Pontotoc football game was billed to be a slugfest between...

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Laurie Bishop has seen her Tupelo High volleyball team respond well this season to adversity in matches. She hopes the Lady Wave will display the same characteristic when the MHSAA Class III playoffs begin today. Tupelo (23-6) hosts rival Southaven at 6 p.m. “We’ve been working on getting through mental […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Ain’t gonna be no rematch? Who says? In the MHSAA slow-pitch softball state semifinals series, scheduled for today, rivals Nettleton and Mooreville clash in 3A while Monroe County rivals Smithville and Hamilton battle in 1A. This will be the fourth consecutive year Smithville and Hamilton have played with a trip […]

Daily Journal reports Tupelo High’s boys swim team won Saturday’s Mississippi High School Activities Association Class II North State Swim Championships with 122 points over a 12-team field at the at Courthouse Aquatic Center in Lakeland. Clinton (66), Madison Central (61) and Starkville (60) placed second, third and fourth. The Golden Wave boys won all […]


LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Tupelo (8-0) 6A: beat South Panola 3-0. This week: at DeSoto Central 2. West Point (7-1) 5A: beat Lake Cormorant 39-17. This week: at Saltillo 3. Amory (6-2) 4A: beat Shannon 63-41. This week: at Tishomingo County 4. Houston (7-1) 4A: beat Leake Central 42-14. This week: Home vs. Louisville 5. Pontotoc […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal For the Pontotoc defense, no play is taken for granted. Playing every down with an attacking mentality, because any play can be game altering, is just the way they’ve been coached. “They’re a smart group,” Pontotoc head coach Jeff Carter said. “They have a tenacity about them and a real […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Many of Northeast Mississippi’s fastest high school runners fine-tuned their skills Saturday amongst some sweet fruit at the Pontotoc Invitational cross country meet. Cherry Creek Orchard hosted more than 1,000 runners, with runners from Germantown (Tenn.), Tupelo, Oxford, Saltillo, Mooreville, Kossuth, Tupelo Christian Prep showing a readiness for […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HAMILTON – Hamilton coach Bryan Loague said his Lady Lions have been streaky at the plate as of late, turning on the bats for an inning or two but not in others. That was the case again on Saturday in a MHSAA Class 1A best-of-three quarterfinal matchup with Pine Grove. […]

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL MOOREVILLE – Meagan Edmonds blasted two home runs Saturday for Mooreville in its 14-4, 18-1 sweep of Kossuth in the MHSAA slow-pitch softball state quarterfinals. Her Lady Troopers had 29 hits and belted 10 home runs in the two games. Mooreville (18-8) will need plenty more hits and power bombs […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – With the normally explosive Amory offense not clicking 100 percent, the Panthers had to rely on the other two facets of the game on Friday night. The Panthers scored 21 straight points on defense and special teams in the third quarter to take the lead and secure a […]