Pontotoc powerful in 4A

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Pontotoc has won the annual Clarion-Ledger All-Sports Award in Class 4A for the second straight year and for...

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Houston Roth wanted to make sure Oxford baseball coach Chris Baughman knew he could pitch the Class 5A opener against George County on Tuesday afternoon. So the junior texted him later Monday night, after the two discussed the matter at practice. Roth’s decision to pitch on just four […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Seven innings from defeat last week, Smithville is now 14 innings (at least) from a repeat. If the Seminoles learned their lesson. The reigning Class 1A state champions, which will again face Cathedral for the championship, lost the opener of the North State finals, 4-0, and managed only two hits […]

By Brandon Speck and John Davis Daily Journal PEARL – If stealing second base has to involve a flotation device, the state baseball championships may be moving from a start today to a Wednesday start. With water standing at second base at Trustmark Park, MHSAA officials were scheduled to make a decision sometime this morning […]

By Brandon Speck and Kedrick Storey Daily Journal Robert Burdette had to pause Monday afternoon and thank a Sonic carhop for delivering his order. If it was a 4:15 p.m. lunch, you’ll have to pardon him for being a little busy. Burdette was busy being named New Albany’s new boys basketball coach. “We know that […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Great pitching meets great hitting with the Class 5A baseball championship at stake. Oxford is set to meet George County in the best-of-three series at Trustmark Park. The Chargers (33-1) have arguably the two best starting pitchers in Jason Barber, who has yet to allow an earned run […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal RIDGELAND – Smithville softball’s five seniors are ending their high school careers in the same fashion they finished their freshman year – with a state championship. The Lady Noles (29-4) captured their first fast-pitch title since 2012 and fifth overall softball title in four years, completing the two-game Class 1A […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – There will be a new baseball champion in the Class 5A ranks. Oxford’s Chargers and Jason Barber made sure of that. Barber and the hot-hitting Chargers, moved on to play George County in Pearl this week thanks to a 10-2 win over New Hope on Saturday night at […]

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Philadelphia's Alyssa Davis tags out Mooreville's Lindsey Mitchell on Saturday.

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL RIDGELAND – Kelsy Minga’s yellow missile was seeking a rain-soaked patch of green grass to land on Saturday at Freedom Ridge Park. Instead, Minga’s bomb landed in Kenyatta Moore’s brown leather-gloved left hand. Moore, a centerfielder for Philadelphia, made a running, diving grab of Minga’s bases-loaded line drive to right-center […]

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Smithville's Blake Comer gets greeted by his teammates after getting the Seminoles on the scoreboard first in their game against Ingomar.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SMITHVILLE – As compared to the blur of the 2014 championship season, Smithville Seminoles head coach Steve Kerr has been able to slow things down this year. Kerr preferred to speed up the seventh inning of Friday’s Game 3 in the Class 1A semifinals against the Ingomar Falcons […]