By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MYRTLE – Blue Mountain had no answer for Myrtle’s Chris Hill in Tuesday’s Division 2-1A opener. The 6-foot-4 junior forward hit on mid-range jumpers, layups, putbacks, and even connected on a jump hook in scoring 31 points to lead the Hawks to a 66-54 victory against the visiting Cougars. “He’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The Natchez newspaper says one thing. Mississippi High School Activities Association executive director Don Hinton says something very different. Hinton, in Tupelo on Monday for the District I winter meeting, denied the newspaper’s report that Natchez Cathedral quarterback Wyatt Boothe, who led his team to Friday’s 1A state championship, has […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Pontotoc’s Lady Warriors are proven, yet doubted. But at 9-0 after losing yet another group of productive seniors, it’s starting to get tougher to doubt what has become a trend. Pontotoc loses players, keeps winning games. For the first time in four years, Pontotoc did not make it to the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo High soccer coach Hannah Kimbrough hopes her players left the field Monday night knowing all opponents should be treated with respect. The Lady Wave struggled early, then scored four second-half goals to defeat Grenada 4-0 in a Division 2-6A match at Renasant Field. “We didn’t come out with our […]

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Oxford's D.K. Metcalf misses a catch in the end zone while defended by Laurel's Ricky Holden late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 5A State championship game in Starkville.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal In two seasons, Daily Journal area teams are 0-for-7 in the MHSAA state football championships. Last season, five teams went to Jackson and lost. Friday and Saturday, Calhoun City and Oxford made repeat trips, Calhoun City losing to Bassfield again and Oxford losing to Laurel. But the move from Jackson’s […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen STARKVILLE – A backdrop based on redemption from the finish of 2013 seemed to be the perfect motivation for the Oxford Chargers to win their first MHSAA football championship. That feeling turned to disappointment late Saturday as mistakes cost the Chargers dearly in a 29-26 loss to Laurel at Mississippi […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – Demetrius Market intercepted three passes, including one in overtime, to lead South Panola to a 27-21 victory over defending champion Oak Grove in the Mississippi High School Activities Association 6A title game on Sunday. This is the 11th state title for South Panola (15-0) and their second in three years. Oak Grove […]

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Oxford's Kenzie Phillips gets pulled down by Laurel's Ricky Holden.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Before Saturday night’s Class 5A state championship, Oxford coach Johnny Hill destroyed last season’s runner-up trophy in a fiery pregame speech. But Laurel made sure the Chargers went home with another one, winning 29-26 at Davis Wade Stadium. “We didn’t do very good on special teams and that’s […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Play it anywhere and they will come. That’s been the response from the fans over the weekend at the 2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association’s football championships being played on a college campus, Mississippi State, for the first time since 1992. The MHSAA’s executive director, Don Hinton, was […]