By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CORINTH – Keith Greene is waiting to see all the pieces of his 2016-17 Corinth basketball team come together. The defending state champion Warriors took a giant step in that direction Tuesday with a 58-43 Division 1-4A victory against Shannon. “We’re still searching,” said Corinth’s coach. “I don’t think we’ve […]

West Point four-star athlete Marcus Murphy has reopened his recruitment after being committed to Mississippi State since May 24. The 2018 prospect announced his intentions via Twitter on Tuesday, stating, “After much thought, I have chosen to withdraw my commitment from Mississippi State and explore opportunities. Thanks and God Bless.” Murphy received his second offer […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Booneville’s Lady Blue Devils are back on track to defend their MHSAA Class 3A state championship. That’s if last week’s 49-31 victory against defending 2A state champ Ingomar is any indication. Question is, were they ever really off track? Some fans thought so after the team’s back-to-back pre-Christmas losses to […]

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By David Wheeler Daily Journal FULTON – As far as coach Craig Lauderdale is concerned, the experience provided by junior point guard Julian Warren is the puzzle piece that makes the Saltillo Tigers a complete team. Now the Tigers have won three in a row since Christmas, and are looking for more. In early action […]

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By Blake Morgan Daily Journal FULTON – Ripley Tigers head coach Adam Kirk likes to schedule games in higher classifications in order to prepare his own team for division play. Ripley struggled to defend Neshoba Central at the basket Friday afternoon and lost to the 5A team 66-48 in a tournament at Itawamba Community College. […]

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Booneville's Elly Nash fights for position against Ingomar's Maggie Smithey in Kiwanis Classic action.

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL BOONEVILLE – Booneville’s road to victory Friday night was finding Elly Nash. The 5-foot-11 junior scored 17 points and defended Ingomar’s 6-footer, Mallory Russell, to lead the 3A Lady Blue Devils to a 49-31 victory over the 2A Lady Falcons in a battle of defending state champions in the Booneville […]

BY BLAKE MORGAN DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – The Tupelo boys only losses this season have come to the Starkville Yellowjackets and a trend may be beginning to take shape. Monday night, Starkville’s Jesse Little blocked a Tupelo player’s shot under the basket. The ball went into another Tupelo player’s hands who’s shot was quickly blocked […]

BY DAVID WHEELER DAILY JOURNAL ECRU – A stout Class 1A Pine Grove girls basketball team ran into a stout Class 4A forward in Jatyjia Jones on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers could not keep up with Jones. The Pontotoc Lady Warriors junior powered her way to 32 points, helping her team to a 52-38 victory […]

BY BLAKE MORGAN DAILY JOURNAL BRUCE – Whatever Ty Jones could do Ladavius Draine could do better Tuesday night as the two put on a back and forth show at the Bruce Shootout. Draine was ultimately successful helping lead Calhoun City to an 87-84 victory over Jones and Pontotoc. Draine finished the game with 43 […]