By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has a tall task ahead taking on undefeated and No. 1 ranked Kentucky at 6 p.m. tonight on the SEC Network. However, Rick Ray’s attention this week has not been on the 27-0 Wildcats. The third year coach has been searching for way to help his […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Georgia and Ole Miss are both different teams than they were a month ago, the Rebels a little bit for the better. Ole Miss has won eight of its last nine and has a real opportunity to make a statement with what would be a fifth win against […]

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By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – It’s no secret that Mooreville stands one win away from qualifying for the Class 3A state basketball tournament for the first time in 19 years. “We know,” sophomore guard Peyton McCord said. “We’re enjoying this ride.” McCord scored a game-high 20 points Tuesday night to lead the Troopers […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel CALHOUN CITY – Calhoun City senior Sierra Coleman has stepped up since her squad lost three starters to ACL injuries in January. She stepped up once again on Tuesday and the Lady Wildcats are moving on in the MHSAA Girls’ 2A state playoffs. Coleman had a game-high 23 points, including […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – What turned into a blowout started out as a slow start for the Aberdeen Bulldogs on Tuesday night in the first round of the boys’ Class 3A state playoffs. Aberdeen (23-6) turned a narrow four-point halftime lead into a commanding 84-49 win over North Pontotoc. The Bulldogs will […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal JUMPERTOWN – Along the side of Highway 4, Jumpertown is quietly tucked between basketball horses Booneville and Ripley. The Cardinals are starting to make some noise. Jumpertown defeated Smithville 57-41 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 1A state playoffs. The top seed gets another home game on […]

Daily Journal reports INGOMAR – Ingomar closed the game on a 15-2 run to defeat Coldwater 71-65 and advance in the first round of the Class 1A state basketball playoffs. Laquain Foster led Ingomar with 25 points. “With three minutes to go, it wasn’t looking good, but Laquain took over and the rest of the […]


By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – No. 22 Mississippi State improved to 9-0 on the year with a 10-2 victory over Alcorn State on Tuesday. The Bulldogs collected 14 hits, led by SEC Freshman of the Week Ryan Gridley, who was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI. “I just try to put good […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times FULTON – After Toby Collums left his post as head coach at Itawamba AHS two weeks ago, the school’s administration made a quick decision to promote longtime assistant and defensive coordinator Clint Hoots to that position. Less than two weeks into his gig as the head man at IAHS, Hoots […]