By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Jay Johnson’s master plan is to be 100 percent healthy for Saturday’s 66th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver from Bruce suffered a high ankle sprain early in the season, one that limited his big-play abilitiy. “He was injured early and everybody was keying on him,” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Basketball minds across the country are still talking about Corinth’s second annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic. It has established Corinth as a place to be for national high school basketball on Thanksgiving weekend. “We’re working on it for next year. If we get everybody that we’re going after,” co-organizer Vince Overholt […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Teaching new rifle shooters how to use a scope is a step of mentorship that can be more challenging than it sounds, but a little bit of advance planning on the part of the instructor can make a big difference. Using any scope correctly begins with eye relief, the distance […]

The Boy fidgeted and squirmed, put clothes on and took them off, was hungry and bored and anxious in turn. He moved too much and “whispered” too loud and sought new and clever ways to try my patience, but when the does walked into the field he froze and, in a moment, it was all […]

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. – The conversations started in the spring and as much as K.J. Wright wanted to believe the Seattle Seahawks legitimately wanted to keep him around long-term, the fact the season started and weeks ticked by without a contract extension began weighing on the linebacker. “The more the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Bowl eligibility is the gift that keeps on giving. The extra practice for the extra game gives coaches a chance to dial back from their top-tier players and focus on player who will eventually fill those roles. Two interior defensive line signees in the Ole Miss 2014 recruiting […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Nathan Cox is a throwback, a “bust-you-in-your-mouth” football player. Tupelo’s senior center, who is scheduled to play in Saturday’s 66th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic in Gulfport, takes no prisoners when he steps on a field. “I’m aggressive,” he said. “I think I move my feet well and use my […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Marshall Academy hasn’t built its championship basketball pedigree by softening its schedule. And this may be as tough as coach Craig Dailey has made it. The Patriots are playing three games in nearly 24 hours this weekend and that’s not even the toughest part. The first of those three games […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – There have been plenty of disappointing days during Rick Ray’s three years at the helm of Mississippi State. However, Wednesday night may have been the bleakest. Arkansas State entered the game with an RPI of 333 and had beaten just one Division I opponent all year. But the […]