By Paul Jones Special to the Journal STARKVILLE – It took No. 1 Starkville longer than usual to get going, but the Yellow Jackets finally turned it on Friday in a 31-6 win over Murrah. Allowing its first points in region play this year, Starkville (9-0, 5-0 in Division 2-6A) used a pick six from […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette ROSA FORT – New Albany’s hope of a postseason berth came to an end with a 38-7 loss to Rosa Fort on Friday. Lions quarterback Kevin Perkins carried the ball for two touchdowns and threw 40 yards to Tarquise Harris for a third to lead the winners. “I’m just […]

Children talk to the Oxford Charger mascot on the sideline before the game at Clarksdale. (Petre Thomas)

Daily Journal reports At Corinth, Shannon committed seven turnovers, and the Warriors rolled to a 31-6 win in a Division 1-4A game Friday night. Corinth (7-3, 3-1) couldn’t take advantage of the first four turnovers and clung to a 7-0 halftime lead. But the Red Raiders (2-7, 1-3) kept losing the ball – five fumbles […]

Daily Journal Five state championships in slow pitch softball – involving five Northeast Mississippi teams – will be decided today at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. In the state quarterfinals today in volleyball, Ripley plays at Senatobia and Corinth plays at Lafayette in Class I. In the 2A best-of-three series, which is scheduled for a […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Three-star guard/center Darryl Williams became the 31st commitment in Mississippi State’s 2015 class late Thursday. Williams, a 6-foot-4, 304-pounder from Bessemer, Alabama, chose the Bulldogs over offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, South Alabama, Southern Miss and UAB. Williams is ranked as the nation’s No. 7 center and […]

By Janie McCauley AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO – Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas […]

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AREA SCORES Thursday Biggersville 34, Houlka 27 Hatley 20, New Site 14 Mantachie 40, East Union 16 Friday Aberdeen 42, Winona 20 Amory 55, Tishomingo County 48 Baldwyn 55, Walnut 12 Benton County 22, Thrasher 8 Booneville 24, Belmont 14 Bruce 36, Okolona 16 Calhoun City 42, Eupora 7 Coffeeville 68, Vardaman 0 Coldwater 38, […]

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Armanti Linton is averaging 9.5 yards per carry for Walnut.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Both enter tonight’s game once beaten, ranked as the Journal’s second and third small schools. When No. 3 Walnut goes to No. 2 Baldwyn tonight at 7, that’s all the similarities. Baldwyn (8-1, 3-0 Division 1-2A) has dominated the series. Since becoming familiar 2A opponents, the Wildcats are winless. Walnut […]

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FEATURED GAMES Walnut (8-1, 3-0) at Baldwyn (8-1, 3-0) THE PLAYERS Walnut: ATH Armani Linton has 1,217 yards, 18 TDs. … Sophomore WR Monterio Hunt over his last four games has 10 catches, 331 yards and 7 TDs. … QB Will Quinn is 21-for-34 for 539 yards, 7 TDs, 0 picks his last four games. […]