Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, left, hosted Mississippian and NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Tuesday in a promotion for the upcoming Cup race in Talladega. (Joshua T. McCoy/Ole Miss)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Hugh Freeze doesn’t exactly fit the current target demographic, but nothing could keep the Ole Miss football coach from hiding his excitement to host one of NASCAR’s young stars. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., an Olive Branch native and Ole Miss fan, was on campus Tuesday as part of a […]

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Ole Miss defensive back Senquez Golson runs the ball after an interception in Saturday's win. The Rebels have eight interceptions this season, tops in the nation.

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – There’s not a lot of magic dust or secret speeches around the Ole Miss secondary these days. In fact, the “coaching up” for the Rebels’ defensive backs has a real estate ring to it: Location, location, location. No. 10 Ole Miss is leading the nation with eight interceptions […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Chad Cook’s last memory on the Calhoun City football field is a good one. In his last game at his alma mater, the Wildcats beat rival Bruce in the Skuna River Rivalry. Friday, he returns in a different role – the enemy. “I don’t think I’ve walked on that field […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Bruce coach James Ray is ready to move on. Ray will not face a fine caused by his ejection from Friday’s game at Water Valley. The Mississippi High School Activities Association on Monday overturned the ruling made on the field. “I’m glad it’s behind us. It’s unfortunate that it occurred […]

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) – A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff’s investigators, he has decided to present […]

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Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (7) (3-0) 106 1 2. South Panola (3) (3-0) 100 2 3. Tupelo (4-0) 61 4 4. Oak Grove (2-0) 55 8 (tie) […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Brandon Townsend didn’t get to play football last season. It’s no coincidence that with him back, Houston looks more like the playoff team from 2012 than the one-win team from 2013. “You can’t replace a player of his caliber. He’s a huge asset to this team,” Houston coach William Cook […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – On a whim, Dick Hollaway and some friends went to the old Tupelo Gun Club one Saturday to “shoot some skeet.” Sounded like a good idea to Hollaway, 23 years old at the time. He had hunted, but he had never shot clay targets. “They were having […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has fielded some solid football teams over the past two decades but rarely has it found success against LSU. The eighth-ranked Tigers have had the Bulldogs’ number, winning 14 straight and 21 of the last 22 outings. LSU leads the series 71-33-3 and is 47-18-1 in […]