By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s planned postgame fireworks show at Dudy Noble Field proved to be anticlimactic on the opening evening of Super Bulldog Weekend. Sixth-ranked Florida erupted for four runs in the first inning and held on for a 6-3 victory to take Game 1 of the series. “We can’t […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Top prospect Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his first game with the Cubs, and Wil Myers hit a three-run homer for the Padres, who won 5-4 on Friday. Chicago selected Bryant’s contract from Triple-A Iowa and inserted him into its starting lineup as the cleanup hitter […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Tupelo Golden Wave baseball team has a quarter century of knowing how to win during the regular season – 24 league titles in 25 years. Breaking a three-way tie in Division 2-6A with two games left on the schedule, the youthful 2015 Wave bagged their league championship […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont has won 13 state basketball championships, 11 in girls basketball, two gold balls in three appearances the last four years. This season’s results, the girls’ latest title, backs up the tradition and the accolades keep coming this offseason. Friday, the second Lady Cardinal in three days signed […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal KOSSUTH – Hunter Switcher is tougher than the shotgun shell that split his fibula ever thought about being. And at Saturday’s state powerlifting meet at Mississippi Coliseum, the still-in-two lower leg bone that should keep him from winning a second straight individual state title in the 132-pound class, will likely […]


By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Lynn Holland, a self-proclaimed nonconformist, was usually the easiest person to spot during a high school cross country meet. He was the one running around with the floppy hat and the crazy-looking socks. Holland, 54, still wears the hat. “It’s purely functional and practical. It keeps the sun off my […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal According to 247Sports, Scott Lashley has 16 offers. According to Scout, Lashley has 17 offers. Scout’s list doesn’t include Memphis, which has also offered the West Point offensive tackle. So he has nearly 20. That’s agreeable. There is also no question that his rise has been meteoric. “College coaches like […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and Matt Carpenter doubled twice, helping St. Louis to a 4-0 win over Milwaukee on Thursday. Lackey (1-0) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked one. St. Louis took a 2-0 lead on two doubles and two singles in the sixth inning. […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – If patience is indeed a virtue then consider Chris Jones virtuous. For the last two years, Jones has been biding his time as upperclassmen Kaleb Eulls and P.J. Jones played ahead of him on Mississippi State’s defensive line. With those two now graduated, Chris Jones will finally have […]