San Francisco's Hunter Pence hits an RBI double to score Joe Panik during the seventh inning of Game 4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO – Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo...

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Falkner quarterback Jase Stroupe searches for an open receiver downfield Friday night against Smithville.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal FALKNER – Smithville and Falkner slugged it out to the end to gain an edge in a tight Division 1-1A race. Jeramie Lawrence’s 42-yard touchdown with 2:25 to go lifted Falkner (6-3, 4-2) to a 26-19 win over Smithville to put them back in the hunt to host first round. […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times PONTOTOC – It wasn’t as pretty as Itawamba AHS coach Toby Collums would’ve liked offensively, but his defensive unit definitely made up for it during the Indians’ 35-7 rout of the Pontotoc Warriors Friday night to claim the Division 1-4A title. “We still have some things left to clean […]

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By Blake Long Special to the Journal IUKA – Amory compiled 514 yards and secured a playoff spot, ruining Tishomingo County’s senior night activities in the process with a 55-48 victory. Quarterback Zatorious Gates led Amory by completing 10 of 14 passes for 203 yards. Phillip Tyra caught four touchdowns and had 116 receiving yards […]

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 […]