JACKSON (AP) – A high-school football lineman is in critical condition. Jackson Prep headmaster Jason Walton says junior guard and defensive tackle Walker Wilbanks became ill during the second half of Friday’s game. School officials say his family took him to a hospital, and he had a seizure in the emergency room. University of Mississippi […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – If someone has to pull double duty there may not be a better candidate than Mike Hilton. It looks like, though, that the recent emergence of an Ole Miss freshman teammate in A.J. Moore could make Hilton’s time at his second position more of a luxury than a […]

STARKVILLE A week ago, the AP Top 25 preseason rankings were released and since that time I have received several emails and tweets concerning my voting. I have long since felt teams should be ranked exactly where they finished the previous year so my preseason voting was identical to the final AP poll in January. […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State was able to maneuver through fall camp without many devastating injuries. The Bulldogs did have two players – redshirt freshman wide receiver Shelby Christy and fifth-year senior right tackle Damien Robinson – go down with season-ending ACL tears. Sophomore cornerback Cedric Jiles will also miss time […]

School reports HATTIESBURG – The Southern Miss football team used its Saturday morning workout to give the squad an opportunity to experience things that they might encounter next weekend when they open the season at Mississippi State. The Golden Eagles, in helmets and shorts, went through their entire game day routine on the Roberts Stadium […]

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Hamilton's Keshon Heard, left, scored three touchdowns in the first half of Friday night's season-opening win over Potts Camp and finished with 191 yards.

Daily Journal The first Friday night of the 2014 season is in the books. Tupelo began its follow-up to last season’s state championship appearance with a 20-0 win at Lafayette. Tupelo (1-0) was hit with some costly penalties. A holding call during the opening drive of the second half killed a gain down to the […]

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By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BELDEN – Elizabeth Lunn ran her first varsity 5K race in the worst conditions possible Saturday morning – oppressive heat and humidity. The Pontotoc junior survived and won the Tupelo Christian Prep Invitational in 21 minutes, 53 seconds. The Lady Warriors won the girls championship with 42 points to outdistance […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Amory slow-pitch softball coach Chris Pace isn’t sure the last time his Lady Panthers won the Monroe County tournament was, but he knows it’s been a while. The Lady Panthers (6-1) took home the trophy on Saturday with a three-game sweep, capped off by a 13-3 win over […]

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Tupelo's Demarcus Rogers gets a short breather before the defense heads back onto the field in the second quarter against Lafayette on Friday.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal OXFORD – Tupelo’s defense, the star in last season’s run to the Class 6A state championship game, came alive again in Friday night’s season opener against Lafayette. The Golden Wave, with eight new starters on its defensive unit, pitched a 20-0 shutout against Lafayette, last season’s 4A finalist. “That was […]