By David Wheeler Special to the Journal HATTIESBURG – The range of emotions the Pontotoc Red Sox baseball team went through in just a couple of innings on Sunday afternoon hit every end of the spectrum. Pontotoc players were leaving the game because of the triple-digit heat index. The Hub City Bombers scored seven runs […]

By John Kekis AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker – Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more […]

Daily Journal reports LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Tupelo Police Athletic League Elite Varsity team walked away with the top honor at Sunday’s National PAL Basketball Tournament. Tupelo’s PAL beat a team from Owensboro, North Carolina, 80-66 in the final. “I’m proud to see them come to Lexington and proudly represent the City of Tupelo,” said […]

Daily Journal reports Several athletes from the Journal’s coverage area were high finishers in Saturday’s 36th Annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon in Philadelphia. Male Masters (40-over) winner Bret Beauchamp of Oxford finished 11th overall (2:10:02), followed by Clay Curtis of Plantersville (13th, 2:11:19), Heath Weatherall of Oxford (14th, 2:11:50), Jake Metcalf of Tupelo (19th, 2:14:58) […]

Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole (14-4) gave up seven hits in 7 2/3 innings and lowered his ERA to 2.24. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Gerrit Cole became the majors’ first 14-game winner, leading Pittsburgh to 3-1 victory over Washington on Sunday. Cole allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings while improving to 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in four July starts. The right-hander struck out eight and walked none. Cole (14-4) also […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It was just a broken collarbone, no biggie. Not to Ryan Hall, anyway. His collarbone is just one bone the New Albany motocross racer destroyed to reach Loretta Lynn’s Tennessee ranch next week for the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championship. “The first bone was just a […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Given a choice, Tupelo running back Kegan Huddleston would run prefer challenging South Panola’s helmet-cracking defense than take one more ride on Goliath, Six Flags Over Georgia’s hypercoaster. Huddleston, to put it mildly, lost his lunch during the thrill ride’s 170-foot drop. “I had to clean up, change my shirt,” […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal HATTIESBURG – Wet weather controlled play most of the daylight hours Saturday at the Senior American Legion State Tournament at Oak Grove High School, pushing back the start times significantly of Games 3 and 4 on Saturday’s original schedule. But rain had not yet arrived for the first […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Phillies ace Cole Hamels enhanced his trade value even more, becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win Saturday. There was drama down to the final out, when rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera stumbled on the warning […]