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

Panda-monium: Sandoval helps Giants even World Series

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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Armanti Linton is averaging 9.5 yards per carry for Walnut.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Both enter tonight’s game once beaten, ranked as the Journal’s second and third small schools. When No. 3 Walnut goes to No. 2 Baldwyn tonight at 7, that’s all the similarities. Baldwyn (8-1, 3-0 Division 1-2A) has dominated the series. Since becoming familiar 2A opponents, the Wildcats are winless. Walnut […]

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FEATURED GAMES Walnut (8-1, 3-0) at Baldwyn (8-1, 3-0) THE PLAYERS Walnut: ATH Armani Linton has 1,217 yards, 18 TDs. … Sophomore WR Monterio Hunt over his last four games has 10 catches, 331 yards and 7 TDs. … QB Will Quinn is 21-for-34 for 539 yards, 7 TDs, 0 picks his last four games. […]

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Teammates greet Nettleton's Jabria Pounds after hitting a home run Tuesday night at Mooreville.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Taylor Smith has experienced the taste of defeat in big postseason games. She hopes to pick another item from the menu on Saturday in Ridgeland – a pair of victories. Nettleton swept rival Mooreville on Tuesday to reach the best-of-three Class 3A state championship series in slow pitch softball against […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo has three games remaining, starting tonight with a Division 1-6A road trip to DeSoto Central. The goal: Win ’em all. The reward: A berth in the state playoffs. The reality: Lose and hope for the best. “Lose and our chances aren’t very good, but a lot of scenarios remain,” […]

LSU's Travin Dural, with 26 catches and seven touchdowns, will be a focus for the Ole Miss defense on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Travin Dural, one of LSU’s young wide receivers, spoke of the wisdom that comes through experience this week. Dural is a sophomore, but he’s joined by three true freshmen on the Tigers’ two-deep roster, and he hopes he and his teammates can outsmart that experience Saturday night. Ole Miss senior […]

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is 5-2 in his second season with the Wildcats, a program that was a combined 4-20 over the past two seasons. His Wildcats entertain No. 1-ranked MSU on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mark Stoops is attempting to put Kentucky’s football program in the spotlight at a school where basketball rules. Stoops has the Wildcats off to a 5-2 start and will get the perfect opportunity to make an impact this weekend, hosting top-ranked Mississippi State. “It’s important for us to play well,” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Hickory Flat softball coach Cyndal Cleveland died Thursday evening in a car accident in Itawamba County. Cleveland was in her second year as a teacher and coach. She was a standout basketball and softball player at Mantachie and in 2010 wrapped up a standout softball career at Itawamba CC. Itawamba […]

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Hatley quarterback Jonathan Waycaster passed for his team's last two TDs.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal MARIETTA – Hatley is finally heading to the postseason. The Tigers (5-5, 2-2 Division 1-2A) sealed their first playoff appearance with their 20-14 win over New Site on Thursday. “These young men have come so far in the two years I’ve been here,” said coach Patrick Schoolar, also a Hatley […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The triple option is a tough offense to prepare for, especially after a long season in the MACJC. The Holmes Bulldogs did just enough with its rushing attack to claim a 37-20 season-ending victory over the Northeast Tigers, who were without head coach Ricky Smither on […]