FIRST TEAM Marlee Hatcher, Pontotoc Junior, Guard Stat line: 16.3 ppg, 74 3-pointers Buzz: Joined Lady Warriors teammate Kayla Russell as part of a deadly 3-point shooting tandem. Kim Mallory, Itawamba AHS Senior, Foward Stat line: 14.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg Buzz: Signed with Freed-Hardeman after leading Indians to 4A state championship. Alexandrea Metcalf, Shannon Senior, […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Some dads make their sons mow the yard or rake leaves, maybe for a small allowance. Baldwyn coach Jason McKay made Conner McKay shoot free throws. At 7 a.m. Before middle school. For no pay. So neither were surprised when he calmly knocked down clutch free throws in the final […]

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Booneville's Michael Smith, front, with fellow coaches Micah Moment, left, and Brian Windham.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Booneville assistant coach Micah Moment showed up in shorts as he coached the first junior high game of the season. He really had no other option. Moment, along with assistant Brian Windham and head coach Michael Smith – Smith calls them a “coaching staff,” with no designation for head coach […]


FIRST TEAM Conner McKay, Baldwyn Sophomore guard State line: 15 ppg, 91.6 % FT, 5 apg, 1.5 spg, 3 rpg Buzz: McKay hit 18-of-20 free throws in the fourth quarter of the state semifinals. Ismael Ruedas, Blue Mountain Senior guard Stat line: 19.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.4 spg Buzz: According to one opposing […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The past 12 months have not gone as planned for Mississippi State’s Torrey Dale. After redshirting his initial season, Dale had worked his way up to 260 pounds and was part of the second team at defensive end. But just a few days before the 2013 spring game, […]

By John Davis Special to the Journal OXFORD – There was no need for extra innings for No.13 Ole Miss on Friday night, not with Christian Trent on the mound and the Rebels’ best hitters doing their part. A night after losing a 13-inning heartbreaker to the No. 12 Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium, Ole Miss […]

By David Brandt Associated Press JACKSON – Ole Miss continued its roster overhaul on Friday with the signing of Tennessee State transfer M.J. Rhett. The 6-foot-9 Rhett adds more depth to the Rebels’ frontcourt. He averaged 10.9 points and a team-leading 9.1 rebounds per game last season at Tennessee State. Rhett is expected to graduate […]

By Kyle Alford Special to the Journal TUPELO – Two playoff-bound baseball teams battled it out Friday night at Golden Wave Field. Madison Central got the 8-7 victory over Tupelo in a game that had its fair share of lead changes and offensive production. Madison Central brought in its first run early in the top […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Class 3A fast pitch runs through Nettleton, while Mooreville is trying to regain that distinction. The rest of 3A North? Playing catchup. Booneville beat Alcorn Central 15-5 in six innings on Friday afternoon to get a little bit closer to a playoff spot. Atop Division 1-3A is playoff-bound […]