By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Division 2-6A tennis has a new champion in boys doubles. Hogan Harrington and Eric Huey, Tupelo High’s No. 2 doubles team, defeated the Golden Wave’s No. 1 team, Andrew Hildenbrand and Mitch Ostrander, 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday in the division’s championship match. Both teams will advance to the MHSAA […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Colby Bortles homered twice – including his second grand slam in five days – and Ole Miss won easily against Tennessee-Martin 11-1 before a sparse gathering at Swayze Field on Wednesday afternoon. Senior right-hander Sam Smith pitched six innings with four hits and one run as Ole Miss […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Two-time All-American Ally McDonald has accomplished a lot during her career at Mississippi State. The Fulton native has represented the nation on the Curtis Cup team and has led the Bulldogs into national prominence with back-to-back NCAA Regionals and is currently vying for a third. Individually, McDonald has […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont basketball is a big deal. Wednesday in a student-packed Malcolm Kuykendall Gym, two Cardinals signed four-year scholarships – boys guard Harrison Fancher with Blue Mountain and girls forward/center Katelyn Nunley with North Alabama. “You have goals and dreams and playing basketball at the college level would be […]

JACKSON It’s not quite correct to say that James McMahon of Southern Miss came out of nowhere to become one of the nation’s best pitchers this season. McMahon came out of Oak Grove, just west of Hattiesburg, where he played quarterback in football and overpowered hitters in baseball. He signed initially with Mississippi State to […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Connar Boyer had just been hit by a pitch to walk in the winning run that gave Kossuth a second straight Class 3A championship. “Hey, this boy right here is going to be special. Keep your eyes on him, Connar Boyer,” Kossuth coach Trave Hopkins said in passing through the […]

By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. – Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Evan Engram’s Grove Bowl performance was not indicative of his work through 14 other spring practices. Taz Zettergren’s performance was. Engram, twice an All-SEC tight end and named All-America last year by Sports Illustrated and a couple of other outlets, had one catch for 17 yards in last […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – High school football fans in North Mississippi are very familiar with Aeris Williams. After all, the former West Point standout rushed for 3,994 yards during his prep career en route to being named Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in 2013. Next on Williams’ agenda […]