The wheels of the plane folded to a close as it rose above houses and trees. Below, big tractors pulled wide discs over broad fields, recarving furrows in the places they’d stood for many springs before. The soil yielded as from memory and resumed its appointed shape. Looking down, the passenger in 6A thought of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive end turned linebacker C.J. Johnson noticed something different about his coach, Hugh Freeze, in spring drills. Freeze talked about the possibility of a national championship for Ole Miss not in abstract terms but in a direct cause-and-effect manner. Complete the requirements of A, B and […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Ty Jones could have stayed in Pontotoc all summer and eaten high on the hog every day at Boondocks. Instead, he took his basketball and helped the North Mississippi Kings 16U AAU team eat good – and win good, too. The Kings have had plenty of successes, the biggest coming […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Nettleton’s Riley Ann Mayhew and Walnut’s Kye Meeks were among the winners on Wednesday as the Coca-Cola Junior Tour wrapped up its summer season with championship play at the Starkville Country Club. Mayhew, the defending Class I state high school champion, shot a 76-80 – 156 for […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Summer baseball in this corner of Mississippi is winding down, and the popular Cotton States Wooden Bat League has the spotlight this weekend. The end-of-the season tournament for the six college teams actually begins today, with the North Delta Dealers versus the Tupelo Thunder, […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELDEN – The weather would be better. The courses would be in better shape, the golfers at a higher level. But moving MHSAA golf from spring to fall may not be that simple. That was one of the proposals brought at Wednesday’s MHSAA District I meeting at ICC’s Belden campus. […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Jay Bruce homered in the second to back Anthony DeSclafani’s seven innings of three-hit ball, and Cincinnati shut out St. Louis on Wednesday for the second straight night, 1-0. The Reds ended a nine-series losing streak in St. Louis and have won consecutive games at Busch Stadium for the first […]

VICKSBURG (AP) – Vicksburg’s St. Aloysius has dropped out of the Mississippi High School Activities Association. According to multiple media reports, St. Aloysius and Greenville-St. Joseph were accepted Tuesday into the Mississippi Associated of Independent Schools. The decision to switch associations came after last week’s MHSAA ruling banning out-of-state students from participating in all sanctioned […]

JACKSON Carla Lowry, nicknamed Shorty, loved basketball at a time when organized basketball didn’t necessarily love young girls back. As a young girl in Forest in the 1940s, she loved basketball and was especially proficient at shooting. That was because she practiced and practiced and practiced and then practiced some more. She did this even […]