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 […]

By Makenzie Hawkins Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Players from several states have been playing in the Cotton States Baseball League this summer. The wooden-bat collegiate league’s season will be wrapping up with playoffs this weekend. Hill County Generals players Drew Carter from Amory and Tyler Dowdy from New Albany are just a few local […]


By John L. Pitts Daily Journal STARKVILLE – On a hot day at the Starkville Country Club, nobody was hotter than Kye Meeks. The 13-year-old from Walnut shot a 5-under 67 on Tuesday to lead all golfers after the first round of the championship event for the Coca-Cola Junior Tour. Meeks leads the Boys 12-13 […]