John L. Pitts


John L. Pitts "could have been an actor, but I wound up here," as Sports Editor at the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal |

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By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Fulton’s Brian Dozier, the Minnesota Twins’ outstanding second baseman, has been added to the American League roster for Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Major League Baseball made the announcement late Saturday afternoon. Dozier, who finished second in online voting for the final AL roster spot, was named to […]

Daily Journal, school reports LANCASTER, Pa. – Ally McDonald didn’t get much warning, but the All-American from Fulton was all set for today’s 7:24 a.m. tee time at the 70th U.S. Women’s Open. The former Mississippi State product was a first alternate for the event and learned Tuesday night that she had made the field […]

Buckeyes’ World Ohio State, the defending national champion, is sure to be everyone’s preseason No. 1. The Buckeyes return 16 starters and are blessed to have three quarterbacks who could start anywhere. But it’ll be tough to repeat, as so much went right for this team last season. Clemson? Really? Could Clemson crash the national […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – The 31st Green Street Mile will be contested early Saturday morning, rain or shine. The annual Fourth of July race down South Green St. is scheduled to begin promptly at 7 a.m. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. Tupelo Running Club officials said the race would go […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – Gary Enis has stepped down as head baseball coach at Tupelo High School to take an administrative position with the school. Tupelo Public School District superintendent Dr. Gearl Loden made the announcement early Friday afternoon. Enis will serve as a “THS Athletics Game Administrator and will continue […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – Just like golfers eager to test out an unfamiliar U.S. Open course ahead of time, some of the South’s best young swimmers are headed to Tupelo this weekend. The Tupelo Aquatic Center will host the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in August, and this weekend’s meet is […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Looking at the early part of the SEC football season, both Mississippi State and Ole Miss – and their fans – will be tackling some late starts. The league released the complete details of the first three weeks of the season on Thursday. We already knew that Mississippi State’s […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal As a youngster, Roger Bean would listen to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio and dream of being there, flying around that legendary track. It was the start of a lifetime love affair with the Brickyard. Bean, 80, will be in the crowd again today at the 99th running […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – Nixon Cherutich was leading a pack of a half-dozen runners after the first half-mile of Saturday’s Gum Tree 10k. When he decided to pick up the pace, it was over. Cherutich, 28, won handily in 30:00. Runner-up Pete Chebii, 37, finished in 30:56. “I wasn’t sure if […]

By Cathy L. Wood and John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – Female winner and first-time Gumtree racer Emmy Chepkirui, 26, of Hebron, Ky., said the unexpected humidity on Saturday morning might have slowed her down. “The course was good but it was very hot and humid,” she said, cooling off after the race. Earlier […]