By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss baseball was washed out Friday and will play two games today. It’s not a doubleheader in the truest sense of the word. Ole Miss and Alabama will play the first game of their SEC series at noon at Swayze Field. Friday game tickets will be honored […]

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere’s ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score the winning run for Philadelphia in the ninth for a 1-0 final Friday. Galvis led off with a single to center against Jim Johnson (1-2). He went to second on Cesar Hernandez’s sacrifice and advanced to third […]

Gene Phelps Daily Journal THRASHER – Austin Laney didn’t need a whole lot of defensive help in Friday’s MHSAA Class 1A baseball playoff game against Thrasher. Tupelo Christian Prep’s junior right-hander struck out 16 of the 27 batters he faced and gave up four hits, all singles, in the Eagles’ 4-0 series-clinching Game 2 victory. […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Panthers needed a win to stay alive in the Class 4A baseball playoffs. They got it in dramatic fashion on Friday night to tie their first round series with Houston. Ryan Benson drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh to plate pinch-runner Tyler Davis for an […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal RIPLEY – Ripley drove more than half the 194 miles to Yazoo County Thursday, only to turn around in Grenada and come back home. No harm done. “We got out of school early, got a good lunch and took really good naps on the way there,” Ripley coach Joel Gafford […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – The young Saltillo Tigers baseball team lived to play another day – playing more like a playoff veteran team than their roster would indicate. Winning a pitchers’ duel with some timely hits, the Tigers kept their season alive with a 2-1 victory over Ridgeland, tying their […]


By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Antonio Green is taking his baloncesto and leaving town. Many, many miles from it. The 6-foot-1 Tupelo combo guard, a first-team Daily Journal All-Area selection, has signed with the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. His new hoop home is less than an hour’s drive from Mexico. It’s also more than […]

Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri has extended football coach Gary Pinkel’s contract through the 2019 season and raised his yearly salary to $4.02 million. He’s the 10th SEC football coach to have a yearly salary of at least $4 million. Pinkel is headed into his 15th season at Missouri and is already the winningest […]

Malik Newman rings a cowbell after announcing his commitment to play basketball at MSU. (Todd Sherman/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Ben Howland was hired at Mississippi State last month, he promised to make a splash in recruiting. Howland made good on that promise Friday afternoon, landing the nation’s top point guard, Malik Newman of Callaway. Newman chose the Bulldogs over other finalists Kentucky, Ole Miss, Kansas, LSU […]