Saltillo football building with youth

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL Pat Byrd knows exactly what he has coming back from last season’s Saltillo football team. Before you...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It’s still some five months away, but the 2015 Lighthouse Classic is already adding some flavor, thanks to the newest UConn signee. For the third straight year at Corinth High, the full lineup is yet to be announced, but two big-time Division I commits are already onboard. Miller Grove (Ga.) […]

Tough division There’s not a more competitive division in the Journal’s footprint than 4-2A, the home of Bruce, Calhoun City, East Webster, Eupora and Okolona. Calhoun City and East Webster were North playoff finalists last year. Everyone has stars, the biggest maybe Calhoun City RB Brieton Sykes. Hill’s swan song Retiring Oxford coach Johnny Hill […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Shea Patterson walked over to the table to have his mug shot taken at Wednesday’s Southern Elite Combine. In a rare occasion in Oxford, he was asked his name. Patterson, the No. 2 pro style quarterback in the country and an Ole Miss verbal commitment, was one of […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Beside Willie Gay’s name on his 247Sports profile, it gives a, “100%” prediction he is a future Mississippi State Bulldog. It would be an easy transition for the 2017 Starkville outside linebacker. Like most Starkville players, the assumption is he’ll stay in town and go to Mississippi State. […]


Daily Journal OXFORD – The Oxford Police Department has charged three 18-year-old Oxford men for a string of auto burglaries in mid-June. According to Maj. Jeff McCutchen, investigators were able to recover surveillance video showing several individuals breaking into cars at an apartment complex on June 17. Police were able to identify the people in […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MYRTLE – Dribble-happy in last week’s summer-league game against DeSoto Central, Myrtle junior point guard Dee Johnson had the basketball stolen from him. He quickly raced to the other end and blocked his thief at the rim. “My freshman year if I turned the ball over, I would have probably […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Josh Baty is right where he wants to be, relishing his first head football coaching gig right at home. Baty is the new coach at Hamilton High, his alma mater. “Something I’ve always wanted to do and never had a chance to do until now,” Baty said. “This is a […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen The Oxford Chargers have $6,000 more to spend on football uniforms and general expenses thanks to their most recent championship win in 7-on-7 action. Johnny Hill praised his skill players, on both sides of the ball, for the way they competed in Medicomp 7 on 7 Tournament held in Madison. […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc Red Sox senior American Legion baseball team has been mowing down opponents all month. The rival Tupelo 49ers almost clogged up the works for Pontotoc on Monday night. Almost. Pontotoc scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to grab a 6-5 victory […]