By Blake Morgan Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – A hole can be a hard spot to climb out of, and Tuesday night Calhoun City was in too deep a hole to make a comeback against Okolona thanks to some timely three-point shooting. Okolona won the wire-to-wire victory 92-78, after Calhoun City found itself down 13 […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal NETTLETON – In the 1960s, the father of Jim Tally helped to lay mortar and brick in the building of the Nettleton High School gym. In the girls championship game Saturday of the Lee County Tournament in that very gym, Tally’s Mooreville Lady Troopers laid down a devastating 14-0 scoring […]

Booneville guard Devils Adallice Young drives past New Site's Maycee Chambers in Saturday's Prentiss County Tournament  championship. (Chris Butler)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BALDWYN – One point separated Booneville and New Site at halftime of Saturday’s Prentiss County Tournament girls basketball championship game. The second half – which featured 13 lead changes – was just as close. In the end, Booneville won the nail-biter at the free throw line as it connected on […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal MYRTLE – The Ingomar full-court press wears opponents down until breaking and making mistakes is the only option. This was the case Saturday night as Ingomar defeated West Union 65-32 for the Falcons’ third consecutive Union County Tournament championship. “We’ve been fortunate to have a good group and three times […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – Clinging to a five-point lead going into the final quarter, the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs turned on the jets to claim the Monroe County Tournament championship with a 36-22 win over host Hatley. “They turned it on and played better defense than they had played the whole game,” Aberdeen […]

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Shannon guard CJ Brim scored 17 points on Friday despite playing on a sore ankle.

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal NETTLETON – Shannon’s CJ Brim had a sore right ankle for Friday night’s game against Mooreville, but it didn’t hurt the senior guard’s ability to impact the game. Brim relied on his outside shooting touch to score 17 points and passing skills to keep his teammates involved in the 78-44 […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BALDWYN – Grant Goolsby’s message to his Baldwyn Bearcats is always: One shot, tough shot. Wheeler, which lost 53-40 to Baldwyn in Thursday’s Prentiss County Tournament semifinals, certainly was affected by the Bearcats’ aggressive defensive play. “They beat you to the spot and disrupt your offense,” Wheeler coach Mitch Howell […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette WEST UNION – Standing on the free-throw line, West Union forward Kylie Massengill prayed. “I just kept thinking ‘please help me Jesus,’” Massengill said. The Lady Eagles (4-16) lone senior’s prayer was for a good reason, the two successful shots lifted Massengill’s team to a 32-30 win over East […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – The Hatley Lady Tigers rode a hot start to seal their spot in the Monroe County Tournament championship game with a 52-29 win over Smithville. Hatley started the game with a 9-0 lead, thanks to five early points from Madison Seals, and didn’t let up. An 8-0 run […]