Mooreville among area teams playing today

Daily Journal Look who’s here! The Mooreville Troopers return to the 3A state tournament – for the first time in 19 seasons – at...

Ingomar's Laquain Foster steals the ball from Montgomery County's Dontavian Sutton. Foster scored 27 points to put the Falcons a win away from playing for the gold ball. (Chris Todd)

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Laquain Foster was a seventh grader sitting in the stands at the Mississippi Coliseum when Ingomar won its last state championship in 2010. “I look at that (championship) banner every day,” said Foster, now a senior. “That win was phenomenal. Nobody thought that team could win, but they […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal JACKSON – Montgomery County doesn’t have so much as a roster on MaxPreps. That’s made it tough for Ingomar’s boys to prepare. “It was difficult trying to get information,” Ingomar coach Jonathan Ashley said. “Spent the better part of (Saturday) just working on that.” Back to school on Monday, following […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Pontotoc’s Lady Warriors took a curtain call Monday night with their excited and adoring fans. Today they’ll be back in the same gym trying to figure out what went wrong offensively in their too-close-for-comfort 44-33 win against Lafayette in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A Basketball […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MOOREVILLE – With two cold-blooded free throws, Payton McCord sent a raucous crowd into insanity and the Mooreville Troopers to their first basketball game in Jackson since 2006. With less than 50 seconds to play, the sophomore calmly drained the pair for a 53-52 win against visiting North Panola. “I […]

PONTOTOC The scorebook never talked back to him. But Pontotoc coach Chris Vandiver stared stoically at it in his office Saturday night, minutes after his Warriors were beaten in the Class 4A playoffs. He hoped the book would be traveling with the team this week to Jackson for the state quarterfinals. “We felt like we […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The final games of the weather-delayed second round of the MHSAA state basketball playoffs are scheduled to be played tonight in Northeast Mississippi. In Class 3A, Mooreville’s boys host North Panola. The winner advances to the state quarterfinals this week at Jackson State University. In Class 2A girls, Baldwyn plays […]

New Site's Sydney Presley drives around Walneka Holmes of Coahoma County during Saturday's game. (Chris Butler/

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal NEW SITE – There would be no last-second heartbreak on Saturday for New Site. The Lady Royals defeated Coahoma County – a team that broke their hearts and ended a streak of five consecutive visits to the Big House on a buzzer-beating putback last season – with a 63-57 win […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – Matt Justice called the Tupelo Lady Wave and Horn Lake Lady Eagles two of the best teams in the Mississippi. But matched together Saturday in the Class 6A playoffs, only one could advance to Jackson. In a physical contest that saw three Tupelo starters foul out, […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Drew Tyler had his Oxford Chargers in the gym shooting baskets Saturday morning. The extra work getting ready for Clarksdale paid off as the Wildcats succumbed to the Chargers 76-57 in the OHS gym. The victory advanced the Chargers in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, […]