East rolls in final NEMCABB game

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal CORINTH – Players from big schools on the East side of Highway 45 certainly had their hitting...

East Webster players and coaches hold aloft the Class 2A state championship trophy Saturday afternoon in Pearl. (Keith Warren/MHSAA)

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Twelfth century Tartars were subjugated to Mongolian control under Genghis Kahn. Saturday at Trustmark Park, Taylorsville’s Tartars were subjugated to Cumberland control under Wes Johnson’s East Webster Wolverines. East Webster won Game 3 12-2 to take the Class 2A state championship in five innings. “I’m proud for the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal CORINTH – It was all about relaxed baseball, and letting some stars shine on Saturday for one last time at the high school level. Three games were on tap for the 25th NEMCABB (Northeast Mississippi Coaches Assoication for Better Baseball) All-Star Games at Corinth City Park, The first […]

Belmont's Austin Carpenter leans dejectedly against the dugout rail after the Game 3 loss. (Keith Warren/MHSAA)

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Belmont left the bases loaded in the first inning and stranded two in the second inning. That’s all the reprieve Sumrall starter Joseph McLaurin needed. McLaurin went on to strike out 13 Cardinals in a 7-2 championship win in Game 3 of the Class 3A title series at […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Four years after leaving the game, Jason Cobb is back on the softball field, named this week as Amory’s new fast-pitch coach. Cobb left a successful stint at Hamilton four years ago and went to the other end of the employment spectrum. “Prior to this year, I was at Severstal,” […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel Mike Lewis, who won a 1988 Class 3A boys basketball state title at Alcorn Central, has agreed to return to the school for a second stint. The move became official on May 10. He replaces Mitch Howell. Lewis spent the last six seasons coaching Walnut’s boys. He said the move […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – The ball and Reid Carter’s foot met simultaneously at third base. As abruptly as a game can end, so did Houston’s season, in a 5-4 loss and Class 4A championship series sweep by St. Stanislaus. “You’ve got to tip your cap,” Houston coach Scott Gann said. “We hit […]

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Smithville's Blake Comer, second from left, is consoled as coach Steve Kerr, right, hugs senior Cole Williams following Friday's loss to Cathedral.

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal PEARL – Two errors in the third inning ended up being the difference betweeen Smithville forcing a Game 3 in its Class 1A state championship series and going home in second place. A confusion on a fielder’s choice to second and a cutoff throw at third that went into the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Belmont players didn’t spend much time thinking over their 6-0 loss Friday to Sumrall, not if Cardinals coach Andy Deaton had it his way. Deaton wanted them in the bed. Because after Sumrall dispatched the Cardinals behind Drake Nightengale’s nine-strikeout, three-hitter at Trustmark Park, the two were scheduled […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Luke Alexander has dazzled in Belmont’s talented middle infield, making highlight-reel plays in the Cardinals’ two championship series games at Trustmark Park. He has the stage to make one more statement. The biggest moment of his decorated career. Alexander will get the ball for today’s 10 a.m. first […]