By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Tupelo Golden Wave baseball team has a quarter century of knowing how to win during the regular season – 24 league titles in 25 years. Breaking a three-way tie in Division 2-6A with two games left on the schedule, the youthful 2015 Wave bagged their league championship […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont has won 13 state basketball championships, 11 in girls basketball, two gold balls in three appearances the last four years. This season’s results, the girls’ latest title, backs up the tradition and the accolades keep coming this offseason. Friday, the second Lady Cardinal in three days signed […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal KOSSUTH – Hunter Switcher is tougher than the shotgun shell that split his fibula ever thought about being. And at Saturday’s state powerlifting meet at Mississippi Coliseum, the still-in-two lower leg bone that should keep him from winning a second straight individual state title in the 132-pound class, will likely […]


By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Lynn Holland, a self-proclaimed nonconformist, was usually the easiest person to spot during a high school cross country meet. He was the one running around with the floppy hat and the crazy-looking socks. Holland, 54, still wears the hat. “It’s purely functional and practical. It keeps the sun off my […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal According to 247Sports, Scott Lashley has 16 offers. According to Scout, Lashley has 17 offers. Scout’s list doesn’t include Memphis, which has also offered the West Point offensive tackle. So he has nearly 20. That’s agreeable. There is also no question that his rise has been meteoric. “College coaches like […]

Daily Journal Tupelo has won bids to host the Mississippi High School Activities Association High School state championship swim meet in 2015 and the Mississippi Swimming, Inc. State Championships Short Course and Long Course swim meets in 2016. Combined, these events will bring more than 1,200 swimmers and their families to compete at the Tupelo […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Belmont won a 17-inning division battle on Wednesday, but it took a third party to officially hand the Cardinals the Division 1-3A regular season championship on Thursday. That happened when Alcorn Central beat Mooreville 8-6. The game that led to the division crown was a wild one, a 13-7 lightning-delayed […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Division 2-6A tennis has a new champion in boys doubles. Hogan Harrington and Eric Huey, Tupelo High’s No. 2 doubles team, defeated the Golden Wave’s No. 1 team, Andrew Hildenbrand and Mitch Ostrander, 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday in the division’s championship match. Both teams will advance to the MHSAA […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELMONT – Belmont basketball is a big deal. Wednesday in a student-packed Malcolm Kuykendall Gym, two Cardinals signed four-year scholarships – boys guard Harrison Fancher with Blue Mountain and girls forward/center Katelyn Nunley with North Alabama. “You have goals and dreams and playing basketball at the college level would be […]