By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Tupelo Golden Wave baseball team has won 14 of its last 16 games. “Confidence is contagious,” Tupelo head coach Justin Reed said. “Winning is contagious.” Tupelo hopes to remain “contagious” today, opening the second round of the Class 6A State Tournament against Northwest Rankin. Game 1 of […]

By Larry Hilliard Special to the Journal MADISON – There’s no place like home when it comes to golf. Playing on the home course for both teams at Lake Caroline Golf Club, Madison Central and Germantown won MHSAA championships Thursday, the Jaguars in 6A and the Mavericks in 5A. It was the third straight title […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo Christian Prep golfer Jackson Mills watched his medalist hopes dashed Thursday when Nanih Waiya’s Jacob Kight kept making putts at Big Oaks. The eight grader did walk away with a prize, however, as he and his TCPS teammates won the MHSAA Class 1A state championship by 27 strokes. The […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal MOOREVILLE – Geological pressure helps to create diamonds. In baseball, offensive pressure can create runs – and eventually, a win. In quarterfinal action of the Class 3A state tournament Thursday night, Mooreville’s offensive pressure did not create a gem, but there were enough shiny moments to claim a […]

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By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel TUPELO – Pine Grove senior pitcher Dalton Morrow broke a 2-2 tie with Tupelo Christian, on a groundout RBI in the top of the fourth, then made it hold up on the mound Thursday night for the complete-game 3-2 win. In a defensive battle that had a combined 13 hits, […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette SMITHVILLE – In Thursday night’s opening game of the third round of the MHSAA’s Class 1A playoffs, the bats did all the work for Smithville. The Seminoles (23-8) logged 12 hits in five innings, cruising to a 13-0 win over West Union. That offensive performance is something that has […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal AMORY – The Ripley Tigers showed their offensive firepower and took advantage of Amory miscues in their Class 4A third-round series opener on Thursday night. The Tigers pounded out 11 hits on their way to a 10-0 win. Game 2 is tonight at Ripley at 6 p.m. “We work on […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Thomas Dillard made history just when the Oxford Chargers needed a hero the most. The senior catcher hit three home runs Wednesday night, driving in six runs, in a 10-0 win over Center Hill at Edwin Moak Field. Oxford’s victory in six innings clinched the MHSAA Class 5A […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Today, solid small-school baseball tradition collides with a program that wants to be there every year, too. The Tupelo Christian Eagles have now won at least one playoff series each of the last five seasons, but strive to go deeper in the 2016 post-season. The chance for the […]