Pontotoc guard Jones soars for AAU champs

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Ty Jones could have stayed in Pontotoc all summer and eaten high on the hog every day at Boondocks....

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Da House 15U wrapped up its AAU season Saturday at the Under Armour Association Finals. Here are five things we learned at Suwanee (Ga.) Sports Academy. 1. Strickland surging: Headed straight for the rim in Da House’s final game, Corinth guard Tada Strickland took a hard foul and landed on […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – Getting baseball scholarships can be costly. Will Lowrey is trying to ease the pain in the pocket. For the second straight year, the Tupelo Christian baseball coach is hosting this week’s Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase, one place for the area’s top baseball players to play and drill in […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – After five seasons of leading the Ripley High School boys’ basketball program, Grant Gardner has stepped down. The Baldwyn native turned in his resignation to Ripley principal Buck Buchanan on Friday. Gardner stated “personal reasons” for his departure from the Class 4A school and did not say if […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The 2018 and 2019 Mississippi High School Activities Association state football championships will be played at the University of Southern Mississippi, pending approval of a submitted contract by the school. Ole Miss is hosting this season’s six championship games in the second year of a four-year contract with the MHSAA […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Some see AAU basketball as a problem, an open recruitment of high school athletes by adults with money and twisted interests involved. That’s the side that gives the game a bad name, says Gary Caveness, coach of the Corinth-based Da House team. “Bad AAU or travel-team ball is terrible,” Caveness […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – The “SG” beside Robert Woodard’s name is deceptive. Believing he is a shooting guard who can only handle the ball and kill you with the jumper will get your stuff swatted. “It’s pretty fun,” Woodard said. “I just try to block shots without fouling. It brings some […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – The stage is yours, JonDarius Warren. The final shot this Da House 15U team will ever take was a corner 3-pointer that ended things on a winning note. Tied at 63 against Upward Stars with less than 20 seconds to play, Corinth guard Warren took the ball […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – Coaches and spectators typically have their focus on a particular player or team in AAU tournaments. Then another guy grabs their attention. One guy grabbing attention on this summer’s circuit is Da House guard Madarius Hobson, a 2018 recruit from Houlka. “We had heard a lot about […]