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  The Daily Journal hosted its first Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The ceremony recognized top high school teams and players from Northeast Mississippi in football, slow-pitch softball, cross country, volleyball and swimming, as well as scholar athletes. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen was the keynote […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Hannah Kimbrough remembers how she was intimidated playing against tough, athletic goalkeepers during her All-SEC soccer career at Ole Miss. Tupelo’s Lady Wave soccer coach experiences a similar feeling today watching her keeper, Anna Goggans, play the position. “When I played college there was a girl who played (keeper) for […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal It’s not obvious how he dominates the basketball court just by looking at him, but looks can be deceiving for Shannon’s CJ Brim. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound guard won’t wow you with his physical stature, but he is putting points up in bunches for the Red Raiders this season. The senior […]

It is time for Jarkel Joiner to get his due. The play of Oxford’s senior guard this season should place him in the conversation for state player of the year honors. Last Friday, Joiner dueled with Calhoun City’s Southern Mississippi-commit LaDavious Draine and made a believer out of everyone in the Pontotoc gym that night […]

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A weekly look at teams, players, statistics and schedules information from MaxPreps. Baldwyn Boys Record: 11-3 Players: F/G Felix Hayes (19.3 ppg), G CJ McGaha (14.3 ppg), G Michael Crump (12.8). The Buzz: The Bearcats defeated Thrasher 80-32 in Prentiss County Tournament opening round. They won 2 of 3 games after Christmas in Deshler, Ala., […]

By Patrick Ochs (Biloxi) Sun Herald Hancock High didn’t have to go far to find its next head football coach. The Hancock County School Board approved the promotion of assistant coach Neil Lollar on Tuesday evening. He replaces Rocky Gaudin, who retired after the 2016 season following 40 years of coaching along the Coast. “We […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BALDWYN – The stage is set tonight for one of the more competitive Prentiss County Tournament boys semifinals in years. The four teams have a 48-10 combined record. The Booneville Blue Devils (9-2), who defeated Jumpertown 70-33 Thursday, will play the New Site (14-4) Royals at 8 p.m. Former Booneville […]

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Class I swimmer of the year Ginny Clevenger of Itawamba AHS has her photo made with Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Publisher Clay Foster after receiving her award at the 2016 High School Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night.

The Daily Journal held the 2016 High School Fall Sports Banquet on Thursday night at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen was the keynote speaker as area athletes and teams were recognized for their achievements during the fall sports season. AWARD WINNERS FOOTBALL Top Team: 1A – Smithville 2A […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Matt Justice is making sure his Tupelo Lady Wave basketball team is not overlooking anybody on its Division 2-6A schedule. Last season, South Panola defeated his team in the first round of the division tournament. In Tuesday’s division opener, the Lady Wave cruised to an 86-54 victory against […]