Corinth volleyball on the rise

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL CORINTH – First-year coach Kelly Wright wasn’t pleased with her Corinth High School volleyball team’s...

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – There’s nothing like an opening kickoff return for a touchdown to set a tone. After Lafayette’s Tay Tay Owens took it 92 yards for a score to start the game, the Commodores never looked back in a 55-14 win over Clayton, Mo. “It started with that opening kickoff […]

By Dennis Clayton New Albany Gazette HAMILTON – East Union rolled to an early 21-6 lead midway through the second quarter and held off a determined comeback attempt by Hamilton to escape with a 30-26 win Friday. Joel Wilkinson scored on runs of 30 and 12 yards to lead the Urchins’ ground attack. Cade Bell […]

By Jonathan Wise Special to the Journal OKOLONA – Okolona scored 28 points in the second half to pull away from a scrappy South Pontotoc squad and win 42-7 at home on Friday. The Chieftains nursed a 14-0 halftime after two scores of 50-plus yards. J.C. Buchanan took a 31-yard screen pass to the house […]

Daily Journal reports Houston’s defense came up big again Friday night, at no time bigger than in the second quarter. That’s when the Toppers turned away Calhoun City on a two-point conversion attempt and held on to defeat the Daily Journal’s No. 1-ranked small school 9-6. Houston (2-0) gained a little bit of breathing room […]

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AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 32, New Hope 27 Amory 34, Saltillo 29 Baldwyn 62, Booneville 13 Biggersville 38, New Site 14 Bruce 38, Vardaman 13 Caledonia 31, Mooreville 7 Delta 28, Calhoun Aca. 0 East Union 30, Hamilton 26 East Webster 42, Noxapater 8 Fairley, Tenn. 50, at H.W. Byers 0 Falkner 20, Walnut 14 […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Oxford, the Journal’s No. 1-ranked Large School, is playing today on national television. The 8 p.m. kickoff at No. 4 Starkville is on ESPNU and should be the last game in the state to go final, so all eyes will be on the Little Egg Bowl. Chargers coach Johnny Hill […]

TUPELO Imagine sitting in your chair as a bank teller and being subjected to large speakers blaring the unsightly songs of boy band Florida-Georgia Line. Picture your job as a second-grade teacher, trying to teach 7-year-olds number fact families while Drake blares over the intercom, spitting his curse-laced rap beef with Meek Mill. That’s what […]

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Baldwyn (1-0) at Booneville (1-0) THE PLAYERS Baldwyn: Duke Upshaw carried 12 times for 123 yards and a TD in a win at Mooreville. … Armontie Price had a 79-yard KR TD, 11 tackles and a sack. … LB Jacob Harper had 11 tackles, two for loss. … Sophomore DT Zack Richardson […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal The Skunk Bowl between Baldwyn and Booneville was huge before the stinky varmint interrupted play during the 2012 game. “The skunk is a big thing, but it’s been a big rivalry forever,” Booneville coach Mike Mattox said. Added Baldwyn coach Mike Gray, who also played in the rivalry, “I think […]