By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Luke Alexander has dazzled in Belmont’s talented middle infield, making highlight-reel plays in the Cardinals’ two championship series games at Trustmark Park. He has the stage to make one more statement. The biggest moment of his decorated career. Alexander will get the ball for today’s 10 a.m. first […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal What began as an idea in 1989 and became an actual game in 1991 is still going strong in 2015. The NEMCABB (Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball) All-Star Game is set for today at Jesse Bynum Field at Corinth City Park. The event is actually three […]

Daily Journal PEARL – Four championships have been awarded. The final two will be today at Trustmark Park. Belmont, its first time in the championship series, and Sumrall, here for the seventh time in eight years, throw the day’s first pitch at 10 a.m. in the deciding game in Class 3A. At 1 p.m., East […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – About 10 minutes before the Oxford Chargers lined up to face George County in the Class 5A title game at Trustmark Park on Thursday night, the voice of Whitney Houston could be heard clearly in the dugout. Gathered in a semi-circle, the Chargers started to sing along to […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Oxford’s Chargers saved their best for the last game of the season. Already up a game on George County in the MHSAA Class 5A baseball series, the Chargers left no doubt who the best team was Thursday night at Trustmark Park. The Chargers won their first 5A baseball […]

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Ricky Woods won four consecutive state crowns at South Panola and has made a handful of coaching stops since then. He will be announced as the new Starkville coach on Friday.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Ricky Woods, the football coach who led South Panola to four MHSAA championships a decade ago, is headed back to coach in the state of Mississippi. Woods is expected to be approved as the new head coach of the Starkville High Yellowjackets today and formally introduced on Tuesday. He will […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Mark Bray is synonymous with Mississippi football. For the first time in a long time next season, the state’s sidelines will be without him on Friday nights. The Aberdeen head coach and former Vardaman coaching legend announced his retirement Thursday night. “I’ll miss being around the kids on Friday night. […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen PEARL – Anfernee Sullivan knew as soon as he got a piece of Kolby Crowley’s pitch, he needed to run as fast as he could. What the Taylorsville senior didn’t know was that his line drive to center field would turn into an inside-the-park home run and keep the Tartars’ […]

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Belmont's Issac Sparks looks to catch the toss from teammate Luke Alexander for the out at second against Nettleton Tuesday night.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PEARL – Baseball is a game of numbers, home runs, ERAs, hits. Enough of them will get major leaguers in the Hall of Fame, high schoolers college scholarships. Like all players, Belmont senior second baseman Isaac Sparks is in control of his numbers. Unlike all players, he is also in […]