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Lady Bulldogs opening NCAAs at home

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight year, Mississippi State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This time, however, the 15th-ranked Bulldogs will be dancing at home. And on the distant horizon is the defending national champ. For the first time, Starkville will play host to the first two rounds of […]

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Prescott’s breathalyzer results inconclusive

STARKVILLE (AP) – Former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott took two inconclusive breathalyzer tests following a traffic stop for speeding on Saturday night. Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence in Starkville. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 11. Police records state that Prescott […]

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Bulldogs opening NCAAs at home

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight year, Mississippi State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This time, however, the 15th-ranked Bulldogs will be dancing at home. And on the distant horizon is the defending national champ. For the first time, Starkville will play host to the first two rounds of […]

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Prescott arrested, charged with DUI

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning in Starkville. According to the Starkville Police Department, Prescott was pulled over around 12:45 a.m. near the Cotton District driving a 2016 white Cadillac Escalade and arrested for DUI. The […]

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Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak comes to an end

By Laurence Hilliard Special to the Journal JACKSON – Coahoma AHS pulled away late for a 77-67 win over Calhoun City on Tuesday in the 2A semifinals, ending the Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak. Calhoun was within four at 68-64 with 1:55 left when Ladavious Draine made two free throws, but the Wildcats were outscored 9-3 […]

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Aquana Brownlee to play for Bombers

  HOUSTON – Aquana Brownlee is no stranger to softball and is a veteran of the summer league, elite team circuit. Brownlee still has spring fastpitch softball to play with the Houston Lady Toppers and has been chosen to play for the Mississippi Bombers this year, traveling the Southeast to play some of the best […]

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Wildcats struggle in land of giants

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]

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1A:Vardaman, Biggersville girls fall short

Daily Journal reports JACKSON – Vardaman led Monday’s Class 1A state tournament girls semifinal game by five points headed into the fourth quarter, but lost two key starters in the final eight minutes and fell 49-47 to Shaw. “I thought we played hard, we just got in foul trouble (6-2 center Brittany Hawkins, guard Diamond […]

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MHSAA basketball semifinals tip off today

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Two Class 1A girls teams – Biggersville and Vardaman – are more than just happy to be here. They are focused on winning a gold ball. Biggersville (21-8), powered by senior Jada Tubbs, defeated West Lowndes 49-28 Thursday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Jackson State. She scored […]

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TigerFest!

  BOONEVILLE, – The Northeast Mississippi Community College softball program showcased its deep pitching staff on the opening day of the annual TigerFest Tournament. The Tigers held their opponents to just four total runs during a perfect afternoon on Friday, Feb. 19 that featured victories against Lincoln Trail (Ill.) College, East Central (Mo.) College and […]

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Wildcats triumph

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – It was all smiles for the Houlka Wildcats and their fans on Saturday night. In an intense game that pitted the Houlka Wildcats against the Myrtle Hawks with the winner advancing to Jackson to pursue a state title, the Wildcats of Houlka outlasted the […]

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Fourth-quarter run lifts Lady Rams

  VARDAMAN – Vardaman’s big finish turned the tide in a close game Friday night as the Lady Rams knocked off Myrtle 74-69 in a second-round Class 1A state tournament game. In a game where the lead was never bigger than seven points, Shylysses Rimmer busted two back-to-back 3-pointers. One of them signaled the final […]

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Lady Wildcats end season at Coldwater

  By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal   COLDWATER – It was a tough night for the Lady Wildcats as they faced the Coldwater Lady Cougars Monday night in the first round of the north-half playoffs. Although holding a slim halftime lead, the Lady Wildcats (7-21, 2-3) fell behind late and couldn’t overcome the late deficit, […]

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HOOP PLAYOFFS: MHSAA state tournament schedule

MHSAA STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Thursday, March 3 9:00 AM — Class 1A Boys: Simmons vs. Leake County at Mississippi Coliseum 10:30 AM — Class 1A Boys: Ashland vs. Durant at Mississippi Coliseum 12:00 PM — Class 1A Boys: Biggersville vs. West Lowndes at Mississippi Coliseum 1:30 PM — Class 1A Boys: Houlka vs. Sacred […]

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