Gene Phelps is back on the podcast, and this week he and Brad Locke have plenty to talk about. The baseball playoffs get under way this weekend (1:39), as do the softball playoffs (7:45), and the guys discuss which area teams have a chance at making a deep run. Also, Gene recaps the state powerlifting championships (10:00), looks at Tupelo’s football team as it begins spring drills (11:21), and discusses the departure of Itawamba AHS basketball coach Devin Hill (15:18). And, of course, Athletes of the Week are recognized (18:02).
Ripley’s baseball program has become a force in Class 4A. On today’s show, Kedrick Storey of the Southern Sentinel joins Brad Locke to talk about the Tigers (1:50), who wrapped up the Division 2-4A title on Tuesday. Also, the guys take a look at Houston football (9:30), Mooreville softball (9:53), the Daily Journal Relays (10:40), and Athletes of the Week (11:06).
Area baseball teams are well into the division schedule, and there are several division races to watch. On this week’s episode, Brad Locke and guest co-host David Wheeler look at what’s going on in 4A (1:06), including Tuesday’s Corinth-Amory showdown (5:00). They also discuss Tupelo, which is coming off a win over Hernando (5:48), and preview some big upcoming games as the regular season enters its final two weeks (9:41). There’s plenty else going on, and Brad touches on archery state champs, the Journal Relays, and Lafayette’s new football coach (11:31). He also presents Athletes of the Week (12:58).
Gene Phelps has compiled the Daily Journal’s annual All-Area basketball teams, and while we won’t give anything away, he and Brad discuss some of the leading candidates to make the squad and what goes into the selection process (2:14). Also on this episode, Nettleton has a new head football coach in former Shannon standout Ken Topps (7:58), and the guys also touch on All-Area soccer (1:19). And Gene presents the Athletes of the Week (14:53).
Brad Locke is flying solo this week, as Gene Phelps is out on assignment, so it’s an abbreviated episode. Still worth a listen, though, as Brad looks at a couple of area baseball teams that have started well in division play – Ripley (3:41) and Tupelo (4:14). Other topics today include Tyson Carter (1:34) and Brieton Sykes (2:35), as well as the Athletes of the Week (5:16).
The 2016 MHSAA state basketball champions have been crowned, and four teams from Northeast Mississippi took home the gold ball last week. Gene Phelps and Brad Locke discuss those championship squads – Corinth’s boys (2:30), Booneville’s girls (4:53), Ingomar’s girls (7:14), and Ashland’s boys (10:39). Also today, they take a quick look at Division 1-3A baseball (12:13), and Gene has the Athletes of the Week (14:44).
Gene Phelps is in Jackson covering the MHSAA basketball state tournament. A handful of Northeast Mississippi teams remain in contention for a gold ball, and so today’s show is all about hoops. Gene and Brad Locke talk about Booneville’s girls winning Wednesday (1:36), tonight’s 6A semifinal tilt between the Tupelo and Starkville boys (3:36), and the championship rounds that begin Thursday (6:58). Gene also discusses the biggest surprises so far of the tournament (11:22) and the biggest performances (13:09). And of course, we have Athletes of the Week (15:10).
The MHSAA state basketball tournament moves to Jackson this week, and 25 Daily Journal-area teams will be vying for a gold ball. Gene Phelps and Brad Locke will take a look at who’s got the best shot of bringing home a title (6:34), who has the toughest quarterfinal matchups (9:44), and some of the most intriguing storylines (11:28). Lest we forget, baseball season has begun, and the guys take a quick look at the Oxford and Tupelo teams (14:07). Also, Gene presents the Athletes of the Week (16:19).
It’s all basketball on this week’s episode, as the state tournament tipped off earlier this week. Brad Locke and Gene Phelps take a look at both the boys (1:46) and the girls (12:14), with a closer look how certain Northeast Mississippi teams fared in the first round. On the boys side, the guys discuss Tupelo (1:55), Shannon (3:09), Ripley (4:40) and Ingomar (6:39). As for the girls, they look at Ingomar (12:20), Tupelo (13:34), Pontotoc (14:15) and Lafayette (15:11). And of course, we have the Athletes of the Week (18:08).
Area basketball teams are vying for division tournament titles this week, and Brad Locke and Gene Phelps take a look at some of the early results and upcoming matchups (4:20). Also on this week’s show, a glance at the final Daily Journal basketball rankings of the season (1:18), All-Area soccer candidates (12:39), Athletes of the Week (16:02), and the state bowling championships (18:38).