We’re a little bit closer to football season, and this week’s episode is all about gridiron talk. Gene Phelps takes a look at Shannon football (2:07), which competed in a national 7-on-7 tournament last week and should get a boost this fall by a trio of transfers. Also, Gene breaks down the area’s top returning players for the 2016 season (9:08), and new high school sports reporter Blake Morgan joins the show.
Gene Phelps is in full football mode as he works on the Daily Journal’s football preview section, and this week he and Brad Locke take an early look at some key teams and players, as well as the Division 1-4A race (1:09). Also, Shannon’s young squad is competing in a national 7-on-7 tournament this week (5:59), and Tupelo is adjusting to some coaching staff changes while looking for a new quarterback (10:17).
Summer baseball action is in full swing, and guest co-host David Wheeler joins Brad Locke to give insight into what’s happening on the area’s diamonds. The NEMCABB tournament is wrapping up this week in New Albany (1:34), while the Tupelo and Pontotoc Senior American Legion teams are trying to round into midseason form (7:09). Also, David has an update on the Cotton States Baseball League (12:19) and some important football dates (11:47).
Corinth has a new football coach, with Todd Lowery coming up from Perry Central to replace Doug Jones (1:18). Gene Phelps and Brad Locke discuss that move on this week’s episode, plus a couple of other coaching hires at Pontotoc (4:43) and Smithville (6:28). Also, the guys recap the Daily Journal’s All-Area softball team (7:29) and look ahead to the paper’s annual football preview section (15:18).
The offseason has begun for high school sports teams, but there’s plenty of news happening on the coaching front. This week, Gene and Brad look at several head coaching changes, with some familiar names filling posts at Nettleton (1:48), Baldwyn (3:27), New Site (6:21) and Tremont (8:03). There’s been a little action on the football front, too, with Amory hiring a new coach (8:56) and Corinth in search of one (11:09). Also, Gene looks at the top candidates for the Daily Journal’s annual All-Area baseball and softball teams (12:06), and he presents Athletes of the Week (18:03).
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).