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).
A lot of important basketball games are being played this month. On today’s show, Brad and Gene take a look back at some of Tuesday’s results (1:10) as well as Oxford’s game Monday (3:15) and last week’s county tournaments (5:48). Also on tap today: Big games this coming weekend (6:55), including the annual Hotbed Classic (12:01), Jack Abraham’s college decision (16:17), and our Athletes of the Week (17:25).
Prep editor Brandon Speck joins Brad Locke as guest co-host this week. There’s plenty of basketball going on, and the guys will discuss Tupelo’s boys (1:30), last weekend’s Pontotoc’s Tangle on the Trail tournament (4:19), and the upcoming county tournaments (10:43). Brandon also talks about two area football recruits who are highly sought by both Ole Miss and Mississippi State (12:54), and Brad presents the Athletes of the Week (16:34).
This week, Gene and Brad are joined by Oxford Citizen sports editor John Davis, who looks back at Mississippi’s win in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game. The Magnolia state squad snapped a seven-game losing streak and got big performances from receivers DK Metcalf (Oxford) and AJ Brown (Starkville). Other topics include Oxford QB Jack Abraham reopening his recruitment, Booneville basketball, and our Athlete of the Week.
On this week’s episode of Prep Rally, Brad and Gene take a look back at the MHSAA football state championships from last weekend, including the wild ending to the Oxford-Wayne County 5A final. Also, Ricky Woods won yet another ring, this time with Starkville. And the guys talk basketball as well, with some big early season games and tournaments on tap.