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Lady Cats fall to Lady ‘Noles

Smithville completed its clean sweep of Division 4-1A on Friday afternoon with a 12-2 five-inning win over Houlka. The Lady Noles escaped a jam with two on and one out in the first inning without surrendering a run. Houlka’s Chianne Edington led off with a base hit to left center, but was erased at second […]

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Wolverines, Ladies claim top spots

The East Webster Wolverines took top honors in division 2-2A, going 7-2 and clinching district title, but still have plenty of time on the field before they hit the playoff road. The division champs earned a bye in the play-in round this week but have it full of non-division games they can use to warm […]

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Lady Rams in third heading to playoffs

The Hamilton Lady Lions didn’t falter in holding on to their number two spot for playoffs as they shutout the Lady Rams of Vardaman 16-0 April 17. The Hamilton girls made their first move in the top of the second plating five runs and had an explosive sixth inning adding seven more. The Vardaman girls’ […]

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Jump on the roller coaster

That we call spring here in Northeast Mississippi. No, it’s not the weather, that seems to be working itself out pretty well. It’s all the activities and trying to pick one, two or a couple without missing any of the rest. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting older and just don’t have the […]

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Lions snatch victory from Wildcats

Just about the time Houlka thought they had their playoff berth secured, they watched it slip away to the bats of the Hamilton Lions. The Wildcats had to win over Hamilton by three runs to take the third place spot cleanly with no tie breakers or point differentials. Hamilton went up by one in the […]

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Houston hosts a who?

The Toppers know they have the number two spot in division 4-4A. They know they will host Game One of their first playoff series Thursday. The only question is – against who? “We won’t know we we’ve got until Tuesday night with division 2-4A is complete,” said coach Scott Gann. The 2-4A battle for positions […]

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Paying it forward

HOULKA – The late Jimbo Byars knew the value of education and the people who miss him most want to make sure he continues to leave his mark in academia. For the second year, two scholarships in honor of the former history teacher and coach at Houlka Attendance Center will be presented at graduation and […]

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Crunch time!

The Lady Hilltoppers put themselves in a hole in their first inning against West Lauderdale April 15, allowing the Lady Knights to go through the batting order and rack up six runs. Then it was time to dig in and dig out. The Houston girls held the Lady Knights in the second with Mary Kansas […]

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Pink ribbon run Saturday

Runners and walkers will take to the streets April 26 in the annual spring Pink Ribbon run sponsored by Team Hope Houston. The event benefits community members who are battling beast cancer and their families. Team Hope Houston is a civic group comprised of local women committed to making a difference in the fight against […]

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Baskets of Love!

MANTEE – A small church in a small community is sharing love in a big way. Members of the Missionary Society and children of New Covenant M.B. Church have created 53 Easter baskets for the elderly in the community and surrounding areas. “Last year was the first year we did it,” said Courtney Ivy. “We […]

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Rams, Trojans battle through eight

The Bruce Trojans got a win in the county rivalry against Vardaman Saturday, but it didn’t come easy and took eight innings to do it. The Trojans came out in the second with a 1-0 lead and added six more through the bottom of the fourth to appear as if they were going to put […]

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Chamber golf tourney April 26

The Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the fifth annual golf tournament April 26 a the Okolona Country Club. The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Pre-registration is $40 and on-site registration is $50. Cart rental available for $15 while they last. To register, contact Perry Grubbs at 447-5913.

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Warming up for playoffs

The Lady Rams had the same problem with Smithville everyone else in division 4-1A has had this year – a tough defense led by pitcher Morgan Barrett. The Lady Rams hosted the Lady Seminoles April 10 without much success as Smithville rolled past the Vardaman girls 9-0. Grace Edmondson, Cheyenne McKiney and Sydney Huffman managed […]

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Claiming their spots

The Hilltopper tennis team finished second in division and were scheduled to head to Cleveland Tuesday for their first round of playoffs, but five members of the team have already clinched a trip to State in individual events. The boy’s doubles team of Walt Harrington and Chase Eldridge took top honors in division and will […]

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