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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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Lady Toppers wrestle Gators

The Lady Toppers helped solidify their spot in the playoffs last week as they romped over the Lady Gators of Leake Central April 10 on the home field. The Houston girls grabbed an early 8-1 lead through the first two innings but didn’t stop there. In the top of the third the Lady Gators loaded […]

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Toppers take down jackets

The Houston Hilltoppers made a mark in non-division play during Super Bulldog weekend in Starkville, posting maroon and white on a win over the Starkville Yellowjackets. Freshman pitcher, Anekein Rish, went all seven innings in the 8-2 win. “Anekein threw another great ball game for us,” said coach Scott Gann. “He just really keeps hitters […]

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District Champs!

The Hebron Christian Eagles took on the Rams of Kemper Academy April 11 for the district championship on the campus of East Mississippi Community College. HCS, undefeated in district play, had handed KA its only district defeat back in March earning a 10-3 win at Pheba. A win in the Friday game would clinch the […]

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Toppers host Knights Friday

The Houston Hilltoppers will host the West Lauderdale Knights Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. for the district championship. Fans and supporters are encouraged to pack the ball park and show their support!

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Wolves start week clean

The Wolverines are right at the top of the pack heading into playoffs with another district match still to come. The East Webster boys knocked off Okolona Friday to put them at 5-0 in division and will face Bruce this week to complete the division schedule. “We will be in playoffs, not sure what seed […]

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Herron places fourth at State

Okolona’s Robert Herron placed fourth at State Powerlifting meet with a combined lift of 1,205-pounds in the Super Heavyweight class. Herron squatted 405-pounds, benched 275-pounds and deadlifted 525-pounds. He placed ahead of Jacquez Jackson of Bruce but under two contenders from Bay St. Louis and one from Scott County. “There were some tough guys from […]

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Paying it forward

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 fundraising efforts […]

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Run ‘em down and walk off!

The Hilltoppers kept their division record perfect with a sweep over Kosciusko last week, but they had to work to make it happen. In the Thursday game at Kosy, the Toppers dealt the Whippets a 12-2 win, setting up a decidedly tougher rematch for Friday. “We knew Thursday night was one of those games where […]

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Okolona 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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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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Bagging the game

Jake Garrett Macon, 10, of Calhoun County got this turkey April 5 in Slate Springs while hunting with his dad. Jake told his dad her heard and turkey gobbling and they went out the next day and bagged their game. The bird at a 9.5-inch beard and one-inch spurs. Jake is the son of Tom […]

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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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Lady Cats fall to Lady Lions

The Lady Wildcats held their own defensively against Hamilton April 1 before and after the third inning, but that one frame did enough damage to open up a division win for the Lady Lions. Alison Atkins started the batting frenzy for Hamilton with a lead off single but courtesy runner, Hope Manasco, was thrown out […]

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