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Smith at All Star game

Houston’s Nathan Smith was selected to play in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star game May 22. Smith, a graduating senior from Houston High School, played for the West squad in the gridiron event held at Northeast Community College in Booneville. Smith was joined on the West squad by other area players including Donta […]

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Hilltopper baseball awards

The Hilltoppers ran through a positive season this spring, snagging a second place spot in division and culminating their efforts with a stand at North Half. The Toppers placed as runners-up in 4A North Half and coach Scott Gann said the team worked throughout the season for their success. “We started out sluggish and lost […]

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LISA VOYLES: Lazy, hazy days?

You would think now that school baseball and softball, tennis, golf and track have wrapped up, things would slow down a little bit in the Sports department of the good, old Chickasaw Journal. You would be wrong. I used to think that, too. We spend so much time covering events at and related to our […]

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Lady Toppers softball awards

The Houston Lady Hilltoppers capped off a successful year on the diamonds all the way around. During the 2013 slow pitch season, the Houston girls clinched a division championship to extend their season into the first round of playoffs. The fast pitch season brought even more success as the Lady Toppers earned a North Half […]

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Toppers wrap two wins in maroon and white

“Thursday’s game were a great end to a great spring,” said Houston’s coach William Cook following the spring jamboree in Shannon May 15. Cook had plenty of reason to be happy with the team’s performance as they scored wins over both the hosting Red Raiders and New Albany’s Bulldogs. The Toppers used a 60-yard run […]

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Toppers wrap two maroon wins

“Thursday’s game were a great end to a great spring,” said Houston’s coach William Cook following the spring jamboree in Shannon May 15. Cook had plenty of reason to be happy with the team’s performance as they scored wins over both the hosting Red Raiders and New Albany’s Bulldogs. The Toppers used a 60-yard run […]

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Words from the guys who did it first

In 2000, the Houston High School baseball team made history as the first team of the program to advance to North Half playoffs. “To my knowledge, they had not been there before,” said Greg Pepper who coached and taught at Houston for almost 15 years prior to the event. “I know they didn’t when I […]

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England head to All Star game

Hebron’s Brandon Neal England has been selected to extend his baseball season with an invitation to the MAIS All-Star game May 23 in Pearl at the Clyde Music Center field of the campus of Hinds Community College. England is a 2014 graduate of Hebron Christian School where he completed his senior year leading the Eagles […]

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HHS tennis awards

The Houston High School tennis team held their annual sports banquet May 15 in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church where several members received performance awards. n MVP, Ezra Blissard and Hannah Welch n Most Improved, Dan Weaver and Madison Mitchell n Team Captains, Walt Harrington and Paige Griffin n District Champion […]

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Repeat for Lady Wolverines

The Lady Wolverines started the year with a goal and battled through all obstacles to return to State this year to claim another championship. “We knew what had to be done and we knew we had to fight the entire season,” said catcher Autumn Frost. “And knowing, we did just that.” Infielder Mamie Hollenhead agreed […]

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Phillips leave school, not teacher

May 22 will be a milestone for Houston High School seniors as they don caps and gowns for graduation. Tyler Phillips will join them as they leave high school but he will keep his teacher forever. Tyler, 21, was diagnosed with Mosaic Trisomy 22, a rare gentic disorder, after his birth in 1992. After years […]

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Making history – again!

The Houston Hilltoppers concluded a positive campaign this spring with a trip to North Half playoffs, the second team in the school’s history to advance as far. The Toppers got past Kosciusko in a three-game series to reach the mark, only to face another formidable foe in West Lauderdale. How they got there The Toppers […]

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Local tapped for All-North

Two Northeast Mississippi Community College softball players were selected to the MACJC All-North Division team. Yasmeen Cooper, a freshman from Houston, and Whittney Gee, a freshman from Vardaman, were both named to the honorable mention list compiled by community college coaches in the north half of the state. Cooper is a catcher for the Lady […]

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Wolverines close at North Half

The East Webster Wolverines closed out a successful campaign on the diamond last weekend as they placed runners-up in 2A North Half. The young club will lose their lone senior to graduation and went 22-10 across the regular season and playoffs. Coach Wes Johnson said he is pleased with their play this season and already […]

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