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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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Chris Jones improving after impressive freshman year

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer STARKVILLE – As a freshman, Chris Jones was arguably Mississippi State’s best defensive football player. The scary part for opponents is he didn’t really know what he was doing. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from nearby Houston used his sheer talent to finish with 32 tackles, including seven tackles […]

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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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Caught in the bleachers

Titus Conley and Brittany Below were caught in the bleachers at the Houlka/Hamilton softball game April 1. Conley attend Houlka High School where he plays football and basketball and Below was visiting friends and watching the Lady Wildcats play.

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Around the diamonds

The East Webster Wolverines had success on the diamond last week as they picked up a division win against Eupora, 7-5, April 1. The Wolverines will be back in division play this week hosting Calhoun City Tuesday and Okolona Friday. Rams fall to ‘Noles The Vardaman Rams didn’t fare as well as they fell to […]

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Youth fishing rodeo April 12

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Bureau and Tupelo Parks and Recreation are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at Veterans Park pond April 12. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, […]

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