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Hebron clinches MAIS championship

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – After a dominating win over Humphreys Academy in Game One of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools 1A Baseball Championship the Hebron Eagles returned home to try and close out the series and claim the state championship after belting Humphreys 17-3 in Game One on […]

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Toppers’ Smith shuts out Newton

PEARL – Houston’s Tanner Smith pitched a shutout and carried his season record to 11-0 to give the Hilltoppers a Game One win in the 4A Baseball Championship. With a couple of key runs and a dominating performance by Smith, the Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Newton Cougars 2-0 in Game One to take […]

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Houston wins state baseball championship

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – An intense Denver McQuary asked his coach, Scott Gann, for the ball Saturday, moments after Houston’s Game 2 loss to Newton County. Gann obliged his senior right-hander Sunday night and it paid off big time as the Hilltoppers won the program’s first state championship. McQuary fired a seven-hitter […]

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Toppers commit four errors in loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – When a 30-win team loses by eight runs, it obviously wasn’t their day. That was the general consensus around the Houston Hilltoppers’ dugout following Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Newton County in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Championship series at Trustmark Park. The decisive Game 3 […]

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Parker signs with Miss. Valley State

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Wes Parker signed his named on the dotted line Monday to play ball with Mississippi Valley State and then turned around and hit two RBIs to help the Hilltoppers win the North Half State Championship Friday night. The Houston outfielder was sought by the Delta Devils for his […]

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Houston’s Smith pitches shutout against Newton Co.

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal PEARL – Houston pitcher Tanner Smith has battled adversity before. Behind the junior right-hander, Houston held off Newton County 2-0 Wednesday to take Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball State Championship series at Trustmark Park. “He’s pretty gritty. He got into some jams today and he […]

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North Half Champs

By Ethan Turner and Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers have rolled through the playoffs with a series of 2-game wins and they won their last home game Friday in front of a capacity crowd with hard hitting, strong pitching and then fireworks as they celebrated the North Half Championship […]

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“PLAY BALL!” Houston chasing state title

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal It’s the MHSAA Baseball Championships and there isn’t a bad team in the bunch as the State Playoffs get underway today at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Scheduled to kick off the day’s proceedings at 1 p.m. is the 4A series featuring the Houston Hilltoppers against Newton County. Houston […]

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Houston gets another shot at title

By Brandon Shields Special to the Chickasaw Journal PEARL – For Houston, it’s about a shot at redemption. The Hilltoppers, who lost in the state finals last season, will get another shot at winning the Class 4A championship in a best-of-three series against Newton County at Trustmark Park. Game 1 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: Hilltoppers ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON — Schools around Mississippi are hosting graduation and have snarled the Mississippi High School Activities Association bracket for the State Baseball playoffs. But Houston is ready to roll at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friday’s Game Two win over Ripley gave the Hilltoppers their third North Half Championship in a row. […]

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Great start gives Toppers North State 4A title

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers could not have started any better in Friday night’s Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A North championship series. Sophomore Colton Peel made quick work of Ripley in the top of the first. The Houston bats went to work in the the bottom half of […]

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Hilltoppers advance to North Half

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers have not lost a game since they fell to 5A Oxford on April 2. Houston has rolled through the playoffs with a series of two-game sweeps of Gentry, Lafayette and most recently, Corinth. The Hilltoppers now face Ripley for the 4A North Half. […]

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2A: Lady Wolverines suffer first loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal RIDGELAND – Do whatever Jessica Davis is doing. That was the message coach Lee Berryhill had for his East Webster softball team Thursday following its 4-0 Game 1 loss to Taylorsville in the MHSAA Class 2A State Fastpitch Championships. Davis, the Lady Wolverines’ sophomore second baseman, got the only two […]

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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Kosciusko

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Lady Hilltoppers continued their playoff run Tuesday, May 3 as they hosted Kosciusko in game one of the series. Despite having the lead late in the game, the Lady Toppers were unable to finish the game, as Kosciusko stormed back to […]

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