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Chieftains slam door on Wolverines

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – As the Okolona Lady Chieftains and Chieftains took the floor again host East Webster, both teams were looking secure a win and valuable momentum as the season heads down the home stretch. Although the Lady Chieftains were defeated in game one, 59-9, the […]

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RECRUITING NEWS: Simmons, Jones boost Bulldogs’ signing class

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State appeared to be on the verge of a sub-par signing class until a pair of local highly rated prospects helped its cause. The Bulldogs received commitments and national letters of intent from Noxubee County five-star defensive end Jeffrey Simmons and Starkville four-star defensive tackle Kobe Jones […]

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RECRUITING NEWS: Brown highlights deep Rebels’ signing class

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Signing day didn’t end with the tidal wave Ole Miss coaches might have hoped for, but it ended with a good splash nonetheless. The Rebels did not receive an advance public commitment from Starkville wide receiver A.J. Brown, but picked up his signature Wednesday morning. Brown is ranked […]

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Top Toppers honored

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The 2015 Hilltopper football season was a stellar year for the team and individual players and the Houston Touchdown Club, fans and parents honored those achievements at their annual banquet. “Every year and every team is different but this was a special bunch,” said Houston football coach […]

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Hebron sends two to juco

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PHEBA – Every young athlete dreams of making it to the next level in their favorite sport. Most fail to realize this dream, but a select few achieve it. Friday morning, Jan. 15, on the campus of Hebron Christian School, two athletes realized a dream, […]

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Ole Miss receives NCAA notice of allegations

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Yahoo Sports reported Friday that Ole Miss has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA and will be formally charged for violations across three sports, including football. A Daily Journal source has confirmed the receipt of the letter. Violations are also alleged in women’s basketball – dating […]

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BASKETBALL SCORES: Friday, Jan. 29

  Basketball (G) Itawamba AHS 45, Amory 26 (G) Houlka 36, Smithville 31 (G) Hatley 48, Mooreville 42 (G) Pontotoc 79, Shannon 48 (G) Booneville 59, Corinth 45 (G) Biggersville 85, Thrasher 45 (G) Jumpertown 63, TCPS 55 (G) Ingomar 67, Walnut 40 (G) Myrtle 57 Falkner 44 (G) North Pontotoc 54, South Pontotoc 45 […]

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Bulldogs beat Lady Vols for first time

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Sometimes traditions are hard to overcome. Mississippi State entered Thursday night’s game 0-36 all-time against Tennessee. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs appeared to be headed for their 37th straight loss to the Lady Vols after falling behind 55-43 in the third quarter. But MSU mounted a feverish comeback in the […]

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Basketball Scores for Tuesday, Jan. 26

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Scores from games played Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.   Please have your coach call in your team’s scores at 842-2611 after the game   Basketball (G) West Union 63, Falkner 37 (G) Tupelo 53, Columbus 48 (G) Senatobia 43, New Albany 39 (G) Biggersville 72, Wheeler 67, OT (G) […]

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Forget the snow! It will be hot at the Hotbed Classic

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal There is a predicted low of 21 degrees Saturday in New Albany and possibly for some leftover snow and ice from today. That is outside. Inside New Albany Middle School’s Memorial Gym for Saturday’s 25th Annual Hotbed Classic: “It’s going to be hot in the Hotbed,”tournament chairman David Goode said. […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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Houlka plays in 25th Annual Hotbed Classic

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   NEW ALBANY — J.O. Johnson had a bad opening game in November’s Lighthouse Classic. The Jags made up for it the following day, providing what coach Jack Doss called “Johnson Entertainment.” J.O. is headed back to Mississippi for Saturday’s Hotbed. John Petty, the nation’s No. 5 junior, and company […]

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Houlka’s Hobson fills box score

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Houlka had a secret weapon last season, a young forward carrying the ball down the court, then posting up bigger defenders on the block. A year later, Madarius Hobson is out of the bag. “We don’t have any secrets any more,” Houlka coach Jimmy Guy McDonald said. “That’s who they’re […]

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Winter fishing forecast for Northeast Mississippi lakes

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the fall fishing season in Northeast Mississippi. Fishing has started to improve with gradually decreasing water temperatures. “In the fall, fish start feeding more in preparation for the winter months,” said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist, […]

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