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Houston’s offense breaks out, trounces Okolona

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL OKOLONA – Either Houston coach William Cook was underselling it, or his offense hit a quick growth spurt. The Hilltoppers had been living on defense in a perfect start. With Thursday’s 52-6 Battle of the Creek win at No. 5 small school Okolona, the offense (26 points in two games) […]

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Salty defense slams Wildcats

        By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CALHOUN CITY – The Hilltopper defense really is a bunch of salty dogs. They work hard, sweat and they bite those who are not family or friends. The Houston Hilltoppers (2-0) got a huge 9-6 victory over the Calhoun City Wildcats (1-1) Friday night with […]

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Vardaman falls to balances Bruce

    Ross, Trojans topple the Rams, 38-13.   Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   VARDAMAN — Thanks in part to senior quarterback Wesley Ross’s 5 combined touchdowns, the Bruce Trojans defeated the Vardaman Rams 38-13 Friday night in Vardaman. The game started quickly and Vardaman looked to make it fun with fireworks […]

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Potential + Effort = Success

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA -Arteria Clifton, a 7-8th grade science teacher and coach, has an equation that helps students decide which way the ball is going to bounce for them on the court, in the classroom, and in the neighborhood. That equation: Potential plus effort equal success. In other words, […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A look at us

Elections tell us a lot about us. Houston had two over two weeks, with one of those being county-wide elections and the second a tourism tax vote. I had a wise man explain to me that elections are a one-day snapshot of our community. He added the results of the vote change the dynamics and […]

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TEE IT UP: Week 1 High School Football Capsules

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES CORINTH AT ABERDEEN THE PLAYERS Corinth: Senior QB Antares Gwyn totaled 2,500 yards last season. He has an offer from Alcorn State. … LB Deonte Keith is only 5-foot-8, but is a ball of fury at LB. … ATH Javen Morrison was clocked at a sub-4.5 at Mississippi State. He may be […]

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Houston trounces South Pontotoc at Oxford Jamboree

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Houston looked good Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers scored four times and shut out South Pontotoc, 28-0, in a two-quarter scrimmage as part of the Oxford Jamboree Aug. 17. And Houston got better as the game developed. The Hilltopper scored on two long, grinding drives, a long pass play […]

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Ten Tigers earn MACJC accolades

  BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program continues to rewrite its historical records after another prosperous campaign. The Tigers had 10 student-athletes that were picked for Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-North Division honors. It is the most individual accolades of any ball club in the league this season. It […]

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Prescott named to Manning Award watch list

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott was one of 30 signal callers nationally named to the Manning Award watch list, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Thursday. The award is the only national quarterback award which includes candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting. Prescott was a finalist […]

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On the road to Rio

  By Carey Miller Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Paralympic Silver Medalist Shaquille Vance is on the road to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vance, an amputee since 2010 due to an accident in his junior year of high school, competed in the London 2012 games and won a […]

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Hobson, Woodard team up for Da House.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

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Bowens, Gladney lift in Las Vegas

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The USPA National Powerlifting Meet was held July 10-12, in Las Vegas, with Okolona lifters Barry Gladney and Sherrod Bowens competing in the event. Bowen, who lifts in the 242-pound class, competed Sunday July 12 for an overall complete total of 1,570.4. He had lifts of: SQUAT […]

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NCAA charges Southern Miss, Tyndall

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men’s basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall’s tenure. The charges, which include arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body’s investigation, were outlined in a notice of allegations released […]

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Ole Miss begins season No. 15 in coaches poll

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss will start the college football season at No. 15 in the Amway-USA Today preseason coaches poll, which was released Thursday morning. The Rebels are the fourth SEC West team ranked, following No. 3 Alabama, No. 7 Auburn and No. 13 LSU. Ole Miss is sandwiched between No. 14 […]

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