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Mr. Houston

HOUSTON – Bill Smith’s eyes lit up as members of the Houston Exchange Club sang Happy Birthday and the Egg Bowl Trophy was plopped in his lap as part of 90th birthday ceremonies at Floy Dyer Nursing Home Friday. “Oh, the only thing prettier than this is Mary,” said Smith of the Ole Miss/MSU game […]

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Howell, Carter ink with NE

HOUSTON – Baseball is a game of hitting and pitching and the Northeast Community College Tigers have inked one of both from Houston. Senior left-hander Reid Carter and senior slugger Garrison Howell signed Letters of Intent to play for the Tigers at ceremonies at the Houston High School Commons last week under the flash of […]

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Wildcats nip Chiefs

OKOLONA – Chieftain basketball coach Arteria Clifton liked everything about the game against Houlka except the score. Okolona fell to Houlka, 74-71, in a fiercely contested cross-county match-up that was anybody’s game until the final few seconds. “I was proud of the ways our guys played and we could have won it,” said Clifton. “We […]

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Toppers win district opener

HOUSTON – You play a lot of basketball games in high school, but the “New Year Turn” brings those all important district games into the schedule. The Houston Hilltoppers and Lady Hilltoppers opened the district slate with wins over Caledonia Friday night at the Houston High School Gym. The boys downed the Confederates 57-52 and […]

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Prescott returning to MSU for senior year

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received a jolt heading into the offseason, as junior quarterback Dak Prescott announced he would be returning for his senior campaign. Prescott held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make his decision public. “I looked at some of the NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Andrew […]

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Houlka’s Hobson shines against Vardaman

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – Madarius Hobson hit a little bit of everything in his offensive arsenal Tuesday, but he was still held under his 23-points-per-game average. Houlka’s multi-talented 6-foot-1 freshman guard scored all 21 of his points in a lopsided first quarter to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 1-0) to […]

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Houston nips Okolona

OKOLONA – It was classic Mississippi high school hoop that went down to the wire. The Houston Hilltoppers boys and girls traveled to Okolona and both pulled off wins with the boys going down to the last few seconds and the girls game going into overtime.   Houston 57, Okolona 56,   Houston’s Caleb Morgan […]

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Former Houston gridders headed to MC

HOUSTON – Two former Houston Hilltopper football stars have used two years at Itawamba Community College to springboard them to the next level. Sharone Wright and Anfernee brand recently came home to Houston to ink their NCAA Letters of Intent and announce they will play at Mississippi College next year. “MC has a good program […]

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TRIPLE THREAT: Bulldogs must confront run-heavy offense

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Decades ago, the triple option offense was commonplace in college football. However with today’s pass-happy playbooks, very few teams even dare to run it. Georgia Tech still runs the triple option, close to perfection under head coach Paul Johnson. The Yellow Jackets are chewing up 333.6 yards per […]

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Walls inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Wesley Walls, the Pontotoc standout who played at Ole Miss and rose to prominence in a 13-year NFL career, was inducted Tuesday night into the National Football Foundation’s College Hall of Fame. The 57th NFF Annual Awards Dinner was held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. “I’m truly honored and humbled,” Walls said […]

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Boykin, Prescott could be 2015 Heisman favorites

By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will likely take his game to the NFL next season. Runner-up Melvin Gordon has already said he will be skipping his last year of eligibility at Wisconsin to enter the NFL draft. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper, the other finalist who finished third in the […]

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BUCK SHOT!

The Chickasaw Journal will gladly run a photo of you and your big buck on the Sports Pages of your newspaper. You can submit your photo by Email at floyd.ingram@chickasawjournal.com or drop it by the Chickasaw Journal offices at 225 East Madison Street in Houston. Please include your name, phone number, the names of people […]

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Topper Old Timer

The Houston High School Basketball Booster Club will be hosting an old timers holiday basketball game on Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. Houston High School. Any former player (2010-and-beyond) interested in playing, should contact Rita Gunn at 662-542-0822 or Vernessa Gates at 456-6828.

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MHSAA announces new alignment

The MHSAA has released the new class realignment for the next two years. Houston will stay in 4A, Region 4 but will see West Lauderdale drop from the district slate and be replaced by all to familiar foe Louisville that had dropped down to 3A for two years. Houston is the smallest school in 4A […]

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