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Hebron Christian wins MAIS first round

After earning their second straight District 3A Championship last week the Hebron Christian Eagles advanced to the first round of the MAIS playoffs against Central Holmes Academy of Lexington. The Eagles took game one on Tuesday behind the 5-1/3 innings of pitching from Payton Griffin. Drew Myatt came on in relief to close out the […]

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It takes two!!

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers jumped into the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association playoff this past week and carried the best two-out-three series to the hilt. Homefield seemed to help both squads as Houston took the first game Thursday against Amory, 9-5, traveled to the Panther Den Friday where they fell, 8-7, […]

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Hilltoppers eye playoffs

HOUSTON – The emotional roller-coaster ride has begun with the Houston Hilltoppers winning the District4, 4A title on Thursday and turning around and faltering on Saturday. “I told them to get some rest this week and realize we have to win two games a week for the next four weeks,” said Houston baseball coach Scott […]

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Seger takes over East Webster basketball

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Somehow, Michael Seger is getting more basketball and more family time, at the same time. Seger, after five years as Hickory Flat’s head boys coach, has been named the new boys and girls basketball coach at East Webster. “Doing both teams allows me to narrow my focus on the coaching […]

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Fearless Toppers building on their success

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HOUSTON – Houston does a lot of things well on the baseball field. The Hilltoppers hit well, field well, pitch well, but they also get along well. Shortstop Denver McQuary insisted that is what drives them, not their chances to compete for a Class 4A championship. “We’re just trying to […]

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Houston is hot, hot, hot

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s pitching ran out of gas, and the Houston Hilltoppers were more than happy to zoom past for a road win. With key hits by Zach Poteete and Reid Carter, Houston accounted for four runs in the top of the seventh against five Tupelo pitchers […]

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39 runs!

HOUSTON – When East Webster comes to town to play softball against the Lady Hilltoppers, you can bring your matches, because it will be a barn-burner! The Lady Hilltoppers and Lady Wolverines scored 39 runs – East Webster scored 10 in the top of the seventh – but Houston came to the plate in the […]

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Toppers bats, pitching smash Noxubee

HOUSTON – It’s a game of pitching and hitting and when you can do both, you win – and you win big. Houston pitchers fanned 17 Noxubee Tigers in last week’s double header and the guys stepped to the plate and notched 29 hits over eight innings. Houston won the first game 18-0 and took […]

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State releases detailed bass summary

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks has released its 2014 Bass Tournament Summary and is urging local anglers can use that data to land their lunker. Statistics show 2014 was another good year for Mississippi’s bass tournament anglers based on 217 tournament reports. Average statistics for all lakes in 2014 were very similar […]

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First Turkey

Hoyt Smith killed his first turkey on March 11, 2015 while hunting with his Daddy. The turkey had a 10-inch beard. Hoyt is the 11-year-old son of Andy and Deanna Smith of Houston.

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Hilltopper tennis squeezes in games

HOUSTON – The crowd showed up, the teams showed up and Houston tennis served up a series of matches last week. A top-notch East Webster squad was the second opponent for the Hilltopper Netters played South Pontotoc before the rain started more than a week ago. Houston fell to both East Webster and South Pontotoc […]

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Lady Hilltoppers are rolling

HOUSTON – The Lady Hilltoppers are always good, but how good are they? The softball sweethearts of Houston bounced back to down a tough Kosciusko squad 4-3 Thursday and showed up Saturday and took a 9-5 victory from South Pontotoc. “The Kosciusko team is one of the best in the state and to win like […]

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MDWFP offers interactive map with fishing regulations

JACKSON – It’s tough to know creel limits, slot size and the finer points of fishing state waters, but finding fishing regulations on Mississippi’s lakes and rivers has just gotten easier. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau has launched a new interactive map that will help anglers learn about fishing […]

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HEAD HOOPER: Howland, Stricklin feel this is perfect fit for MSU basketball

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Ben Howland had been waiting on the right time and place to make his return to coaching. Two years removed from leading UCLA to a Pac-12 Conference title and his 10th trip to the NCAA Tournament, Howland decided that opportunity was at Mississippi State. Howland was introduced as […]

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