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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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GAME ONE: Houston nips Ripley at North Half

Special to the Chickasaw Journal RIPLEY – A classic matchup between two of the best Class 4A baseball teams in Northeast Mississippi went as expected – down to the wire. Houston and Ripley combined for only seven hits, and one run made the difference in their MHSAA Class 4A North finals series opener. Houston’s Hilltoppers […]

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East Webster girls stay perfect

  By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times MANTACHIE – One thing is for certain in the world of sports: You can’t give a great team freebies and not to pay the consequences. That was the story from Friday night’s Class 2A state semifinal series opener in western Itawamba county, as defending champion East Webster (25-0) took advantage […]

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GAME DAY: Weather changes Houston baseball schedule

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The logistics of weather and sports, especially during the playoffs, can create quick game changes. Such is the case of the Class 1A, 4A and 5A state semifinal baseball games, which have been moved to today in an effort to avoid the forecast of bad weather for Thursday. […]

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Hilltoppers top Corinth

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — They are one win away from a trip to Jackson and the MHSAA State Championship Playoffs. The Hilltoppers beat the Corinth Warriors 3-0 Thursday in a game with modest hitting, solid pitching and fielding, and a Major League catch to end the game. Houston scored in the first inning […]

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Hilltoppers dominate Commodores

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers get another bite of the apple as they swept the Lafayette Commodores, 12-3 in the first game and 3-1 Saturday. Houston plays the winner of the Cleveland/Corinth series that was delayed this past weekend by rain. Houston will host the first game […]

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Lady Toppers down Senatobia

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON –  As the second round of the playoffs began, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers met the Senatobia  Lady Warriors for a game in Houston on Tuesday and then hit the road to take two games and advance to the next round of the 4A Softball Playoffs. […]

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Jones to play in NFL with with Kansas City

  By Parrish Alford Daily Journal   CHICAGO – Houston’s Chris Jones didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called on the second day of the NFL draft. Jones had hoped to get a call in the Thursday’s first round. Many analysts had him going in the first 31 picks, and it was […]

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DAN MULLEN: ‘No intention of ever leaving’

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Every offseason since 2009, Dan Mullen has heard his name associated with just about every major college coaching vacancy. It has become something of a tradition for Mullen to see where he is going to land next. There was Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, Colorado and Southern Cal along […]

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Vardaman sweeps Biggersville

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal BIGGERSVILLE – It looked to be a tough afternoon for Vardaman as they found themselves down 2-0 and bats not looking very perky. And then the Lady Rams stepped to the plate in the sixth inning. Vardaman scored eight runs on nine hits and went on to beat Biggersville […]

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SCORES: Baseball Saturday, April 30

    BASEBALL (MHSAA Playoffs, Second Round) Class 1A Pine Grove 4, Hamilton 0 Smithville 3, Myrtle 2 Vardaman 9-1, TCPS 7-11 West Union 9, Houlka 3 Class 2A Calhoun City 10, Leland 0 East Union 13, Potts Camp 0 Class 3A Alcorn Central 12, North Pontotoc 2 Kossuth 14-5, South Pontotoc 2-6 Mooreville 3, […]

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Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach

    By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach. Once projected the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Minutes before the draft a video showing Tunsil smoking something and using […]

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NFL DRAFT: Tunsil falls to Miami in coach pay scandal, Jones misses 1st Round

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach – the biggest story on what was supposed to be a huge night for the Rebels’ program. Once projected as the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken […]

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