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Okolona chamber golf tourney April 26

The Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the fifth annual golf tournament April 26 a the Okolona Country Club. The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Pre-registration is $40 and on-site registration is $50. Cart rental available for $15 while they last. To register, contact Perry Grubbs at 447-5913.

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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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Bagging the game

Jake Garrett Macon, 10, of Calhoun County got this turkey April 5 in Slate Springs while hunting with his dad. Jake told his dad her heard and turkey gobbling and they went out the next day and bagged their game. The bird at a 9.5-inch beard and one-inch spurs. Jake is the son of Tom […]

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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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Chris Jones improving after impressive freshman year

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer STARKVILLE – As a freshman, Chris Jones was arguably Mississippi State’s best defensive football player. The scary part for opponents is he didn’t really know what he was doing. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from nearby Houston used his sheer talent to finish with 32 tackles, including seven tackles […]

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Lady Cats fall to Lady Lions

The Lady Wildcats held their own defensively against Hamilton April 1 before and after the third inning, but that one frame did enough damage to open up a division win for the Lady Lions. Alison Atkins started the batting frenzy for Hamilton with a lead off single but courtesy runner, Hope Manasco, was thrown out […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Titus Conley and Brittany Below were caught in the bleachers at the Houlka/Hamilton softball game April 1. Conley attend Houlka High School where he plays football and basketball and Below was visiting friends and watching the Lady Wildcats play.

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Around the diamonds

The East Webster Wolverines had success on the diamond last week as they picked up a division win against Eupora, 7-5, April 1. The Wolverines will be back in division play this week hosting Calhoun City Tuesday and Okolona Friday. Rams fall to ‘Noles The Vardaman Rams didn’t fare as well as they fell to […]

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Youth fishing rodeo April 12

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Bureau and Tupelo Parks and Recreation are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at Veterans Park pond April 12. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, […]

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Lady Rams split, take third spot

The Lady Rams took a win and a loss in district play last week, but the results were good enough to move them into the third position heading into the final stretch before playoffs. The Lady Rams fell to a tough Smithville team April 1 with Grace Edmondson on the hill. The Lady Rams got […]

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The Lady Hilltoppers fell at the hands of Kosciusko in their first outing this season, but turned the tables on the Lady Whippets when they came to town April 3. The Houston girls shut down the Lady Whippets at the plate with Taylor Lancaster getting the win, but it took a little time to get […]

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Toppers sweep Feds in district

The Hilltoppers got their division win over Caledonia April 1, it just took a little time to do it. The Houston team went ten innings but it was worth it to bring home a division win against the Confederates. “It was an unbelievable game,” said coach Scott Gann. “Their pitcher (Tuesday night) was phenomenal and […]

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Edmondson heads to Tiger land

Grace Edmondson will finish out her senior season in blue and white with the Vardaman Lady Rams but will be wearing black and gold next season as a Lady Tiger at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. Edmondson signed a letter of intent with NEMCC March 26 accompanied by her family members and VHS coaches. […]

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Bullock takes another medalist

The Hilltopper golf team made big strides last week as they placed second in a match hosted on the home course shooting a combined 191. The field of competition included Bruce, Calhoun City, North Pontotoc, Vardaman and South Pontotoc and Houston’s Tanner Bullock took top individual honors, snagging his second medalist award with a 34. […]

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