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1975 Grand Slam Champions

HOULKA WILDCAT 1975 GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS. Members of the 1975 Houlka Lady Wildcat State Championship team were honored between the boys and girls basketball game Friday at Houlka Gym. Houlka Coach Jimmy Guy McDonald, who coached that team, presented a trophy to each Lady Wildcat.

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Winter weather delays division tournaments

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Friday’s icy North Mississippi weather forced division basketball tournament schedules to slip and slide. Mass scheduling confusion eventually left 14 games to be played on Friday, the remaining games left on today’s still-busy slate. The highest-ranking matchup of the 13 area tournaments is still scheduled for tonight at Northeast CC […]

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Hobson leads dominant Wildcats

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HAMILTON – Madarius Hobson outscored Smithville. The Houlka freshman’s 23 points: one more than the Seminoles in a less-than-dramatic 83-22 win in Thursday’s Division 4-1A semifinals. Who knows how far Houlka (23-4) will go, but Smithville and the rest of Class 1A knows the Wildcats are serious about the journey […]

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Too hot to handle

HOULKA – The intensity, emotion and home crowd all played favor to the Wildcats’ victory at Senior night Friday night. Houlka hosted West Union at Houlka Gym and the Eagles, a talented non-conference team with a lot of youth, just didn’t have the answer for the homestanding Wildcat boys’ hot offensive and defensive play. Houlka […]

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ICC welcomes Gates to the football program

FULTON, MS – The Itawamba Community College football coaching staff welcome 35 new faces to the program on Wednesday, the first day of the national signing period. “It’s always an exciting day when you bring new guys into your program,” said ICC Football coach Sean Cannon. “We felt like we were able to get some […]

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Quail, turkey management will be discussed Feb. 27

JACKSON — Landowners, managers and hunters wanting to learn how to develop their land for turkey and quail can take part in a seminar on Feb. 27. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are organizing the workshop, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi […]

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Houston Hilltopper gridders honored

HOUSTON – Every year is different in high school football because the players are different. “This was a very special bunch of guys to me,” said Houston football coach William Cook of the 2014 Houston High School football team. “They were young, they were smaller than just about everybody we played and they stayed after […]

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Houlka Wildcats mangle Ingomar

HOULKA – On one side of the court they were building a lead, on the other, well let’s just say they kept it competitive. Houlka Wildcats hosted Ingomar Falcons on Saturday afternoon at Houlka gym with a good crowd on hand to watch good basketball. The Houlka Boys team is on a tear, winning the […]

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Vardaman struggles with City

CALHOUN CITY — When it comes to sports Calhoun City Wildcats knows the game of basketball. The top ranked Wildcats took a couple of Friday night hoop win over the Vardaman Ram boys and girls teams. The Wildcat boys moved on to a overall record of 21-5 and a perfect 5-0 record in district with […]

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ICC cheer clinics, tryouts set

Itawamba Community College has scheduled its cheerleader and mascot tryouts for 3 p.m. April 22 in the Fitness Center Gym located on the Fulton Campus. All participants are required to attend both two-day clinics scheduled for March 4-5 and March 18-19 in the Fitness Center Gym. Cost of the clinics is $40 for two sessions. […]

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Winter crappie fishing is heating up on state lakes

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau reports that crappie fishing has picked up on several lakes. Anglers are catching crappie by trolling with jigs or minnows in open water at Lake Lincoln State Park near Wesson and fishing jigs around boat docks and piers at Eagle Lake in […]

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Young hunter takes an odd buck in Chickasaw County

Hunter Baggett of Mantachie has seen and shot many deer in his 12 short years on Earth, but a buck he took the last weekend of deer season was more unusual than any most will get their hands on in a long lifetime. Hunting on a relative’s property in Chickasaw County, Sunday’s sunrise found him […]

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STAYING HOME: Mullen, MSU load up on in-state recruits

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Dan Mullen was hired at Mississippi State seven years ago, he vowed to keep in-state recruits at home. Mullen has held true to his word. Of the 176 players Mullen has signed since 2009, 111 have been from programs within the Magnolia State. The Bulldogs brought in […]

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Hometown victory

The fans got their monies worth as the game was nip and tuck, but Houston pulled off a hometown victory in front of the home crowd. Houston hosted the Leake Central Gators Friday night in both a girls and boys matchup with the boys taking the victory and the girls toppling to the Lady Gators. […]

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