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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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Wildcats win games first, take names later

HOULKA – Basketball has always been a key part of the Houlka community and the hometeam did their town proud Friday night with easy wins of the Smithville Seminoles. The Houlka boys are now 19-4 overall and have clinched the district title at 5-0. The Lady Wildcats stand 11-11 on the season and are 3-1 […]

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Sullivan to play softball at ICC

HOUSTON – She can crush a softball and play just about any position on the field, except one. “I don’t pitch,” said Mary Kansas Sullivan, as she signed a letter of intent to play softball at Itawamba Community College last week. “I felt like ICC was the right place for me and I already know […]

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Knight turn out lights on Houston

HOUSTON – Collinsville is a basketball town and West Lauderdale brought their best to Houston Friday night and it showed. The district’s top-ranked West Lauderdale Boys (15-7, 4-1) and Girls (15-8, 3-2) downed both Hilltopper teams in district play Friday night at Houston High School Gym. Both local squads got behind early and never caught […]

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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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