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FINAL PICK: McQuary gets interception at All-Star game

  By Gene Phelps Daily Journal GULFPORT – Houston’s Denver McQuary knows a little something about intercepting passes. The Daily Journal’s Defensive Player of the Year, who intercepted a state-record 33 during his four seasons with the Hilltoppers, got his 34th in Saturday’s 67th annual Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Football Game at Milner Stadium. McQuary’s […]

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Lady Rams go wire to wire

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal MOTLEY – Only 24 hours after Christmas, it was time to put away the decorations and presents and get back to basketball for the Vardaman Lady Rams. Because of timely defensive stops and offensive domination in the paint, the Lady Rams defeated the West Lowndes Lady […]

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College football bowl lineup

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The following are college football bowl games including the College Football playoffs. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Capital One Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Oklahoma — Dec. 31, 3 p.m. (ESPN) Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Alabama vs. Michigan State — Dec. 31, 7 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Playoff National Championship Clemson-Oklahoma […]

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Denver McQuary earns Daily Journal Defensive Player of Year

    By Gene Phelps Daily Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary learned a valuable lesson in his first game as a freshman defensive back. “If you make an interception late in the game (and your team is leading), get down,” he said. Houston’s senior safety, who was named the Daily Journal’s 2015 Defensive Player of […]

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Hilltoppers play tough

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Tensions and pressure were high tonight as the Bruce Trojans came to challenge the Hilltoppers on Friday night in Topper Town. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the home team was defeated by the Bruce Trojans 53-48. A quick pace […]

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MSU’s Prescott, Ross, Wilson named All-SEC

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s trio of quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receivers Fred Ross and De’Runnya Wilson were named to the 2015 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches Team, the league announced Tuesday. Head coach Dan Mullen’s offense is the first since Georgia’s in 2008 to have its […]

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Rebels, Cowboys building on success

      By Parrish Alford Daily Journal   OXFORD – When New Year’s night arrives it will have been 46 years between Sugar Bowl appearances for Ole Miss, 70 years for Oklahoma State. While Sugar Bowl trips have been rare for these two teams in the modern era of college football, bowl trips in […]

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Bowl lineup set

      The following are college football bowl games including the College Football playoffs.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS   Capital One Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Oklahoma — Dec. 31, 3 p.m. (ESPN) Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Alabama vs. Michigan State — Dec. 31, 7 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Playoff National Championship Clemson-Oklahoma winner vs. […]

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Northwest routs Rochester for national title

    By Michael Teague Special to the Chickasaw Journal   BILOXI – Winning the NJCAA Football Championship Game in dominant fashion, No. 1 Northwest Mississippi defeated No. 2 Rochester (Minn.) 66-13 in last weeks Mississippi Bowl VIII. Completing 23 of 30 passes on the day, freshman quarterback Gardner Minshew led the Northwest Mississippi offensive onslaught. […]

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Houlka toppled by talented Cal. City team

        By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Atmosphere plays a vital role in sports.  There’s nothing quite like that feeling of electricity in the air as two talented teams face off.   This electric atmosphere was on display Tuesday night in Houlka as the Houlka Wildcats hosted the […]

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THE PERFECT FIT: Freeze proves he was the right hire for Rebels

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Bob Beaudine understood why he was hired and perhaps felt a little awkward at being caught off guard. The Ole Miss coaching search in 2011 was far from his first rodeo. A Dallas-area search consultant, Beaudine was hired for his guidance in helping make yet another transition as […]

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Nkemdiche apologizes for Atlanta incident

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Monday he wasn’t sure what his star defensive tackle’s status would be for the Sugar Bowl. Robert Nkemdiche released a statement through the athletics media relations office on Tuesday and made it clear he hopes to play in what is expected to […]

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MDWFP adopts change to wildlife feeding rules

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal     JACKSON – A change to the wildlife supplemental feeding rule was adopted by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at its Sept. 16 meeting. The adopted change removes the “line of sight” prohibition from the rule, allowing hunters to place approved feeders in locations where they […]

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Sho Kon Ryu Shodan

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Joe Hill, far right, stands with fellow Karateka at Sho Kon Ryu Martial Arts Academy. Hill was awarded Shodan — 1st Degree Black Belt — on Nov. 20, 2015 and has been associated with Sho Kon Ryu for five years. He currently training with Namido Martial Arts […]

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